Which insurance provider is right for you? Compare discounts, price, and quotes from State Auto and Sentry.
In 1921, Robert S. Pein started State Automobile Insurance Company with a borrowed sum of $30,000. Pein wanted to offer an alternative to the high rates other insurers were charging. He also wanted to a better claims settlement process. The company had humble beginnings with a staff of three in a small rented room in downtown Columbus. Pein insisted and his insurance products only be sold through independent agents, a decision that became company policy that is still in effect.
Sentry insurance specializes in business insurance and its subsidiary, Dairyland, sells high-risk car insurance, which includes SR-22 and FR-44 filings.
Below is a list of average rates, rankings, products, and discounts for the two companies. For full company overviews, you can visit State Auto Overview and Sentry Overview.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with State Auto and Sentry. On average, State Auto charges approximately $247.95 per month while Sentry comes in at around $264.17 per month. For State Auto, the cheapest state average is South Carolina at $214.43 per month and the most expensive is Kentucky at $258.20 per month. For Sentry, the cheapest state average is Idaho at $188.69 per month and the most expensive is Oregon at $311.92 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that State Auto and Sentry typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||State Auto||Sentry|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average State Auto charges $252.43 per month and Sentry charges $266.07 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 State Auto and Sentry ranked among the industry ratings.
|A.M. Best Rating||A+||A+|
What coverage is available through State Auto and Sentry? Both insurance companies offer Auto, Commercial, and Home insurance. Additional products from State Auto insurance also includes Condo, Farm, 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 State Auto and Sentry Insurance page.
Sentry offers a wide range of discounts to its policyholders, including Homeowners, Multi-vehicle, and Payment Frequencys discounts. In contrast, State Auto also offers a few discounts that Sentry doesn’t, including State Auto Start-Up, State Auto Safety 360, and Paid in Full discounts. Start taking advantage of discounts offered by insurance providers like Sentry and State Auto insurance and save yourself some money. You can review the full list of discounts that these two companies offer below.
|Accident Prevention Course||Driving Course Discounts|
|Anti-theft Device Discount||Homeowners Discount|
|Driver Training||Multi-vehicle Discount|
|Good Student Discount||Payment Frequency Discounts|
|Multi-car Discount||Transfer Discount|
|Multi-policy Discount||Vehicle Safety Feature Discounts|
|Paid in Full Discount|
|State Auto Safety 360|
|State Auto Start-Up|
The State Auto telematics app is available for iOS and Android. The State Auto Safety 360 telematics program was designed to keep you safer on the road. You may even earn up to 50% on auto insurance premiums. You may even save 10% for signing up.
The Sentry Mobile parking app is available for iOS and Android. The app interacts with your parking meter in real-time and lets you buy time on an MPS parking meter. You can also access a map of nearby meters and parking space availability.
|State Auto Mobile App|
|iOS||1.8||17 user reviews|
|Android||2.3||25 user reviews|
|Sentry Mobile App|
|iOS||2.7||5 user reviews|
|Android||3.1||8 user reviews|
|State Auto Contact Info|
|Address||518 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215|
|Phone||1 (833) 724-3577|
|Sentry Contact Info|
|Address||1800 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481|
|Phone||1 (800) 473-6879|
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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