Progressive offers a multi-car discount of up to 12% for customers who insure more than one car on the same policy. The Progressive multi-car discount is applied to the cost of coverage for each vehicle, but it doesn’t compound. That means each car will get a maximum of 12% off—you won’t get a discount greater than that for insuring more cars with Progressive.
In order to add a vehicle to your Progressive policy, the car must be registered in your name or primarily kept at your home address. In addition to Progressive’s multi-car discount, the company offers a variety of other savings opportunities, like multi-policy, safe-driver and paid-in-full discounts, among others. Some discounts may not be available to customers in all states, though, so it’s important to speak to a representative about the savings you qualify for by calling 1-800-776-4737.
To cancel a Progressive insurance policy, call 1-866-416-2003 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.
How to Cancel Progressive Insurance
Call 1-866-416-2003 to inform Progressive about your desire to cancel.… read full answer
Provide the date you want the cancellation to go into effect.
Purchase a replacement insurance policy that takes effect prior to cancellation, to avoid a lapse in coverage.
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.
Progressive insurance will cover someone else driving your car in most cases, but it can depend on coverage types and limits. Your liability insurance, which pays for the other party’s injuries and property damage after an at-fault accident, always follows the car. If the person driving your car is insured, their policy may act as secondary coverage if they cause an accident that exceeds your coverage limits. But their insurance only kicks in after the limits of your Progressive policy are met.… read full answer
Collision and comprehensive coverage from Progressive also follow the car, so you’ll have to file a claim using your policy to get your own vehicle repaired or replaced if someone else gets into an accident while driving it. But unlike liability insurance, collision and comprehensive won’t serve as secondary coverage. If the person driving your car wrecks it and you don’t have enough insurance to cover the repairs, you’ll end up footing the rest of the bill yourself. Other types of coverage, like personal injury protection and MedPay, always follow the driver.
It’s possible your Progressive car insurance offers less or no coverage for drivers not listed on your policy. A claim won’t be covered if the person should have been listed, for instance. If someone is living in the same household as you or regularly borrows your car, they should be a listed driver on your Progressive policy. It’s always best to confirm your policy details with a Progressive rep before letting anyone borrow your car.
Adding a driver to a car insurance policy can cost as little as $0 extra, or it can add as much as 100%+ to your annual premium. The exact cost of adding a driver to an existing policy depends on the person you’re adding, whether you need to insure an additional vehicle, and which car insurance company covers you. The riskier the additional driver is to insurers, the more it will cost to add them to your policy.… read full answer
For example, adding an experienced driver with a clean driving record won’t cost as much as adding a newly-licensed teenager. Adding a teen driver to a policy increases the premium by an average of 140% to 160%, according to several studies, but it could be much higher or lower depending on your state.
Why Adding Another Driver to Car Insurance Affects Premiums?
Having someone else listed on your policy means it won’t always be you (and your level of risk) behind the wheel. Remember, car insurance follows the car, and insurers calculate prices based on the risk that the car will be in an accident. That risk is different when more people get the chance to drive.
Simply adding a second driver to an already covered vehicle won’t always spike your rate. But if you’re adding both a driver and their personal vehicle to your policy, your rates will likely go up quite a bit. Adding a car creates the need for more coverage, which costs more.
Here’s an example of how premiums might change on a six-month policy covering a 2014 Hyundai Sonata after the addition of a 16-year-old, a 30-year-old, and a 50-year-old, respectively.
Primary Driver Profile
No Other Drivers
As you can see, the cost of adding a driver is highest when that driver is a newly-licensed teen. Otherwise, it’s usually very affordable to add a driver. In some cases, it could even save you money.
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