When Saving 15% on Auto Insurance is NOT enough

Geico auto insurance rates

Why would you settle for saving only 15% on auto insurance when you could save up to 50%?

We’ve all heard the little Geico Gecko tells us how we can save 15% in 15 minutes, right.

But, is that really a good deal? 

Are there companies that could save me even more? 

Let’s look at a recent case study.  This is a real customer at Insurance Brokers Group, who recently contacted our office for auto insurance quotes:

Melissa was shopping online for lower car insurance 4 days after her son turned 16.  She received a pretty BIG premium shock when she found out what her new insurance rate was going up to after calling her insurance carrier, Geico. 

The leading cause of teen deaths is car crashes in the US according to United States Department of Transportation. 

Melissa was expecting to pay a higher premium for her 16-year-old son, just not more than double.  She was paying $177/mo. premium, which is kind of high for Missouri anyway.  But, when Geico said the new rate was going to twice as much just to add her son, she freaked.

It was going to cost her $2,160 more per year with Geico to “just” add her son on the current policy, with one vehicle, wow.  Time to start shopping.

Needles to say, Melissa was calling all the usual suspects including: State Farm, Farmers, Allstate and others just to hear the same news of $300 to $400 per month.  After exhausting all the local agents, she decided to search for insurance brokers and that’s when Melissa found Insurance Brokers Group.

We started off with gathering some information: driver’s, vehicle, etc.  After we gathered the necessary policy information entered in our insurance rater software, we began searching many carriers.

We learned during the conversation Melissa was planning on adding a second vehicle to the policy.  So, you can image the premium was going to be considerably higher.  A brand new 16-year-old driver with a vehicle that was available anytime…can you hear the money flowing out the window.

Well, long story short.  After shopping multiple insurance companies, we can back with an outstanding, an unbelievable rate from Progressive Insurance.  Two drivers’ (one 16 yr. old), two vehicle a rate of only $139 per month.

(Full disclosure: after our initial quotes came back so much lower she decided to add a second vehicle, never insured with Geico and dropped the original car to liability only.  Also, the policy did not include any additional discounts like multi-policy)


Remember the other insurance companies including Geico where quoting one vehicle with two drivers, including us initially. 

Yes, you are reading correctly.  Melissa is now paying less for 2 cars and 2 drivers vs. Geico with one driver and one vehicle. 

Geico insurance vs. Progressive

Lexie was amazing to work with!! She saved me over $100/month on auto/home owners insurance. I would recommend them to anyone!

Melissa D 

We just ran over the Gecko and saved our “new” customer way more than 15% a year on car insurance, in only 15 minutes.

What can we do for you? 

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