Which insurance provider is right for you? Compare products, discounts, and quotes from Allied and Mercury.
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.
George Joseph founded Mercury General Corporation in Los Angeles with a promise to provide more affordable rates than other carriers and the best customer service in the industry. The first policy was sold in 1962, when the company had only six employees and 90 agents. Two years later Mercury Insurance opened an office in Orange County, CA. In 1966, they opened their first office in the San Fernando Valley and a year later earned an A+ rating from A.M. Best. They continued expanding in southern California with an office in San Diego. In 1968, Mercury established a holding company, then acquired shares of Mercury Casualty Company and made it a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercury General Corp. They then moved into their newly opened San Jose office. In 1970, Mercury wrote $1 million in premiums in one month and grew to employ 467 agents. In 1972, they sold their first homeowners policy. In 1973, Mercury formed a subsidiary for underwriting preferred risk, thereby increasing business using a 34-page manual written by the company’s founder. In 1974, Mercury opened its first Sacramento office and by 1977, Mercury Insurance became the largest insurance subsidiary, producing over $1 billion in premiums by 2011. In 1978, Mercury established a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to fight insurance fraud.
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 Mercury Insurance Overview.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Allied and Mercury. On average, Allied charges approximately $222.89 per month while Mercury comes in at around $175.04 per month. For Allied, the cheapest state average is North Carolina at $124.62 per month and the most expensive is Nevada at $403.15 per month. For Mercury, the cheapest state average is Illinois at $116.90 per month and the most expensive is Nevada at $323.68 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Allied and Mercury typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||Allied||Mercury|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Allied charges $236.63 per month and Mercury charges $181.72 per month for customers who own their home.
Both Allied and Mercury rank very similarly across the board. Allied and Mercury both received an A+ from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and both have an excellent financial rating. Allied was founded in 1925 and Mercury was founded 37 years later in 1962. Compare the two companies in full detail below.
|JD Power Ranking||About Average||Average|
|NAIC Complaint Index||0.38|
Allied and Mercury both offer a wide range of insurance products for their customers. Both offer Auto, Business, Condo, Home, Renters and Umbrella insurance. See the full list of insurance below and compare the two car insurance companies side by side.
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|Dwelling Fire Insurance||✔|
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|Food & Beverage Insurance||✔||✔|
|Golf Cart Insurance||✔||✔|
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|Identity Management Protection||✔|
|Identity Theft Insurance||✔|
|Personal Watercraft Insurance||✔||✔|
|Private Client Insurance||✔||✔|
|Professional Offices Insurance||✔||✔|
|Senior Living Insurance||✔|
|Service Line Protection||✔|
|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 Mercury offer numerous opportunities to save money on car insurance. The full list of discounts available by each company is listed here.
|Accident Forgiveness||Anti-theft Feature Discount|
|Accident-free Discount||Auto Pay Discount|
|Advance Quote Discount||E-signature Discount|
|Affinity Car Insurance Discounts||Good Driver Discount|
|Allied Rewards||Good Student 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|
|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 Mercury Mobile app is available for android. This insurance tool is where you can manage payments, view auto policy information, download ID cards and more.
|Allied Mobile App|
|iOS||3.6||2,922 user reviews|
|Android||4.3||1.4K user reviews|
|Mercury Mobile App|
|Android||2.7||200 user reviews|
|Allied Contact Info|
|Address||1100 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50391-1100|
|Phone||1 (800) 532-1436|
|Mercury Contact Info|
|Address||4484 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, California|
|Phone||1 (800) 503-3724|
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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