SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- I chose to not renew my policy with Progressive and start my new policy with USAA. My insurance ID cars from Progressive say they cover me through today 7/14/19. I go on the app to make sure and I have no coverage for today. I called to speak to someone and Logan said that since I didn't renew and make a payment today that my coverage has ended. He also said that if I wanted coverage for today I would have to make a payment today. What kind of crap is this? If your company says on your insurance cards you are covered from this date to through this date why would your coverage randomly end in the middle of the day because you aren't renewing? NEVER again am I going to have Progressive!
PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- June 2009, I purchased an auto policy from Progressive Insurance to protect myself against accidental risks and to provide financial security, and peace of mind. Five and a half years I trusted that since I paid every payment on time and every premium, that I would be protected and treated fair when I needed them. Early September 2013, I hit a little puddle of water and it ran me into a curb, there was no body damage just areas of the wheels were hit and two arms bent, it was totally driveable. I reported the claim to Progressive shortly after and spend what seemed like an hour telling the representative that I didn't want to take my car to their hack shop repair center.
After reporting my claim. I took my car to a the quality repair facility because I had seen some of their work and I knew that it could be fixed quickly. I pick up a rental car from and thought that I was in good hands. Two days later, I received a call from Progressive stating that my car was a total loss and that I had 72 hours to return the rental car. This news was a total shock because the vehicles showed no signs of damage to the body, just the wheels and some underneath components.
Progressive also told me that the actual value of my car was $9,200 after the deductible. I asked how they determined the value of my vehicle? I was told that Progressive had done extensive research to determine my car's actual value through regional car values and J.D. power and associates. It seemed fishy to me so I asked them to send the report attached along with the estimate. I received a Mitchell vehicle valuation report. The procedures that they claimed to be "extensive" were actually from a website that only insurance companies used to quickly give a low ball report and summary of the values of vehicles.
This report used to evaluate my Infiniti sports coupe was deceptive and artificially law. Throughout the report I found multiple errors and was very concerned with precisely how these data was collected. This report is used by insurance companies in order to justify offering as little cash possible for vehicles. The report even listed the MSRP of my vehicle at $32,750 when in fact the sticker on my car was $37,240. There was no tax. The mile search range was totally off (25 miles), they told me 150 miles is the lowest range.
Reductions for condition of my car listing poor/fair. Options were missing. Inflated reductions for market adjustments, reduced value amounts for having a sunroof in multiple comparable vehicles. Also all for tires were new. The report was so off and flawed. I emailed my concerns about the report. I called them to tell him all the errors but he kept cutting me off and told me "it is what it is". I begin to feel pressured to accept what I believed was an unfair valuation of my vehicle and to total my vehicle was ridiculous.
Several days went by and I had not heard from them, so I decided to call the supervisor. I explained to them that if the real, unflawed value of my car and the correct estimate amount were applied my car would not be close to a total loss at all. I also advised them that the repair estimate was unnecessarily inflated. I also explained to them that I do not have a way of qualifying for another vehicle and I really need to have this car repaired. They told me that they revised the estimate but the actual car value could not be adjusted. She told me the car was still a total loss.
She also disregarded my concerns that the report contained errors. I then called an independent appraiser and scheduled appointment to have my car appraised based on their review, my car was worth $13,600. I emailed this report to Progressive and I called to make sure that he received the report and asked them to review the claim to see if my car could be repaired. The representative, while laughing, said "certainly not." I was shocked because I've never been treated so terrible in all my life and asked to speak with his supervisor again but he said she was not in.
Later that day, I received a call from another supervisor and I told her about the representatives conduct and the fact that it was not acceptable. I made it a point to tell her all the errors and how I had been treated. I also asked if I could get a rental car until we figure out a solution to the problem. She told me no, that once the car is declared a total loss, she would not be able to provide me with a rental car. I explained to her that that the Infiniti was the only vehicle I owned, but she did not seem concerned.
It has been over 2 to 3 month since the claim and I have not been able to talk to anyone from Progressive that was even willing to listen to me or explain the discrepancies in their numbers. I can't understand why I am stuck with no vehicle, no help, and no information. Their behavior with the insults and verbal abuse were intimidating and wrong. Progressive used scare tactics and threats of fees to urge me to act now. I asked the supervisor to place me with another adjuster but she refused.
To top it all off when I bought the policy they gave me paper that tells you all about their wonderful auto loyalty member rewards. The pamphlet says after you are insured with them for 4 years you become a diamond member, with "full large accident forgiveness" and goes on to say "This helps keep your rates from going up if you're in an accident-even if its your fault". When I asked them about it, they told me "Yeah we changed that to 5 years now." WTF! Progressive is The Worst Auto Insurance Company, I would think Twice.
