Research has been carried out by Which? that makes for interesting reading and may go some way towards answering the above question.
Utilising information provided by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), Which? compared, across 14 age groups, the average amount of claims for each policy with the average premiums that each policyholder paid for their car insurance policy. The age range was from 18 to 85.
So, let’s have a look at some of the results of these findings.
You are no doubt aware that the younger motorist tends to pay considerably more for their car insurance than the more mature adult.
In the age bracket of 21 to 25, the average premium paid was £964. The average cost of a claim for each policy was £677. The former figure was 42.4% higher than the later figure.
For those aged 31 to 35 years of age, the average premium paid was £547. The average cost of a claim for each policy was £372. The former figure was 47% higher than the latter.
For those aged 66 to 70 years of age, the average premium paid was £279. The average cost of a claim for each policy was £158. The former figure was 76.6% higher than the latter.
For those aged 81 to 85 years of age, the average premium paid was £392. The average cost of a claim for each policy was £234. The former figure was 67.5% higher than the latter.
Overall, the research would seem to indicate that the premiums many older motorists are paying might be out of line (higher) in relation to the amounts they are claiming. Of course, there are many factors that make up the premium such as driving and claims history but this research does make for interesting reading.
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