New National Study Released on Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Insurance Companies
January 11, 2012 (Foster City, CA) – A new national study of satisfaction ratings conducted by Insure.com provides a comprehensive view of how consumers feel about the largest auto, home, health and life insurance companies in the U.S.
In addition to the survey results, Insure.com has released a Best Insurance Companies tool which allows consumers to see how their insurer measures up against the competition when it comes to customer satisfaction. The tool breaks out five measurements of satisfaction:
- Customer service
- Claims experience
- Value for the price paid
- Percent who plan to renew their policies
- Percent who would recommend their companies
“This is the most in-depth resource available for insurance customer satisfaction scores,” said Amy Danise, Insure.com’s Editorial Director. “Our analysis lets consumers gain valuable insight into how the major companies are performing on five important levels of customer satisfaction.”
Insure.com also awarded its “People’s Choice Award” to the three highest-scoring insurers in each line of business included in its study. (Click the headers below to see the full rankings for each category.)
- Auto-Owners Insurance
- The Hartford
- Amica Mutual
- Ameriprise Financial
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
- Kaiser Permanente
Insure.com’s analysis of the customer ratings revealed that insurance consumers are generally satisfied with their companies:
- Most consumers are “completely” or “somewhat” satisfied with their auto insurers’ customer service.
- 73 percent are satisfied with home insurance customer service.
- 63 percent are satisfied with their life insurers’ customer service.
- 61 percent are satisfied with their health insurance customer service.
- 70 percent say they have recommended or would recommend their auto insurance company. In other categories, people who have recommended or would recommend their insurers totaled 67 percent for home insurance, 58 percent for health insurance and 50 percent for health insurance.
For complete details and to use Insure.com’s Best Insurance Companies tool to explore customer satisfaction ratings, visit http://www.insure.com/best-insurance-companies.html.
|Rank||Insurance company||Overall score**||Overall stars (1-5)
||Customer service stars (1-5)
||% who will renew|
|Auto insurance companies|
|3||Hartford Financial Services*||83.31||4||4.5||91|
|Home insurance companies|
|18||Universal Property & Casualty||75.05||3.5||3.5||92|
|20||Citizens Property Insurance||64.15||3||3||84|
|Life insurance companies|
|2||TIAA-CREF Life Insurance*||88.58||4.5||4.5||n/a|
|5||New York Life||80.36||4||4||n/a|
|18||ING Life Insurance||69.32||3.5||3||n/a|
|20||Aviva Life Insurance||59.94||3||3||n/a|
|Health insurance companies|
|1||BCBS of Illinois*||84.74||4.5||4.5||88|
|2||Horizon BCBS of NJ*||84.52||4.5||4.5||98|
|7||BCBS of Massachusetts||81.46||4||4||96|
|11||BCBS of Florida||78.70||4||3.5||95|
|15||Coventry Health Care||73.19||3.5||3.5||86|
|16||Aetna Life (Dental, Etc.)||72.48||3.5||3.5||90|
|19||Blue Shield of California||59.20||3||3||83|
* Indicates the company is an Insure.com "People's Choice Award" winner.
** The overall score and overall stars incorporate five customer satisfaction scores: Customer service, claims service, value for price paid, percent who will renew and percent who would recommend the company.
Methodology and disclaimer
Insure.com surveyed more than 4,500 insurance customers between February and August 2011 for customer service ratings and reviews. The survey included the top companies by market share, but not all large companies may be represented due to lack of data. The top three companies in each category earned Insure.com’s “People’s Choice Award.”
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