ARLINGTON, CALIFORNIA -- My experience with Progressive is like going to hell. Before, I go into detail, I would like to encourage anyone who get in an accident (where you or the other person has Progressive) to get a lawyer right away. Don't file a claim till you talk to a lawyer. Okay, so I was in an accident on 10/12/17 with a lady who is/was insured through Progressive. She was at fault so I filed the claim through Progressive.
They actually tried to convince me to file the claim through my insurance which was the first red flag. Never file through your own insurance unless you were at fault. Any who, my husband is really good with numbers and from the look of the car compared to the worth of the car, he was sure that the car would be totaled. So, when we spoke to them he told them to go ahead and total it. They dismissed his request and proceeded with repairs. They "worked on the car" and gave it back to us.
Not long after that my husband took the car to get routine maintenance when the maintenance guy discovered a leak which was linked to the accident. We took the car back to Progressive and Lucas told us they had our car sent to a body shop stating that they were doing a diagnostic test to see if the link was from the accident. Well, my husband went to the body shop himself to get an update and they said that they did not do a diagnostic test but they just looked at the car. So, Lucas from Progressive lied to us and when we confronted him he said "I apologize. It's just business". So, time pass and my husband had to take off work yet again because there were issues with the car yet AGAIN. Mind you, we never had issues with our car before this accident.
So, after the 5th time (currently October 2018) of taking off work due to issues with the car as a result of the accident, they finally decide to total the car. After all the hell they put us through, they refuse to total the car for the amount it was worth when I got in the accident which was 10/12/17. Stating that they will total it what it's worth now (October 2018). This company is a scam. They are frauds, liars, and deceivers. They do not care about people's well being at all. Avoid going through what we went through by getting a lawyer and have them handle the situation on your behalf so you can get the justice that you deserve.
KANEOHE, HAWAII -- Progressive is the most criminal insurance company I have ever used. Let's start from the beginning... I was in search of a new vehicle since my current commute car was on its last leg. Being a Progressive customer already, I figured I'd continue to use them for the new vehicle. When I was quoted twice the amount (Full Coverage) I was currently paying (Liability on a 13 yr old vehicle) I figured I'd shop around. Geico offered the exact same coverage as Progressive for the same cost as my previous liability policy through Progressive. I thought "Great! Ill be switching right away".
I quickly signed up with Geico and called Progressive to cancel… That's when it all started. The Progressive agent asked what she could do for me and I stated that I'd like to cancel my current policy. She asked why and I explained that I was switching to Geico. I was told that I needed to be transferred to the “Cancellation” department. The new agent began to tell me that she would be unable to cancel the policy due to it being updated. She then proceeded to tell me that I shouldn't call back tomorrow “at this time” because it will be updating again.
Huge red flags went up as the agent didn't give me a time frame in which the account could be updating. It felt more like the agent was aware that this was a convenient time for me to call and was instructed to tell people that they needed to call back at a different time. I asked for her supervisor… When the supervisor got on the phone I asked why the agent would feed me a line of garbage like that. Being in IT I know they have software capable of doing all kinds of nifty tricks so a simple cancellation (regardless if it's “updating”) is an extremely easy task.
She stated that the agent should not have told me that incorrect information and that she would personally handle the cancellation and follow up with an email the following day. That day came and went with no email, no phone call, nothing. Two days had gone by so I figured it was up to me to follow up with the company. When the agent got on the phone they asked for my name and what they could do for me. I gave a brief explanation of what was going on and asked for his supervisor's supervisor. He said he could process the cancellation but I told him that this issue is ongoing and that I've been told that once before.
When his supervisor got on the phone I again explained the situation and was told that for some reason the other supervisor was unable to process the cancellation when I called in two days ago. I got kind of upset at this point and demanded that I speak to her supervisor (two levels above the normal agents) which took almost 20 minutes. When he got on the phone, he asked what he could do for me and I started explaining the situation. I asked him to review the recorded calls from earlier in the week to get up to speed but he told me he could see that notes in the account.
I asked why my policy was still active when I requested to have it cancelled two days ago. He stated that he would be unable to give me the reason why it wasn't cancelled. I said "that's **" because if my card was declined, they would cancel my coverage until they got their money. So why is it that when the table is turned and I don't need their coverage anymore, they won't just cancel? He started asking what I wanted him to do to make this right. I made unrealistic demands as there's no way they can make this right.
At this point it's not about money, It's about the fact that Progressive as a company does not hold their employees or management accountable for customer commitments. I then asked for an email stating that the policy had been cancelled but was then told that it would be automatically sent by the system after it has been processed in two days.
