When can an insurer cancel your insurance?

Updated: 9/18/2023
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It depends on your state and company. Some can non-renew you for filing too many claims some can do that if you live in a territory where they no longer want to have a certain exposure, like living on the coast and not wanting to have the same exposure to wind or hurricane damage. In some states it is very hard to non-renew an insured and the insured has to have a certain number of state "points" before you can non-renew.

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An insurance policy should still remain valid for the remaining term following a claim providing that the claim is such that it does not require the insurer to cancel the policy. You should check with your insurer.

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Is there a time your not covered when changing insurance company from one to another?

Generally the best thing to do is to secure the new insurance, and then present the documentation of the new insurance to the old insurer so that they can cancel that policy as of the effective date of the new insurance. Your new insurance company may take care of this notification for you. This sequence will avoid any gaps in your coverage.