Yup. A couple of times a month we run into something similar. Long time, likely profitable, customer not exactly being appreciated http://theinsurancebill.com/?p=199
Truth is, I’ll likely be in a similar spot about 10 months from now. But how can that happen? You had two NOT AT FAULT accidents. Exactly But, because of a lot of things, including a call center order taker and some weak regulations, one driver did not have enough coverage. That means I need to use my coverage *sigh*.
Lots of bigger questions, but the one that pops into my mind is the “accident forgiveness” conflict. My children, and maybe yours, have accidents all the time. Forgiving accidents is just part of what you do for children. Our employees make mistakes all the time. We fix them and move on, we don’t change their salary because of them. But yet, in insurance, it seems to be acceptable to pay a company to forgive an accident. Huh?
Don’t most consumers forgive actuaries, executives and underwriters on a daily basis for abusing price optimization, miscalculation and poor performance? They even willingly but maybe unwittingly continue to pay premiums.
Times are a changing, time for a change.