Posted in COVID-19 on April 10, 2020
Most drivers in our state will see a little extra cash in April and May thanks to a refund from major auto insurance companies. The savings will average around 15 percent.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States and families nationwide have sheltered in place, there has been a substantial decrease in unnecessary travel. Auto insurers are offering refunds in order to pass on to consumers some of the enormous savings they’ve experienced from dramatically lower auto accident claims. Allstate, for example, will refund $600 million to customers nationwide. Consumer protection groups helped make the refund a reality by placing pressure on regulatory agencies in states across the country.
Most drivers will see their refund as a credit toward their April and May auto insurance bills. For details on your auto insurer’s COVID-19 “shelter in place” refund program, visit their website. Note: not all auto insurance companies have announced refund programs, while nearly all are at least “exploring” the possibility.
The following insurers have premium refund programs in place for customers:
Remember to use common sense, follow the current Stay at Home order, and check the websites of your local health department, the Louisiana Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidelines and the latest information on the virus. Together, we can help to “flatten the curve” and protect medically vulnerable friends, family and coworkers.
If you would like to help, check out this list of opportunities to support local organizations who are helping first responders, healthcare and service workers, seniors and struggling families. We all have something to contribute to help New Orleans weather these difficult times.
If you or someone you love has been in an auto accident in New Orleans, it’s so important that you reach out to a skilled, experienced lawyer right away. At the Law Office of John W. Redmann, we can provide you with a telephone or online consultation and quickly get you with the information you need to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call our offices at (504) 500-5000 today. We are here for you.