Based in Marietta, PA, Donegal Mutual has been providing insurance coverage since 1889.
Donegal Insurance Group has had a long story that began in Marietta, Pennsylvania, where some farmers banded together to provide mutual protection for their property and farms. In 1889, Donegal and Conoy Mutual Fire Insurance Company issued their first insurance policy to a local farmer for dwelling coverage. The company offered very few insurance products and serviced a small area. In 1920, the company had grown and adopted the tagline “Adjustments Made and Losses Paid Before the Sun Sets.” It was during the 1930s that the first catastrophe reinsurance coverage was purchased. By 1949, the company changed its name to Donegal Mutual Insurance company and had written $600,000 worth of premiums. In the 195s, Donegal Mutual began offering automobile insurance and began writing homeowners policies in 1952. By 1961, the company was writing over $3 million a year worth of policies. In 1976, Donegal Mutual acquired Reading Mutual Insurance Company and Laurel State Mutual Insurance Company of Wyyomissing in Pennsylvania. That same year forward, the company began writing over $20 million annually. In 1980 premium writings reached approximately $30 million and expanded into another half dozen states. They also acquired the charter of Southern Mutual Insurance Company in Virginia, known today as Southern Insurance Company of Virginia. In 1986 Donegal Mutual formed a holding company, Donegal Group Inc and began offering common stock on the NASDAQ exchange as DGICA and DGICB. However, Donegal Mutual holds the majority-voting control of Donegal Group Inc. Atlantic States Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Donegal Group, offering workers’ compensation insurance as well as a preferred tier of personal lines automobile insurance and commercial products. In the 1990s Donegal Group acquired Delaware Atlantic Insurance Company and Pioneer Insurance Company, expanding the company’s presence in new regions. In 2001 and 2006 merged several subsidiaries. In 2002, Donegal Group acquired Le Mars Insurance Company, which gave Donegal Group access to four new Midwestern states. In 2004 Donegal Insurance Group acquired The Peninsula Insurance Company and Peninsula Indemnity Company. In 2004, they created an automated personal line quoting, underwriting and issuing system, which was released in 2005 and in 2006 they introduced WriteBiz, a commercial lines automated quoting, underwriting and issuing system. By 2005, the Donegal Insurance Group had written $423 million in written premiums and had assets of $872 million. They were operating in 18 states and had close to 1,700 independent agents. In 2008, Donegal Insurance Group acquired Sheboygan Falls Insurance Company, a property and casualty insurer underwriting personal and commercial lines of insurance. In 2009, Donegal Mutual entered into an affiliation agreement with Southern Mutual Insurance Company, expanding into Georgia and South Carolina. In 2010, Donegal Group Inc. acquired Michigan Insurance Company, with more than $100 million in annual premiums. In 2017, the company merged with the Mountain States Mutual Casualty Company to market commercial products as the Mountain States Insurance Group in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
|NAIC Complaint Index||4.09|
|iOS||1.8 stars (out of 5)||22 user reviews|
|Android||1.9 stars (out of 5)||16 user reviews|
Donegal Mutual offers multiple discounts, like a good student, high thresholds, accident forgiveness, and good driver discounts but you can save money if your vehicle has passive seat belt restraints, airbags, anti-theft devices and/or anti-lock brakes. If you carpool, take a driver’s safety class or insure multiple cars or both home and auto, you earn a discount (or discounts).
Donegal Mutual homeowners insurance covers your home, garages and other buildings on your property. Your household and personal possessions (also called contents) are also covered. If your home becomes uninhabitable due to a covered peril, your living expenses will be covered. You are also covered for personal liability with Donegal Mutual homeowners insurance. This means that if someone gets hurt on your property, from a dog bite or a slip-and-fall, you are protected with homeowners insurance. Medical payments to those injured on your property are part of the coverage package too.
Your auto insurance covers you if you give express permission to someone else to drive your car unless the person driving is listed as an “excluded driver” on your car insurance policy. The people you live with are usually included on your policy, unless they do not have a driver’s license or if you exclude them.
Donegal covers most states in the U.S., except Alabama, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota.
Donegal Mutual Insurance has expanded its commercial insurance products and is developing new products for the future as well. They offer business owners insurance, BOP insurance, commercial package policy, commercial automobile insurance, commercial liability umbrella insurance, commercial garage insurance, workers compensation insurance, employment practices liability, liquor liability insurance, contractor’s errors & omissions, commercial loss control services and more.
No, Donegal Mutual does not offer renters insurance. However, they do offer homeowners insurance.
Donegal’s NAIC complaint ratio is just over 4%, which is the percentage of complaints versus positive feedback.
Yes, Donegal Mutual offers many commercial insurance products that may benefit your business. They also make it easy to customize the right plan based on the business type.
Donegal Mutual offers good student discounts, high chargeable accident thresholds, first accident forgiveness, extra edge discounts for superior drivers, discounts for safety features, carpool discounts, driver education discounts, multi-vehicle discounts, and multi-policy and bundling discounts.
Donegal Mutual offers a comprehensive home insurance policy that can be supplemented with endorsements and riders. With Donegal Mutual, you can extend limits on coverages. You can even save money on your homeowners insurance by installing safety and security devices.
|Automobile Insurance||Homeowners Insurance|
|Personal Excess Liability Insurance||Dwelling Fire Insurance|
|Boatowners Insurance||Commercial Insurance|
|Business Owners Policy Insurancee||Commercial Package Insurance|
|Commercial Auto Insurance||Commercial Excess Liability|
|Workers’ Compensation Insurance||Commercial Garage Insurance|
|Employment Practices Liability||Liquor Liability Insurance|
|Contractor’s Errors & Omissions||Commercial Loss Control Services|
|Commercial Group Programs||Commercial Premium Audit Services|
|Farm Insurance||Title 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.
If your car becomes disabled, you’re covered.
If you need to rent a car while your car is in the shop for a covered loss, you are covered.
|Good Student Discount||High Chargeable Accident Thresholds Discount|
|First Accident Forgiveness Program||Extra Edge Discounts for Superior Drivers|
|Safety Features Discount||Carpool Discount|
|Driver’s Education Course Discount||Multi-policy Discount|
|Home and Auto Bundle Discount|
|Number of Vehicles||Avg Monthly Rate|
|Own/Rent||Avg Monthly Rate|
|Address||1195 River Rd, Marietta, PA 17547|
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