If you are over 55 years old, chances are you’ve heard of an AARP classroom course you can take to lower your car insurance premiums. If you live in Nevada, you should really consider taking the course for a few reasons.
Shortened classroom time- The first big advantage to taking the AARP course in Nevada is we are one of only a handful of states where the DMV has worked closely with AARP to encourage 55+ drivers to take the course. One complaint they were hearing from many attendees is the standard time the course takes is 8 hours, taking up your whole day. Nevada worked with AARP to create a shorter 4-hour course, half the time required for most other states. I took the course myself and the format is surprisingly fun and passes the time quickly.
Nevada Insurance Companies required to give discount- This was interesting to me to learn that in most states while insurance companies may offer a discount for taking the course, they are not bound by law to do so. Nevada insurance law requires companies to provide a discount. From what I’ve seen with our own companies, the discount is usually between 5 – 10%, which can definitely help with your insurance payments.
Best Place in town to take the course- Here at AMS, we volunteer to host courses here in our office the first Wednesday of each month. The cost is $14 per person and $12 if you are an AARP member, all of which goes back to AARP. I am proud that the Nevada director for driver safety courses came to our last class and mentioned that it is by far the best venue she has been to for taking the course. We limit the number of attendees to 10 to encourage participation. It is also held in our conference room overlooking Lone Mountain to hopefully provide a comfortable and relaxing setting. And last but not least, we bring Dee’s Donuts! If you’ve never had one, then what better reason is there to come?
To RSVP for our next class or if you have any questions at all, you can call me at 702-965-3685.
Originally posted 2012-09-22 00:14:55.