Reader: What does my credit rating have to do with my auto insurance quote or rating?

Low auto insurance rates can be obtained with good credit.

Auto insurance quote credit rating

Response : One thing you need to remember when you review car insurance or compare auto insurance quote to get low auto insurance rate is that your credit score should be good. Normally one would think that there should be no relation between the car insurance rate and a credit score.

The credit score is generated from a person credit history. Credit history is the score of the time-line and the default in paying your bills like the telephone bills, loans or any outstanding bills. The insurance premium for any risk including the auto insurance is based on the probability of loss; the higher the probability of loss, the higher the risk and the higher the rating.

The actuarial department of the insurance company has analyzed the “insurance score” and based the auto insurance premium on this.  The “insurance score” is generated from a numerical rating of the person credit history. Based on the “insurance score” the underwriting of the auto insurance is done.  The insurance companies have found that if the credit score of a person is low than the risk is higher. Statistically it has been found that a person with a low score for credit history is more likely to place a claim or meet with an accident than one with a higher score. This may be the case since a person with poor credit has financial problems and is under stress.

So the next time you reveiw car insurance coverage or compare auto insurance quote, whether online or through an agent, please check your credit score. If it is good – you have a ticket to low auto insurance rates. The agent is not giving you low auto insurance rates – you are entitled to low auto insurance rates.

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