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Insurance for Model S in Massachusetts

Discussion in 'New England' started by davesm, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. davesm

    davesm Member

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    It's been about two years since there's been a thread on this, and would much appreciate any advice (and rates if you don't mind sharing) for auto insurance in Massachusetts for a Model S.

    My current carrier is Pure Insurance, $750/year for our Prius, and it would be an additional $1,830/year to add the Tesla. Pure provided us great service when our last car was totaled, but just want to make sure that we're not being overcharged for the Tesla (I hear rates vary considerably), and to see if there are better options out there...
     
  2. Branzo90D

    Branzo90D Salt and Pepper

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    I used to live in Massachusetts, but now in northern California. I have always had Amica Mutual Insurance. Since they are a mutual company (owned by the people who are insured), you will pay a bit more upfront. But expect to get a 20 - 25% rebate on your premiums at year end if you've had no accidents. I have been with them for over 20 years and their customer service is top notch. Check Consumer Reports - they are rated first or second only to USAA. [Since I am not a current or former member of the miltary or a family member of a military person, I cannot get USAA.]

    In my experience, their rates are competitive, considering the rebate at year end, and their customer service is outstanding. I'd give them a call. Good luck!
     
  3. bigmaple1

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    I currently have Liberty Mutual for my auto coverage (including my Tesla). I haven't had a claim, so I can't speak to any details around that, but the rates are competitive. I had Geico for the Tesla, but they raised my rates by 10% the first year, and 30% the year after that with no claims. I have also had Safety Insurance for my Tesla, and their rates where good, but their service was abysmal. Don't be afraid to shop around - it's hasn't been hard to find policies in the $1200-$1400/yr range.
     
  4. David29

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    I am fortunate to be able to use USAA. My premium for a leased 70D is $1263. I emphasize the lease because the lease requires limits higher than I have usually carried, including a $500 deductible on collision and comprehensive, and $300K/$500K for all 3 bodily injury categories.
     
  5. sbanks

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    I have Norfolk & Dedham through my local insurance agent and pay $1600 for my 2014 MS; $725 more than we pay for my wife's 2007 Volvo S60. And $1275 more than we pay for our 2007 Vespa LX150.....
     
  6. RedSoxFan18

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    ^^ +1. Signed up with Amica when I lived in MA and kept them after moving to ME. They have always treated me well. Added my Model S 6 weeks ago and it was $300 with about 6 months left on my policy.
     
  7. davesm

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    Tesla is not listed as an option for getting a quote on Amica's website. Who did you go through to get a quote and get the insurance?
     
  8. RedSoxFan18

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    I just called them at: 800-242-6422.
     
  9. Branzo90D

    Branzo90D Salt and Pepper

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    Anytime you need help with insurance from Amica, just call them as RedSoxFan says (I am still a fan, by the way!). They did our home and earthquake insurance here in California as well. Great company!
     
  10. minderbinder

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    Another vote for Amica. I've had them for years for cars & home. Excellent service, and the annual rebate check is icing on the cake!
     
  11. davesm

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    The quote I got from Amica was $4,257, compared to $1,765 from Liberty Mutual.

    I assume the rebate check isn't large enough to make up for that difference??

    And, FWIW, the Amica rep had never heard of Tesla and seemed to have a lot of trouble making the quote (had to check with a supervisor, but then was sure it was the correct quote).
     
  12. tliving

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    #12 tliving, Feb 21, 2016
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    $806 for my 2014 Model S85 with USAA:
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    Also USAA has an annual rebate check you get too (not a lot of money though)
     
  13. davesm

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    That's great, but I'm not eligible for USAA as far as I and their website can tell (my Dad was in the army in the 1950's, but that doesn't seem to be enough).
     
  14. tliving

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    Im eligible as my dad was in the army in the 60's. Im not sure of all their rules but it would seem if i'm eligible you should be.
     
  15. RedSoxFan18

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    I have no explanation for that. My annual policy for Amica is $2,850 for 4 autos - (BMW M5, BMW 328, Ford Expedition, Tesla Model 85D) with an 19 year old son and 16 year old daughter on the policy.
     
  16. jeffreys

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    I got a quote yesterday from Amica for swapping in a X P95D for one of my existing cars (consider it worth $0, it's not far off). The net change was +$691 per year. Reasonable enough I'm not going to shop around.
     

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