Which car insurance company is right for you? Compare plans, discounts and rates from 21st Century and PEMCO.
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.
Pemco was founded in 1949 by Robert J. Handy, a Seattle journalism and math teacher. He had at first envisioned insuring teachers who were members of the Seattle Teachers Credit Union, which he founded in 1939, but the company has grown since then. PEMCO is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and employs about 650 employees.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with 21st Century and PEMCO. On average, 21st Century charges approximately $210.70 per month while PEMCO comes in at around $100.50 per month. For 21st Century, the cheapest state average is California at $180.97 per month and the most expensive is Florida at $250.39 per month. For PEMCO, the cheapest state average is Washington at $100.48 per month and the most expensive is Washington at $100.48 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that 21st Century and PEMCO typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||21st Century||PEMCO|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average 21st Century charges $204.47 per month and PEMCO charges $97.20 per month for customers who own their home.
Learn more about each company below before switching insurance plans. 21st Century and PEMCO have similar ratings. Both have excellent financial Strength and have received an A+ Rating from the BBB. PEMCO has been established for a longer period of time. It was founded in 1949 while 21st Century was established in 1958.
|JD Power Rating||About Average||Among the Best|
|NAIC Complaint Index||1.47%|
21st Century and PEMCO both offer a wide range of insurance products. Both companies offer Car, Home, Boat, Motorcycle and Flood Insurance. 21st Century offers Mobile Mobile, ATV, and Personal Watercraft coverage among others. PEMCO offers Earthquake, Collector Vehicle, Specialty, and Water & Sewer Line Insurance.
|Auto Mechanical Breakdown||✔||✔|
|Water & Sewer Line||✔|
As far as discounts go, PEMCO offers numerous options that 21st Century does not. 21st Century offers Safe Driver, Multi-Car, Mature Driver, and Paperless Discounts. All of which are nice discounts but are typical in the industry. PEMCO offers Low Mileage, Accident Forgiveness, Homeownership, New Vehicle discounts and more.
|Safe Driver Discount||Auto Plus Home Discount|
|Paperless & Autopay Discount||Safety/Security Feature Discount|
|Multi-Car Discount||Distant Student Discount|
|Mature Driver Discount||University of Washington Alumni Discount|
|Minor Ticket Forgiveness Benefit|
|Advance Purchase Discount (for new business)|
|Low Mileage Discount|
|Paid in Full Discount|
|Good Student Discount|
|Defensive Driver Discount|
|Accident Forgiveness Benefit|
|Loyal Auto Customer Discount|
|New Vehicle Discount|
|Life Insurance (only for members of the teacher’s credit union)|
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 Go PEMCO app connects you to your PEMCO policy no matter where you are. You have access to vehicle insurance ID cards, your policy, and discounts. You can also make changes to your policy, view documents and bills and pay your bill. Local repair shops are listed for you too.
|21st Century Mobile App|
|iOS||1.9||5 user reviews|
|Android||3.2||934 user reviews|
|PEMCO Mobile App|
|iOS||3.6||5 user reviews|
|Android||4.3||68 user reviews|
|21st Century Contact Info|
|Address||3 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803|
|PEMCO Contact Info|
|Address||1300 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109-3571|
|Phone||1 (800) 467-3626|
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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