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Yes, Allstate has accident forgiveness as part of its optional Gold and Platinum auto insurance packages. Gold-level Allstate accident forgiveness applies to one at-fault accident per policy every three years, while Platinum-level accident forgiveness is not limited to a certain number of accidents.
How Allstate Accident Forgiveness Works
Allstate accident forgiveness allows customers to avoid any accident surcharges that would normally apply to their premium after filing a claim related to a collision. Allstate accident forgiveness also lets you keep any discounts you were eligible for prior to the accident, including a safe driver discount. But since Gold-level forgiveness is per-policy, members of a household who share one policy cannot have different accidents forgiven. On the other hand, Platinum forgiveness is unlimited, so multiple people on the same Platinum policy can be forgiven for separate accidents. One driver with a Platinum policy could also have several accidents herself and have them all be forgiven.
However, having Platinum-level accident forgiveness from Allstate is not an excuse to drive recklessly. Platinum customers cannot be downgraded from a Platinum policy to a lower level, but Allstate reserves the right to not renew the policies of customers whose driving habits suggest that they are unacceptably risky to insure.
Because of the added accident forgiveness, Gold and Platinum packages are more expensive than the "Silver", or standard, level of coverage that most customers purchase.
Another Form of Allstate Accident Forgiveness
Both the Gold and Platinum packages from Allstate also include a deductible rewards program. This perk lowers a customer’s collision deductible by $100 on the day they enroll. The collision deductible then decreases by another $100 for every 12 months without a chargeable accident (an accident that would usually lead to a rate increase).
In certain states, the deductible cannot be less than $100, and the deductible decrease is limited to $500 overall. The deductible decrease is also earned, used, and lost at the policy level, meaning that it cannot be applied to multiple accidents.
The cost of Gold and Platinum Allstate packages differs by state and individual driver. In addition, Allstate accident forgiveness is not available in California due to state laws. You can call Allstate or get a quote online to determine the exact price of Allstate accident forgiveness for your individual circumstances.
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