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AARP car insurance rates and discounts
Along with a host of other benefits, AARP members are eligible for the organization's auto insurance coverage, issued through The Hartford. This partnership also allows for a number of discounts and other perks that could be beneficial to drivers over the age of 50. Let’s explore some of the policy options and coverage features offered by AARP, as well as the organization's customer service reputation and J.D. Power ratings.
- AARP car insurance key takeaways:
- AARP auto insurance is $1,332 per yer — or about $111 per month on average
- Coverage is open to members of AARP and is issued through The Hartford
- AARP offers a number of auto insurance discounts to members
- Members must be at least 50 to be eligible
- AARP offers members up to 20% discounts for bundling home and auto coverage through The Hartford
How much does AARP car insurance cost?
The average cost of AARP auto insurance is $1,332 per 12-month policy — or approximately $111 per month (methodology). AARP members receive discounted car insurance through The Hartford, a company providing auto insurance for drivers older than 50. We used five random representative ZIP codes across the U.S. to determine the average cost of an AARP car insurance policy.
How to save money with an AARP home and auto insurance bundle
AARP members can also earn discounts of up to 20% by bundling their homeowners insurance and auto insurance policies with AARP, via The Hartford.
If you're looking to save on your next auto insurance policy, consider an AARP insurance bundle.
|Auto and homeowners insurance||$1,335|
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Insurance discounts and coverage options: AARP membership benefits
AARP’s program provides additional discounts and coverage options for AARP members. The following coverage options may depend on state regulations.
Driver safety program
This optional program is currently available in 35 states. To be eligible, you must complete a driving safety course. Depending on your state, you may be able to take this course online. AARP does not advertise how much this discount can earn you.
As long as you’re an AARP member, your car insurance policy will renew — even if you’ve had traffic convictions or accidents. There are a few state-specific stipulations here, so speak with an agent at The Hartford if you’re interested in this policy option.
12-month rate protection
Most car insurance policies last just six months. This means prices are reviewed and re-rated every six months. While your rate may decrease at policy renewal, it's more likely your insurance company will raise rates at policy renewal. Between 2011 and 2018, car insurance premiums have increased by an average of 23%. While you might experience a rate increase with AARP and The Hartford, it could be less frequent.
New car replacement
This coverage refunds the replacement cost of a new vehicle if you’ve totaled it within the first 15 months — or 15,000 miles — of acquiring it. In the event of a total loss collision, The Hartford will replace your car with a replacement of the same make and model.
This is a unique coverage option provided by The Hartford and AARP. If you’re injured in an accident, you will be insured up to $2,500, covering transportation, cooking, cleaning, and other help you might require after an accident.
First accident forgiveness
With this coverage, your first accident won’t increase your premium. This is sometimes referred to as Accident Forgiveness by other insurers.
If you insure two vehicles with AARP and The Hartford and they’re both involved in collisions, you only need to file one deductible with this coverage.
Every year during which you do not have a collision, your deductible will decrease. This coverage is available through different insurers. Learn more about vanishing deductible coverage.
TrueLane is The Hartford’s telematics program. TrueLane uses your driving habits to price your car insurance premium. In addition to earning a 5% discount on your premium just by signing up, you can lower your premium by exhibiting safe driving habits. Things like harsh braking, rapid acceleration, and late-night driving can increase your costs.
Towing and roadside assistance with AARP
AARP runs two roadside assistance programs through two insurance companies. AARP's program through The Hartford is much less comprehensive than its solo roadside assistance package.
AARP emergency roadside assistance
This program provides 24/7 coverage in the event you're stranded on the side of the road. If you have comprehensive coverage, you can add this policy feature. If you’re stranded and need assistance, simply call 1-800-322-7789 and AARP will assist.
Towing insurance coverage
This coverage offers a tow to the nearest repair shop if your vehicle is inoperable. This coverage does not necessarily require a collision or accident to have occurred. Like the emergency roadside assistance package, you must have comprehensive coverage to utilize this policy feature.
AARP auto insurance reviews
The Hartford's customer service earns generally good reviews, with strong ratings from J.D. Power. However, The Hartford, like many insurance companies, has some negative reviews. Generally, AARP members may consider the additional benefits they receive reason enough to choose AARP for their next insurance policy.
The best way to find the right car insurance provider for you is to do detailed research. Understand the coverage you need and how much you're able to pay. This will expedite your search for car insurance and help you find the right policy for you.
If you’d like to learn more about car insurance, see our related content. If you’re ready to see personalized quotes, enter your ZIP code below to get started.
The Hartford Auto Insurance ratings
Claims satisfaction (J.D. Power) — Excellent: The Hartford was among the top-rated companies in J.D. Power's evaluation of claims satisfaction.
Customer satisfaction (J.D. Power) — Above average: J.D. Power rated The Hartford better-than-average in terms of overall customer satisfaction.
Financial strength — Excellent: A financial strength rating of “Excellent” — assigned by AM Best — means The Hartford’s ability to pay out claims is strong.
NAIC Rating — About average: The NAIC received about an average number of complaints regarding The Hartford in its most recent accounting.
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We created a generic user profile with an AARP membership in order to get rates from The Hartford. Outlined below is the user's personal characteristics.
- DOB: 08/20/1953
- Gender: Male
- Marital status: Married (spouse not listed on the policy)
- Vehicle: Owned 2015 Honda Accord EX, sedan
- Current limits: 50/100/500
- Insurance history: with prior company for 10+ years
- Homeowner status: homeowner
We used this profile in five random U.S. ZIP codes:
- Austin, 78702
- Columbus, OH 43235
- Glenwood, IL 60425
- Woodstown, NJ 08098
- McIntosh, NM 56556
I live with mom and we have an umbrella policy and a car insurance policy. I want to switch companies but mom says I can't.
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