CSN Login
Members Online: 2

Widow discrimination

debbieg5's picture
debbieg5
Posts: 168
Joined: Nov 2010

Well, I just got a low blow this week. It was time to pay the next 6-month premium for our car insurance. I went through the giant stack of mail to find the new policy statement which I had seen arrive a few weeks ago. But I found 2 of them; one dated a day later than the first. The second statement was quite a bit higher...almost $300 higher for a 6 month period. So I start comparing the statements and see that each of our 3 vehicles had a higher rate. The second statement also showed that there were only 2 drivers instead of 3. I thought it must be because of something with my teenage daughter.
Imagine my surprise when I called the insurance agent and she said it was most likely because of my status as a widow. She said apparently the statistics that insurance companies use show that widows have more accidents. ????? So, we are so distraught that we can't even drive our cars?? I was floored. The only reason i called the insurance company to report the death was because I thought my rate would be lowered with one less driver.

Just curious if anyone else has had this happen yet. I'm assuming that it's the same for all insurance companies. I don't have the time right now to do insurance shopping on top of all the other paper work. So, if you haven't told your company yet, just keep your mouth shut.
Debbie

3Mana
Posts: 829
Joined: Aug 2010

Debbie,
Gosh, that's not fair that cause we're widows our insurance is higher??? Mine was due shortly after tom died and guess I never even paid attention. I'll have to check and if it's higher, my insurance guy is getting a phone call and it won't be a "friendly' Hello!
Funny how being single doesn't sound as bad as "being a widow" isn't it?
Take care Deb! 'Carole"

3Mana
Posts: 829
Joined: Aug 2010

Debbie,
Gosh, that's not fair that cause we're widows our insurance is higher??? Mine was due shortly after tom died and guess I never even paid attention. I'll have to check and if it's higher, my insurance guy is getting a phone call and it won't be a "friendly' Hello!
Funny how being single doesn't sound as bad as "being a widow" isn't it?
Take care Deb! 'Carole"

debbieg5's picture
debbieg5
Posts: 168
Joined: Nov 2010

I don't really have the time nor the patience right now to research various insuracne companies. I imagine that they all follow suit with regards to widow rates. My only hope though would be to call a new company and just say that I am "single". Don't know if they would dig to find out otherwise.
debbie

Pennymac02's picture
Pennymac02
Posts: 336
Joined: Aug 2010

My insurance went down. But then, he was a terrible driver. LOL

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network