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I Joined AARP because I felt they were there to look-out for seniors....and so when AARP endorsed a program that to me meant....that they were putting their reputation behind that endorsement and would work with the Company to assure their members were treated fairly...and that the company also adopted the high standards imposed by AARP.

I have been in the Hartford AARP program for over 10 years...and over those years my HO and Auto coverages have increased yearly (and there have been NO Claims on either Policy Auto or HO). I received a letter from The Hartford that read, we are sorry but we made a $350.00 mistake on your prior year policy and so your renewal will be increase by that amount, plus, we just received a significant Rate Increase (Significant was their word) and that will increase your policy renewal as well.

Last year my HO Premium went up 18%.....had The Hartford not made this mistake (adding in the Mistake of $350.00)...it would have gone up 41%. So I can only image what the total Increase will be this year......60%. Is this AARP looking out for its members? This $350.00 was not just on my Policy...Hartford said it was on all Policies written in the State of Florida. Given the number of AARP Members in Florida, wouldn't you think AARP was aware of this? Wouldn't you have thought AARP would have sent a letter to its Florida Members? Nothing, absolutely nothing from AARP. I did call AARP, a Customer Relations Agent will call me back in 5 to 7 Business days. I did call The Hartford, they would only confirm what was already in their letter....nothing more. I asked them the amount of the Rate Increase the State awarded to them, they would not provide me with that information, surely they know.

How can AARP, who we pay a membership fee to be our Defenders and Protectors think seniors on fixed budgets....especially in this economy when Savings Interest rates are .01% can be faced with Insurance Premium increases of 60% in 1 year?

Again I ask, where is AARP, why are they not involved? Surely, and I understand Capitalism, AARP gets a Commission back from Hartford on all Premiums....much like an Agent would....so increases...to be honest..will benefit them.

I am really discussed....because AARP has surely let its members in Florida that have HO coverage with The Hartford...down...badly.

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Iím sorry for you. My experience with them has been quite good actually. My car insurance rates havenít really gone up this year, plus The Hartford (AARP) really handled my wifeís collision claim well. Her car was back at our doorstep within a week, we were kept updated on our claim progress constantly and plus because we had a first accident forgiveness on our policy, it wasnít counted against us. I guess either youíve been plain unlucky or weíve been plain lucky so far.

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You can get the same insurance coverage from Hartford without an AARP card. In fact, I have not found one single benefit that I used to have with AARP that I can't find now that I cancelled my membership. I do sleep better knowing I don't support an organization that sells out it's members so easily. AARP supported Pelosi/Reid and the $500 BILLION cuts to Medicare. My guess is they know they will sell far more 'supplemental' insurance under obamacare.

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I am a former Insurance agent and the Hartford insurance I got from AARP is so much cheaper than what I was paying. I also like their road service. AARP is a powerful force in politics and seniors need their voice heard.
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sigrid must be a paid AARP poster? lol
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sigrid wrote:
I am a former Insurance agent and the Hartford insurance I got from AARP is so much cheaper than what I was paying. I also like their road service. AARP is a powerful force in politics and seniors need their voice heard.
I am finding what you wrote not correct. I have priced my Auto coverage wih 3 different carriers....coverages exact....and all other carriers are Much less than the AARP Hartford Prem and I have not seen my Hartford Renewal and I would bet it will show an Increase.

I called AARP 3 weeks ago, I asked that an AARP person involved in the HartFord AARP program call me.....3 weeks ago...no call. And I have followed up with 2 more calls...the Cus Ser operator could see my past 3 calls....and said the messages had been forwarded. Is this the service I should expect from AARP? My renewal is sitting on my desk....after 10+ years I may not renew....I see AARP has in this instance not wanting to discuss the issue.......

I will be shopping my Home owners as well

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I am finding what you wrote not correct. I have priced my Auto coverage wih 3 different carriers....coverages exact....and all other carriers are Much less than the AARP Hartford Prem and I have not seen my Hartford Renewal and I would bet it will show an Increase.
I called AARP 3 weeks ago, I asked that an AARP person involved in the HartFord AARP program call me.....3 weeks ago...no call. And I have followed up with 2 more calls...the Cus Ser operator could see my past 3 calls....and said the messages had been forwarded. Is this the service I should expect from AARP? My renewal is sitting on my desk....after 10+ years I may not renew....I see AARP has in this instance not wanting to discuss the issue.......
I will be shopping my Home owners as well
Go ahead and change then, what are you waiting for if you found someone cheaper. Just make sure they have actually ran the rates for YOU with your claim history, driving record, age, credit history, etc. All these thing affect your rates.

