Friday, 16 December 2011

State Farm Auto Insurance Companies

State FarmMutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent company of several wholly owned State Farm subsidiaries:

  • State Farm Life Insurance Company
  • State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (NY/CT/WI)
  • State Farm County Mutual Insurance Company of Texas (TX auto)
  • State Farm Mutual Insurance Company of Texas (TX preferred auto)
  • State Farm Indemnity Company / State Farm Guaranty Insurance Company (NJ auto)
  • State Farm General Insurance Company (CA home)
  • State Farm Florida Insurance Company (FL home)
  • State Farm Lloyds (TX home/commercial)
  • State Farm Bank, F.S.B.
  • State Farm Investment Management Corp. (SFIMC)
  • State Farm VP Management Corp. (SFVPMC)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Top Ten Best Auto Insurance Companies In US

10. Western United:

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Western United is also one of the top car insurance companies in USA. They offer reliable and accessible services to their customers along with low rate car insurance.

9. Liberty Mutual Auto Insurance:

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This company was established in 1902 and since then they are busy in providing their customers with best services. Liberty Manual Auto Insurance has been rated as the one of the top auto insurance companies in USA and has a wide range of network in 20 countries.

8. Nationwide Auto Insurance:

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Nationwide Auto Insurance Company is one of the most financially strong auto insurance companies in USA and is serving their customers for 80 years. They provide all the satisfactory services to their customers and many options with low insurance rates.

7. Western General Insurance Company:

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This company offers you all the services regarding auto insurance in low rates. They have number of Affiliates Company and together they make sure to satisfy their customers.

6. Unitrin:

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Unitrin is new in the list of top ten. But this company has really struggled its way to the top. Unitrin offers a wide range of options to their customers and low rate car insurance. It was voted as one of the best auto insurance company in USA by A.M Best.

5. Allstate Auto Insurance:

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Allstate Auto Insurance has been consistently ranked as the top auto insurance company for 7 decades. This company provides excellent customer holdings and low rate car insurance. Many sources have claimed that this company is mainly for teenagers and aged people.

4. Access Insurance Company:

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Access Insurance Company provides multi services to their customer and it was rated as the top insurance company in USA. They provide comprehensive low rate car insurance to their customers.

3. Bristol West Insurance Company:

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Bristol West Insurance is also one of the leading car insurance companies in USA. They provide low rate car insurance and perfect customer care service. Due to their guaranteed service they were rated as the excellent insurance company of USA.

2. GMAC Insurance:

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GMAC insurance was established in 1939 and since then they have built several branches and they also operates internationally in Latin America, Asia and Europe. This company is one of the best car insurance companies in USA and they provide a wide range of services to their customers.

1. Progressive:

Progressive Insurance 10 Best Auto Insurance Companies In US
Progressive has been considered as the no 1 car insurance company in USA. It is one of the oldest insurance company and longest insurance company of USA and they provide the best customer service than any other. They are ranked no 1 when it comes to writing car standard and low rate car insurance. They also provide insurance for motorcycles, personal watercraft, boats, commercial auto and RVs.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Beginner's Guide To: Car insurance

How much could I save?
Independent research shows that by comparing different providers, a driver can cut what they pay by an average of £157 a year. This means that sticking with your current provider each year can be a costly mistake.
Don't leave it too late
Many insurers will automatically renew their customers' policies at the end of a year, unless they contact them directly to end the contract. This is because they know that many drivers won't bother to get in touch, meaning they'll be tied into a new contract for a further year.
What are my options?
If you're buying car insurance for the first time, you will be considering choosing fully comprehensive or just third-party protection. Many young or new drivers will pick third-party cover because they assume it's cheaper, but new analysis by shows that's not always so.
Because people buying the lowest level of cover tend to be riskier drivers, insurers have increased the cost. This means it is sometimes cheaper to buy fully comprehensive insurance. It sounds laughable, but it is sometimes the case that more cover costs less, so check out both options when you're comparing providers.
Don't agree an excessive excess
The excess is the amount you agree to pay before the insurer steps in and picks up the bill. It can be tempting to agree a high excess to bring down the cost of your policy, but you don't want to be hit with a bill you would struggle to pay if you do have an accident

Are spy boxes the key to cutting car insurance premiums?

