Cana financial insurance companywithhold auto insurance history because of an unpaid credit card?

I currently have an auto insurance policy and I attempted to get an insurance history report. The representative said that I could not have access to this information due to an unpaid credit card that I have with their bank. Can they legally deny me this information on a policy that is current?

Asked on August 24, 2011 Texas

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not your insurance carrier can withhold your insurance history report because of an unpaid credit card issue is an internal issue with the company your insurance is with, and is not illegal per se.

If the claims representative stated that you cannot have access to your insurance history report due to some alleged unpaid credit car with your carrier's bank, this does not in and of itself seem like a justifiable basis for denying your request.

You should make another call to your insurance company and request the same information again and see what the result is. If your request is denied again for the same reasons, you should contact Texas' Department of Insurance and speak to someone with this governmental entity about what is happening and make a complaint.

This entity's job is to oversee the business practices of insurance companies in your state.

Good luck.


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