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Insurance Question from Jamaica, NY

Asked on 11/02/2011

Fraud someone i know was pulled over by cops. found out registration was suspended because of unpaid auto insurance. but, monthly payments was made to broker each month, insurance company did not receive payments. possible misdeamnor charge. what should i do for my case? it is the broker who did not pay insurance company.

Answer given on November 03, 2011

If your state records indicate the insurance was unpaid they will suspend your registration. You should have received a notice from the state that the registration was being suspended. At that time you should have contacted your agent. If his response was inadequate you should have called the company directly to check on the status.You are now in the situation where you must prove that you did make payments for your insurance and that it was improperly handled by your broker. You need to contact your insurance company directly and see what they need to validate your claim. Copies of checks would be the most effective way to prove you made the payments. If you paid by cash, hopefully you got receipts from the broker. Credit card payments should be verified by your statements from the credit card company.If you have no proof of payment, it will be very difficult to prove your record of payments. You will most likely have to start over again with another insurance company.

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