Which insurance company is right for you? Compare plans, discounts, and quotes from Pekin and American National.
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.
American National Insurance Company (ANICO) was founded in 1905 by William Lewis Moody Jr. and headquartered in Gavelston, Texas. During the decades of the 1920s, the company’s assets increased more than 400 percent, compared with the national average for insurance companies at that time. The company continued to grow rapidly, even during the Depression and avoided laying off employees or suffering annual losses.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Pekin Insurance and American National P&C. On average, Pekin Insurance charges approximately $96.81 per month while American National P&C comes in at around $54.14 per month. For Pekin Insurance, the cheapest state average is Indiana at $76.77 per month and the most expensive is Wisconsin at $109.75 per month. For American National P&C, the cheapest state average is Idaho at $40.43 per month and the most expensive is Nebraska at $58.98 per month.
|State||Pekin Insurance||American National P&C|
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Pekin Insurance and American National P&C typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||Pekin Insurance||American National P&C|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Pekin Insurance charges $87.16 per month and American National P&C charges $52.64 per month for customers who own their home.
|Own/Rent||Pekin Insurance||American National P&C|
Which car insurance company is better? We've made it easy to compare companies side by side. See how Pekin and American National ranked among the industry ratings.
|A.M. Best Rating||A-||A|
|NAIC Complaint Ratio||0.23%|
What coverage is available through Pekin and American National? Both insurance companies offer Auto, Commercial, Condo, Health, Home, Life, Motorcycle, Renters, RV insurance. Additional products from Pekin insurance also include 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 American National P&C Insurance page.
American National offers a wide range of discounts to its policyholders, including Common cause of Loss, Fresh Start, and Multi-policy discounts. In contrast, Pekin also offers a few discounts that American National 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 American National and Pekin insurance and save yourself some money. You can review the full list of discounts that these two companies offer below.
|Advance Issue||Collision Waiver Discount|
|Anti-theft Device||Common cause of Loss Discount|
|Auto/Home Bundle||Fresh Start Discount|
|Defensive Driver (Not Available in Indiana)||Multi-policy Discount|
|EFT||No Claims Cashback Bonus|
|Good Student||Three Lines 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.
AN Mobile App is available for iOS and Android. This mobile app provides you access to view personal lines insurance policy info (Auto, Home, Specialty Lines, Umbrella Insurance), view your Auto ID cards, submit an Auto and/or Home insurance claim, pay your personal line insurance policy with your bank account or credit/debit card, report an issue or send feedback directly to our development team, request 24-hour roadside assistance and check your Cashback℠ balances (where available).
|Pekin Mobile App|
|Pekin does not currently have a mobile app for insurance products.|
|American National Mobile App|
|iOS||2.7||34 user reviews|
|Android||3||50 user reviews|
|Pekin Contact Info|
|Address||2505 Court St, Pekin, IL 61558|
|American National Contact Info|
|Address||One Moody Plaza - Galveston, Texas - 77550|
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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