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SAFECO Home Insurance

A West Coast original

Hawthorne K. Dent, an insurance executive, founded the General Insurance Company of America in Seattle, Washington, 1923.

His company quickly gained a reputation for competitive prices and solid customer service and grew steadily, soon being offered in states around the country. But as it sometimes happens, the name changed along the way. In the 1960s, General Insurance Company of America became Safeco, or Selective Auto and Fire Insurance Company of America.

And in 2008, Safeco really changed. It became a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance. It still retains its name, Safeco, but is part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance family. They focus solely on personal insurance, like home and auto.

Homeowners policies offered

  • Renters insurance
  • Condo insurance

 

Safeco homeowners programs

  • Identity Recovery Coverage -- For a buck a month, they'll help cover the cost of restoring your identity (up to $25,000) if you're the victim of identity theft.
  • Equipment Breakdown Coverage -- For $2 a month, if something happens to any covered appliance that isn't related to regular wear and tear, this insurance will replace it.

 

Additional policies offered

  • Auto insurance
  • Classic car
  • Boat/watercraft insurance
  • RV insurance
  • Umbrella
  • Landlord

 

Consider Safeco Insurance if you want specialized customer service

Safeco will offer you discounts for bundling, and it has fine insurance products. But it does have a small town charm built into its infrastructure. The company encourages its customers to work with one of its many independent Safeco insurance agents. That said, the website is designed so that if you aren't a people person, and you just want to do everything online or through an automated phone system, you can.

Contact information

SAFECO Insurance Company of America
1001 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98154
Telephone: (800) 332-3226

 

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