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Auto Insurance give back


By chad

47 days ago



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    #51 46 days ago
    Quoted from robotron911:

    My giveback is MI insurance reform. No more G..damned unlimited personal injury protection starting July 1. Seriously. If you are employed and have health insurance, 99% of the policies cover injuries as part of a car accident. So we've been paying for double coverage for decades. Insurers have pocketed billions over this. Good-bye PIP insurance.

    before 1998 insurance was not obligatory in california,good old times.

    #52 46 days ago

    Some nice refunds, and policy cost reductions.

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    #53 34 days ago
    Quoted from MotorCityMatt:

    Been saving $60 a month by putting one vehicle in "Storage"

    I have been thinking about something like that.

    I am self employed, and work a lot of different things. I have a 03 car, 05 suv, and a 88 truck. All are needed at times, but if I could just pinpoint when I may can just "store" something for a while I am ready.

    The thing that to me is bullshit is that I am one person. I can not drive all 3 vehicles at the same time, so why is my insurance so high for each one?

    (the reason they are so high is because of the 2 mil umbrella policy I have), but I just feel like each vehicle should have a lower coverage for some stuff, while liability should be a separate price that covers all vehicles, because I am never driving more than one at a time.

    And 6/6/20 was one of those rare days that I ended up driving all 3 in the same day.

    Damn I wish I could plan some "storage" stuff to save money on insurance.

    Through the years State Farm has been great at replacing cracked windshields at 0 cost out of my pocket. And they did not go up on me after the boating accident(it was minor), but still, liability should be per person, and not per vehicle.

    #54 33 days ago

    We got about $600 back from GEICO, but our policy is over $3k every six months. And no, we aren't bad drivers; we just have a lot of expensive cars!

    #55 33 days ago

    On the general topic of insurance, don’t forget to shop around every year or two. I had always been too lazy and just floated along with Progressive home and auto for years. Had to make a claim and found out it really isn’t worth much being a long-term member, so called a reputable independent insurance agent and saved $1000/year with better coverage and lower deductibles.

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    #56 24 days ago

    If Jake from State Farm does not get on the ball and send me a check I will be shopping around for new insurance pretty soon.

    #57 24 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    If Jake from State Farm does not get on the ball and send me a check I will be shopping around for new insurance pretty soon.

    Same here. Don't tell us how generous you are and then not follow through. SF is overpriced to start with.

    #58 22 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    The thing that to me is bullshit is that I am one person. I can not drive all 3 vehicles at the same time, so why is my insurance so high for each one?
    (the reason they are so high is because of the 2 mil umbrella policy I have), but I just feel like each vehicle should have a lower coverage for some stuff, while liability should be a separate price that covers all vehicles, because I am never driving more than one at a time.
    And 6/6/20 was one of those rare days that I ended up driving all 3 in the same day.
    Damn I wish I could plan some "storage" stuff to save money on insurance.

    Statistically speaking very few people have more cars than drivers especially 2 more cars than drivers. Most often when there are more cars than drivers, there is an undisclosed driver using a car regularly. And often that undisclosed driver would be an expensive driver (a kid, a person with a bad driving record, etc). And sometimes that car is garaged in a more expensive location (parent who owns the car in the suburbs but the kid actually keeps the car downtown in the city).

    Unfortunately those who honestly have more cars than drivers are burned by the statistics of that not usually being the case. Insurance companies can't look at the reality of each individual customer to see what's going on.

    Unless... you're willing to do one of those telematic programs where they track how far you drive, where you drive and your driving habits. Then they could tell that all the cars are garaged together, that the combined miles is not an idicator of multiple drivers, and the driving habits are consistent with one person. But I'm not the kind of person to give up that much info for a discount

    #59 22 days ago
    Quoted from NTXCoog:

    Unless... you're willing to do one of those telematic programs where they track how far you drive, where you drive and your driving habits.

    The driving habits thing would make my bill triple.

    I am safe, accident free, but I drive a tad fast.

    I think faster is safer, because I get away from everyone else, and run alone on the road when I can.

