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Allstate Overview Stats
Founded 1931
Premiums Written (2017) $31,501,664,000
Loss Ratio (2017) 61.53%
Headquarters Address 2775 Sanders Rd. Ste. F7
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone Number 1-800-ALLSTATE (1-800-255-7828)
Website Allstate.com
Best For Handling Claims

The Sears Roebuck Company transformed shopping, especially for rural America through its catalog. Rather than being limited to what the local general store offered (and being forced to pay whatever prices they set) consumers had access to all the popular styles at fair prices.

Now, you may be wondering what in the world that has to do with a car insurance review! Well, in 1930 the president of the Sears Roebuck Company, General Robert E. Wood had an idea – to sell car insurance by mail.

And so, in 1931, he founded Allstate, named after a tire that was sold in the catalog. The rapidly growing mail order company opened its first location in a Sears store, and the company model shifted to agent-based rather than mail-based.

In 1995, Sears divested its shares and Allstate became independent.

While we listed Allstate’s company headquarters address in Illinois, realistically, there is very little reason to hang onto that. If you’re interested in Allstate as your insurance company, you’ll want to find a local office. It’s easy; just do a quick search on your browser.

Because they offer auto, home, renters, and life insurance policies, they may be a good one-stop-shop for all your insurance needs.

Compare car insurance quotes right here to see how much you could save on car insurance.

Ratings

Seeing how an insurance company rates according to the following independent agencies can help you see determine if it’s right for you.

– Financial Ratings

Agency Rating
AM Best A+ (Superior)
Better Business Bureau (Northbrook, IL) A+
Moody's Aa3 (Excellent)
S&P AA- (Very Good)

– NAIC Complaint Index

Company Division Complaint Index
Allstate Insurance Company
1.15
Allstate Northbrook Ind Co
1.31
Allstate Cnty Mut Ins Co
0.45
Allstate Prop & Cas Ins Co
0.58
Allstate NJ Ins Co 0.36
Allstate Fire and Cas Ins Co
0.62
Allstate NJ Prop & Cas Ins Co
0.11
Allstate Ind Co 1.08

– JD Power

Region Score Regional Average Better/Worse than Average  
California
820 813 Better
Central 822 826 Worse
Florida 837 823 Better
Mid-Atlantic 837 838 Worse
New England 834 821 Better
New York 824 821 Better
North Central 823 829 Worse
Northwest 798 813 Worse
Southeast 830 832 Worse
Southwest 815 819 Worse
Texas 835 827 Better

– Consumer Reports

Claims Handling Score
Total 88 out of 100
Ease of reaching an agent Excellent
Simplicity of the process Very good
Promptness of response - very good Very good
Damage amount Very good
Agent courtesy Excellent
Timely payment Excellent
Freedom to select repair shop Very good
Being kept informed of claim status Very good

Allstate History

Allstate has stood the test of time as evidenced in their 80+ year history providing insurance. The length of time a company has been in business doesn’t predict its future standing, although a good history indicates a solid foundation on which to build.

We’ll dig deep on how the company has been presenting itself the past few years.

– Market Share

Year Liability Physical Damage Total
2013 9.65% 10.38% 9.9%
2014 9.62% 10.31% 9.97%
2015 9.65% 10.53% 10.03%
2016 9.52% 9.96% 9.7%
2017 9.1% 9.5% 9.26%

Allstate Market Share private passenger auto

When you examine the table above, it’s obvious that Allstate’s market share has been decreasing the past couple years, however, it’s not taking a nosedive. It’s a very gradual decline, but it is a loss.

– Business Model

Allstate is an agent-based, so, while you can start a quote online, your policy will be purchased through your local agent.

– Advertising

Allstate has been asking us, “Are you in good hands?” for the past 15 years, but they’ve been using “good hands” for their motto much longer than that.

The most recent Allstate campaign has featured the personified Mayhem. The message? Mayhem happens and if your insurance isn’t good, you won’t be protected from it.

– Investment in the Community

Allstate has long been involved with local community service projects. Since 2011, 78,000 agents and employees have logged over one million volunteer hours completing over 7,500 projects. Of note:

  • Purple Purse – focused on ending domestic violence
  • Reality Rides – focused on helping people realize the dangers of distracted driving
  • SaferLives – focused on disaster preparedness

Allstate is the largest publicly owned personal lines insurer in the country.