I then asked for a simple email from this upper management supervisor stating that we had the call and that I requested the account be cancelled. He said that the email content I was requesting was not possible!!! I will never trust this insurance company again and advise EVERYONE to use anyone but Progressive. I wouldn't even with this coverage on my worst enemy…
Hello, I have my office in a small quaint little East Texas town, it is (or was) a gorgeous old home just off the two lane highway going through town. It is a pier and beam with some of the original bodark stumps. I had just recently remodeled the gorgeous office which is a focal point while driving through town. On May 6 of 2013, a woman insured by Progressive was speeding through town and veered sharp to the right to avoid a car that had their left blinker on to turn into the apartments that I own across the two land highway.
The woman insured by Progressive was rude and upset. She had been texting and looked up to see the car stopped in front of her. The police came, we all took photos, even photos of the insured. The damage to my office building took pillars out, crashed my porch, my new Austin stone, my doors were immediately out of whack and were hard to open, the antique furnishings inside were slanting from the impact and it was clear that the foundation had shifted from various other obvious factors.
Progressive was called and they took weeks to send an adjuster out, when he finally arrived he stated that he was concerned for he had never handled an auto claim where their insured had crashed into a building. As expected from his attitude, it took weeks but the estimate came in at $2500.00 dollars and claimed that their insured had not caused all of the damage.
I threw a complete fit with Progressive and contacted the CEO. I was assured that I would be taken care of. Progressive then sent what they told me was a Texas State Licensed Engineer out to write a report. The report took weeks and my tenant and I waited and waited, we had been told not to use our building until the Engineers report was in.
After weeks of my daily emails requesting that the report be completed, the report came back with a ridiculous finding. The building was fine, according to their "Engineer", I had anticipated some type of Fraud response as I had looked Progressive up with the Texas Insurance Commission and seen that they had been fined many times and paid the fines for using unlicensed individuals to try to pay less on claims.
With this information, I looked up the Engineer, ** with Rimkus Engineering and SURE ENOUGH! ** had been sanctioned in 2002 NEVER to practice engineering in the state of Texas until he acquired his Texas PE License. ** was fined, and ** had recently been fined within months early and Rimkus Engineering hired an attorney to get him off for practicing without his Texas License.
I hired a REAL Licensed Engineer and a REAL foundation company to come in and give reports. This cost money, but I wanted a REAL answer. Sure enough, Progressive had tried to defraud me, as they had many others. I have estimates totaling way over $84,000.00 to make the repairs on my office building, not $2500.00 that Progressive wanted to pay.
To top this off, when we finally re entered my office, an armoire that had been knocked by the impact fell on top of me and pinned me down. I had to have surgery on my knee and am still enduring painful months of physical therapy. Progressive is a terrible insurance company and needs to be stopped. Everyone needs to switch insurance companies. Many innocent people are being defrauded on a daily basis.
I am going to the Texas insurance Commission, they will be fined. I am having to hire an attorney to go after Progressive. Progressive has tried to send a "Licensed Engineer". Now that they have been caught. They had their chance and Progressive has been caught red handed, ONCE AGAIN.
STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT -- I am a 25 year old male who recently graduated college in 2015. Of course you make friends and of course meet a girl in college and ultimately make the town your college is in your second home! Growing up with a rough childhood placed me with 3 different homes, my grandmother's who lives in New Haven, CT, my father who lives in Stratford, CT and my mother who lives in New Haven, CT (where my license is from). I went to college in 2010 and obtained an address in Springfield.
Total I have about 5 addresses 2 in MA and 3 in CT until I can get my life situated. Sooo in May of 2017 I got into an accident which was deemed my fault due to the law if you're turning left you have to yield to oncoming traffic, which I did but the lady decided to speed through the light and hit me, as witnesses say.
Don't really care, it's over with, my car got fixed so did hers and nobody was hurt. .5 months down the road, on October 19, 2017 I got into a hit and run which totaled my car. I did not have my license on me at the time so I gave the officer an old mileage check that I received from my job in MA that I commute to from Stratford (I was not the only person commuting to work from CT and I'm sure I'm not the only person who commutes from state to state regarding work).
Thinking everything will get done in my insurance hands and the police hands, nothing was ever done! On my policy it says I have 30 day free rental, I'm sure that means if I wanted to take a vacation and go to VA to see my niece, I should be able to rent a car through my insurance? I obtained my rental a day or 2 later on either the 20th or 21st of October.
