Same-Sex Couples Find Freedom With New Auto Insurance Rates

Esurance, the online affiliate of Allstate auto insurance, will be giving same-sex partners in civil unions or domestic partnerships in 21 states the same discount that is typically extended to legally married couples. This is good news for more than  646,464 households that can now receive an additional 10 percent or more off their auto insurance premiums compared to unmarried policy holders.

What Changed?

Previously, same-sex couples living in California, Illinois, Oregon and Washington were given discounts. The program is  now expanding to include motorists in: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

“Esurance is firmly committed to recognizing and supporting diversity for its customers,” says Esurance president and chief executive officer Gary Tolman. “Offering additional savings to consumers, regardless of where individual states stand on the issue of same-sex marriage is another measure of those commitments.”

Several Other Auto Insurance Providers Offer Savings Too…

State Farm and Allstate were two of the progressive leaders in offering same-sex couples the right to lower auto insurance premiums — announcing the discounts in states that recognized or performed civil unions last August. Rumor has it, Geico also offers a discounted rate, although it is unpublished and you have to ask for it.

Steps To Get Lower Auto Insurance

  • Spend a few minutes on our site looking up a free online auto insurance quote.
  • Call your insurer and ask for the discount.
  • With most online quote searches, you can select “Civil Union (Certified)” as your official status.
  • Have your marriage license or certificate of civil union handy if needed.

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    Now many more same-sex couples can enjoy auto insurance savings!