Hi guys. So I experienced some of the weirdest event I’ve ever been with an insurance company. So here’s the question that I want to ask. I recently had a policy with Allstate. It was $1531 for 6 months. I opted to pay monthly, so that’s $252/month. I only had for a month and had paid for 1 month. I had only used it for 27 days, when I cancelled it. With common sense, I expected they to refund me the 3 days left. But no. They charged me $103 for no damn reasons. Here’s what they said regarding this, which left me hella confused, “Thank you so much for all your patience. The premium for this policy is $1531.90. The amount of days in the policy term are 184. To get the price per day you take the premium from the policy and divide by the days in the policy term. $1531.9/184 = $8.33 price per day. The customer used 27 days of policy coverage. The premium they used is equaled to the price per day * the days of coverage. $8.3327 = $224.91 in earned premium. To get unearned premium you take the total premium and subtract the earned premium. $1531.9-$224.91= $1306.99 To determine the pro rata amount take the unearned premium and multipy by .1. $1306.99.1= $130.699 Policy fees: $0.96 total. Next, we determine how much the customer paid by taking payments made $252.87 – Payments reversed/refunded $0.00 = total paid $252.87. To get the Pro Rata Collection you take earned premium plus fees minus the total paid amount plus pro rata amount. ($224.91+$0.96)-$252.87+130.699= collection/refund amount $103.70” Can someone help me out with this?
I recently started shopping around for renters insurance and I got a call today from a local Allstate agency. The representative that called me saved me over $50 from the price I got from the online quote and I'm very tempted but also very skeptical since he kept pressuring me to pay right then and there and for him to take my card and bank information over the phone with no option to do it online. He confirmed all the information that I put on the online quote including the fake email and even the number checked out to be the one for the local agency. Is this normal and I'm just being paranoid? Thank you
So here's the situation –
Back in January we needed to upgrade our large family SUV to accommodate the arrival of our 4th child. We had rented minivans in the past and knew the space was super limited when trying to pack the kids, dogs, and all the fixings in for a weekend camping trip. Knowing this we had our eyes on the bigger vans. So down to Carmax we stroll and at the end of the line of minivans we see a Ford Transit 350 XLT. Alright! Test drive goes good, no issues, low miles, well within our price range, and I'm qualified(first loan I've taken out in ten years). Call up Allstate, give them the info on it, alls well, we sign on the lines.
Fast forward 6 months later, I get a letter in the mail from the DMV that my insurance had been canceled two weeks ago! Knowing they had definitely taken my money this month I called to find out what was going on only to be told that when my policy was up for renewal, they decided since the transit is a 15 passenger, it needed commercial insurance, so they canceled my policy. I received no notification, no phone calls, and have apparently been driving for two weeks without insurance.. idk about the rest of the country but in NY they would tow my vehicle and arrest me if I had been pulled over.
On top of that I purchased the vehicle under the assumption it was covered under my auto policy.
My question is, do I have any legal recourse to this? Can they be held responsible? I financed the vehicle only after allstate agreed to insure it on my policy. Can they just drop me without warning and put me at risk of legal action? I drive for a living, having a suspended license due to this is detrimental to my family.
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