Which insurance company is right for you? Compare discounts, plans, and quotes from SafeAuto and Mercury.
SafeAuto is an independently owned property and casualty car insurance carrier based in Columbus, Ohio. Since 1993, SafeAuto has been specializing in providing affordable, state-minimum auto insurance and full comprehensive and collision policies. SafeAuto provides a Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR) in the form of an SR22, SR22A or FR44 for customers who need to provide a CFR to a court or state government agency. The company also offers motorcycle, renters, homeowners, business, health, supplemental, dental, accident, life, mechanical repair insurance and more (see full list below). SafeAuto is a leader in direct-to-consumer, minimum-limit coverage across 17 states: Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The company has service call centers that are open at all hours, every day, including holidays. Customers can also access their insurance information easily using the SafeAuto Insurance Mobile App.
George Joseph founded Mercury General Corporation in Los Angeles with a promise to provide more affordable rates than other carriers and the best customer service in the industry. The first policy was sold in 1962 when the company had only six employees and 90 agents. Two years later Mercury Insurance opened an office in Orange County, CA. In 1966 they opened their first office in the San Fernando Valley and a year later earned an A+ rating from A.M. Best. They continued expanding in southern California with an office opening in San Diego. In 1968 Mercury established a holding company, then acquired shares of Mercury Casualty Company and made it a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercury General Corp. They then moved into their newly opened San Jose office. In 1970, Mercury wrote $1 million in premiums in one month and grew to employ 467 agents. In 1972 they sold their first homeowners policy. In 1973 Mercury formed a subsidiary for underwriting preferred risk, thereby increasing business using a 34-page manual written by the company’s founder. In 1974, Mercury opened its first Sacramento office and by 1977, Mercury Insurance becomes the largest insurance subsidiary, producing over $1 billion in premiums by 2011. In 1978, Mercury established a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to fight insurance fraud.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Safe Auto and Mercury. On average, Safe Auto charges approximately $275.94 per month while Mercury comes in at around $171.23 per month. For Safe Auto, the cheapest state average is Tennessee at $170.77 per month and the most expensive is Louisiana at $379.46 per month. For Mercury, the cheapest state average is Illinois at $113.02 per month and the most expensive is Nevada at $235.08 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Safe Auto and Mercury typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||Safe Auto||Mercury|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Safe Auto charges $285.91 per month and Mercury charges $170.39 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 Safeauto and Mercury ranked among the industry ratings.
|A.M. Best Rating||A-|
|JD Power Ranking||Average|
|NAIC Complaint Index||1.74|
What coverage is available through Safeauto and Mercury? Both insurance companies offer Auto, Commercial, Home, and Renters insurance. Additional products from SafeAuto insurance also includes Health, Life, Motorcycle, and SR22/FR44 insurance. Considering these two top insurance providers? Check out the list below. To view a full list of products that are available, visit Safe Auto and Mercury Insurance page.
SafeAuto offers a wide range of discounts to its policyholders, including Good Student, Homeowner, and Multi-vehicle discounts. In contrast, Mercury also offers a few discounts that Safeauto doesn’t, including Pay-in-Full, Occupational, and Multi-policy discounts. Start taking advantage of discounts offered by insurance providers like Mercury and Safeauto insurance and save yourself some money. You can review the full list of discounts that these two companies offer below.
|Driver Improvement Course Discounts||Anti-theft Feature Discount|
|Good Student Discount||Auto Pay Discount|
|Homeowner Discount||E-signature Discount|
|Multi-vehicle Discount||Good Driver Discount|
|New Business Transfer||Good Student Discount|
The SafeAuto app is available for iOS and Android. This insurance concierge allows you to see your insurance information and pay premiums.
The Mercury Mobile app is available for android. This insurance tool is where you can manage payments, view auto policy information, download ID cards and more.
|Safeauto Mobile App|
|iOS||4.8||26.6K user reviews|
|Android||1.8||45 user reviews|
|Mercury Mobile App|
|Android||2.7||200 user reviews|
|Safeauto Contact Info|
|Address||4 Easton Oval, Columbus, Ohio 43219|
|Phone||1 (614) 456-2940|
|Mercury Contact Info|
|Address||4484 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, California|
|Phone||1 (800) 503-3724|
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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