Thousands of Allstate home insurance customers will see an average increase of 9.8% next month. Allstate’s increases will take effect December 17th when policies come up for renewal. Bill Mellander, Allstate Spokesman, stated an increase in claims costs, particularly from roofing repairs and materials, is a driving force behind the increased rates.
A great way to find discounts on homeowners insurance is through companion policies, when you purchase multiple policies from the same company. For example MassDrive offers discounts on both homeowners and auto insurance when both policies are purchased through a MassDrive agent. Contact a local MassDrive agent through our website or call: 866-963-8231 for a free quote.
Direct writers are preparing for a battle with each other – and agents – with Geico and Allstate setting up shop in Massachusetts. According to the Insurance Journal, it’s been a long-time coming:
“We have been looking forward to serving Massachusetts drivers for a long time,” said Steve Cunningham, regional vice president, in a statement released by Geico. “We are very happy to be here and doing business with Massachusetts residents. We think we can bring them low rates and great service.”
“People are looking for value and choice,” said George Ruebenson, President of Allstate Protection. “As a company with a solid reputation and a national presence, Allstate will provide
Indeed, the consumers of Massachusetts do want choice – that’s why MassDriver.org exists, to bring light to the options and choices that Massachusetts consumers have in their search for the best auto insurance for their needs. You can’t save if you don’t compare!
The personal lines insurance company said it targeted Nov. 2 as the date in which it would offer rates to consumers, if it was successful in setting ratings with the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.
Yet another big carrier brings additional options and choice for Massachusetts Drivers! We’ll be sure to report as news develops with Allstate’s application.