– Allstate’s Position for the Future

Allstate isn’t going away anytime soon. They’re the fourth largest car insurer by market share in the U.S. Their financial stability is solid and positive. In fact, currently, analysts are recommending buying stock in Allstate because the next 12 months look promising.

So, while their private passenger auto insurance market share has been decreasing, their stock has been increasing in value.

Allstate direct premiums vs progressive

Progressive and Allstate grew in parallel motion from 2013 until 2015 when Allstate’s growth leveled off and Progressive’s surged up.

For a long time, Allstate was the second largest insurer behind State Farm, but five years ago, they lost that position to Geico, and in 2017 they gave up their third-place spot to Progressive. How are Geico and Progressive different from Allstate? There are a couple of key distinctions:

  • Geico and Progressive offer internet-based policies rather than Allstate’s agent-based model.
  • Allstate’s focus on high profit-margins over lower rates.

According to Steven Daniels in Crain’s Chicago Bussiness, when “asked on a Nov. 2 analyst call whether the ‘excess’ profits Allstate was earning would lead to rate cuts in order to reverse market share declines, CEO Tom Wilson said, ‘We don’t view margin as excess or short or anything. We thought we earned a good return on our auto business; we think the work we’ve done has been accurate and it’s fair to our customers as opposed to excess.’”

Allstate still holds nearly 10 percent of the market share for car insurance, and they’re not going anywhere. They have been around for a long time and built their reputation on a solid foundation. They’re a solid contender and a reputable choice for car insurance.

Coverage Available

Since Allstate is one of the major insurers nationwide, it’s not a surprise that they offer just about every kind of insurance you could need for your vehicle. On top of a wide range of auto insurance options, they also offer home, life and boat insurance, among many others.

Whatever kind of car insurance coverage you’re looking for, Allstate has something that should meet your needs.

  • Collision Coverage – For your own vehicle repairs or replacement following a crash
  • Comprehensive Coverage – For your own vehicle repairs or replacement following theft or damage from storms, collision with an animal, and more
  • Liability Coverage – For the damage you cause to another party
  • Medical Payments Coverage – For medical and funeral expenses of those in your vehicle
  • Rental Reimbursement Coverage – Pays for a rental vehicle while yours is in the shop
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage – Pays for your expenses if the at-fault driver has no or not enough insurance
  • Sound System Insurance – Pays for stolen or damaged audio and visual equipment
  • Roadside Coverage – Covers common roadside services like tire changes and jump starts
  • Personal Injury Protection – Pays expenses from accident-related injuries for yourself
  • Personal Umbrella Policy – For additional liability coverage
  • Property Protection Coverage – For damage you cause to another’s property

In addition to these standard options, they offer some specialty options:

  • Classic Car Insurance – For antique or classic cars needing unique coverage
  • Ride Sharing Coverage – Coverage as low as $15-$20 annually to cover gaps that arise in ridesharing
  • Mexico Tourist Auto Insurance – Protection that will cover you while driving in Mexico

Bumper-to-Bumper Basics is a short quiz Allstate offers. If you’re unsure what coverage you need, this quiz will conclude with Allstate’s recommendations for the type and level of insurance that would best meet your needs.

We’re focusing on the car insurance part of Allstate, but you should know that they also offer:

Bundling different types of coverage from Allstate will yield a discount.

– Allstate Programs

Allstate’s rates tend to be above average, as we’ll show you later, but they have some great programs that may help offset the cost.

– Accident Forgiveness

Accident forgiveness is an option you can add to your coverage. It does just what you think. If you have one accident, it will be “forgiven” and you won’t pay increased rates. Of course, you will pay a higher rate to get that type of coverage in the first place, though.

– New Car Replacement

Similar to adding accident forgiveness, this option will cost more per month than a standard policy.

If you’re considering GAP coverage to make sure you’re covered for the difference between what you owe and what your car is worth should your car be totaled, new car replacement would eliminate the need for GAP, at least for the first two years of owning the vehicle.

– Safe Driving Bonus

If you add this to your coverage, you will receive a check every six months you don’t have an accident. Additionally, you can earn deductible rewards that knock $100 off your deductible every year you don’t have an accident, up to $500.

