Will GEICO drop me after my most recent accident?

How many accidents can you have before a company drops you? I had a few accidents from a couple of years ago, and since then I have been working really hard on my driving. I have even taken a defensive driving class to improve. Well, I was in another accident the other day, and now I am worried GEICO will cancel my policy.

Answer provided by
Shannon Martin
Answered on Jul 06, 2021
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GEICO and most other standard carriers have a three year, 36-month rule.
If you have three or more at-fault accidents within 36 months, your policy will be non-renewed.
If all of your accidents have happened within a three-year time frame, you may need to shop for a new carrier before your next renewal.
Another thing to be aware of is that all carriers report to a consumer reporting agency called CLUE. CLUE collects accident and prior carrier information that is shared amongst the insurance companies.
If GEICO non-renews your policy due to the accidents, State Farm and other insurance companies might deny a new policy for the same reason.
When shopping for a new policy, you will want to try a non-standard carrier like the General, SafeAuto, or Infinity.
They specialize in policies that other carriers may deem a “high risk.”
You can also shop for insurance by using the free app Jerry. Jerry will get the lowest prices from both standard and non-standard carriers.”

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