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  • 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
  • Our address is 434 Broad St., Gadsden, AL 35901. You can find a map to our location by clicking on our home page map link: http://kerrywilsoninsurance.com/contact/ . All of our contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.
  • Yes. Most of our companies offer Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). However, some do not. If you wish to set your policy up to pay EFT, let us know. If your Company does not offer EFT service, we can re-write your policy with another Company that does offer EFT.
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  • No. Color is not a rating factor in calcualing auto insurance premium. The rating factors are: Age, Sex, Marital Status, Number of Tickets & Accidents in the past 3 years, the Year Make Model and Coverage Desired of the Vehicle. Discount factors include: Prior Insurance Transfer Discount, Homeowner Discount, Inspection Safe Vehicle (photos of the car) Discount, and many more. Some people believe that red cars cost more to insure. That is false. It may be true that people who drive red cars pay a higher insurance premium, but that would be due to the fact that their red car had caught the eye of the State Trooper more often, and the driver had received more tickets. Thus, his / or her premium is higher due to the tickets.
  • The Universal Expiration Time of most policies issued by most companies is 12:01 a.m. That means for example that if your policy expires at 12:01 a.m. on December 25th, then you need to make your payment by 11:59 p.m. on December 24. Obviously, we aren't open at 11:59 p.m., so that means that you need to make your payment on a business day (Monday Friday), by close of business (5:30 p.m.) on a date prior to the expiration date of your policy, to avoid late fees, reinstatement fees, lapse of coverage, and the possibility of an uninsured accident.
  • Tickets and accidents stay on your State of Alabama Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for 5 years. Most insurance companies rate" information contained on a MVR for 3 years.
  • The points (or rate up for tickets and accidents) for tickets rated on a policy are similar to the points charged against your license by the State. However, the State does not charge points for accidents against your license. Minor moving violations generally are rated 1 point each. Major violations and accidents are generally rated 4 points each on your policy. Suspension periods vary by the number of points a driver accumulates in a given period:
      12 to 14 points in a two-year period: 60 days 15 to 17 points in a two-year period: 90 days 18 to 20 points in a two-year period: 120 days 21 to 23 points in a two-year period: 180 days 24 and more points in a two-year period: 365 days
    Think of Points from the DMV on your license as Demerits", while Points on your insurance policy are a Percentage" of increased premium.