Do all states now allow auto insurance companies to check your credit?

Do all states now allow auto insurance companies to check your credit?

A few years ago when I lived in Oregon Auto insurers could (and did) check your credit but Washington law didn'-t allow it- you could get car insurance without giving out your social security number. I am in Nebraska and need to know- do I have to give out my SSN to insurers?


I believe all companies can if they want to. It isn't regulated by the state. Ask the company if they run credit. All companies will ask for your SSN but not all run credit. The SSN is use to pull a CLUE report which all insurance companies use to report claims that they pay out on.Source(s):Insurance agent


I know u don't in IL and GA, but not sure about Nebraska. You need to check with you local secretary of State


There is no ONE insurance company that is right for everyone - everyone is rated individually - and all companies have different "likes and dis-likes", different credit tiers, different business models, and many other factors that can vary your rate - and a QUOTE is ONLY a quote until the policy is issued.Typically, insurance rates will vary from State to State and can even vary by ZIPCODE! It also will depend on the type of car/truck, coverages, limits of liability, and driving record. Some companies run credit scores and MOST run a motor vehicle report and CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) report to see about undisclosed accident involvement. A lot of these reports might get a BETTER finding with your SSN BUT we CAN get this info WITHOUT your SSN.The best thing to do is call a LOCAL independent agent or broker. Don't go across town, or to some other city - look for someone CLOSE. Just look in the phone book for the PIA or Big I (Trusted Choice) logos and you will find a professional licensed agent that will be able to help you solve your insurance problems, and give you rate comparisons of several different companies.An independent insurance agent will normally have a dozen different companies and if he cannot help you, he should be networked with other local agents that can.In my agency, we have companies that do NOT run a credit score and welcome drivers with "less than perfect" driving records and specialize in youthful operators!Most of the replies on this site say "go to this on-line carrier or that on-line carrier or that 1-800 number" but I'm sure that when you do, you will find some impersonal computer user with a script to work from and you won't be able to talk with the same person every time you have a problem!Good luck, drive RESPONSIBLY and I hope this helps!Source(s):Independent insurance agent for 27+ years



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