I have to give a little shout out here to my All State agent Ryan. My policies are all renewing (2 car and my house) in May. I got my bills and saw that all of my premiums had gone up, totaling about $180 per year.
It is beyond frustrating to me. I am a long time customer with zero tickets, zero accidents, on time for my bills every month. I never have made a claim... So I called.
At first Ryan said we had all the discounts he could find for us. He explained how All State is increasing their rates nation wide. He lamented that I had to bear the burden. I told him, thanks but I was going to look elsewhere for my insurance.
Ten minutes later....
Ryan: Rebecca, I think I found a way to save you some money. You and your husband are great customers and we want to keep you around.
Me: I'm listening...
By writing new policies and taking advantage of new programs, my amazing agent is saving us over $600 a year!!! Talk about service and savings.
Lesson: Don't be afraid to call and voice your concern if you feel like an innocent victim or rising rates. Don't be afraid to look elsewhere. And when your agent comes through like mine did, (thanks again Ryan) don't be afraid to publicly promote their awesome attention. Call me if you want his number!
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