Thanks a bunch
I will probably move all my policies (I prefer to keep everything together--its easy and usually results in a multi line discount).
The initial CSR I spoke to went round with me, and simply could NOT understand why this was such an important issue to me. She was polite, but freely admitted that she was unclear why this was such a problem.
I have to admit, even when working through the food chain of people who clearly could not give me a really good answer as to why they require the numbers, they were all at least professional and respectful.
However, this does not change the situation that they are adament about requiring numbers, and I am adament in my refusal to provide them.....
Thanks again, I am going to go make some calls.....
Oh, and when I explained I would be moving everything, they were surprised, because in all likelyhood, I won't find rates as good as what I am getting now (I have done some random comparisons in the past, and this is true), and yet I would still move my policies over this issue.
I explained that I was willing to pay more for something this important. Just like I am willing to pay a little more for products & services from companies that employ Americans. Its a matter of principal.
I dont want to move from this company, but feel I am correct in my position about who exactly I give my serial numbers to--much like I don't freely hand out my ssn either......
sigh, nothing is easy anymore.