21st Century is a small yet financially strong insurance carrier offering coverage in a handful of states.
21st Century Insurance -- formerly 20th Century Insurance -- was founded in 1958 by Louis W. Foster and began offering auto insurance, mainly in California. The company was located in a one-room office in Los Angeles, California in the beginning and relocated to Woodland Hills, California before moving to Wilmington Delaware, where 21st Century Insurance is now headquartered. Today, 21st Century Insurance sells many lines of insurance, including specialty homeowners insurance, motorcycle insurance and more.
Louis. W. Foster believed in selling directly to customers to keep prices low, and the company still follows that philosophy today. Foster’s philanthropic works include support for the Boys and Girls Club of America, the United Way, the Boy Scouts, Union Rescue MIssion and other similar organizations.Through the years, 21st Century Insurance has grown in recognition, especially in California. The company prides itself on superior coverage and 24/7 customer service.
21st Century Insurance was acquired in 2005 by AIG and then sold to Farmers Insurance Group in 2009.
|JD Power Ranking||About Average|
|NAIC Complaint Index||1.47|
|iOS||1.9||5 user reviews|
|Android||3.2||934 user reviews|
The 21st Century Mobile app is available for iOS and android. It enables you to view your policy, pay bills, report a claim, receive roadside assistance and more. The iPhone app even has other functions, like finding nearby restaurants with good ratings.
21st Century Insurance was bought by AIG in 2005 and then sold to Farmers in 2009.
21st Century Insurance covers auto insurance mainly in California and also Florida.
People with no points on their license for the last three years qualify for reduced rates on coverage. Other safety related discounts include a Drivers Education discount, Defensive Driving Course discount, and automobile safety features discount.
Yes, 21st Century was rated A by A.M Best and A+ by S&P. It was also rated A+ by BBB.
No, 21st Century Insurance is not affiliated with 21st Century Healthcare, which is a separate company.
If you have a policy that has yet to go into effect, call 1-800-241-1188. If you are in the middle of a term, you must cancel in writing, by email, fax or regular mail. If you want to cancel at the renewal date and payment has not been made, you can cancel by telephone, mail, fax or email. For Florida policyholders, your cancellation must be in writing by mail, fax or email. Backdate cancellations with a new carrier (so that cancellation and start date coincide) require that a copy of the new policy’s declarations page be sent as an email, fax or regular mail.
Policies can be canceled for a number of reasons. Your situation is specific, so contact 21st Century to discuss the matter in greater detail: 1-877-310-5687.
21st Century is owned by Farmers and prides itself on offering low rates.
Each situation is specific, so contact 21st Century to discuss the matter in greater detail: 1-877-310-5687. Good students and those who’ve taken driver safety or defensive driving courses are eligible for discounts.
If you have comprehensive coverage with 21st Century Insurance, you may be covered for a broken or cracked windshield.
Mechanical failure not caused by an accident and maintenance issues are not covered by car insurance.
Roadside assistance is an additional coverage and is inexpensive.
Extended transportation expense coverage is an added coverage and has limits. You’re only covered by the extended transportation coverage if your vehicle is temporarily disabled for more than a day due to a covered auto accident.
There is no additional insurance required for driving into Canada. However, you must get an entry card from your insurer to enter Canada.
Yes, 21st Century Insurance offer flood insurance: (877) 436-8530.
|Car Insurance||Flood Insurance|
|Manufactured/Mobile home||Specialty Homeowners Insurance|
|Auto Mechanical Breakdown Insurance||Antique Auto Insurance|
|Motorcycle Insurance||ATV Insurance|
|Boat Insurance||Personal Watercraft Insurance|
This form of coverage is required in every state. It covers bodily injuries to a third party in an accident that was deemed your fault.
This form of coverage is required in every state. It covers property damage and loss of use to a third party.
This form of coverage covers damages when the other party is at fault but is either uninsured or underinsured.
This coverage pays for damages and loss other than that caused by a collision. It is subject to a deductible.
his coverage pays for damages and loss caused by impact with another automobile, object or person. It is subject to a deductible.
This coverage protects you and your passengers if you are in an accident with an at-fault uninsured motorist or one whose limits are insufficient to pay for losses and medical bills associated with the accident.
|Safe Driver Discount||Multi-Car Discount|
|Paperless & Autopay Discount||Mature Driver Discount|
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with 21st Century. On average, 21st Century charges approximately $218.43 per month. The cheapest state average is California at $176.01 per month followed by Florida at $251.85 per month. The most expensive state average is Florida at $251.85 per month.
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Drivers typically will get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that 21st Century charges for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
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Customers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average 21st Century charges $210.77 per month for drivers who own their home and $222.33 per month for those who rent.
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|Address||3 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803|
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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