– Cellcontrol

Cellcontrol is offered by Allstate, but you don’t have to have an Allstate policy to purchase. It’s especially promoted to parents of teen drivers but it can be an effective safety tool for any age. With Cellcontrol, drivers won’t be able to use handheld electronic devices while driving.

– Drivewise

Drivewise is Allstate’s usage-based insurance program. While other companies use a telemetric device that is installed in your vehicle’s diagnostic port, Drivewise is app-based.

The app accesses your location and movements. Signing up for Drivewise gives policy-holders up to a 10 percent discount, and every six months of good driving will get the policy-holder up to a 25 percent refund. Also, you can earn Allstate Rewards points for participation.

Allstate Rewards is a fun program especially for those with a competitive streak. By completing challenges, you earn points which can then be used for gift cards are participating retailers, travel, auctions, and sweepstakes.

The challenges are completed by meeting safe driving criteria as measured by Drivewise.

– Milewise

Pay-as-you-drive insurance is new to the car insurance world, but it’s becoming increasingly popular. Allstate offers their own version called Milewise.

Here’s how it works: You have a daily rate, added to that is your per-mile rate multiplied by your miles. That equals your daily cost.

Individuals who drive very few miles may save significantly with Milewise compared to a standard policy. For example, a person who drives 19 miles a week can expect to save 36 percent.

The more you drive, the less you can expect to save. If you drive more than 155 miles a week (8,000 miles annually), Milewise won’t offer significant savings and could end up costing you more than a standard policy.

– Where is Allstate available?

Allstate is available in all states!

– Ridesharing Coverage

As previously mentioned, Allstate offers coverage for ridesharing. They’re one of the leading providers for this type of service and their coverage can be as inexpensive as $15-$20 a year.

Their coverage helps fill the gaps between what the rideshare company has for drivers and what personal policies cover. This video explains it:

– Commercial Coverage

Allstate offers commercial coverage. If you’re planning to use your vehicle for a business purpose, Allstate has a plan for you.

– Discounts

Here are some of the discounts offered with the savings advertised:

Discount Savings up to:
On Time Payments 5%
Paperless/Auto Billing 5%
Anti-lock Brakes 10%
Anti-Theft 10%
Early Signing 10%
Full Payment 10%
Multiple Policies 10%
Paperless Documents 10%
Driving Device/App 10%
Newer Vehicle 15%
Safe Driver 25% back every six months with safe driving using Drivewise
Distant Student 35%
Driver's Ed 35%
Good Student 35%

Our staff confirmed the following discounts not listed on Allstate.com. To determine the percentage savings, you will have to talk to your local Allstate agent.

  • Life insurance – offered when auto and life insurance are both offered through Allstate
  • Claim-free – offered when you haven’t made a claim for a certain number of years
  • Defensive driver – offered to individuals over 50 years old who have completed a defensive driver course
  • Low mileage – offered to individuals who travel few annual miles
  • Military – offered to active and retired members of the armed forces
  • Occupation – offered to individuals who work in specific fields
  • Senior discount – offered to mature drivers
  • Utility vehicle – offered for vehicles whose design is accomplishing specific tasks (as opposed to passenger vehicles)
  • Farm vehicle – offered on vehicles used for farm activities
  • Green vehicle – offered for vehicles that are electric or hybrid
  • Vehicles equipped with the following:
    • Electronic stability control
    • Daytime running lights
    • Passive restraints
    • Vehicle recovery (eg OnStar, LoJack, Teletrak)

Making a Claim

The reason you have insurance is for the financial protection it provides if you make a claim. The claim process and handling are critical to your satisfaction with an insurance company.

We’re going to let you know what you need to do to make a claim and show you how the process is and what current customers have to say about it.

– Premiums Written and Loss Ratio

You can see that the premiums written indicate steady growth. The market share has demonstrated a slight decline even while the direct premiums written has experienced an incline. This indicates that even though Allstate is growing in revenue, that growth is not keeping up with inflation and population growth.

In other words, although the premiums written annually are increasing, they’re not increasing as fast as the industry is growing.

Private Passenger Auto 2015 2016 2017
Premiums written $20,036,973,000 $20,813,858,000 $21,430,405,000
Loss Ratio 65.22 % 64.75% 59.51%

The loss ratio has been decreasing in recent years. This is good news for investors; the company is making more money while spending less paying claims.

