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October 24, 2016

Student Earns Insurance Discount without SAT

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SCOTT WOODRUFF
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After an Illinois family’s homeschooled son turned 16 and began to drive, the family asked their auto insurance company, Country Financial, for a good student discount.

The company said they would not accept the grades on the son’s transcript, or his CLEP scores, to qualify the family for the discount. They insisted he must take the PSAT or SAT.

The family had no intention of requiring their son to take these tests, however, since he did not need them to fulfill his higher education aspirations. So they contacted Home School Legal Defense Association for help.

HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott A. Woodruff wrote a letter to Country Financial urging them to allow the discount. At about the same time, the family’s insurance agent asked the company to grant the discount.

The company reconsidered and gave the family the discount. The company also applied the discount retroactively, which resulted in the family having a very low auto insurance premium for several months.

We appreciate the company’s willingness to take a second look.