July 17, 2015
Insurance Company: State Farm Insurance
Coverage Type: Homeowners Insurance
- Underwriting - Refusal to Insure
- Underwriting - Cancellation
- PolicyHolder Service - Incompetent Employees
- PolicyHolder Service - Unfair Negotiation
- General - I feel abused by this company
In my quest to reduce my cost for HO insurance I knew that the condition of my roof looked bad on the south side. I told the agent that I would absolve the Ins Company of any responsibility to pay for replacement, that I would sign a waiver. I never heard anymore until a few months later after the Co. Examined our home for Ins coverage. Then about a month later they aent me a letter threatning me they would cancel my coverage unless I paid for and had a new roof installed. The agent could have told me up front when i consulted with her that this could happen and that I might want to stay with my current Ins Co. But looking back, she seemed incompentent and stupid to begin with when I met her. Later I was told that this Co. Has a reputation for doing things like this to insureds. My advice is. Dont try to switch Co. To save money. Deal with your current insurrer first. Stay away from State Farm.
February 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM
In my quest also to reduce the cost of my homeowners policy I replied to an advertisement that I received from a State Farm agency that was sure that they could save me money on my current homeowner insurance. After obtaining a rate that was 20% less than my current homeowners policy I decided to cancel my policy with my carrier and purchase the State Farm policy. Approximately 40 days of being insured with State Farm they send me a letter informing me that they were increasing my homeowners policy with them by 65%. That was much more than what I was paying with my prior carrier. That practice is called bait and switch. State Farm is using this tactic and getting away with it. Buyer beware.