What do you mean my credit score affects my insurance rates?!? Most states allow car insurance companies to calculate credit-based auto/home insurance scores when determining your risk assessment and premium for your car insurance policy. You’ll also hear words like tiering or scoring. They say it’s because they’ve correlated low credit scores with risky driving behaviors and poor driving records and vice versa. This means that if your credit-based auto insurance score is too low, you’re being deemed as one with a higher chance of filing a claim. Auto insurance scoring takes into account a snapshot of the information found in your credit score, plus your past auto insurance history. It's then added to your driving record and other pertinent information to calculate your personal rate. We can agree or disagree with it but it’s still out there being used and does affect your rate for many insurance carriers.
Your insurance score looks at your credit but typically doesn’t include as many factors as a credit score. It’s why reputable Agents may ask for your social security number when giving you a quote. They aren’t snooping around your credit or just being nosey. It allows them to find more accurate, and possibly better, rates with their Insurers. Some companies don’t use the insurance scores but they’re not necessarily better rates for lower credit folks. So many things factor into a rate and this is only one aspect. Unless you’re with Solo Insurance®, ask your Agent/Broker for their best rate (we built our business on the promise of always giving our best rate, no matter your circumstances). Regardless of your credit and driving history, we shop the rates and always give you the best rate we find. It’s been that way since 1994.
Best things to do to improve your insurance score is like improving you credit score...pay down debt, pay on time, and keep your car/home/renters insurance policies active. Starting and stopping insurance by not completing policy terms (going the whole 6 months or a year) makes a difference too. Get rewarded for your steadfastness with better rates.
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