With the effects of the global recession still hitting the pockets of cash-strapped motorists in the UK, those who have managed to keep their vehicles despite the increasing costs of insurance and fuel prices have been looking for innovative ways to cut costs. We all know the usual ways of cutting back on insurance premiums, with adding a named driver or two usually a safe option, whilst some of the more illogical alterations such as definition of career always seem slightly strange.
However, one method of cutting the cost of insurance for young drivers that you may not have heard about is installing a new ‘spy box’ in whatever vehicle is being used by the respective driver. With premiums over the past year rising by as much as 50%, young drivers are bound to see no drawbacks to using the new device, which uses GPS technology to send information to the insurance company providing the driver with the policy.
The device keeps track of details such as driving habits, speed, locations being driven in and around on a regular basis, and the rates of both acceleration and braking. Prices should subsequently be reduced by the insurance company if the signals sent back from the spy box point towards careful and responsible driving.
With the boxes also able to act as tracking devices using GPS technology, cars with the devices installed are far more likely to be recovered if stolen than those without them. It therefore seems that this is one innovation in the car insurance industry that may be here to stay for the long haul.

£1.7bn wasted by renewing blindly

Cash-strapped Brits may like to have a grumble about the way prices for everything under the sun are rising, but it seems that many of us are not doing the basics to keep our outgoings down each month.
When you get your motor insurance renewal notice, are you one of the 6.4 million motorists who renew blindly? If so, you could be throwing money down the drain to the tune, on average, of a staggering £270 a year.
Research from has revealed that car insurance is one area where loyalty really does not pay. Insurance companies are, of course, always keen to get new customers and will often offer competitive deals to lure us into signing on the dotted line but after the first year premiums frequently rocket.
Almost one fifth of us (19% to be precise) refuse to take the time to see whether or not we could get a better deal and renew blindly. Reasons for this range from apathy (8%), to the belief that we would not find a better bargain anyway (11%). As far as age is concerned, the over 55s are the worst culprits, with 21% not bothering to shop around.
The costs of running a car have risen sharply in the last twelve months and the recent troubles in the Middle East have meant that petrol prices have soared. It is therefore all the more surprising that so many of us are not bothering to see whether we can cut costs.
Insurance companies are well aware of customers’ behaviour and rely on our apathy to bolster profits. As a whole, the nation is spending £1.7 billion more than necessary, by neglecting to spend the relatively short time needed to compare prices.

Admiral sees record profits

Admiral insurance group, one of the biggest insurance companies in the UK, has just announced record profits. This is the second year in a row that its profits have beaten all previous years, and the company just keeps on going from strength to strength.
The pre-tax profit for 2010 was announced as £266 million, which represents a 23% increase on 2009 figures. To make things even rosier, it performed better than predicted by £4 million, according to the predictions of city analysts.
One of the most successful areas for the company was car insurance, where it saw a massive growth of over 30%. The UK sector was especially good for the insurer, but its overseas operations were not quite as successful and saw losses of £12.9 million compared to £10.3 million in 2009.
One area in the UK that has suffered is its business. It saw a large 34% drop in earnings to £16.9 million during 2010, a factor it puts down to the increased competition in the comparison website sector.
Admiral also announced that it is planning to locate its new headquarters near St David’s shopping centre in Cardiff where it will locate up to 3,000 staff.
Henry Engelhardt, the company’s chief executive, said that it has now generated a turnover of more than £1.5 billion, but admitted that there was a lot to be done in its businesses outside the UK.
He also commented on the recent EU ruling that means insurers can no longer charge different premiums to men and women, claiming that it would lead to increased profits for Admiral.

Car insurance premiums continue to rise

There’s more bad news for drivers as it has been revealed that insurance premiums have gone up by a record amount in the last 12 months, making driving increasingly unaffordable for more people.
The depressing figures come from The AA which recently released its latest British Insurance Premium Index. It found that, over the past 12 months, fully comprehensive insurance premiums have gone up by a massive 40%, meaning the average premium now costs £892 a year.
Third party, fire and theft premiums went up even further, jumping by a massive 82% in 12 months, meaning now the average premium is £1,533. In the first three months of this year alone the rise was 10.7%.
The rise in the cost of car insurance is the highest annual rise since 1994 when the AA began to collect data. But even so, insurers are still making losses.
The rise in premiums comes as a double blow to motorists who are also having to contend with rising fuel costs. The combination of the two means that driving is now less affordable than ever, and this is leading to other problems.
The AA claims that more customers are not giving their full information now when looking for quotes, and that people are also trying to get more from personal injury claims. Such claims are one of the biggest reasons for the rise in premiums, with the ABI (Association of British Insurers) claiming that for every £1 in compensation, 87p is now added in legal expenses. Now there are hundreds of claims being made every day for accidents, sometimes for ones which occurred years ago.