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Question: How does hail affect my auto insurance rates?

ANSWER:

Weather of all kinds plays a large roll in the calculation of auto insurance rates. This is particularly true when the U.S. is experiencing such widespread weather-related catastrophes. 

While the impacts of filing weather-related claims can vary from company to company and state to state, it is best practice to expect a rate increase if you file an insurance claim. 

It may not be the case for every claim, but managing expectation will help you make smarter insurance decisions. 

Additionally, if insurance companies start to see a regular pattern of hail damage (or other weather events) in your area, it is likely the base cost of insurance for your zip code can increase as well.

As the damage becomes more regular, it merely becomes a part of the cost to live in the area. 

This is why it is important to work with an independent agency, like The Insurance Loft. When rates adjust we can review your options together, determine the cause, and provide advice.

Talk to Jeff N., if you have more questions on hail and it how impacts insurance in your area.

Reposted from Google's Question and Answers forum.
 

March 30, 2018
by Jeff N.
Advisor + Manager