Which insurance carrier is right for you? Compare plans, premiums, and quotes from Dairyland and Travelers.
Dairyland Insurance Company began as a local insurer in Wisconsin over 60 years ago and grew to have a national presence. Today, the insurance company prides itself on maintaining its midwestern roots and what it calls “small-town values.” In 1916, The Hardware Dealers MutualFire Insurance Company of Wisconsin (known today as Sentry) began writing auto insurance policies. Professor Stuart Struck formed the Dairyland Mutual Insurance Company of Wisconsin in 1953 and in 1966 The Hardware Dealers Mutual Fire Insurance Company acquiredDairyland, which sold specialty insurance to drivers who couldn’t otherwise get standard coverage due to poor driving records, little driving experience or no prior insurance. In 1975independent agents joined Dairyland and began selling motorcycle insurance. Two years later, they moved to a new headquarters in Steven Point, Wisconsin. Since 1992, Sentry has been rated A+ in financial strength from A.M. Best. Sentry, Dairyland’s parent company, celebrated100 years of business in 2004. The following year, Sentry acquired Viking Insurance and doubled the size of Dairyland. Sentry has over $13 billion worth of assets and a policyholder surplus of $4.1 billion. In addition to motorcycle insurance, Dairyland is known for selling non-standard SR-22/SR22/SR 22 insurance and insurance for teen drivers at affordable rates.
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 stonecutter, 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 Dairyland and Travelers. On average, Dairyland charges approximately $596.88 per month while Travelers comes in at around $182.78 per month. For Dairyland, the cheapest state average is North Dakota at $596.88 per month and the most expensive is North Dakota at $596.88 per month. For Travelers, the cheapest state average is Maine at $89.53 per month and the most expensive is Michigan at $266.08 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Dairyland and Travelers typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||Dairyland||Travelers|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Dairyland charges $586.48 per month and Travelers charges $164.05 per month for customers who own their home.
Which car insurance company is better? We've made it easy to compare companies side by side. See how Dairyland and Travelers ranked among the industry ratings.
|A.M. Best Rating||A+|
|Financial Strength||Very Good||Excellent|
|JD Power Ranking||N/A||About Average|
|NAIC Complaint Ratio||2.68|
What coverage is available through Dairyland and Travelers? Both insurance companies offer Auto Insurance. Additional products from Travelers insurance also includes Commercial, Condo, Health, Home, Motorcycle, Renters, RV, SR22/FR44, and Umbrella Insurance. Considering these two top insurance providers? Check out the list below. To view a full list of products that are available, visit Dairyland and Travelers Insurance page.
Dairyland offers a wide range of discounts to its policyholders, including Anti-theft, Defensive Driving, and Homeowners discounts. Travelers also offers a few discounts that Dairyland doesn’t including Student Away at School, Safe Driver, and New Car discounts. Start taking advantage of discounts offered by insurance providers like Travelers and Dairyland insurance and save yourself some money. You can review the full list of discounts that these two companies offer below.
|Advanced Quote Discount||Affinity Program Discounts|
|Anti-theft Discount||Continuous Insurance Discount|
|Defensive Driving Discount||Driver Training Discount|
|Homeowners Discount||Early Quote Discount|
|Multi-car Discount||EFT, Paid in Full and Good Payer Discount|
|Payment Frequency Discount||Good Student Discount|
|Transfer Discount||Home Ownership Discount|
|Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Discount|
|IntelliDrive Program Safe Driving Discount|
|New Car Discount|
|Safe Driver Discount|
|Student Away at School Discount|
The Dairyland app is available for iOS and Android. This is where customers can access self-service options here and pay bills.
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.
|Dairyland Mobile App|
|iTunes||3.4||34 user reviews|
|Google Play||3.6||208 user reviews|
|Travelers Mobile App|
|iOS||2.7||15K user reviews|
|Android||3.3||16K user reviews|
|Dairyland Contact Info|
|Address||1800 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481|
|Phone||1 (844) 242-4468|
|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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