Friday, January 29, 2010
Goodbye, Geico, hello Amica!
Amica's offered rate cuts more than 20% off my premiums that existed before I reported the move to Geico. I'll now be paying 63% of what Geico would have insisted on charging me going forward, for the same coverage. Hooray for shopping around!
I'm moving this weekend. I'll still be living in Seattle, 6 miles from my current apartment.
For this, Geico is bumping my car insurance premiums by 20%. @#$@#%!!!!
My driving patterns have not changed. My driving record has not changed. I don't even have comprehensive coverage on my main car, just liability. I hardly drive at all; maybe once or twice a week, most weeks, probably somewhere in the ballpark of 1000-2000 miles a year total. This won't change at the new address; if anything, I'll probably drive less. And yet they're going to charge me an extra $40/month! What a racket.
I guess it's time to start shopping insurance. Or to hurry up and sell the Miata. And maybe the Taurus also.