Allstate’s loss ratio was 61.53 percent in 2017. What that means is that for every $100 earned in premiums, they paid $61.53 to claims. The rest went to overhead and shareholders.

The lower the loss ratio percentage, the less the money coming in goes back to the customer. This is good and bad. It’s good because it indicates solid financial standing and the ability to pay claims. If the ratio was close to or over 100%, the company would have to change rates to claims to keep from going bankrupt.

It’s bad for the consumer when the loss ratio gets too low because it indicates the company is earning more money for itself and investors, while possibly not providing the best value to the customer.

The ratios listed in the table above are not extreme and are in a safe range.

– Ease of Making a Claim

Allstate enables claims to be made and tracked several ways:

Earlier we listed the results from the Consumer Reports customer satisfaction survey. In all areas related to claims, Allstate received a rating of very good or excellent.

Car Insurance Rates

Allstate tends to be one of the more expensive major insurers. We partnered with Quadrant Data to bring you this information. There are several things to keep in mind.

  1. First, your rate will differ from what’s listed below because there are so many variables
  2. Allstate has good discounts and rewards programs that may help offset the higher prices

Here’s how Allstate’s annual rates compare nationally to other large insurers based on demographics. Remember, these averages are national, where you live could make a big difference in your rates.

Provider Single 17-year-old Female Single 17-year-old Male Single 25-year-old Female Single 25-year-old Male Married 35-year-old Female Married 35-year-old Male Married 60-year-old Female Married 60-year-old Male
Allstate $9,282.19 $10,642.53 $3,424.87 $3,570.93 $3,156.09 $3,123.01 $2,913.37 $2,990.64
American Family $5,996.50 $8,130.50 $2,288.65 $2,694.72 $2,202.70 $2,224.31 $1,992.92 $2,014.38
Farmers $8,521.97 $9,144.04 $2,946.80 $3,041.44 $2,556.98 $2,557.75 $2,336.80 $2,448.39
Geico $5,653.55 $6,278.96 $2,378.89 $2,262.87 $2,302.89 $2,312.38 $2,247.06 $2,283.45
Liberty Mutual $11,621.01 $13,718.69 $3,959.67 $4,503.13 $3,802.77 $3,856.84 $3,445.00 $3,680.53
Nationwide $5,756.37 $7,175.31 $2,686.48 $2,889.04 $2,360.49 $2,387.43 $2,130.26 $2,214.62
Progressive $8,689.95 $9,625.49 $2,697.73 $2,758.66 $2,296.90 $2,175.27 $1,991.49 $2,048.63
State Farm $5,953.88 $7,324.34 $2,335.96 $2,554.56 $2,081.72 $2,081.72 $1,873.89 $1,873.89
Travelers $9,307.32 $12,850.91 $2,325.25 $2,491.21 $2,178.66 $2,199.51 $2,051.98 $2,074.41
USAA $4,807.54 $5,385.61 $1,988.52 $2,126.14 $1,551.43 $1,540.32 $1,449.85 $1,448.98

In this table, you’ll see how Allstate’s state average annual premiums compare to other companies’. Allstate is available in all 50 states.

