If you have been with your current insurance provider for a long period of time, then it is possible that you are paying too much for insurance. Whether it is car insurance or home insurance, there are ways to keep your premiums low.
Shop around with other carriers to find out what their rates are like. Insurance carriers are always on the lookout for new policy holders. To get quotes simply call or send in your current coverage’s and have the quoting agent figure out what it will cost each policy term. Just make sure that the coverage’s are the same.
When switching insurance carriers, make sure to ask for a future effective date. Providers will often discount rates if they can issue the policy at least two weeks into the future. Just make sure that there will not be a lapse between policies as this can actually make your rates go up.
Bundle policies together in what is called a multi-policy discount. Most major carriers desire to have all the risks of a household insured by one company so they will offer discounts for bundling policies. The most common is the auto and home discount but don’t forget to ask about multi-policy discounts for boat and motorcycle insurance policies.
If you work for a company that offers benefits to their employees then check to see if they offer auto and home insurance.
Many times they will offer this benefit with the option of payroll deduction which usually saves 10-15% off the premium of most policies.
One discount that is often overlooked is the military discount. Service men and woman simply have to ask for the discount and provide documentation of service to have this discount applied.