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    #60 13 days ago

    I was going 70 miles an hour and got stopped by a cop who said, "Do you know the speed limit is 55 miles per hour?" I replied "Yes, officer, but I wasn't going to be out that long."

    comedian Steven Wright

    #61 12 days ago

    So I just cashed in another $14. check from Progressive . When I cash the check at the specified bank - the bank has to call them to make sure the check is good ???

    #62 12 days ago
    Quoted from TenaciousT:

    So I just cashed in another $14. check from Progressive . When I cash the check at the specified bank - the bank has to call them to make sure the check is good ???

    Times are hard, maybe Progressive's been kiting checks ...

    #63 11 days ago

    I finally got around to calling my State Farm agent. It went to voicemail. I left a message saying this is Johnny ----- and I was just wondering what happened to the 25% checks they were going to send out, and please give me a call back.

    I have not heard back yet.

    I have been thinking I can use a enclosed utility trailer I already own to do away with 2 vehicles.

    I plan now to cancel insurance on 2 out of 3 of my vehicles, but not get rid of anything, just garage for now.

    (the older I get the more frugal I am getting, and I have been pretty frugal most of my life anyway).

    #64 11 days ago

    Also, one vehicle I was using, I was using for longer trips to save on gas. While ago I did the math and the last 6 months I only saved 122.00 on gas, while paying 548.00 insurance on that vehicle.

    #65 11 days ago

    The State Farm return will be nothing to write home about. I asked my agent why it hasn't appeared and he gave me the BS, "State Farm is writing way more checks than the other insurers. It takes time." Seriously? I got the image in my head of 50 monkeys in a room handwriting checks. The net savings is 20-30% for the last 2.5 months. Considering no one was driving (I have literally filled my tank twice since Michigan got locked down in March), the savings are really nominal. This was a windfall for the auto insurers.

    #66 10 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    I finally got around to calling my State Farm agent. It went to voicemail. I left a message saying this is Johnny ----- and I was just wondering what happened to the 25% checks they were going to send out, and please give me a call back.
    I have not heard back yet.

    I finally heard back, and there is no check coming. Instead my next payments due are supposed to have the deduction included. (I pay every 6 months).

    #67 6 days ago
    Quoted from floyd1977:

    Have 3 cars with State Farm. I thought I heard they were going to provide some kind of discount, but the amount of my last two monthly bills haven't changed. I've been thinking of switching anyway. State Farm is too expensive.

    Follow up: State Farm sent an updated bill. We were paying $273/month for 3 cars. Now $103/month. We'll see how long it stays that low.

    Keep in mind we have a 16-year-old driver, so her portion is more than half our bill.

    #68 6 days ago

    We have 4 cars, 2 full coverage and 2 liability only. They discounted ours about $140 for the month. Enough that it makes a noticeable difference. i remember the good old days when I paid $99 for 6 months of liability only.

    #69 4 days ago

    Damn... try Michigan rates. Two cars at 460 per month.

    #70 4 days ago
    Quoted from robotron911:

    Damn... try Michigan rates. Two cars at 460 per month.

    Damn, that makes me feel like I am getting a great deal.

    I have a umbrella policy because of my work, and that makes everything go up, but still, 550 average per vehicle per 6 months is under 100.00 a month per vehicle. And that is all full coverage.

    I did cancel insurance and tag on one truck, because not needed now. Not selling the truck because may need it again down the road. (I left a note in it to not drive on the road to remind me).

    #71 19 hours ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    I did cancel insurance and tag on one truck, because not needed now. Not selling the truck because may need it again down the road. (I left a note in it to not drive on the road to remind me).

    Within a week of canceling State Farm sent me a check for 191.00. They were prompt with that.

    Because I am on 6 month billing, it will still be a while before I know what kind of virus discount I end up with on the other vehicles.

    And yes, insurance companies need to be generous and give back, I seen first hand how hardly no one was on the road for several weeks.

    #72 12 hours ago

    Good news! I got my second $10.00 check. Yay!!!

    #73 12 hours ago

    Forgot to ask is paying online any major saving? I pay via check every 6 months. There is some of a discount doing this, for me .

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