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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Bay Saint Louis MS

Your credit score is used by car insurance companies to determine what you pay. It's important to know your score before you shop for insurance. It's easily possible that someone who has never had an accident and never filed a claim could pay up to three times as much for insurance as another similar customer with an identical vehicle โ€” because of differences in credit scores.

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
304 E Railroad St
Long Beach, MS
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SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate - Robert Dean
(228) 206-4227
304 E. Railroad St.
Long Beach, MS
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Chapman & Jarrard Insurance Services Inc
(228) 467-0702
300 Highway 90
Waveland, MS
 
State Farm Insurance Inc
(228) 467-4437
835 Highway 90
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Paul Smith Insurance Agency
(228) 467-1152
603 Highway 90
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
2395 Gause Blvd E
Slidell, LA
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SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Craft-Palmer- Felecia - State Farm Insurance Agent
(228) 467-7770
802 Highway 90
Bay St Louis, MS
 
Coastal Insurance Agency
(228) 467-5949
319 Highway 90
Waveland, MS
 
Comeaux George H Jr Insurance
(228) 466-4411
321 Shieldsboro Square
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Worldwide Insurance Agency III
(228) 466-0083
210 Highway 90
Waveland, MS
 

Car Insurance and Your Credit Score

Many car insurance companies now use your credit score to determine what you pay. Why? Because they say studies show that customers with poor credit histories are more likely to be in accidents and file claims. They claim that customers with bad scores are higher risks and it's only fair that those customers pay more for their policies.

Insurance regulations in many states now allow this practice, although regulatory administrators admit they don't understand the connection between credit scores and car accident claims.

It's easily possible that someone who has never had an accident and never filed a claim could pay up to three times as much for insurance as another similar customer with an identical vehicle โ€” because of differences in credit scores.

How does it work?
Insurance companies use a secret formula to calculate a customer's "insurance score" that is not quite the same as the more familiar FICO score from credit reporting agencies such as , Transunion, and Experian. Although the score itself may be different, the end result will nearly always be the same. If a customer has a poor FICO score, he'll almost certainly have a poor insurance score.

Companies such as Allstate charge poor-credit customers as much as three times the rate for customers with excellent credit. In fact, credit history is becoming one of the major factors, if not the major factor, in determining insurance rates.

Insurance companies want ...

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