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February 19, 2024

Insurance quotes are not negotiable. But there are ways to save money.

The asking price on a home for sale. The cost of a painting sold at auction. Some prices are negotiable. Unfortunately, insurance quotes are not. But don’t worry; there are many ways to save on insurance costs for all policies and plans.

Why aren't insurance quotes negotiable?
A few factors keep insurance quotes from being negotiable, starting with risk assessment. When insurance companies determine premiums, they consider age, location, driving history, and sometimes health status to calculate the likelihood of a claim being filed. These assessments are based on actuarial tables and statistical models, leaving little room for negotiation.

Then, there are constraints
Essentially, insurance premiums are subject to regulation by government bodies. Pricing structures must comply with laws and regulations, limiting negotiating ability.
And lastly, insurance companies strive to maintain fairness and consistency among policyholders. Negotiating premiums for one person could create disparities among other policyholders with similar risk profiles, undermining the principles of fairness and equity.

How to save on insurance costs
Shop around. You don't have to settle for the first insurance quote you receive. Explore offerings from multiple insurers to find the most competitive rates. Online comparison tools can streamline this process, allowing you to compare premiums and coverage options easily.

Bundle your policies
Many insurance companies offer discounts for bundling multiple policies, such as auto and home insurance. Consolidating your insurance needs with a single provider can lead to significant savings.

Maintain a good credit score
In many cases, insurance companies use credit scores as a factor in determining premiums. Maintaining a good credit score can result in lower insurance rates.
Go for higher deductibles. Choosing a higher deductible can lower your premium costs. However, it's essential to ensure you can comfortably afford the deductible in case of a claim.

Find discounts
Insurance companies often offer discounts for various factors, such as safe driving habits, installing home security systems, or being a non-smoker. Be sure to inquire about available discounts that you may qualify for.

Review your policy regularly
As your circumstances change, so do your insurance needs. Periodically review your policies with your insurance provider to ensure you're not overpaying for coverage you no longer require.

Maintain a good driving record
A history of safe driving can lead to lower auto insurance premiums. Avoiding accidents and traffic violations demonstrates to insurers that you pose a lower risk, potentially resulting in lower premiums over time.

Still wondering if you’re getting the best rates? The Roehr Insurance team can help you understand all the factors that influence insurance premiums and can help you find the best policies for your budget.

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