State Average by State Allstate American Family Farmers Geico Liberty Mutual Nationwide Progressive Group Annual Premium Travelers USAA
Alaska $3,421.51 $3,145.31 $4,153.07 Data Not Available $2,879.96 $5,295.55 Data Not Available $3,062.85 State Farm $2,228.12 Data Not Available $2,454.21
Alabama $3,566.96 $3,311.52 Data Not Available $4,185.80 $2,866.60 $4,005.48 $2,662.66 $4,450.52 State Farm $4,798.15 $3,697.80 $2,124.09
Arkansas $4,124.98 $5,150.03 Data Not Available $4,257.87 $3,484.63 Data Not Available $3,861.79 $5,312.09 State Farm $2,789.03 $5,973.33 $2,171.06
Arizona $3,770.97 $4,904.10 Data Not Available $5,000.08 $2,264.71 Data Not Available $3,496.08 $3,577.50 State Farm $4,756.25 $3,084.74 $3,084.29
California $3,688.93 $4,532.96 Data Not Available $4,998.78 $2,885.65 $3,034.42 $4,653.19 $2,849.67 State Farm $4,202.28 $3,349.54 $2,693.87
Colorado $3,876.39 $5,537.17 $3,733.02 $5,290.24 $3,091.69 $2,797.74 $3,739.47 $4,231.92 State Farm $3,270.77 Data Not Available $3,338.87
Connecticut $4,618.92 $5,831.60 Data Not Available Data Not Available $3,073.66 $7,282.87 $3,672.34 $4,920.35 State Farm $2,976.24 $6,004.29 $3,190.00
District of Columbia $4,439.24 $6,468.92 Data Not Available Data Not Available $3,692.81 Data Not Available $4,848.98 $4,970.26 State Farm $4,074.05 Data Not Available $2,580.44
Delaware $5,986.32 $6,316.06 Data Not Available Data Not Available $3,727.29 $18,360.02 $4,330.21 $4,181.83 State Farm $4,466.85 $4,182.36 $2,325.98
Florida $4,680.46 $7,440.46 Data Not Available Data Not Available $3,783.63 $5,368.15 $4,339.60 $5,583.30 State Farm $3,397.67 Data Not Available $2,850.41
Georgia $4,966.83 $4,210.70 Data Not Available Data Not Available $2,977.20 $10,053.44 $6,484.90 $4,499.22 State Farm $3,384.88 Data Not Available $3,157.46
Hawaii $2,555.64 $2,173.49 Data Not Available $4,763.82 $3,358.86 $3,189.55 $2,551.83 $2,177.93 State Farm $1,040.28 Data Not Available $1,189.35
Iowa $2,981.28 $2,965.86 $3,021.81 $2,435.72 $2,296.16 $4,415.28 $2,735.44 $2,395.50 State Farm $2,224.51 $5,429.38 $1,852.57
Idaho $2,979.09 $4,088.76 $3,728.79 $3,168.28 $2,770.68 $2,301.51 $3,032.19 Data Not Available State Farm $1,867.96 $3,226.29 $1,877.61
Illinois $3,305.48 $5,204.41 $3,815.31 $4,605.20 $2,779.16 $2,277.65 $2,711.81 $3,536.65 State Farm $2,344.88 $2,499.76 $2,770.21
Indiana $3,414.97 $3,978.81 $3,679.68 $3,437.55 $2,261.07 $5,781.35 Data Not Available $3,898.00 State Farm $2,408.94 $3,393.75 $1,630.86
Kansas $3,279.62 $4,010.23 $2,146.40 $3,703.77 $3,220.65 $4,784.42 $2,475.59 $4,144.38 State Farm $2,720.00 $4,341.43 $2,382.61
Kentucky $5,195.40 $7,143.92 Data Not Available Data Not Available $4,633.59 $5,930.97 $5,503.23 $5,547.63 State Farm $3,354.32 $6,551.68 $2,897.89
Louisiana $5,711.34 $5,998.79 Data Not Available Data Not Available $6,154.60 Data Not Available Data Not Available $7,471.10 State Farm $4,579.12 Data Not Available $4,353.12
Maine $2,953.28 $3,675.59 Data Not Available $2,770.15 $2,823.05 $4,331.39 Data Not Available $3,643.59 State Farm $2,198.68 $2,252.97 $1,930.79
Maryland $4,582.70 $5,233.17 Data Not Available Data Not Available $3,832.63 $9,297.55 $2,915.69 $4,094.86 State Farm $3,960.87 Data Not Available $2,744.14
Massachusetts $2,678.85 $2,708.53 Data Not Available Data Not Available $1,510.17 $4,339.35 Data Not Available $3,835.11 State Farm $1,361.86 $3,537.94 $1,458.99
Michigan $10,498.64 $22,902.59 Data Not Available $8,503.60 $6,430.11 $20,000.04 $6,327.38 $5,364.55 State Farm $12,565.52 $8,773.97 $3,620.00
Minnesota $4,403.25 $4,532.01 $3,521.29 $3,137.45 $3,498.54 $13,563.61 $2,926.49 Data Not Available State Farm $2,066.99 Data Not Available $2,861.60
Missouri $3,328.93 $4,096.15 $3,286.90 $4,312.19 $2,885.33 $4,518.67 $2,265.35 $3,419.14 State Farm $2,692.91 Data Not Available $2,525.78
Mississippi $3,664.57 $4,942.11 Data Not Available Data Not Available $4,087.21 $4,455.94 $2,756.53 $4,308.85 State Farm $2,980.48 $3,729.32 $2,056.13
