Best Auto Insurance Companies 2017
With a total score of 85.4, Erie members rated the insurer a terrific 4.5 stars for value for price, but were somewhat less impressed with the claims processing – ranked a 4. Customer service did a little bit better, coming in at 4.25 stars. Eighty-seven percent of customers are happy enough to recommend the company to another, and 85 percent plan to renew their contract.
Leaders in the northeastern region
With nearly 9,000 independent agents available, Erie Insurance writes policies in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
With its regional focus, Erie Insurance holds 1.24 percent of the market share in the U.S., which ranks it 12th nationally in market share for auto insurance providers. Erie Insurance is a publicly traded company founded in 1925 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Fortune magazine lists Erie as among the largest 500 U.S. companies in terms of revenue.
Typos of auto coverage
- Personal auto/Business auto
- Rideshare (in certain states)
Additional policies offered
- Personal Liability
- Inland marine (personal property)
Consider Erie for a small-town feel with big-city availability
Customers won’t see much in the way of advertising for Erie, as the company prefers word-of-mouth recommendations and looks for ways to reduce spending to keep rates as low as possible. The company boasts having agents who are active community members and volunteers, furthering the community in which they, and their customers, live.
Customers who live in serviced areas and prefer person-to-person contact but still need 24/7 availability might benefit from Erie Insurance. Claims may be filed online, over the phone or with an agent. Though some customers might find offerings limited, however, with Erie’s focused coverages, it offers many discounts and competitive rates for drivers on what they do cover.
Erie Insurance Group
100 Erie Insurance Place
Erie, PA 16530-1104
Customer Service: 800-458-0811