Do I have to cancel my Commonwealth policy?

I just moved from Texas to Oklahoma and my insurance agent with Commonwealth said I needed to cancel my policy with them. Why? I have been with them for years. All I want to do is update my address.

Answer
Unfortunately for you, Commonwealth is only licensed to write insurance in Arizona and Texas at this time. Now that you have moved out of state, they can no longer continue the policy.
Before you cancel with Commonwealth, make sure to set up your new policy first! The easiest way to shop for a competitive rate in a new state is by getting several quotes from different insurance companies simultaneously.
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Once your new policy is activated, you can cancel Commonwealth by calling them at 1 (877) 603-1310. Here is the information you will need with you when you call:
  • Your name and date of birth
  • Your Commonwealth policy number
  • Your new insurance provider name and effective date. Make sure the effective date of the new policy is the same as the cancelation date of the prior policy.
Shannon Martin
Answered on Oct 21, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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