Which insurance company is right for you? Compare premiums, plans, and quotes from American Family and Erie.
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.
Erie Insurance Exchange was founded in 1925 by H.O. Hirt and O.G. Crawford, in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania. H.O. Hirt hoped to create a company based on superior service using the mantra, “The ERIE is Above all in sERvIcE,” with the letters "E-R-I-E" raised in capitals out of the word “service.” It still remains the company tagline today. Three years after being established, the company was doing so well that it expanded its business by opening its first office outside Erie, in Pittsburgh. By 1934, the company created the “Super Standard Auto Policy,” which was used as a model for other insurance companies across the country. The company later expanded its product portfolio into a home, business and in the year 1967, Erie Family Life Insurance Company was formed, offering life insurance to consumers. Erie Indemnity Company was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1994 and in the following year it was listed on NASDAQ. Today, Erie Insurance Company ranks number 381 on the 2019 FORTUNE 500® list and has over 5,000 employees and 12,000 independent agents. Also, the company ranks highest among auto insurers in providing a satisfying purchase experience, with a score of 917 (on a 1,000-point scale).
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with American Family and Erie. On average, American Family charges approximately $166.79 per month while Erie comes in at around $139.46 per month. For American Family, the cheapest state average is Ohio at $93.26 per month and the most expensive is Nevada at $344.64 per month. For Erie, the cheapest state average is Ohio at $83.98 per month and the most expensive is New York at $200.62 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that American Family and Erie typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||American Family||Erie|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average American Family charges $160.70 per month and Erie charges $119.29 per month for customers who own their home.
Which car insurance company ranks better? We've made it easy to compare companies side by side. Below is how American Family and Erie Insurance ranked among the industry ratings. Both companies have received a grade of A+ for their financial strength. Erie scored slightly better on the A.M. rating with a A+ compared to American Family who received an A. Both companies were also founded in the 1920s. Erie in 1925 and American Family two years later in 1927.
|JD Power Ranking||About Average|
|NAIC Complaint Index||0.64||0.22|
American Family and Erie both offer auto insurance, but what other products do they offer? Insurance Companies will often times offer their policy holders discounts for bundling multiple products together. So it's a good idea to know what your options are. Both American Family and Erie Insurance offer boat, business, life, motorcycle and renters insurance. A full list of available products is listed below.
|Classic Car Insurance||✔||✔|
|Farm And Ranch Insurance||✔|
Want to save some money? Of course, who doesn't! American Family and Erie Insurance both offer numerous options to save with the discounts they offer. Discounts are ways for carriers to reward their policy holders for being good customers. You can review the full list of discounts that these two companies offer below.
|Away at School Discount||Advance Quote Discount|
|Claims-free Pricing||Age 55 Discount|
|Generational Discount||Driver Training Discount|
|Good Student Discount||Multi-Policy Discount|
|Loyalty Discount||New Vehicle Discount|
|Multi-product Discount||Paid in Full Discount|
|Smart Home Discount||Prior Bodily Injury Limits (BIL) Discount|
|Teen Safe Driver Discount||Reduced Usage Discount|
|Young Volunteer Discount||Safe Driver Discount|
|Safety Features Discount|
|Teen Driver Discount|
|Young Driver Loyalty Discount|
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.
The Erie Insurance mobile app is available for iOS and Android.
|American Family Mobile App|
|iOS||4.8||30K user reviews|
|Android||4.4||3.5K user reviews|
|Erie Mobile App|
|iOS||3.3||18 user reviews|
|Android||3.8||19 user reviews|
|American Family Contact Info|
|Address||6000 American Parkway, Madison, WI 53783|
|Erie Contact Info|
|Address||100 Erie Insurance Place, PA 16530|
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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