Learn how to identify the number one auto insurance company and best life insurance companies in Washington State.
One way to evaluate a company is to look at its size. Each year the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reports on the top 25 property/casualty insurance companies by market share. The report identifies the largest property and casualty insurance companies. You can find the report for 2014 at http://www.naic.org/documents/web_market_share_150302_2014_property_lob.pdf
Another method for identifying the best national car insurance companies/brands is to look at customer/consumer reviews. These include reviews on Yelp or Angie’s List which can help you review individual reviews and testimonials for a specific local insurance company and reviews on other review websites such as www.consumeraffairs.com which compile reviews on the basis of major national brands regardless of location. For example the page at http://www.consumeraffairs.com/insurance/car.html provides aggregate results of reviews of the best auto insurance companies for the current year.
Customer/consumer reviews are also available for the top reviewed national life insurance companies. For example, the Consumer Affairs report of life insurance company rankings is located at http://www.consumeraffairs.com/insurance/life.html
Another method of seeing how local auto insurance companies are rated is to use sites like the Better Business Bureau (BBB). This website allows you to look up a company by name and address. Results shown are for a specific business or franchise. However, it is important to note that the BBB is a membership based website and not all businesses choose to be members.
Then if you are looking for how to evaluate the best insurance company for your boat, motorcycle or rental property, it is helpful to do searches to find websites that specialize on sharing news and stories within a specific group of people who share the interests. However, when you do this, you should review the source to make certain you’re not just reviewing paid advertisements.
Finally, don’t underestimate the opinions of friends and family members. Most of our business comes by word-of-mouth referral. The personal experiences of our customers are powerful stories and testimonials. Nothing beats a relationship that has already proven to be beneficial to all parties.
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