Montana $3,220.84 $4,672.10 Data Not Available $3,907.55 $3,602.35 $1,326.11 $3,478.26 $4,330.76 State Farm $2,417.74 Data Not Available $2,031.89
North Carolina $3,393.11 $7,190.43 Data Not Available Data Not Available $2,936.69 $2,182.71 $2,848.03 $2,382.61 State Farm $3,078.65 $3,132.66 Data Not Available
North Dakota $4,165.84 $4,669.31 $3,812.40 $3,092.49 $2,668.24 $12,852.83 $2,560.35 $3,623.06 State Farm $2,560.53 Data Not Available $2,006.80
Nebraska $3,283.68 $3,198.83 $2,215.13 $3,997.29 $3,837.49 $6,241.52 $2,603.94 $3,758.01 State Farm $2,438.71 Data Not Available $2,330.78
New Hampshire $3,151.77 $2,725.01 Data Not Available Data Not Available $1,615.02 $8,444.41 $2,491.10 $2,694.45 State Farm $2,185.46 Data Not Available $1,906.96
New Jersey $5,515.21 $5,713.58 Data Not Available $7,617.00 $2,754.94 $6,766.62 Data Not Available $3,972.72 State Farm $7,527.16 $4,254.49 Data Not Available
New Mexico $3,463.64 $4,200.65 Data Not Available $4,315.53 $4,458.30 Data Not Available $3,514.38 $3,119.18 State Farm $2,340.66 Data Not Available $2,296.77
Nevada $4,861.70 $5,371.62 $5,441.18 $5,595.56 $3,662.09 $6,201.55 $3,477.14 $4,062.57 State Farm $5,796.34 $5,360.41 $3,069.07
New York $4,289.88 $4,740.97 Data Not Available Data Not Available $2,428.24 $6,540.73 $4,012.93 $3,771.15 State Farm $4,484.58 $4,578.79 $3,761.69
Ohio $2,709.71 $3,197.22 $1,515.17 $3,423.01 $1,867.19 $4,429.74 $3,300.89 $3,436.96 State Farm $2,507.88 $3,135.16 $1,478.46
Oklahoma $4,142.33 $3,718.62 Data Not Available $4,142.40 $3,437.34 $6,874.62 Data Not Available $4,832.35 State Farm $2,816.80 Data Not Available $3,174.15
Oregon $3,467.77 $4,765.95 $3,527.28 $3,753.52 $3,220.12 $4,334.55 $3,176.83 $3,629.13 State Farm $2,731.48 $2,892.19 $2,587.15
Pennsylvania $4,034.50 $3,984.12 Data Not Available Data Not Available $2,605.22 $6,055.20 $2,800.37 $4,451.00 State Farm $2,744.23 $7,842.47 $1,793.37
Rhode Island $5,003.36 $4,959.45 Data Not Available Data Not Available $5,602.63 $6,184.12 $4,409.63 $5,231.09 State Farm $2,406.51 $6,909.45 $4,323.98
South Carolina $3,781.14 $3,903.43 Data Not Available $4,691.85 $3,178.01 Data Not Available $3,625.49 $4,573.08 State Farm $3,071.34 Data Not Available $3,424.77
South Dakota $3,982.27 $4,723.72 $4,047.47 $3,768.80 $2,940.29 $7,515.99 $2,737.66 $3,752.81 State Farm $2,306.23 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Tennessee $3,660.89 $4,828.85 Data Not Available $3,430.07 $3,283.42 $6,206.69 $3,424.96 $3,656.91 State Farm $2,639.30 $2,738.52 $2,739.28
Texas $4,043.28 $5,485.44 $4,848.72 Data Not Available $3,263.28 Data Not Available $3,867.55 $4,664.69 State Farm $2,879.94 Data Not Available $2,487.89
Utah $3,611.89 $3,566.42 $3,698.77 $3,907.99 $2,965.57 $4,327.76 $2,986.57 $3,830.10 State Farm $4,645.83 Data Not Available $2,491.10
Virginia $2,357.87 $3,386.80 Data Not Available Data Not Available $2,061.53 Data Not Available $2,073.00 $2,498.58 State Farm $2,268.95 Data Not Available $1,858.38
Vermont $3,234.13 $3,190.38 Data Not Available Data Not Available $2,195.71 $3,621.08 $2,128.21 $5,217.14 State Farm $4,382.84 Data Not Available $1,903.55
Washington $3,059.32 $3,540.52 $3,713.02 $2,962.00 $2,568.65 $3,994.73 $2,129.84 $3,209.52 State Farm $2,499.78 Data Not Available $2,262.16
West Virginia $2,595.36 $3,820.68 Data Not Available Data Not Available $2,120.80 $2,924.39 Data Not Available Data Not Available State Farm $2,126.32 Data Not Available $1,984.62
Wisconsin $3,606.06 $4,854.41 $1,513.27 $3,777.49 $3,926.20 $6,758.85 $5,224.99 $3,128.91 State Farm $2,387.53 Data Not Available $2,975.74
Wyoming $3,200.08 $4,373.93 Data Not Available $3,069.35 $3,496.56 $1,989.36 $3,187.20 $4,401.17 State Farm $2,303.55 Data Not Available $2,779.53
Median $3,660.89 $4,532.96 $3,698.77 $3,907.99 $3,073.66 $5,295.55 $3,187.20 $3,935.36 State Farm $2,731.48 $3,729.32 $2,489.49

