Mom just moved into an AL, will likely transfer to their MC wing in 2021. I am getting up to speed with all her financials, whatta mess! I thought she had paid her home and auto insurance back in June 2020, based on checkbook entry, big money checks. Well, those payments were the last installment for last year's policies. The USPS was holding her mail as she was in hospital/rehab and once I got them to restart it, low and behold, there is a cancellation notice for her Homeowner's insurance which was due 10/29/20 for this upcoming year. I sent off a 6 month payment, overnight express ($26.95 for the service - yikes!) then I got to thinking about her auto insurance, as I see she gets discounts for having both with The Hartford.
Now in my opinion, her doctor's opinion, and anyone who has been near mom over the past year....she is no longer going to be driving. I have her keys. But I did some research to see if her auto policy had cancelled and got the shock of my life - the renewal was $5496.00/year (someone lost her defensive driver discount and the price doubled!!!) I will figure out how to let The Hartford know mom really is "hell on wheels" which is what she tells anyone who advises her she is done driving and I need them to cancel her auto.
I am wondering if I should shop around for her homeowner's insurance as that premium will increase once she no longer has auto with them? She has had this insurance company for over 20 years. She is keeping her home even though she is in AL now. Her H/O increased by $200/year the past couple years but had a huge price jump a couple years ago due, I assume, to windstorms (she is a FL homeowner.) Are there any drawbacks to getting quotes and or switching companies for an elderly person? I don't think 20 years of being a loyal customer means much to corps anymore...she hasn't had any house claims but I worry a new company would cancel her if something happened. (Of course, the current company could do the same.)