Which insurance provider is right for you? Compare premiums, discounts, and quotes from Pemco and Kemper.
Pemco was founded in 1949 by Robert J. Handy, a Seattle journalism and math teacher. He had at first envisioned insuring teachers, who were members of the Seattle Teachers Credit Union which he founded in 1939 (it later became the School Employees Credit Union of Washington). He wanted to “create a financial institution with a heart.” Handy was also working for an insurance agency, which enabled him to sell auto insurance to educators who came to the credit union to secure car loans.
After the state of Illinois passed laws regarding workers’ compensation in 1912, James S. Kemper founded the Mutual Casualty Co to sell accident insurance. Soon after, the company began selling auto insurance. Only seven years later, Kemper had offices all over the country and eventually changed its name to James S. Kemper & Co. By late 1960, annual revenues approached $150 million. They also moved offices from Chicago to Long Grove and became a part of a holding company called Kemperco Inc. By the 1970s, the company changed its name to Kemper Corp and revenue reached nearly $1 billion. By the 1980s, Kemper began offering financial services until 1995, when Kemper was acquired by Zurich Insurance of Switzerland, who then sold off the securities division to Kemper employees as a separate company called Everen Securities Inc. In the 1990s the company acquired Unitrin Insurance and founded Kemper Corporation. In the early 2000s, Kemper Insurance Companies laid off thousands of employees in Chicago and across the country. In 2003, they sold off their service organization. In 2015 Kemper acquired Alliance United Insurance Company and in 2018 the company acquired Infinity Insurance Company. Kemper boasts $11 billion in assets, servicing approximately seven million policies, employing more than 30,000 agents and brokers as well as 7,800 associates. Kemper is licensed to sell insurance in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Other Kemper acquisitions include: Valley Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Warner Insurance, Mutual Savings Fire Insurance Company, Reserve National Insurance Company, Union National Life Insurance Company, United Insurance Company of America, United Casualty Insurance Company of America, Union National Fire Insurance Company, Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Old Reliable Casualty Company and Unitrin County Mutual Insurance Company.
Below is a list of average rates, rankings, products and discounts for the two companies. For full company overviews, you can visit PEMCO Overview and Kemper Overview.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with PEMCO and Kemper. On average, PEMCO charges approximately $111.25 per month while Kemper comes in at around $ per month. For PEMCO, the cheapest state average is Washington at $111.25 per month and the most expensive is Washington at $111.25 per month. For Kemper, the cheapest state average is at $0.00 per month and the most expensive is at $0.00 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that PEMCO and Kemper typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||PEMCO||Kemper|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average PEMCO charges $123.20 per month and Kemper charges $ 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 Pemco and Kemper ranked among the industry ratings.
|A.M. Best Rating||B++||A-|
|JD Power||Among the Best|
|NAIC Complaint Index||0.83|
What coverage is available through Pemco and Kemper? Both insurance companies offer Auto, Condo, Home, Renters, RV insurance. Additional products from Kemper insurance also includes Commercial, Health, and Life insurance. Considering these two top insurance providers? Check out the list below. To view a full list of products that are available, visit PEMCO and Kemper Insurance page.
Kemper offers a wide range of discounts to its policyholders, including Boat Insurance, Collectibles Insurance, and Commercial Auto Insurance discounts. In contrast, Pemco also offers a few discounts that Kemper doesn’t, including University of Washington Alumni, Safety/Security Feature, and Paid in Full discounts. Start taking advantage of discounts offered by insurance providers like Kemper and Pemco insurance and save yourself some money. You can review the full list of discounts that these two companies offer below.
|Accident Forgiveness Benefit||Auto Insurance|
|Advance Purchase Discount (for new business)||Boat Insurance|
|Auto Plus Home Discount||Collectibles Insurance|
|Defensive Driver Discount||Commercial Auto Insurance|
|Distant Student Discount||Condo Insurance|
|Educator Discount||Health Insurance|
|Good Student Discount||Homeowners Insurance|
|Homeownership Discount||Identity Fraud Insurance|
|Life Insurance (only for members of the teacher’s credit union)||Life Insurance|
|Low Mileage Discount||Package Insurance|
|Loyal Auto Customer Discount||Personal Catastrophe Liability Insurance|
|Minor Ticket Forgiveness Benefit||Renters Insurance|
|New Vehicle Discount||Valuables Insurance|
|Paid in Full Discount|
|Safety/Security Feature Discount|
|University of Washington Alumni Discount|
The Go PEMCO app connects you to your PEMCO policy no matter where you are. You have access to vehicle insurance ID cards, your policy, and discounts. You can also make changes to your policy, view documents and bills and pay your bill. Local repair shops are listed for you too.
Kemper does not currently have a mobile app.
|Pemco Mobile App|
|iOS||3.6||5 user reviews|
|Android||4.3||68 user reviews|
|Kemper Mobile App|
|iOS||4.4||216 user reviews|
|Android||4||323 user reviews|
|Pemco Contact Info|
|Address||1300 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109-3571|
|Phone||1 (800) 467-3626|
|Kemper Contact Info|
|Address||200 East Randolph Street, Suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60601|
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