The other shoe has finally dropped.
I did know that my house insurance was likely to go up as a result of the garage fire. I even knew that my carrier might drop me altogether, though I hoped not. My experience with the insurance company, which also carries my auto insurance, was, up to now, entirely positive. They handled my claim quickly and satisfactorily.
Apparently, they were NOT so pleased by MY performance.
Not only did they cancel the policy on my home, they have also notified me that they are not going to renew my auto policy.
Say what? How does the fact that I had a garage fire (where my car was NOT parked!) make me a bad risk for auto insurance?
I am fighting the company with regard to the auto insurance. But my broker says there is nothing to be done about the cancellation of my home coverage. So it looks like I'll be paying exactly twice as much in 2009 ($1015 as opposed to $570--OK, not exactly half--math was never my strong suit!) to keep my house insured.
I'm hoping to retain the auto coverage because it will virtually double as well if I have to go elsewhere.