Will filing a claim make my premium increase or be cancelled?

Will filing a claim make my premium increase or result in my policy being canceled?

Generally the answer is no. One claim is not a cause for concern on the part of insurance companies.

But a pattern of claims may result in a premium increase or cancellation. So if you have a claim that is the third in three years, for example, that will be viewed differently than having one claim only.

Individual claims that are suggestive of gross negligence can also result in significant premium increase or cancellation. An example might be an auto accident accompanied by a reckless driving or driving under the influence conviction.

Keep a strong relationship with your current insurance agency.  They can help answer your questions.