– Rates Compared to State Average

Curious if Allstate is higher or lower than the average rates in your state? We’ll show you next. If you take the average rate in the U.S. for the top insurers and compare it to Allstate, you’ll see that Allstate is $872.07 dollars more expensive annually.

State Allstate annual premium Allstate compared to state average Percentage over/under state average
Alaska $3,145.31 -$276.21 -8.78%
Alabama $3,311.52 -$255.44 -7.71%
Arkansas $5,150.03 +$1,025.05 +19.90%
Arizona $4,904.10 +$1,133.13 +23.11%
California $4,532.96 +$844.03 +18.62%
Colorado $5,537.17 +$1,660.78 +29.99%
Connecticut $5,831.60 +$1,212.68 +20.80%
District of Columbia $6,468.92 +$2,029.68 +31.38%
Delaware $6,316.06 +$329.74 +5.22%
Florida $7,440.46 +$2,760.00 +37.09%
Georgia $4,210.70 -$756.13 -17.96%
Hawaii $2,173.49 -$382.15 -17.58%
Iowa $2,965.86 -$15.42 -0.52%
Idaho $4,088.76 +$1,109.67 +27.14%
Illinois $5,204.41 +$1,898.93 +36.49%
Indiana $3,978.81 +$563.84 +14.17%
Kansas $4,010.23 +$730.61 +18.22%
Kentucky $7,143.92 +$1,948.52 +27.28%
Louisiana $5,998.79 +$287.45 +4.79%
Maine $3,675.59 +$722.31 +19.65%
Maryland $5,233.17 +$650.47 +12.43%
Massachusetts $2,708.53 +$29.68 +1.10%
Michigan $22,902.59 +$12,403.95 +54.16%
Minnesota $4,532.01 +$128.76 +2.84%
Missouri $4,096.15 +$767.22 +18.73%
Mississippi $4,942.11 +$1,277.54 +25.85%
Montana $4,672.10 +$1,451.26 +31.06%
North Carolina $7,190.43 +$3,797.32 +52.81%
North Dakota $4,669.31 +$503.47 +10.78%
Nebraska $3,198.83 -$84.85 -2.65%
New Hampshire $2,725.01 -$426.77 -15.66%
New Jersey $5,713.58 +$198.36 +3.47%
New Mexico $4,200.65 +$737.01 +17.55%
Nevada $5,371.62 +$509.92 +9.49%
New York $4,740.97 +$451.08 +9.51%
Ohio $3,197.22 +$487.51 +15.25%
Oklahoma $3,718.62 -$423.70 -11.39%
Oregon $4,765.95 +$1,298.18 +27.24%
Pennsylvania $3,984.12 -$50.38 -1.26%
Rhode Island $4,959.45 -$43.91 -0.89%
South Carolina $3,903.43 +$122.29 +3.13%
South Dakota $4,723.72 +$741.45 +15.70%
Tennessee $4,828.85 +$1,167.96 +24.19%
Texas $5,485.44 +$1,442.16 +26.29%
Utah $3,566.42 -$45.47 -1.27%
Virginia $3,386.80 +$1,028.93 +30.38%
Vermont $3,190.38 -$43.75 -1.37%
Washington $3,540.52 +$481.20 +13.59%
West Virginia $3,820.68 +$1,225.32 +32.07%
Wisconsin $4,854.41 +$1,248.35 +25.72%
Wyoming $4,373.93 +$1,173.85 +26.84%
Median $4,532.96 +$872.07 +19.24%

