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Insurance Question from Arlington, TN

Asked on 02/27/2012

Can progressive make you pay and old payment off aftet your insurance has been canceled. Progressive is forceing me to pay off an old payment of 264.51 on a cancel insurance policy that was cancel in april of last year.

Answer given on March 07, 2012

If your policy with Progressive was cancelled for nonpayment of the premium, the insurance company can come after you for the premium that was unpaid. If you obtained insurance with another company, you can provide the old company with a copy of the replacement insurance and they should be willing to cancel their policy as of that date. However, there are some insurance companies that charge a cancellation fee if the insurance is cancelled during the policy term, and not a renewal.Call the company and determine why the premium is due. There may just be a misunderstanding about the insurance and the cancellation. If you did not advise them you were cancelling the insurance, then their policy would have remained in force for a certain period of time and they have th right to charge you for that time period. You should always advise your insurance company that you are cancelling and not just let it lapse for nonpayment of the premium.


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