Yes, Progressive does have a military discount of 25% off a customer’s auto insurance premium, but only in Louisiana. The Progressive military discount is available to eligible members of the United States Armed Forces community who are based in Louisiana or whose spouse and/or dependents live there.
Louisiana is the only state that requires car insurance companies to offer military discounts, so servicemembers and their families based in Louisiana will save on their car insurance premiums regardless of the company. To ask Progressive to apply a military discount to your policy, call 1 (800) 776-4737.
Progressive Military Discount Eligibility Requirements
Active-duty military and based in Louisiana
Active-duty military, deployed out-of-state or oversea from Louisiana
Active-duty military, deployed out-of-state or overseas, with a spouse and/or dependents who are based in Louisiana
To cancel a Progressive insurance policy, call (866) 416-2003 to speak with a representative and arrange for the cancellation to take effect immediately or at a future date. You can’t cancel Progressive insurance online, but you can cancel over the phone at any time. Just remember to purchase a replacement insurance policy that takes effect prior to cancellation in order to avoid a lapse in coverage, if you plan to continue driving.… read full answer
How to Cancel Progressive Auto Insurance
Call (866) 416-2003 and follow the prompts to speak to a representative.
Provide the date you want the cancellation to go into effect.
Pay any necessary cancellation fees.
Confirm that you receive a refund for unused premiums.
Progressive says you will be refunded the money you paid in advance for coverage you won’t use. Unfortunately, they don’t give details about how they pro-rate refunds or whether they charge any cancellation fees.
Progressive Insurance Cancellation Fees
Customers report a range of experiences with Progressive’s cancellation fees. Some were charged 10% of their outstanding premium, while others paid a flat rate of $50 to $65. Many say they paid no fees at all.
The amount you have to pay to cancel Progressive insurance coverage depends on a few factors, like state laws where you live, how far into the policy term you are, and how often you pay your premium. Check your Progressive policy or speak with customer service to confirm what fees (if any) you’ll have to pay before you cancel.
How to Decide When to Cancel a Progressive Insurance Policy
It’s a good idea to shop around for car insurance and compare quotes from different companies. But make sure you don’t lose more in fees by switching policies mid-term than you gain in lower premiums.
It’s usually easiest to wait until the end of your policy period to switch insurers—just make sure you have a new policy in place before you cancel with Progressive. Driving without insurance can have serious consequences, and a lapse in coverage of any length can make future rates more expensive.
Yes, Progressive insurance rates are competitive, as the company is one of the 10 cheapest insurers nationally, according to WalletHub data. Progressive car insurance costs an average of [ct-CA-progressive-p1-annual], or $46 per month.
Progressive’s car insurance rates are based on your driving record and experience, along with factors like the type of car you drive, your ZIP code, your insurance history, and more. Your coverage and deductible choices also impact your final quote, as do your eligibility for discounts.… read full answer
Sample Progressive Car Insurance Rates
Average Annual Cost of Minimum Coverage
$1,780 per year
$1,011 per year
$692 per year
$588 per year
Note: These rates are approximations based on sample quotes from Progressive. Actual rates will vary.
There are three types of car insurance discounts for teachers: discounts from standard insurance companies, discounted rates from companies that specialize in covering teachers and other public-service occupations, and discounts for members of an association or union for educators. Teachers are often eligible for car insurance discounts because they are considered a low-risk group.… read full answer
Liberty Mutual is one of the largest insurers to offer teacher discounts. Although Liberty Mutual does not disclose exact discount amounts, teachers can get a quote over the phone and see the discount for their individual circumstances. Liberty Mutual Teachers’ Auto Insurance also provides specific features and protections for educators. For instance, in every state except Pennsylvania, teachers will be charged a $0 deductible for collisions that take place while on school business and vandalism that happens on school grounds. You can check out some other notable options below, too.
Car Insurance Companies with Teacher Policies
Plymouth Rock Assurance (New Jersey)
Educators Insurance (Massachusetts)
Meemic (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia)
Metlife (for members of teachers’ unions)
Car Insurance Affiliation Discounts for Teachers
Geico and Farmers offer discounts to members of certain professional and educational associations, which can help teachers save money. Geico provides savings for members of the Association of American Educators and the American Library Association, along with hundreds of other groups. Farmers, on the other hand, includes a discount of approximately 4% for customers who mark their occupation as teacher when getting a quote.
Certain state-wide educator associations have connections to specific insurance companies as well. For example, members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and their immediate family can receive up to a 10% discount from Educators Insurance. Other insurance companies like Travelers use similar affinity programs, too. However, these companies do not publish the lists of organizations for which they provide discounts, so when in doubt, check with your insurance company to see if your association qualifies. You can also contact your association or union to ask about affiliations with insurance carriers.
Like any other driver, teachers should compare quotes to find the best insurance company for their needs. Teachers should also look for unrelated discounts – like safe driver, multi policy, and customer loyalty discounts – to maximize their savings.
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