NewsPublic Affairs / April 28, 2020

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Refunds Some Money To Auto Policy Holders

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As many are traveling less due to “Stay-At-Home” orders, auto insurance providers across the country are giving customers money back. - FILE PHOTO: Barbara Brosher/WTIU

As many are traveling less due to “Stay-At-Home” orders, auto insurance providers across the country are giving customers money back.

FILE PHOTO: Barbara Brosher/WTIU

An Indiana auto insurer is one of several across the country returning money to clients during the coronavirus pandemic. This comes as many are traveling less due to “Stay-At-Home” orders.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance is giving customers $20 back per vehicle totaling more than $8 million returned to Hoosiers.

To help keep people insured, the Indiana Department of Insurance requested a 60-day suspension on policy cancellations or non-renewals, giving customers a grace period through mid-May.

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Kevin Murphy is the senior vice president of the property and casualty division at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. He says he’s proud to work in an industry that overall has acted in the best interest of its customers.

“Every single company has done this voluntarily,” says Murphy. “Could have taken this money if you will and padded their coffers, but it chosen instead to return and show the care that we all as a collective industry have for our customers.”

Murphy says it’s too soon for the company to know if it will return more money due to reduced travel from COVID-19.

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