On 10/27/2017 I received a call from Enterprise stating that Progressive will not cover my rental and I need to come up with a large amount of money to continue to stay in the rental. I let the rep know that there may be a mistake that Progressive have made and give them some time to get all the information through. A week later, I received a text from Enterprise stating that if I do not return the car, it will go in as a stolen car. Now mind you, I do commute to work and for the past week since I had the rental I've been staying at my girlfriend's dorm room and/or my friend's house in Springfield to not tack on mileage on the rental.
Here we are, 1 month and 9 days and I am still without a car, I am stuck with a 400$ bill from Enterprise, I am sleeping at my girlfriend's house almost every day or my friends, I pay Uber too much money every single day just to go to work and go back to her house, I am now forced to live in a place I do not want to live and go see my family on the weekends if I can get a ride.
Progressive says they are not covering the damages on my 2015 Nissan Altima due to me lying about where I live, I sent in the correct information such as a utility bill like they asked and they are still not moving. They are asking for tax returns for 2017 which are totally different from where my car resides. I have GMC financial hounding me about the loan, Enterprise calling me about the outstanding bill, and cannot obtain a car from a dealer due to my loan being unsatisfied.
I am writing a review due to people being careful about traveling out of state due to Progressive's restrictions. I was never late on my payments for my insurance and usually paid a month ahead of time! I've been without a car since 10/19 and a rental before November.
November was already paid for ahead of time in October, meaning I still should be covered!!!??? They still sent me a bill for December, and the claims rep knows I do not have a car or the Nissan that they took! So how am I still covered?? Why do I not have a rental? I am emotional, mentally and physically tired and cannot deal anymore. I spend a ridiculous amount of money just to make it to work every day, I am a good guy who has never been in trouble and graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice. I plan on writing a letter to the state and the attorney general to explain my story and hopefully get some help.
Progressive has beat me down to nothing, to the very last penny in my pocket and I sometimes walk 2 towns just to go to work. I feel like quitting my job and giving up on life, I am financially doomed. I'd expect people would want the best for kids who just graduated college and are on to better things, who are actually trying to change lives of children. I was let go of my job because of this accident and not being able to work.
My car shows 40k miles in less than a year from my travels. (I received my car at around 34, 35k in year 2016 and at the time of the accident in 2017 I had 80k.) people wonder why people go crazy and do obscene things that impact millions of peoples. I'm not only giving a review but I am asking for help!!! Please!!!
FLORIDA -- I have never in my life experienced such horrific service. I filed a window on my convertible that broke. They filed it as a regular window. I was out of town as well. I told them the location, I was told the adjuster will call me tomorrow and everything would be arranged. The adjuster never called, I saw an email later in the day. I tried to call but no response so sent an email and call customer service who put me through to Alexie. This person was rude, condescending, threatened me, told me absolutely no managers were on site. I asked to speak with someone, he laughed and said "who"... I could not believe what I was hearing.
I asked to be transferred to customer service. The agent put me through to Chris. This claims adjuster had no idea where to get a convertible window fixed, gave me the runaround...I told him "why not try a dealer." I gave him the dealer we worked with and he tried to arrange service at a location closer to our home which is 3-4 hours away. He said there were only a few places that fixed this kind of window and that our policy would cover 150 miles to tow. I said why should I have to pay for any mileage over if that is the only place to get the car fixed.
He then had a 3 party vendor to tow the car who quoted $815 and I would have to pay $500 of it since Progressive only covers 100 miles. I said what happened to the 150 miles? He said that he stated 100 miles. I said, "There is no way I should be responsible for something like this if Progressive has chosen the place." I told him to choose some place closer to where I was at so I would not have to pay the extra mileage. He said there was nothing...it was very specialized. I looked online and told him I had a list of places that specialized in convertible tops. He asked me for the name and number. I said, "Why am I doing your job?"
I asked him to admit it and he said he was not and refused to help me and also threatened that since I would not have the repairs done at the shop then I could no longer get a rental. I wanted a manager and he hung up on me. I called customer service and they put me to a manager Richard, who supposedly set up everything with a Progressive service center. He said the rental was set and the service and that a representative from the service center would call me in 5 minutes to pick up the vehicle and I could ride in the truck to the service center to get the rental.
I double checked with him that the rental would not be an issue since many of them close at 6 pm here. He said it did not matter because it was all a part of the service center. I asked for a claim or reservation and he said the service center had all the information so I did not need it. After we hung up the service tow truck operator, Dennis, wanted to confirm that the car would be picked up tomorrow morning. I told Dennis that Richard had it all set up for a pick up today and that I would also be getting a car rental at that location. Dennis said they close in 5 minutes and there is no way to get it completed tonight.
