There is no State Farm cancellation fee, whether a customer cancels their auto insurance coverage mid-term or when it’s time to renew their policy. In addition to there being no State Farm cancellation fee for dropping car insurance coverage early, the company refunds the unused balance of any pre-paid premiums.
Customers can cancel their State Farm policy in a few different ways. They can mail a signed letter listing their personal/policy information and the date they want their policy to end, which must be at least two weeks after they send the letter. They can also call State Farm at 800-STATE-FARM (800-782-8332) to cancel their policy over the phone. Or they can visit a State Farm office in person.
You can get the State Farm Steer Clear discount by completing the company’s safe driver discount program in six months, and then continuing to meet your state’s eligibility requirements. State Farm’s Steer Clear discount encourages young people to be safer drivers, and it can save them up to 15% on their premium.… read full answer
However, the discount isn’t available in California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, North Carolina or Rhode Island. There are a few minimum requirements that participants who live in eligible states must meet, too.
State Farm Steer Clear Discount Requirements
Be under 25 years old (in most states)
Have fewer than three years of driving experience
Have a valid driver's license or learner’s permit
Have no at-fault accidents or tickets in the past three years
Take 10 practice driving trips, totaling at least five hours
How To Get The State Farm Steer Clear Discount
Contact State Farm to make sure a driver on your auto insurance policy meets the eligibility requirements.
Download the Steer Clear app for iOS or Android (text STEER to 78836 to receive a link). You don’t need a mobile device to participate, however, as State Farm offers the training modules on its website.
Use the Steer Clear app or State Farm websiteto complete the five training courses, which cover topics like distracted driving and special driving situations. This includes watching videos and taking quizzes about safe driving.
Log your driving hours over the course of at least 10 practice trips, which must include at least five hours of driving time, using the Steer Clear mobile app or the trip log sheet provided by State Farm. If you use the Steer Clear app, it will track your driving habits, such as your speed, turning times, braking, and other maneuvers. It will then give you a score and feedback after each trip.
Sign the Statement of Qualification, which asserts that eligible drivers have completed the initial requirements for the Steer Clear Safe Driver Discount and that they understand they will lose the discount if they are involved in an at-fault accident or get a moving violation.
Finish all the program requirements within six months. If you complete the program using the app, you will receive a certificate of completion through the app, which you should send to State Farm, along with your digital trip log and Statement of Qualification. If you don’t use the app to complete the program, send your trip log and Statement of Qualification to your local State Farm agent.
Confirm the State Farm Steer Clear discount is being applied to your premium by checking your bill or contacting a State Farm representative.
If you continue to meet your state’s eligibility requirements, you’ll continue to get your Steer Clear Safe Driver Discount. The discount is generally available only to drivers younger than 25 years old, but older drivers who have fewer than three years of active driving experience can qualify in some states. For more information, check out WalletHub's guide on State Farm discounts.
State Farm roadside assistance is worth it for drivers who are looking for basic coverage at a low price. State Farm customers can purchase roadside assistance as a policy add-on for around $15 per six-month policy in order to get coverage for things like towing, gas delivery, and locksmith services.
Towing to the nearest repair location, if the car isn’t in drivable condition.
Mechanical or locksmith labor at the breakdown site for up to one hour.
Towing if the vehicle is stuck on or next to a public road.
Delivery of gas, oil, a car battery, or tires in order to make the car drivable.
State Farm roadside assistance does not include extraction of your car from mud, snow, or water. Additionally, drivers will need to pay out of pocket for gas, oil, or any other item that is provided, though the delivery itself is included. Since State Farm roadside assistance is fairly basic compared to the roadside assistance provided by an auto club, it might not be worth it for drivers who want robust coverage and extra perks.
State Farm Roadside Assistance Reviews
State Farm roadside assistance ranks 10th out of 22 companies in WalletHub’s analysis of the best roadside assistance providers. Despite its low cost, State Farm roadside assistance offers only average coverage and does not allow customers to choose between multiple levels of coverage.
However, State Farm has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), which is a mark in its favor. Furthermore, WalletHub’s State Farm Car Insurance Review gave State Farm 3.4 out of 5 stars.
Major insurance companies that rank above State Farm when it comes to roadside assistance include Travelers, Nationwide, and Progressive, since they offer more coverage options.
How to Decide If State Farm Roadside Assistance Is Worth It for You
Your driving habits and budget are the most important factors when deciding if it’s worth purchasing roadside assistance through State Farm. If you have a long commute or frequently take road trips far from home, State Farm might not provide enough coverage for you. On the other hand, drivers who do not anticipate needing winching or long-distance towing will find State Farm to be a budget-friendly choice.
If State Farm roadside assistance does not offer enough coverage for your specific needs, it’s a good time to compare quotes and see if it’s worth switching insurers. Otherwise, you can always maintain your State Farm policy and purchase roadside assistance from an auto club like Better World Club or Good Sam. Auto clubs are generally more expensive than State Farm roadside assistance but provide more coverage along with added discounts and perks.
To cancel State Farm insurance, the policyholder must call customer service at 1 (800) 782-8332, send a formal notice in writing, or cancel in person at a State Farm office. You cannot cancel a State Farm insurance policy online.
The cancellation can be arranged for a future date or set to take effect immediately. You will need your policy number, name, address, phone number, and plate forfeiture if you sold your car.… read full answer
How to Cancel State Farm Insurance Policies
Cancel by phone by calling 800-STATEFARM.
Cancel in person by taking your policy number, name, address, phone number, and plate forfeiture if you sold your car to your local State Farm agent.
Cancel by mail by writing a letter that includes your policy number, name, address, phone number, and plate forfeiture (if you sold your car), plus the date and time you want your policy to end. Sign, date, and mail your letter to: Corporate Headquarters of State Farm Insurance / One State Farm Plaza / Bloomington, IL 61710.
If you would like to switch agents instead of canceling your State Farm policy, you can email [email protected] or call 800-782-8332.
Key Things to Know Before You Cancel Your State Farm Policy
If you’ve already paid your premium for the policy period in full, State Farm will refund the unused portion. State Farm does not impose a cancellation fee or penalty for early termination.
It’s important to remember that you don’t need to cancel your policy just because you’re going through some life changes. For example, you should have State Farm update your mailing address or vehicle information if you’re moving or buying a new car.
If you’re canceling your current policy in order to switch to another company, be sure to activate your new policy before canceling the old one. This prevents a lapse in coverage, which would lead to higher premiums in the future.
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