Got an email today from GEICO. The 6-month charge for my car insurance went up $25. When I called to see what was going on, I was told that prices in Illinois had gone up in general, that this wasn’t a reflection on me. I was offered a $25 reduction if I sat in a PHYSICAL safe driver class. Not online. A real-life sit-in-a-chair-like-you’re back-in-grammar-school class.
I hit the web and found eSurance, which is owned by Allstate.
Got the same coverage, deductibles, etc., for almost $200 less.
Sorry to have to leave GEICO after 16 years of coverage. 16 YEARS.
When I called GEICO to tell them, they were surprised that my rate with them was so far off. “We typically are not that far off from what our competitors offer,” I was told.