Ameriprise Financial Services offers insurance, investments, annuities and financial planning services. It sells auto and home insurance through its subsidiaries IDS Property Casualty Insurance Co. and Ameriprise Insurance Co., depending on the state. Life insurance is sold through RiverSource.
Ameriprise insurance is sold only through its financial advisors. Ameriprise Financial is based in Minneapolis.
Ameriprise insurance options
Every insurance company must file its auto insurance rates and policies in each state where it operates. We reviewed state filings of Ameriprise subsidiary IDS Property Casualty to bring you this inside scoop on coverage options, discounts, fees and surcharges.
Here's a look at whether Ameriprise offers certain auto insurance options that you might be looking for.
Proof of financial responsibility.
Also called auto loan/lease coverage. This can pay the difference between the value of a totaled or stolen car and what's still owed on a car loan or lease.
Insurance with rates based on driving habits, such as hard braking.
Liability insurance for people who don't own vehicles.
Extra coverage for Uber drivers and others.
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Also available from Ameriprise
Accident forgiveness: Your first "chargeable" accident will not result in a rate increase if you've been insured with the company for three or more years. Note that if you have a second accident, both accidents can be "chargeable" and lead to a rate increase based on two accidents.
New car replacement: If your car is totaled and you're making a collision or comprehensive claim for it, you'll be reimbursed for the value of a new vehicle of the same make and model.
Ameriprise auto insurance discounts
We reviewed state filings to find details of Ameriprise discounts for auto insurance. Note that these discounts are not available in all states.
For those who take an approved accident-prevention class.
For customers with students away at school more than 100 miles from home and without a vehicle.
For drivers age 16 to 24 who are full-time students and have a B average or better, or are in the top 20% of their class, or who meet other academic criteria.
A discount for customers who have had no accidents, claims or violations for four years.
Three-year accident free
Six-year accident free
Discounts for being a member of certain groups.
For Costco members who have an Ameriprise car insurance policy that's purchased and serviced through an arrangement with Costco.
Such as air bags and automatic seat belts.
Daytime running lights
For cars with VIN numbers etched in the glass for theft prevention.
For customers who park the car in a garage when at home.
For customers who purchase more than one type of insurance policy.
Fees charged by Ameriprise can vary by state but could include:
- Administrative fees for customers paying in installments with a credit or debit card.
Ameriprise surcharges & other rate factors
Auto insurance companies typically raise rates by applying increases or surcharges for certain "risky" behavior. Surcharge rules vary by state. Ameriprise looks at driving records for the past three years in calculating surcharges. There are possible surcharges for:
- At-fault accidents and moving violations.
- Ineligible vehicles for certain vehicles seen as risky.
- Inexperienced operators: For drivers with only a few years of driving experience.
- "Certified risks": For customers who need a financial responsibility filing, such as an SR-22.
Insurance filings source: S&P Global Market Intelligence
Posted Jan. 2, 2019