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Does shopping for better rates work?
Yes. Insurance companies do not all use the same factors to group individuals for rating purposes, so the cost of insurance can vary considerably. It is important for consumers to shop around and compare if they are unhappy with the cost or service associated with their insurance company. Michigan law guarantees that auto insurance will be available to all eligible Michigan residents. The law says you are eligible if you have a car registered in Michigan or have a valid (not suspended or revoked) Michigan driver's license. However, there are a few reasons why a company can refuse to insure you. If an agent or company says you are not eligible for coverage, they must give you the specific reason you are not eligible for an auto policy with that company.
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