Which insurance company is right for you? Compare plans, premiums, and quotes from Travelers and Sentry.
For more than 160 years Travelers Insurance has been protecting homes, cars, valuables, and businesses. Today they have the reputation of being one of the best property and casualty companies in the industry and are the only one in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company has 30,000 employees and 13,500 independent agents and brokers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Brazil. In 1864, a stonecutter, James G. Batterson, and several other townsman in Hartford Connecticut began organizing a company to introduce accident insurance to the U.S. James E. Bolter, a local banker, asked Batterson how much he’d charge to insure his four-block home. Batterson said it would cost “two cents.” Today, the two-cent “premium” is Traveler’s treasured souvenir. The following year, Travelers began selling life insurance and in 1897 they issued their first automobile insurance policy. In 1889, they offered liability insurance to employers (workers compensation). By 1901 Travelers Insurance offered health and liability insurance. In 1903, they opened an insurance school and the following year organized a corps of safety engineers. In 1919, Travelers offered aircraft liability insurance with a full aviation program. During World War II, Travelers underwrote the Manhattan Project, the building of the first atomic bomb. In 1956, they established a weather research center and two years later offered life insurance to women at lower rates than men.
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 Travelers Overview and Sentry Overview.
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Travelers and Sentry. On average, Travelers charges approximately $155.64 per month while Sentry comes in at around $253.11 per month. For Travelers, the cheapest state average is Idaho at $75.92 per month and the most expensive is Nevada at $211.85 per month. For Sentry, the cheapest state average is Idaho at $158.40 per month and the most expensive is Delaware at $520.52 per month.
Drivers will typically get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Travelers and Sentry typically charge for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
|Number of Vehicles||Travelers||Sentry|
Drivers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Travelers charges $163.29 per month and Sentry charges $256.47 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 Travelers and Sentry ranked among the industry ratings.
|A.M. Best Rating||A+|
|JD Power Ranking||About Average|
|NAIC Complaint Index||0|
What coverage is available through Travelers and Sentry? Both insurance companies offer Auto, Commercial, and Home insurance. Additional products from Travelers insurance also includes Condo, Health, Life, Renters, RV, 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 Travelers and Sentry Insurance page.
Sentry offers a wide range of discounts to its policyholders, including Homeowners, Multi-vehicle, and Payment Frequency discounts. However, Travelers also offers a few discounts that Sentry doesn’t, including Student Away at School, Safe Driver, and New Car discounts. Start taking advantage of discounts offered by insurance providers like Sentry and Travelers insurance and save yourself some money. You can review the full list of discounts that these two companies offer below.
|Affinity Program Discounts||Driving Course Discounts|
|Continuous Insurance Discount||Homeowners Discount|
|Driver Training Discount||Multi-vehicle Discount|
|Early Quote Discount||Payment Frequency Discounts|
|EFT, Paid in Full and Good Payer Discount||Transfer Discount|
|Good Student Discount||Vehicle Safety Feature Discounts|
|Home Ownership Discount|
|Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Discount|
|IntelliDrive Program Safe Driving Discount|
|New Car Discount|
|Safe Driver Discount|
|Student Away at School Discount|
The Travelers 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 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.
|Travelers Mobile App|
|iOS||2.7||15K user reviews|
|Android||3.3||16K user reviews|
|Sentry Mobile App|
|iOS||2.7||5 user reviews|
|Android||3.1||8 user reviews|
|Travelers Contact Info|
|Address||485 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10017|
|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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