Do you get cheaper insurance by being single or divorced?

I recently got divorced and need my own insurance policy. Will I save money if I list myself as single instead of divorced or vice-versa?

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“Your marital status has an impact on your car insurance, but you typically save money when you are married. There shouldn’t be much difference between listing yourself as single or divorced. However, since you are divorced, you will need to list yourself as such.
Misrepresenting yourself on an insurance application can result in a policy cancellation. The only exception is if your insurance company lists anyone divorced as single or has no option for divorced on their application.
If you are trying to save money on your car insurance, you should shop around instead. Looking at a variety of carriers is a better way to save money. By signing up for Jerry, you can see what discounts and rates you qualify for among over 50 insurance carriers so you always get the best rate possible.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Sep 10, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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