Which insurance company is right for you? Compare savings, cost, and quotes from Pekin and 21st Century.
In 1921, a group of farmers, all members of the Tazewell County Farm Bureau, formed an organization to make automobile insurance more affordable. The organization was called The Farmers Automobile Insurance Association. The first Pekin Insurance office was located in the Tazewell County Courthouse, a space donated by the County Board Supervisors. With 187 policies, the six-month premium was $5 for glass, fire, lightning, windstorm, full-coverage collision, property damage, and bodily injury. All cars were charged the same premium. In 1932, they added 24-hour claim service. They adopted the telephone number #1334 for claims service. By 1939, Pekin had 20,000 policies and by 1945, 30,000. In 1952, they added fire insurance and in 1960, Inland Marine coverage. In 1966, the company moved into its new and current home office on Court Street and they now have 8 service offices in six states: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Pekin Life Insurance Company, which was established in 1969, also offers products in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. They began selling group health insurance in 1970 and pre-need insurance in 1993. In 2010, they adopted a new slogan, Beyond the expected®. In 2011, they created a unit called Group Plan Solutions for businesses. Today Pekin Insurance has over 900,000 policyholders and more than 8,500 independent agents.
21st Century Insurance -- formerly 20th Century Insurance -- was founded in 1958 by Louis W. Foster and began offering auto insurance, mainly in California. The company was located in a one-room office in Los Angeles, California in the beginning and relocated to Woodland Hills, California before moving to Wilmington Delaware, where 21st Century Insurance is now headquartered. Today, 21st Century Insurance sells many lines of insurance, including specialty homeowners insurance, motorcycle insurance and more.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Pekin Insurance and 21st Century. On average, Pekin Insurance charges approximately $114.16 per month while 21st Century comes in at around $213.76 per month. For Pekin Insurance, the cheapest state average is Indiana at $90.08 per month and the most expensive is Wisconsin at $132.69 per month. For 21st Century, the cheapest state average is California at $213.76 per month and the most expensive is California at $213.76 per month.
|State||Pekin Insurance||21st Century|
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Pekin Insurance and 21st Century typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||Pekin Insurance||21st Century|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Pekin Insurance charges $101.93 per month and 21st Century charges $217.81 per month for customers who own their home.
|Own/Rent||Pekin Insurance||21st Century|
Which car insurance company is better? We've made it easy to compare companies side by side. See how Pekin and 21st Century ranked among the industry ratings.
|A.M. Best Rating||A-||A|
|JD Power Ranking||About Average|
|NAIC Complaint Index||1.47|
What coverage is available through Pekin and 21st Century? Both insurance companies offer Auto, Home, Life, Motorcycle, and RV insurance. Additional products from Pekin insurance also includes Commercial, Condo, Health, Renters, 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 Pekin Insurance and 21st Century Insurance page.
21st Century offers a wide range of discounts to its policyholders, including Multi-Car, Paperless & Autopay, and Safe Driver discounts. In contrast, Pekin also offers a few discounts that 21st Century doesn’t, including Tenure, Safety Equipment (Only Available in Ohio), and Paid-in-Full discounts. Start taking advantage of discounts offered by insurance providers like 21st Century and Pekin insurance and save yourself some money. You can review the full list of discounts that these two companies offer below.
|Advance Issue||Mature Driver Discount|
|Anti-theft Device||Multi-Car Discount|
|Auto/Home Bundle||Paperless & Autopay Discount|
|Defensive Driver (Not Available in Indiana)||Safe Driver Discount|
|Mandatory Seatbelt (Only Available in Iowa)|
|Safety Equipment (Only Available in Ohio)|
Not rated. Pekin only has an Insurance Events app on Google Play, which is intended to help you with schedules, dining information, maps and more.
The 21st Century Mobile app is available for iOS and Android. It enables you to view your policy, pay bills, report a claim, receive roadside assistance and more. The iPhone app even has other functions, like finding nearby restaurants with good ratings.
|Pekin Mobile App|
|Pekin does not currently have a mobile app for insurance products.|
|21st Century Mobile App|
|iOS||5 user reviews|
|Android||3.2||934 user reviews|
|Pekin Contact Info|
|Address||2505 Court St, Pekin, IL 61558|
|21st Century Contact Info|
|Address||3 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803|
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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