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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Somerset KY

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.

Davis & Associates Commercial Insurance Service
(606) 676-9797
111 West Highway 80 Suite D
Somerset, KY
 
Runyon- David H - State Farm Insurance Agent
(606) 676-0000
1406 South Highway 27 Ste B
Somerset, KY
 
Moss- Donald W
(606) 679-2403
203 N Main St
Somerset, KY
 
Harold Isaacs
(606) 679-1130
450 S Highway 27
Somerset, KY
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
1112 Raven Ave
Bowling Green, KY
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SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Stewart- Phillip K - State Farm Insurance Agent
(606) 678-4056
1056 South Highway 27 Ste 8
Somerset, KY
 
Allstate Insurance Companies
(606) 679-4488
203 East Mount Vernon Street
Somerset, KY
 
Sams Insurance Agency
(606) 679-4488
203 E Mt Vernon
Somerset, KY
 
Pitman- John B
(606) 678-5929
430 Ogden St
Somerset, KY
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
1600 Applegate Ct
Bowling Green, KY
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SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

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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