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They raised my auto premium almost $1000. Do you believe it?! Reason: I put about 8500 miles on my car for the last year. They also did a number on my homeowners as well. Its bye bye Hartford for good after 14 years. PS I live in S. Fla. Another problem issue.

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AARP is a clever scam. Once you look into what they are and what they do (not what they say) it becomes clear.
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sigrid wrote:
I am a former Insurance agent and the Hartford insurance I got from AARP is so much cheaper than what I was paying. I also like their road service. AARP is a powerful force in politics and seniors need their voice heard.
We're also VERY pleased with The Hartford! We have full coverage on our '07 and '08 vehicles...under $500/yr....total. But, our combined annual mileage for both cars is less than 7K a year.(Yes, we do get out and around...we FLY a lot) Neither of us has had a ticket or accident in over ten years, and our credit score is over 800. It's simple. If you fit the template for a low premium, you'll get it. Obviously, should you live in the "wrong" state, drive a lot, get tickets/accidents, or have lousy credit, guess what?

As for the AARP being a "powerful force in politics," you are unfortunately, correct. However, bone-headed decisions, like backing ObamaCare, has quieted their vocal cords. AARP needs to center themselves, because their socialist agenda doesn't represent me, nor millions of others.
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I have gotten 3 Quotes from other carriers....what stands out in the Hartford Quote is the charge for UnInsured Motorist Coverage. The premium for this coverage is more than double that of the other carriers. I called Hartford and questioned them about this. They told me my Uninsured Motorist charge was high because of "age". I asked, age of the car? Their reply, no..."your Age" I am under 65 with no tickets or accidents.......forever. So here is an Insurance Company that AARP endorses to Insure their members, and keeping in mind that AARP members are not the 16 to 45 year olds....in fact I would bet for the mostpart, AARP members are 55 and older...and the Auto Insurance Company that AARP endorses, based on my 3 other quotes is charging a lot more for Uninsured Motorist than the other carriers because of my age. Wouldn't you think the other 3 Auto quotes would charge the same or more for UnInsured Motorist Coverage, given my age since this is what Hartford base the UnInsured Motorist premium on, then the Insurer that is endorsed by AARP to provide competitive Coverage to it "senior" membership?
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Been with Hartford since 1995. New auto policy went up to over $800 from $660 last year...minimum coverage. No claims, accidents, tickets. Told increase was cause now I am a year older (69) and told it would go up each year now cause I will be another year older each year. Have 2 older cars, 1 goes 100 miles a year, the other about 2000.

Last year it had gone up to $900 so I called and put coverage to minimum...reduced it to 660..so now this year they added $200 back that I had gotten taken off. Last year they said nothing about age. Looks like 69 is when it is guaranteed to go up bigtime each year. Happy Birthday to me....NOT!
If my $500 a month Social Security had gotten a cost of living raise instead of now being the 2nd year of no raise in my income....don't know how I can afford a yearly raise in premium of $200.00 for what is now minimum coverage. Used to recommend Hartford in my Senior community but NEVER AGAIN.
Hope I can find cheaper insurance somewhere. Who appreciates a good driver who pays premiums and never filed a claim or had a ticket. We worked and paid our dues..now we are just thrown under the bus. Good Luck to us all...we need it.

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Theresa wrote:
Been with Hartford since 1995. New auto policy went up to over $800 from $660 last year...minimum coverage. No claims, accidents, tickets. Told increase was cause now I am a year older (69) and told it would go up each year now cause I will be another year older each year. Have 2 older cars, 1 goes 100 miles a year, the other about 2000.
Last year it had gone up to $900 so I called and put coverage to minimum...reduced it to 660..so now this year they added $200 back that I had gotten taken off. Last year they said nothing about age. Looks like 69 is when it is guaranteed to go up bigtime each year. Happy Birthday to me....NOT!
If my $500 a month Social Security had gotten a cost of living raise instead of now being the 2nd year of no raise in my income....don't know how I can afford a yearly raise in premium of $200.00 for what is now minimum coverage. Used to recommend Hartford in my Senior community but NEVER AGAIN.
Hope I can find cheaper insurance somewhere. Who appreciates a good driver who pays premiums and never filed a claim or had a ticket. We worked and paid our dues..now we are just thrown under the bus. Good Luck to us all...we need it.
So you went from $55 a month to $66 a month for two cars? I don't think that is bad, who is cheaper?
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A few years ago I went with AARP/Hartford however my experience is the low entry rates get quickly jacked up to the very uncompetitive range (with no claims).

