Allstate charges a $15 to $25 filing fee for an SR-22, though the exact amount varies between states. In addition to the filing fee, SR-22 insurance from Allstate costs 0% more than a standard policy, since drivers who need an SR-22 are considered high-risk.
Most states require drivers to have an SR-22 on file for 3-5 years after being convicted of a serious moving violation, like DUI or reckless driving. Once you no longer need an SR-22, your Allstate rate should start to go back down. In the meantime, there are still ways that you can keep your Allstate premium affordable, including taking advantage of discounts and temporarily limiting your coverage to your state’s minimum requirements.
Yes, the Allstate Motor Club is worth it if you want 24/7 roadside assistance anywhere in the U.S. and anticipate using at least $79 in roadside assistance services in a year. Allstate’s Motor Club has two membership plans: Roadside Advantage, for an initial fee of $79, and Platinum Elite, for an initial fee of $149. You can even get an Allstate Motor Club membership without having an active insurance policy with the company.… read full answer
Why Allstate Motor Club Is Worth It
24/7 roadside assistance services, including towing (up to $150 or $250 depending on the plan), jump starts, lockouts (up to $100), tire changes, and fuel delivery.
Three (Roadside Advantage) or five (Platinum Elite) free service calls per year for as little as $75 the first year.
Covers any car a member drives, including cars they borrow or rent.
Access to trip planning tools and services, plus savings on travel, health, entertainment, and more.
Members can add a second household member for free (16-18 year-olds are always covered for free).
Members still have access to Allstate roadside assistance on a pay-per-use basis after exhausting their free service calls for a year.
Allstate’s Motor Club memberships, which can be renewed annually for $99 (Roadside Advantage) and $169 (Platinum Elite), also provide discounts on oil changes, auto parts, and flights. They even include motorcycle and RV coverage, as well as a road hazard benefit that reimburses customers for damage to tires and wheels.
If you break down on the side of the road or wake up to a flat tire at home, you’ll find that an Allstate Motor Club membership is worth having. Some notable competitors to the Allstate Motor Club are AAA, National Motor Club, and Good Sam Roadside Assistance, but Allstate’s Motor Club coverage stands out because of its multiple coverage options and its availability to customers on a pay-per-use basis. To learn more about your Allstate Motor Club options, call 877-597-3393.
SR-22 insurance covers the cost of other people’s injuries and property damage after accidents that you cause, and it does not cover damage to your own vehicle. If the court or state tells you that you need SR-22 insurance certification, your minimum coverage requirements are still the same as for any other resident.… read full answer
SR-22 is actually the name of the form the court or state requires from drivers convicted of certain violations, such as DUI/DWIs, reckless driving, and driving without a license or insurance. The SR-22 must be filled in by your insurance company and certifies that you have the legally required coverage.
What SR-22 Insurance Covers Depending on State
Many states only require liability insurance. In these states, SR-22 insurance covers the costs of the other driver’s injuries or property damage if you’re at fault in an accident. Some states, like Florida and Michigan, also require Personal Injury Protection, which pays medical expenses for you and your passengers. States such as New Jersey and New York mandate uninsured or underinsured motorist protection, as well. This kind of insurance pays for your losses if another driver is at fault and either has no/low liability insurance or is a hit-and-run driver.
SR-22 Insurance Limits
Like all insurance, SR-22 insurance policies are written with limits. These limits are the maximum amounts the insurance company will pay out for losses. The coverage limits for your SR-22 insurance policy will follow the requirements of the state in which you were convicted or now live, whichever are higher.
Even though it’s minimal, SR-22 coverage can be expensive. The violation you committed will put you into the insurance company’s high-risk pool of drivers. This can raise your insurance costs 25% or more.
To get an SR-22 removed, a driver needs to contact their insurance company once they are no longer required to have the SR-22 on file with their state DMV. While each state has its own rules for how long drivers must maintain an SR-22, it can usually be removed after 3-5 years. Since individual drivers do not handle SR-22 forms themselves, the insurance company will take care of the cancellation.… read full answer
You can contact your state’s DMV to find out exactly when your SR-22 filing period ends. Once you confirm that you no longer need an SR-22, you can call your insurance company and let them know. Your insurer will then notify the DMV that they have cancelled the SR-22 filing.
You should never try to remove your SR-22 before the state-mandated period ends. If the DMV finds out that you cancelled your SR-22 insurance early, you could face serious consequences that include a driver’s license suspension, vehicle registration suspension, and hefty fees. In addition, you will likely have to start the SR-22 filing period all over again.
Finally, if you cancel your SR-22 insurance because you are switching insurance companies, you should cancel the old policy a few days after the new one begins. It can take some time for your state DMV to receive the new filing, and having the policies overlap by a few days helps you avoid a lapse in SR-22 coverage.
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