Do I have to wait for my current car insurance to expire before switching to another?

July 18, 2017 · Posted in FAQ 
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Dantes asked:

(California) I’m currently with Progressive and would like to switch to Wawanesa car insurance. However I have Progressive until July 08 and I have already paid my premium for this period. If I wanted to switch to Wawanesa immediately, would I forfeit my Progressive coverage or would the two companies negotiate the remainder of my term with Progressive. Any chance Progressive could refund the remainder of my term with them?

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3 Responses to “Do I have to wait for my current car insurance to expire before switching to another?”

  1. appygirl on September 11th, 2009 8:15 am

    depends on company but when i did this. i paid for new and asked for refund when i cancelled the old.
    don’t get all back just what hasn’t been used yet.

  2. Frog on September 13th, 2009 10:14 pm

    No, you don’t have to wait. Get your new policy started the call and cancel the old policy.
    You may get a refund but you’ll probly have to be tough with them.

  3. bbebes19 on September 16th, 2009 1:56 pm

    I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure you can just switch it out.

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