Which insurance carrier is right for you? Compare savings, premiums, and quotes from Allied and Farmers.
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 now feature the Nationwide name and logo.
Farmers Insurance began selling insurance a year before the Great Depression and survived to become a household name. Founders John C. Tyler and Thomas E. Leavey started off by going farm to farm to gain their first policies. They specifically lowered rates for farmers and ranchers because they understood that these occupations posed fewer risks with their vehicles. By 1928, they were able to open an office in downtown Los Angeles. During the Great Depression, Farmers was one of the few companies that were able to pay claims. When a devastating earthquake hit Los Angeles, Farmers paid out claims for damaged cars and became the first insurance company to offer comprehensive insurance.
Below is a list of average rates, rankings, products, and discounts for the two companies. For full company overviews, you can visit Allied Overview and Farmers Overview.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Allied and Farmers. On average, Allied charges approximately $225.46 per month while Farmers comes in at around $233.13 per month. For Allied, the cheapest state average is Iowa at $125.86 per month and the most expensive is Nevada at $361.09 per month. For Farmers, the cheapest state average is South Dakota at $133.06 per month and the most expensive is Nevada at $407.55 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Allied and Farmers typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||Allied||Farmers|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Allied charges $244.78 per month and Farmers charges $234.61 per month for customers who own their home.
Both Allied and Farmers rank very similarly across the board. Each company received an A+ from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), an excellent financial rating, and received a score of "About Average" by JD Power. Both companies were founded in the 1920s: Allied in 1925 and Farmers in 1928. Compare the two companies in full detail below.
|JD Power Ranking||About Average||About Average|
|NAIC Complaint Index||0.38||0.80|
Allied and Farmers both offer a wide range of insurance products for their customers. Both offer Auto, Business, Home, Life, Motorcycle and Umbrella insurance among other products. See the full list of insurance below and compare the two insurance companies side by side.
|Accident Medical Insurance||✔||✔|
|Business Property Insurance||✔||✔|
|Classic Car Insurance||✔||✔|
|Commercial Agribusiness Insurance||✔||✔|
|Excess & Surplus Insurance||✔||✔|
|Farm & Ranch Insurance||✔||✔|
|Food & Beverage Insurance||✔||✔|
|Golf Cart Insurance||✔||✔|
|Identity Theft Insurance||✔|
|Personal Watercraft Insurance||✔||✔|
|Private Client Insurance||✔|
|Professional Offices Insurance||✔||✔|
|Recreational Vehicle Insurance||✔|
|Senior Living Insurance||✔|
|Specialty Liability Insurance||✔||✔|
|Travel Insurance and Wedding Insurance||✔|
Drivers can save hundreds if they chose an insurance carrier that offers great discounts. Both Allied and Farmers offer numerous opportunities to save money on car insurance. The full list of discounts available by each company is listed here.
|Accident Forgiveness||Alternative Fuel Discount|
|Accident-Free Discount||Distant Student|
|Advance Quote Discount||Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Discount|
|Affinity Car Insurance Discounts||Good Student|
|Allied Rewards||Homeowner Discount|
|Anti-Theft Discount||Multi-Car Discount|
|Defensive Driving Discount||Multi-Policy Discount|
|Easy Pay Discount||Occupational Discount|
|Farm Bureau Discount||Pay-in-Full Discount|
|Good Student Discount||Teen Driver Discount|
|Long-Term Policyholder Discount||Transfer 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 Farmers app is available for iOS and Android. The Farmers Mobile App allows you access to self-service features.
|Allied Mobile App|
|iOS||3.6||2,922 user reviews|
|Android||4.3||1.4K user reviews|
|Farmers Mobile App|
|iOS||4.8||3K user reviews|
|Android||4||3K user reviews|
|Allied Contact Info|
|Address||1100 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50391-1100|
|Phone||1 (800) 532-1436|
|Farmers Contact Info|
|Address||6301 Owensmouth Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367|
|Phone||1 (800) 974-6755|
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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