You cannot get a The General affiliation discount, since The General does not offer discounts for members of affiliated companies or organizations, as some other insurance companies do. You can still save on a The General car insurance policy with other discounts, however, such as the passive restraint discount, defensive driving discount, or multi-car discount.
If your organization is affiliated with a specific insurer, you may want to consider switching to that insurance company. If not, the best way to find car insurance savings is to compare multiple quotes in order to identify the cheapest policy for your needs.
Yes, The General does have a military discount of 25% off a customer’s auto insurance premium, but only in Louisiana. The General's 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 The General to apply a military discount to your policy, call 1 (866) 519-7422.… read full answer
The General 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
Yes, The General’s insurance rates are competitive for high-risk drivers, including those with a history of moving violations and/or at-fault accidents. The General car insurance costs an average of $1,187 annually, or $99 per month.
The General’s car insurance rates are based on your driving record and experience, along with … read full answerfactors 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.
Sample The General Car Insurance Rates
Average Annual Cost of Minimum Coverage
These sample quotes are representative of The General’s insurance prices, but individual results will vary. To learn more about how we obtained these sample quotes, check out the methodology section of our complete The General car insurance review.
You can lower your car insurance with The General by taking advantage of discounts, opting for a higher deductible, and reducing your coverage, among other things. The General considers a variety of factors when calculating your premium, though some – like your age and location – are out of your control. Fortunately, you can take steps to influence other factors in order to lower your rate.… read full answer
How to Lower the Cost of Car Insurance from The General
Use The General’s auto insurance discounts
The General offers a wide variety of discounts that can help you lower your overall car insurance bill. For example, drivers can get a discount if their policy covers a college or high school student who maintains at least a "B" average Or you can save on your premium if you pay in-full for your policy.
Raise your car insurance deductible
Opting for a higher deductible on any of your insurance policies from The General can lower your premium. But if you decide to go this route, it’s important that you choose a deductible amount that you can still afford if you suddenly need to file a claim. Otherwise, you might not be able to use the coverage that you have.
Less coverage usually means lower premiums, but it could also lead to higher costs in the long run, so it’s important to approach coverage decisions with caution.
Improve your driving record
Practicing safe driving habits and avoiding moving violations can help you qualify for lower rates from The General long-term. You may also be able to attend traffic school in order to remove a violation or points from your record, depending on your state. The General even offers a discount to drivers who take an approved defensive driving course.
Build and improve your credit
Because your credit history is correlated with your likelihood of filing an insurance claim, The General uses your credit data to calculate your premium in states where it is legal. As a result, having good credit makes you less of an insurance risk, which will reduce your rates over time.
Whether you can shorten your commute to work, use more public transportation, or even ride a bicycle more, driving fewer miles each year could lower your premium with The General.
Drive an insurance-friendly car
Expensive cars, sports cars, and cars with high rates of theft are considered to be riskier to insure than cheaper, more practical vehicles. Before you buy a new car, get a new quote from The General to see how it will affect your rate. If the cost is out of your budget, then you should probably choose a different car.
Finally, if you’re struggling to afford your policy with The General, you should consider switching insurers. Even if you’re not actively looking for a new policy, it’s generally a good idea to compare quotes from three different companies every 6-12 months. To learn more, check out WalletHub’s guide to switching car insurance companies.
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