Question

Can my insurance company prevent me from reactivating a policy due to a hurricane?

I was just told that I cannot reactivate my auto policy due to the hurricane event in Texas. Texas is a big state, and I'm nowhere near the affected area. I'm really worried about my risk driving without insurance. What can I do? Does someone offer temporary insurance?

Sep 4, 2017 Springtown, TX

Answer
Neil Richardson

Sep 4, 2017

Normally insurance companies will not write new policies or reinstate policies when severe weather is imminent because of the high probability of a loss. However, that is usually reserved for counties that are expected to be hit by the severe weather, which shouldn't impact you based on your location. Personally I would recommend shopping around for a new insurance company that is willing to offer coverage to you. Unless your area is likely to be hit by damaging weather, you should be able to get insured.

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