How to Check or File Complaints Against an Insurance Company
Some companies take pride in customer service while others try to make your life hell once you file a claim.
When comparison shopping for car insurance, you may see some huge differences in pricing.
It's not always a good idea to go with the insurance provider that has the lowest rates. You should check their complaint history first and make sure you can trust them to take care of you in the event of an accident.
The most common car insurance complaints are:
- Delays in Claim Handling
- Denial of Claims
- Unsatisfactory Settlement Offer
- Rate Increases
You can check or file complaints for insurance companies at the NAIC Consumer Information site.
In general, if it's a well-known car insurance company such as AllState, Geico, Progressive, Nationwide, and some others, you can be more confident they won't screw you over.
But if you see really low rates from an unknown company, make sure to check their complaint record before buying.
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- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.