Auto/Home Insurance Rates Likely on the Rise

by Mark Bullion on June 13, 2011 at 5:07 am

With the recent severe weather that has hit our nation’s mid-section, many  insurance companies may have to jack up their rates.

Kimberly Schwind with AAA Auto Club says the number of auto and home insurance claims have drastically risen across the country and that means more money out of pocket for you, but there are still ways to help make your dollar go further.

"You can go for a higher deductible, you can look to bundle your insurance, you can go with an independent insurance agency or you can even look for some special discounts," said Schwind.

Another way to save money is by using an independent insurance agency.

"So with an independent insurance agent, your agent will actually shop around for all the different carriers to see which is the best price or which is the best option for you," said Schwind.

She also says to check out certain discounts you may be eligible for which your insurance agent will be able to assist you with.