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How do I get insurance if I'm a Canadian student moving to NY?

You can still find car insurance without a social security number, but it may be more difficult without a US driver's license. Many insurers will not offer policies for non-licensed drivers.

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What does an insurability score of 813 mean?

We have an article that breaks down the insurance score here. In short, a high insurability score means insurance companies should be very competitive in rates and you are an ideal — or "preferred" — customer.

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Will my credit be run and/or impacted if I get insurance quotes from The Zebra?

Your credit is not run when you're in the shopping-around-stage for insurance quotes. It's only when you finalize your policy that your new insurer will run a soft credit check.

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Will my bad credit affect my fiancé's car insurance?

If you set up the policy in his name before you are married, your score will not impact the rates. Once you are married, it may impact your rates, but not as much if you keep the policy in your finance's name once you are married.

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Do insurance companies run a soft or hard credit check?

Insurance companies run a soft credit check when they run your credit. We can quote you with several carriers at The Zebra. Good luck and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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Does The Zebra use a hard or soft credit pull to compare insurance quotes?

Thank you for this question. The Zebra does not do a soft or hard pull of your credit.

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Will my FICO points drop when I get a quote for car insurance?

Fortunately, most insurance companies use only use "soft inquiries" and do not look at a full credit report. There is a statistical correlation between your credit score and how likely you are to file a claim.

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Getting a new insurance quote affect current rate and credit score

Your current insurance company will definitely not be contacted. The only time your company would be contacted is when you call to cancel your policy.

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What do I put in a quote if I don't have a credit history

Not having a credit history doesn't mean you have bad credit but it will take time to build credit. I suggest speaking directly with an agent and see what they suggest as it could be company specific.

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Insurance without a credit history

Considering your age, your best bet for finding a company without a credit score is to speak directly with an agent or customer service rep. Like your driving record, your credit score can tell an insurance company a lot about you - including what kind of car insurance client you will be to them.

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Can freezing your credit score affect your car insurance premium?

It's unlikely the freezing of your credit caused your premium to change - as freezing it doesn't affect your score and that's the only way your premium would adjust. Premiums, as a whole, have increased in 2018.
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