Esurance is a subsidy of Allstate and has been providing insurance since 1999.
Founded in 1999 and purchased by Allstate in 2011, Esurance has the spirit of a startup but the backing of Allstate as a multiline insurance company with an A+ financial rating. Using state-of-the-art technology, Esurance offers online and mobile services that enable a more efficient payment and claims process. Esurance sells the vehicle and property insurance around the county, and they are still growing. In 1999, Jean-Bernard Duler, Jeffrey L. Goodman, Huyen Bui, David Griffin, and Charles Wallace founded Esurance as one of the first insurance companies to sell policies directly to consumers online, without the need for in-person meetings or telephone calls.
In 2011, Allstate not only bought Esurance but also the insurance comparison site, Answer Financial for nearly $1 billion. At that time, Esurance was selling policies in 30 states. With Esurance as a wholly-owned subsidiary, the company became the sixth-largest auto insurance provider.
Esurance began advertising on television five years after it was launched. The focus of the ads was 18 to 24-year-olds and had a modest budget of $60,000. The character, Erin Esurance, was a pink-haired spy, who increased brand awareness. However, she had become unpopular with viewers. The character of Erin Esurance was retired by 2010 because pornographic images of Erin were created and most internet searches had pornographic results. Esurance’s 2010 advertising campaign was set in a fictional Esurance office but featured actual Esurance employees, this time with a broader demographic in mind. The following year, it announced the tag line, “Insurance for the Modern World,” with a focus on consumers age 25-49.
In 2015 Esurance created a Super Bowl XLIX commercial, featuring Bryan Cranston parodying Walter White from Breaking Bad. In 2015, Esurance and Major League Baseball announced a sponsorship. As of August 2018, the company’s ad campaign features Dennis Quaid as a likable spokesperson. Esurance’s new slogan about its insurance services is “surprisingly painless.”
|Financial Strength||Above Average|
|NAIC Complaint Ratio||1.14|
|iOS||4.8||1,194 user reviews|
|Android||4.7||8,655 user reviews|
The Esurance mobile app is available for iOS and Android.
You can get proof of insurance by logging into your account or by using the Esurance mobile app. Or call 1-800-ESURANCE to have it mailed to you. Electronic proof of insurance is accepted in many states.
DriveSense is easy to use and it is free. You also get an instant discount just for signing up. Basically, DriveSense logs your driving, showing you patterns and behaviors (good and bad). It gives you tips and recaps, all to encourage safer driving habits.
Basically you download the DriveSense® app and let it log your driving trips (you log at least 50 for each term). You get a discount just for enrolling and then based on each set of 50 logged trips you get a customized discount based on how safely you drive on average.
Esurance renters insurance offers protection for personal property (your things), personal liability (if someone is hurt in your home), medical payments (if a guest or visitor is injured on the property you rent), property damage (if you break or damage someone else’s property) follows you wherever you go. If you need to live outside your home due to a covered event, like a fire, you are covered under the additional living expenses coverage.
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If you let your car insurance payments lapse, you may lose coverage. If you lose coverage, it’ll cost you to reinstate it. Other insurers will also be hesitant to offer you a low rate for coverage. The reason behind this is that this is considered high-risk behavior, to let your insurance lapse. It indicates that you may be driving without insurance.
Yes, Esurance offers SR-22 and FR-44 filing, both of which are used to prove financial responsibility. Your state’s licensing authority will let you know if you need one. If you’ve had a DUI or DWI or driving with a revoked license you may need one. Other reasons include reckless driving, traffic infractions, being at fault in an accident without insurance and more. The FR-44 is only used in Florida and Virginia.
Esurance home insurance was rated in the top 10 by Consumers Advocate.
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Esurance created a Super Bowl XLIX commercial in 2015, featuring Bryan Cranston parodying Walter White from Breaking Bad. In 2015, Esurance and Major League Baseball announced a sponsorship. As of August 2018, the company’s ad campaign features Dennis Quaid as a likable spokesperson. Esurance’s new slogan about its insurance services is “surprisingly painless.”
It’s easy to get free insurance quotes that may include Esurance. All you have to do is visit here and enter a zip code.
Flood insurance and earthquake insurance are not included in a homeowners insurance policy with Esurance and other homeowners insurance carriers. These are always separate policies. Some water damage (caused burst pipes) is covered in a home insurance policy, but flooding due to natural disasters is a separate issue entirely.
To get multiple free insurance quotes, all you need to do is to visit here and enter your zip code and answer a few questions. You can also call 1-800-ESURANCE.
Esurance partners with several health insurance carriers to find a health plan that works for your lifestyle and budget.
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|Flood Insurance||ATV Insurance|
|Boat/PWC Insurance||RV Insurance|
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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.
Emergency roadside assistance is also called towing and labor coverage. It can be a great help if your car breaks down and you need towing or a tire change. Emergency roadside assistance covers up to $75 per incident.
Medical coverages can pay for medical expenses for you and your passengers after a covered accident.
This type of protection will cover you if you’ve been injured in an accident, regardless of who’s at fault. Coverages include income continuation, loss of services, funeral expenses and child-care expenses.
PIP is sometimes called no-fault coverage. PIP covers medical expenses regardless of who’s at fault for an accident. In some states, PIP kicks in before your health insurance to cover accident-related injuries. Limits vary per area.
This coverage pays for medical expenses if you’re injured in an accident caused by someone who doesn’t have liability insurance.
This coverage pays for medical expenses if you’re injured in an accident caused by someone whose liability limits are lower than what’s needed.
UIMPD is designed to protect your car if someone without insurance hits your car. These coverages could help cover repairs, a deductible, rental car costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
|Fast 5 Discount®||Paid-in-full Discount|
|Switch & Save® Discount||Claim-free Discount|
|Homeowners Discount||Defensive Driver Discount|
|Good Student Discount||Multi-car Discount|
|Multi-policy Discount||Renters Plus® Discount|
|Emergency Road Assistance Discount||Online Shopper® Discount|
|Good Driver Discount||Safety Device Discount|
|Anti-theft Discount||Anti-lock Brakes Discount|
Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Esurance. On average, Esurance charges approximately $250.01 per month. The cheapest state average is Utah at $124.68 per month followed by Illinois at $125.41 per month. The most expensive state average is New York at $507.12 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 Esurance 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 Esurance charges $218.11 per month for drivers who own their home and $261.58 per month for those who rent.
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|Address||650 Davis Street, San Francisco, CA 94111|
MethodologyThe 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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