Most people will immediately think it is the company. The company sets the rates and the underwriting standards that you accepted when you signed your contract with them. The company determines which of your tickets, accidents and claims will have an impact on your rate and for how long. ** Despite what you may have heard corporations are not people and cannot get tickets or have accidents or claims**
The company determines which of your personal characteristics influence the rate. They also decide which factors of the house or other property you chose to buy will determine the cost to insure. Insurance companies decide what the rates are where you chose to live. The company set up any billing fees that exist as well as any discounts that exist for paying your premium in one or two payments. Each year before your policy renews the company mails you new paperwork to review so you have a chance to ask questions and make adjustments. You also have a chance to review everything on your policy and if you felt so inclined could call around to other companies for a review. **Per a Google search, there are about 2648 insurance companies doing business in the U.S. that offer auto and home coverage***
So who makes insurance rates higher?
P.S. You also may be with an agent or company that takes advantage of your loyalty and offers you some sort of silly ploy about accident free credits, etc.
P.S.2 Just like when looking for somebody to date, there is somebody out there that likes you and your characteristics. Maybe it is time to find that company….and be willing to find a new one next year.
Just some thoughts to consider. You have more control than you think.