Which insurance company is right for you? Compare pros & cons, products, and quotes from State Farm and Dairyland.
State Farm was founded in 1922 by George Jacob “G.J.” Mecherle, a retired farmer and insurance salesman. The code of conduct for the company has always been “to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.” From the start, the company was branded as being “Like a good neighbor” and for “being there” for all State Farm customers. Fittingly, the State Farm agent in the television commercials is Patrick Minnis, a real State Farm insurance agent from Tempe, AZ. In 1971, Barry Manilow wrote the famous State Farm jingle that cemented the company’s brand as a helpful neighbor and Weezer covered the famous jingle in 2011.
Dairyland Insurance Company began as a local insurer in Wisconsin over 60 years ago and grew to have a national presence. Today, the insurance company prides itself on maintaining its midwestern roots and what it calls “small-town values.” In 1916, The Hardware Dealers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Wisconsin (known today as Sentry) began writing auto insurance policies. Professor Stuart Struck formed the Dairyland Mutual Insurance Company of Wisconsin in 1953 and in 1966 The Hardware Dealers Mutual Fire Insurance Company acquired Dairyland, which sold specialty insurance to drivers who couldn’t otherwise get standard coverage due to poor driving records, little driving experience or no prior insurance. In 1975 independent agents joined Dairyland and began selling motorcycle insurance. Two years later, they moved to a new headquarters in Steven Point, Wisconsin. Since 1992, Sentry has been rated A+ in financial strength from A.M. Best. Sentry, Dairyland’s parent company, celebrated 100 years of business in 2004. The following year, Sentry acquired Viking Insurance and doubled the size of Dairyland. Sentry has over $13 billion worth of assets and a policyholder surplus of $4.1 billion. In addition to motorcycle insurance, Dairyland is known for selling non-standard SR-22/SR22/SR 22 insurance and insurance for teen drivers at affordable rates.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with State Farm and Dairyland. On average, State Farm charges approximately $161.09 per month while Dairyland comes in at around $300.89 per month. For State Farm, the cheapest state average is Idaho at $76.16 per month and the most expensive is Michigan at $345.47 per month. For Dairyland, the cheapest state average is Ohio at $147.12 per month and the most expensive is North Dakota at $596.88 per month.
|District of Columbia||$164.73||-|
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that State Farm and Dairyland typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||State Farm||Dairyland|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average State Farm charges $154.93 per month and Dairyland charges $286.65 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 Farm and Dairyland ranked among the industry ratings.
|A.M. Best Rating||A+|
|Financial Strength||Excellent||Very Good|
|JD Power Ranking||About Average||N/A|
|NAIC Complaint Index||2.58|
|NAIC Complaint Ratio||2.68|
What coverage is available through State Farm and Dairyland? Both insurance companies offer Auto and Motorcycle insurance. Additional products from State Farm insurance also includes Commercial, Condo, Health, Home, Life, Renters, and RV insurance. Considering these two top insurance providers? Check out the list below. To view a full list of products that are available, visit State Farm and Dairyland Insurance page.
Dairyland offers a wide range of discounts to its policyholders, including Anti-theft, Defensive Driving, and Homeowners discounts. However, State Farm also offers a few discounts that Dairyland doesn’t, including Vehicle Safety, Student Away at School, and Safe Drivers discounts. Start taking advantage of discounts offered by insurance providers like Dairyland and State Farm insurance and save yourself some money. You can review the full list of discounts that these two companies offer below.
|Accident-Free Discount||Advanced Quote Discount|
|Anti-theft Discount||Anti-theft Discount|
|Defensive Driving Discount||Defensive Driving Discount|
|Good Driving Discount||Homeowners Discount|
|Multiple Auto Discount||Multi-car Discount|
|Multiple Line Discount||Payment Frequency Discount|
|Passive Restraint Discount||Transfer Discount|
|Safe Driver Discounts|
|Student Away at School Discount|
|Vehicle Safety Discount|
The State Farm Mobile app is available for iOS and Android. This award-winning mobile app can help manage insurance and banking accounts, request roadside service, file and track claims and pay bills.
The Dairyland app is available for iOS and Android. This is where customers can access self-service options here and pay bills.
|State Farm Mobile App|
|iOS||4.8||15K user reviews|
|Android||4.1||16K user reviews|
|Dairyland Mobile App|
|iTunes||3.4||34 user reviews|
|Google Play||3.6||208 user reviews|
|State Farm Contact Info|
|Address||One State Farm Plaza, Bloomington, IL 61710|
|Dairyland Contact Info|
|Address||1800 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481|
|Phone||1 (844) 242-4468|
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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