Most workers in the United States have many different bills automatically deducted from their paychecks. Health, dental and life insurance are the most common payroll deductions. Depending on your personal circumstances a number of other items may also be deducted, from child support to certain loan repayments. Many Americans are unaware, however, that in some cases auto insurance may also be paid through payroll deduction.
Auto insurance has only recently entered the payroll deduction market and the option may be unavailable through certain insurance providers. Most commonly, payroll deduction is offered to employees who purchase auto insurance through their employer. However, the method is becoming a trend and private insurers are beginning to offer this method of payment.
Busy families may have trouble staying on top of their bills for reasons ranging from lack of time to lack of money. Payroll deduction allows the money to be deducted before it ever hits your bank account, making it easier to part with the funds. Payroll deduction is automatic, which ensures that the payment is never forgotten.
Payroll deduction works well for customers who have a stable paycheck from week to week. This method is not for everyone however. The premium is generally deducted all at once, so if your paychecks are unsteady from week to week, you may have trouble budgeting the payment.
Before you enroll in payroll deduction for your car insurance, be sure that you know what will happen if you fail to make enough money to cover the premium. Many insurers will attempt to resubmit the charge during the next pay period and then send a bill to your home if it still does not go through. However it would be within the company’s rights to simply cancel your policy for lack of payment, so check the company’s policies in advance. Also find out what will happen if you change jobs. Even if your insurance is sponsored by your company, insurance regulations will allow you to continue your coverage for a certain period of time. However, if you are no longer drawing a paycheck you will need to change your billing method. Make yourself aware of this process before it becomes necessary.
Payroll deduction is a simple, safe and easy means of paying a variety of bills. Payroll deduction is a relatively new option for paying auto insurance premiums and it may be difficult to find an insurer that offers this option. Payroll deduction is not for everyone, especially those whose paychecks vary widely from week to week. If you are able to locate a company that offers payroll deduction and your pay is fairly stable, you may find that the time savings combined with the ease of use make payroll deduction the best option for you.