My feeling is getting a low quote to get your business followed by a stream of unreasonable rate hikes. Customer Reps are polite but unhelpful and sometimes not real knowledgeable about their products.

The AARP "tag" is worthless in insurance as with most
everything else

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When you check insurance, or hotel rates or any other, do they make you prove you belong to AARP - nope, forgot my card, same rates. AARP is an insurance .scam
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Mar 19, 2011
 
RustyS wrote:
When you check insurance, or hotel rates or any other, do they make you prove you belong to AARP - nope, forgot my card, same rates. AARP is an insurance .scam
You're right on target as always, RustyS!
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MESSAGE!!! AARP is here to make money off of you. Hartford pays them dearly for the priveledge of marketing to their membership. If all the AARP members out there didn't get the message that AARP is out for AARP with the health care debacle, then you deserve what you get. Sort of like our social security entitlement system... you can put 1 in and get 10 out, really, believe me, I'm from the government.
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I Joined AARP because I felt they were there to look-out for seniors....and so when AARP endorsed a program that to me meant....that they were putting their reputation behind that endorsement and would work with the Company to assure their members were treated fairly...and that the company also adopted the high standards imposed by AARP.
I have been in the Hartford AARP program for over 10 years...and over those years my HO and Auto coverages have increased yearly (and there have been NO Claims on either Policy Auto or HO). I received a letter from The Hartford that read, we are sorry but we made a $350.00 mistake on your prior year policy and so your renewal will be increase by that amount, plus, we just received a significant Rate Increase (Significant was their word) and that will increase your policy renewal as well.
Last year my HO Premium went up 18%.....had The Hartford not made this mistake (adding in the Mistake of $350.00)...it would have gone up 41%. So I can only image what the total Increase will be this year......60%. Is this AARP looking out for its members? This $350.00 was not just on my Policy...Hartford said it was on all Policies written in the State of Florida. Given the number of AARP Members in Florida, wouldn't you think AARP was aware of this? Wouldn't you have thought AARP would have sent a letter to its Florida Members? Nothing, absolutely nothing from AARP. I did call AARP, a Customer Relations Agent will call me back in 5 to 7 Business days. I did call The Hartford, they would only confirm what was already in their letter....nothing more. I asked them the amount of the Rate Increase the State awarded to them, they would not provide me with that information, surely they know.
How can AARP, who we pay a membership fee to be our Defenders and Protectors think seniors on fixed budgets....especially in this economy when Savings Interest rates are .01% can be faced with Insurance Premium increases of 60% in 1 year?
Again I ask, where is AARP, why are they not involved? Surely, and I understand Capitalism, AARP gets a Commission back from Hartford on all Premiums....much like an Agent would....so increases...to be honest..will benefit them.
I am really discussed....because AARP has surely let its members in Florida that have HO coverage with The Hartford...down...badly.
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I think its time for AARP to stop endorsing the Hartford. They are doing a big disservice to their supporters. I also have had my HO and Auto with the Hartford for 10 years. This year my HO increased from 1880. to 3375 (like others supposed mistake the previous year and rate hike). We removed 1 vechicle from our auto which was 1295. Our new premium went to 1243. for one car (reason rate hike and no multi vechicle discount). Why isnt AARP doing anything about this? Like others my husband and I can no longer support AARP when they turn their back on the group they claim to support.
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I get my best rates from State Farm. Home, vacation home, vehicles, etc. Any company associated with AARP, I'd never pay a dime to.
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My hartford car insurance via AARP (OHio) went up considerably, so being on SSDI/VA disability, i switched to a different insurer. Saving 50$ a month! There was no reason for a rate increase given no accidents or tickets in last 5 years. It is a shame.

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