Which insurance provider is right for you? Compare ratings, premiums and quotes from Allied and American Family.
Allied Mutual Automobile Association was formed by Harold Evans in 1929. After years of operating as a standalone brand, Allied Insurance became Nationwide in 1998. Policies, documents, bills and account statements for Allied customers are now featuring the Nationwide name and logo.
In 1927, Herman Wittwer launched Farmers Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1930, the company established National Mutual Casualty Company with a focus on non-farmers. In 1933, National Mutual and Farmer’s Mutual merged, entering into Minnesota. Farmers Mutual established the State Farm Mutual Insurance Company of Madison, Wisconsin. In 1948 State Farm Mutual of Madison is renamed Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Wisconsin. In 1957, Farmers Mutual introduced sickness and accident insurance, receiving 40 applications on day one. In 1958, the company began selling homeowners insurance and opened American Family Life Insurance Company, which expanded to 10 states in one year. In 1963, the name of the company was changed to American Family Mutual Insurance Company and in 1975 the company introduced Commercial Lines and became the fifth largest mutual auto insurer. By 1977, the company’s 50th year in business, American Family had 2.3 million policies and 2,360 agents. By 1981, the company’s assets surpassed $1 billion. In 1985, the company established American Family Brokerage, Inc for hard-to-place risks. In 1987 a CAT program is developed to help customers affected by storms and other wide-scale disasters. In 1994, American Family rolled out a catastrophe trailer. In 2005, American Family and the Green Bay Packers raised more than $1 million for breast cancer prevention, treatment and research. In 2007, American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin celebrated its grand opening. In 2011, the company challenged people to reflect on the most valuable thing they own--their dreams--in the “Dreams Protected” campaign. In 2012, American Family acquired the Permanent General Companies and other subsidiaries of the PGC Holdings Corp. In 2017, American Family aquired Wisconsin’s largest rooftop solar installation with almost 4,500 panels on the roof of the National Headquarters building in Madison.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Allied and American Family. On average, Allied charges approximately $231.05 per month while American Family comes in at around $155.10 per month. For Allied, the cheapest state average is Iowa at $108.40 per month and the most expensive is Michigan at $342.48 per month. For American Family, the cheapest state average is Ohio at $92.90 per month and the most expensive is Nevada at $331.95 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Allied and American Family typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||Allied||American Family|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Allied charges $220.87 per month and American Family charges $149.64 per month for customers who own their home.
Both Allied and American Family rank very similarly across the board. Each company had received an A+ from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), an excellent financial rating, and have received a score of "About Average" by JD Power. Each company was founded in the 1920s: Allied in 1925 and American Family in 1927. Compare the two companies in full detail below.
|JD Power Ranking||About Average||About Average|
|NAIC Complaint Index||0.38||0.64|
Allied and American Family both offer a wide range of insurance products for their customers. Both offer Auto, Boat, Business, and Classic Car insurance. See the full list of insurance below and compare the two car insurance companies side by side.
|Classic Car Insurance||✔||✔|
Drivers can save hundreds if they chose an insurance carrier that offers great discounts. Both Allied and American Family offer numerous opportunities to save money on car insurance. The full list of discounts available by each company is listed here.
|Accident Forgiveness||Away at School Discount|
|Accident-free Discount||Claims-free Pricing|
|Advance Quote Discount||Generational Discount|
|Affinity Car Insurance Discounts||Good Student Discount|
|Anti-theft Discount||Loyalty Discount|
|Defensive Driving Discount||Multi-product Discount|
|Easy Pay Discount||Smart Home Discount|
|Farm Bureau Discount||Teen Safe Driver Discount|
|Good Student Discount||Young Volunteer Discount|
|Long-term Policyholder Discount|
|Minor Violation Forgiveness|
|Nationwide Family Plan|
|Passive Occupant Restraint Discount|
The Allied Mobile App is the Nationwide Mobile App for Android, iPhone, and iPad. This app lets you access accounts using a fingerprint and facial login to a dashboard. You make payments, manage payment methods and save or share ID cards with drivers on your policy. You can also file a claim and check on its status. The app comes fully equipped to connect with roadside assistance too.
The American Family mobile app is available for iOS and android. Called MyAmFam, the app allows users to manage their insurance policy: Make payments, view coverage and policy details, access digital ID cards, in-app payment reminders, find a repair shop, submit a claim, get roadside assistance and more.
|Allied Mobile App|
|iOS||3.6||2,922 user reviews|
|Android||4.3||1.4K user reviews|
|American Family Mobile App|
|iOS||4.8||30K user reviews|
|Android||4.4||3.5K user reviews|
|Allied Contact Info|
|Address||1100 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50391-1100|
|Phone||1 (800) 532-1436|
|American Family Contact Info|
|Address||6000 American Parkway, Madison, WI 53783|
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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