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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Columbus GA

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
5751 Milgen Rd
Columbus, GA
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
2528 Weems Rd
Columbus, GA
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Henderson Insurance Agency
(706) 324-0088
1711 Buena Vista Road
Columbus, GA
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield
(706) 257-1300
1200 Brookstone Centre Park
Columbus, GA
 
Cole Robby Insurance
(706) 323-0481
1338 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
3906 Buena Vista RD Ste D
Columbus, GA
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Hugley- Carolyn F
(706) 687-4327
3312 Saint Marys Rd
Columbus, GA
 
Brown Insurance Agency
(706) 324-5554
845 Brown Avenue
Columbus, GA
 
Lovern Insurance Agency
(706) 494-3998
4507 Armour Road
Columbus, GA
 
Hatcher J Madden III Insurance
(706) 576-6990
240 Brookstone Centre Park
Columbus, GA
 

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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