Which car insurance company is right for you? Compare plans, discounts and rates from 21st Century and Ameriprise.
21st Century Insurance -- formerly 20th Century Insurance -- was founded in 1958 by Louis W. Foster and began offering auto insurance, mainly in California. Today, 21st Century Insurance sells many lines of insurance, including specialty homeowners insurance, motorcycle insurance and more. 21st Century Insurance was acquired in 2005 by AIG and then sold to Farmers Insurance Group in 2009.
Ameriprise was founded by John Tappan over 125 years ago, with a mission to help Americans achieve their goals. The company was originally called Investors Syndicate. Investing $5 each, he had 1,000 clients. In 2005, Ameriprise Financial became an independent, publicly owned company and Ameriprise Financial renamed American Express Property Casualty Insurance companies to Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance and announced the RiverSource brand.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with 21st Century and Ameriprise Group. On average, 21st Century charges approximately $218.43 per month while Ameriprise Group comes in at around $109.67 per month. For 21st Century, the cheapest state average is California at $176.01 per month and the most expensive is Florida at $251.85 per month. For Ameriprise Group, the cheapest state average is Arizona at $109.70 per month and the most expensive is Arizona at $109.70 per month.
|State||21st Century||Ameriprise Group|
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that 21st Century and Ameriprise Group typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||21st Century||Ameriprise Group|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average 21st Century charges $210.77 per month and Ameriprise Group charges $107.10 per month for customers who own their home.
|Own/Rent||21st Century||Ameriprise Group|
21st Century and Ameriprise are two heavyweights in the insurance industry. They are ranked very similarly across the board. Each has the same financial strength and similar JD Power and NAIC complaint ratios. Ameriprise has a bit more experience in the industry and has been around for 64 years longer than 21st Century. 21st Century was founded in 1958 and Ameriprise was founded in 1894.
|JD Power Rating||About Average||Better Than Most|
|NAIC Complaint Index||1.47%||1.23%|
21st Century and Ameriprise both offer a wide range of insurance coverage. Both companies offer the standard lines of insurance including Auto, Home, and Life. 21st Century offers Flood and Personal Watercraft insurance. Ameriprise offers Disability, Umbrella, and Individual Major Medical Health Insurance.
|Auto Mechanical Breakdown||✔|
|Individual Major Medical||✔|
|Long-term Car Insurance||✔||✔|
When it comes to discounts, Ameriprise offers considerably more options to save. Both companies offer the standard Good Driver and Multi-car Discounts. However, that is about where the comparison ends. Ameriprise offers additional savings such as Education, Tenure, Vehicle Safety, Student Discounts and more.
|Safe Driver Discount||Good Driver Discount|
|Paperless & Autopay Discount||Defensive Driver Discount|
|Multi-Car Discount||Garaging Discount|
|Mature Driver Discount||Education Discount|
|Claims Free Discount|
|Premier Safety Discount|
|Vehicle Safety Features Discount|
|Student Away Discount|
|Age of Home Discount|
|Protective Devices Discount|
|IntelliDrive Program Safe Driving Discount|
The 21st Century Mobile app is available for iOS and android. It enables you to view your policy, pay bills, report a claim, receive roadside assistance and more. The iPhone app even has other functions, like finding nearby restaurants with good ratings.
The only app available for Ameriprise is for financial services and financial planning, not for home and auto.
|21st Century Mobile App|
|iOS||1.9||5 user reviews|
|Android||3.2||934 user reviews|
|Ameriprise Mobile App|
|Does not have a mobile app|
|21st Century Contact Info|
|Address||3 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803|
|Ameriprise Contact Info|
|Address||70100 Ameriprise Financial Center, Minneapolis, MN 55474|
The statistics listed on this page are from our own in house reporting. We track and record quotes that carriers have provided based on various criteria. The rates and averages shown on this page should only be used as an estimate.
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