So the short answer is yes—auto insurance companies can deny coverage to drivers.
Insurance companies are wary of insuring high-risk drivers, so if they think covering you will result in them needing to pay a claim on your behalf, they can deny you coverage. Some of the factors that might result in them denying you insurance are:
- having multiple tickets
- serious violations like DUIs
- a low credit score
The good news, though, is that maintaining good driving habits can show insurance companies that you’ve changed since your days of reckless driving.
Using tools like Jerry
can also help you find an insurance company that will cover you by getting you free quotes from multiple different providers, so you can be sure that you’re choosing the best option available to you.
You’ll be able to get insurance at better rates in the future, and the past can stay in the past. Time heals all!
If you are denied coverage by a standard company such as Allstate or Progressive, you can shop with non-standard or high-risk insurers to find a policy. Your policy will definitely cost more, but at least you will be insured and able to drive.
The main thing is to try to correct your driving habits over time so that you can get insurance at a better rate in the future. Time heals all!