Which insurance carrier is right for you? Compare plans, insights and quotes from Allied and Travelers.
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.
For more than 160 years, Travelers Insurance has been protecting homes, cars, valuables and businesses. Today they have the reputation of being one of the best property and casualty companies in the industry and are the only one in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company has 30,000 employees and 13,500 independent agents and brokers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil. In 1864, a stone cutter, James G. Batterson, and several other townsman in Hartford Connecticut began organizing a company to introduce accident insurance to the U.S. James E. Bolter, a local banker, asked Batterson how much he’d charge to insure his four-block home. Batterson said it would cost “two cents.” Today, the two-cent “premium” is Traveler’s treasured souvenir. The following year, Travelers began selling life insurance and in 1897 they issued their first automobile insurance policy. In 1889, they offered liability insurance to employers (workers compensation). By 1901 Travelers Insurance offered health and liability insurance. In 1903, they opened an insurance school and the following year organized a corps of safety engineers. In 1919, Travelers offered aircraft liability insurance with a full aviation program. During World War II, Travelers underwrote the Manhattan Project, the building of the first atomic bomb. In 1956, they established a weather research center and two years later offered life insurance to women at lower rates than men.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Allied and Travelers. On average, Allied charges approximately $227.36 per month while Travelers comes in at around $179.00 per month. For Allied, the cheapest state average is Iowa at $111.46 per month and the most expensive is Michigan at $352.33 per month. For Travelers, the cheapest state average is Idaho at $84.97 per month and the most expensive is Michigan at $249.06 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Allied and Travelers typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||Allied||Travelers|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Allied charges $220.33 per month and Travelers charges $161.78 per month for customers who own their home.
Both Allied and Travelers rank very similarly across the board. Both companies have received an A+ from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), an excellent financial rating and a grade of 'About Average' from JD Power. Allied was established in 1925 while Travelers was founded in 1864. Compare the two companies in full detail below.
|JD Power Ranking||About Average||About Average|
|NAIC Complaint Index||0.38||0|
Allied and Travelers both offer a wide range of insurance products for their customers. Both offer Auto, Condo, Renters, Surety Bonds and umbrella insurance. See the full list of insurance below and compare the two car insurance companies side by side.
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|Personal Watercraft Insurance||✔||✔|
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|Senior Living Insurance||✔||✔|
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|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 Travelers offer numerous opportunities to save money on car insurance. The full list of discounts available by each company is listed here.
|Accident Forgiveness||Affinity Program Discounts|
|Accident-free Discount||Continuous Insurance Discount|
|Advance Quote Discount||Driver Training Discount|
|Affinity Car Insurance Discounts||Early Quote Discount|
|Allied Rewards||EFT, Paid in Full and Good Payer Discount|
|Anti-theft Discount||Good Student Discount|
|Defensive Driving Discount||Home Ownership Discount|
|Easy Pay Discount||Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Discount|
|Farm Bureau Discount||IntelliDrive Program Safe Driving Discount|
|Good Student Discount||Multi-policy Discount|
|Long-term Policyholder Discount||MultiCar Discount|
|Minor Violation Forgiveness||New Car Discount|
|Multi-policy Discounts||Safe Driver Discount|
|Nationwide Family Plan||Student Away at School Discount|
|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 Travelers Mobile app is available for iOS and Android. This award-winning mobile app can help manage insurance and banking accounts, request roadside service, file and track claims and pay bills.
|Allied Mobile App|
|iOS||3.6||2,922 user reviews|
|Android||4.3||1.4K user reviews|
|Travelers Mobile App|
|iOS||2.7||15K user reviews|
|Android||3.3||16K user reviews|
|Allied Contact Info|
|Address||1100 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50391-1100|
|Phone||1 (800) 532-1436|
|Travelers Contact Info|
|Address||485 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10017|
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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