By Tyler Durden | 7 April 2020
ZERO HEDGE — In an unprecedented move, an “unprecedented driving slump” has major auto insurers like Allstate and American Family Insurance refunding partial premiums to their customers.
Allstate is expected to refund more than $600 million, according to Bloomberg. Personal auto customers would be getting back about 15% of their monthly premiums in April and May. American Family said it is going to be refunding about $200 million to its customers via a one time $50 payment, per vehicle.
Allstate Chief Executive Officer Tom Wilson said: “Given an unprecedented decline in driving, customers will receive a shelter-in-place payback of more than $600 million over the next two months. This is fair because less driving means fewer accidents.”
Driving is down by about 35% to 50% in most states as a result of coronavirus lockdowns. […]