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    Ted RatliffPRO
    Owner, SFS Associates,
    The simple answer is yes.  Car insurance is not guaranteed renewable.  Your company can refuse renewal or raise your rates at any time.  If you are late with premium payments your company can refuse to reinstate your policy.  This type of thing happens when your driving record has more tickets or accidents than the company finds acceptable.
    Answered on May 25, 2013
  2. 37396 POINTS
    David G. Pipes, CLU®, RICP®PRO
    Business Development Officer, T.D. McNeil Insurance Services, Fresno, California
    Obviously, they can “drop” you for not paying your premium.  In California that is a lengthy process.  They can cancel a policy mid-term for cause.  That again is a lengthy process.  Most of the time the company will refuse to renew a policy when they no longer want to accept the risk of a particular car and household.
    Answered on May 13, 2014
  3. 14231 POINTS
    Tom SheehanPRO
    Agency Owner, The Thomas G Sheehan Agency, 27 Glen Road Sandy Hook, CT 06482
    Yes, but not just because they can.  Companies file insurability guidelines with each state's Insurance Department as well as their pricing grids.  These must be approved for use by the Insurance Department and, once that is done, they become the standard b y wich all insureds and prospects are equally evaluated.  If as a result of your driving history or claim activity, you end up falling outside of their guidelines, the company may non renew your coverage.
    Answered on May 13, 2014
  4. 21750 POINTS
    Jim WinklerPRO
    CEO/Owner, Winkler Financial Group, Houston, Texas
    That is a great question. The answer is you bet, if you've done something to deserve it. They cannot just decide one day to drop you, but if you have given them a good reason, like misrepresentation of facts, or non-payment of your policy, they will drop you like a bad habit. You may also get dropped for committing an intoxicant related felony like vehicular manslaughter. In any event, the only way they will drop you is if you have earned it. Thanks for asking!
    Answered on May 13, 2014
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