I asked about the car rental and he said they closed also in 10mins and no one could come get me. I called customer service once again to speak with Richard since he just set this up and Kevin got on the line and was no help. I asked to speak to Richard and he said he was gone for the day. I then got a call from Kenny who works with car reservations and questioned why the pick up was scheduled for a location in Miami. I then spoke to CS again and Roy came on who said he was a manager and that he could help get a rental but no places were open. I suggest the airport, he said I could go there but I would have to pay the airport fees.
I stated that I did not make this mistake and why should I have to pay for it. He said there was nothing he could do and then I asked to speak to manager and he said there were no managers available. I was put on hold for 20 mins. then customer service agent told me to hold to get a manager in claims resolution which took 30 minutes to get Josh from Claims resolution who said this is all a mistake and should have been handled appropriate. The information was incorrect and nothing could be done. Now I have to wait another 24 hours to get service and car rental. This is horrific!!
THEY'RE EVERYWHERE, OHIO -- I had a seven year old, $45,000 Toyota van. I had an accident. They totaled my van. Progressive said my van would typically be worth $13,000 or so. Then they deducted $6,000 more. Let's be clear. My $43,000 van was valued at $13,000 seven years later. Why would they do that? Because seven years of wear and tear is pretty significant.
So why, in the photos taken after the accident, did they emphasize damage THAT WAS THE RESULT OF THE ACCIDENT? I'm not talking about broken body parts and bent axles and stuff, I'm talking about repeated photos of the bag of water softener salt that split open, went all over the place. I'm talking about wood chips and shards of bark from taking firewood to the Girl Scout camporee. I'm talking a small fortune in colored pens and pencils. And two close-ups of empty fruit drink bottles from recent rides to school.
I'm talking about the places where the inadequate die job on the brand new leather seats began to show its age after seven years. (Isn't that the wear and tear that decreased the value of my car by $32,000?) They highlighted three areas where my daughter's leaf collection split apart and left little brown crumbs in the corners of consoles and drink trays. A good five minutes with a vacuum cleaner would fix that horror show right up.
They photographed rusty tools. They stood outside and pointed to where the corners of the plastic chrome had begun to rub off. They showed, and this is the worst, a photo of a brand new, well lighted odometer with about 50,000 more miles than I had a month ago. From a car with no functioning battery and a crushed electrical system.
These grifters nickle-and-dimed $6,000 off the value of my car. A car they totaled. They took money off for things that were housecleaning. No detail escaped their attention. None was spared their write-down juggernaut. Questions were answered in stentorian tones about the "condition of your van." I felt small and despicable.
So, here's an interesting thing that happened. Keeping in mind this is now a totaled van. After pointing out the wrinkles in the seats from people, you know, sitting there. After deducting who knows how much for signs of hands on the armrests and steering wheel. After letting me know in no uncertain terms that there is a policy for museum quality vehicles. It occurred to me that I had one of the middle seats home and perfectly safe in my garage. (Remember the camporee?)
In the spirit of obsessive attention to meaningless details I asked, since they were deducting for every other thing that might be found in a seven year old van, how much would they reimburse me if I brought them this perfectly fine, undamaged seat. Surely a hundred bucks or so? Oh, no. They said their adjuster didn't count the missing seat. (Not buying that.) Then, best of all, they said I was lucky because, if the seat had been there, he would have made deductions for the condition of the seat.
Like I say, Flo's OK. But Progressive is maybe the worst company on the face of the earth. Do stay away. Or refuse to allow the police to call for towing until you've had a chance to hire an on-site detailer to fix things up a bit. It's a small club, but Progressive has made my tally of evil in the world.
SOUTH CAROLINA -- My daughter was rear-ended by two vehicles while stopped. One vehicle was found 100% at fault. Progressive pretty much refuses to file claim for us with the other carrier. Keeps making excuses, like, "We might not get your deductible back." BS. Told me I needed to file the claim with the other carrier. Will transfer my daughter's coverage to State Farm ASAP. Just seems like "Mike" is LAZY. What do we pay you for if not to handle this??? He spoke to me like I was an idiot. He is just LAZY.
HAMILTON, INDIANA -- Call Progressive report accident. I had to take pictures of my cars damage. Send Progressive the photos along with the vin. Estimate from 2 local body repair shops 5075.00 and 5100.00 dollars. PROGRESSIVE took their estimate from my photos 3400.00 Dollars. A 2016 Buick shops had to cut corners, buy parts from SALVAGE YARDS. Car has not been right since. Back to shop 5 times. Still not right. They were forced to cut corners to make money, shop was paid another 1000.00 dollars during repair from Progressive.