ERIE INSURANCE GETS PERFECT SCORE
Buying Auto Insurance from Erie Insurance
From NY Insurance Department
by Peter Wallin, Elmira, NY Insurance Agent
Sixty-two of the state’s 179 auto insurers, led by Erie Insurance Co., had no consumer complaints
upheld against them by state regulators in 2009 and 2010, according to a report released by the
former state Department of Insurance.
The Annual Ranking of Automobile Insurance Complaints is designed to help consumers evaluate the performance of their own carrier or another company they may be considering.
Erie was the largest of the 62 carriers with a perfect record, with an average of $64.1 million in written premiums for auto insurance over the two-year period. It had 18 complaints filed against it, but 15 of them were either rejected or withdrawn, while the other three had “questions of fact” that could not be resolved.
Our agency has represented ERIE since our very beginning – in 1998. Erie first started selling insurance in NY in 1995. Our agency is located at www.WallinInsurance.com.
Among other major carriers:
– GEICO, the state’s biggest carrier with $1.28 billion in premiums, was ranked 66th.
– Allstate Insurance Co., the state’s second-largest carrier with $1.19 billion in premiums, had 170 complaints upheld out of a total of 1,350. It ranked 130th on the list.
– State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., the No. 3 carrier with just over $1 billion in premiums, ranked 80th, with 37 complaints upheld out of 426.
– Liberty Mutual, the fourth-biggest carrier with $475 million in premiums, came in 98th. It had 26 complaints out of 192 upheld.
These statistics were obtained from an article in the Buffalo News, October 10, 2011.