Overall, this table reveals that Allstate tends to be more expensive than average.

Allstate’s rates are higher than average in Michigan, as well, by a couple of thousand dollars annually.

– Rates by Commute

If you can’t find your state in the chart above, it’s because the length of your commute doesn’t make a difference with Allstate rates.

– Coverage Level Rates

While you’d expect that the higher the coverage you purchase, the higher the price you’ll pay, Connecticut doesn’t follow that mold. Connecticut rates are lower for medium coverage than for low coverage.

State Low Medium High
AK $3,080.37 $3,082.87 $3,272.67
AL $3,196.79 $3,306.03 $3,431.75
AR $5,006.12 $5,146.99 $5,296.98
AZ $4,588.61 $4,930.49 $5,193.19
CA $4,287.00 $4,572.58 $4,739.29
CO $5,236.91 $5,518.15 $5,856.45
CT $5,499.08 $5,823.32 $6,172.41
DC $6,196.55 $6,449.83 $6,760.39
DE $5,776.86 $6,390.63 $6,780.70
FL $5,762.84 $7,820.73 $8,737.80
GA $3,881.04 $4,254.86 $4,496.20
HI $2,020.68 $2,178.85 $2,320.93
IA $2,854.38 $2,969.63 $3,073.58
ID $3,935.49 $4,080.92 $4,249.86
IL $5,041.41 $5,199.22 $5,372.60
IN $3,788.37 $3,963.44 $4,184.61
KS $3,894.18 $4,001.70 $4,134.80
KY $6,432.05 $7,101.39 $7,898.31
LA $5,185.16 $6,109.21 $6,701.99
MA $3,399.54 $3,733.65 $3,893.57
MD $5,102.42 $5,199.95 $5,397.13
ME $2,674.13 $2,675.20 $2,776.27
MI $22,316.76 $22,954.91 $23,436.11
MN $4,467.02 $4,528.59 $4,600.41
MO $3,945.84 $4,087.71 $4,254.90
MS $4,728.26 $4,937.06 $5,161.02
MT $4,449.47 $4,661.15 $4,905.69
NC $6,933.13 $7,164.38 $7,473.78
ND $4,572.58 $4,667.42 $4,767.94
NE $3,120.44 $3,193.01 $3,283.05
NH $2,649.32 $2,721.78 $2,803.93
NJ $5,270.22 $5,797.50 $6,073.01
NM $4,018.52 $4,192.47 $4,390.97
NV $4,660.73 $5,458.34 $5,995.77
NY $4,372.19 $4,716.54 $5,134.16
OH $3,092.59 $3,190.74 $3,308.32
OK $3,493.21 $3,703.86 $3,958.78
OR $4,583.10 $4,755.64 $4,959.11
PA $3,794.20 $4,010.08 $4,148.08
RI $4,695.99 $4,945.81 $5,236.55
SC $3,677.28 $3,885.29 $4,147.71
SD $4,586.73 $4,715.42 $4,869.01
TN $4,645.25 $4,816.41 $5,024.87
TX $5,361.37 $5,439.01 $5,655.92
UT $3,404.91 $3,559.01 $3,735.35
VA $3,285.83 $3,387.50 $3,487.07
VT $3,123.87 $3,185.94 $3,261.33
WA $3,340.56 $3,529.25 $3,751.75
WI $3,654.68 $3,811.28 $3,996.07
WV $4,680.72 $4,846.13 $5,036.39
WY $4,264.74 $4,365.39 $4,491.67

– Credit History Rates

State Good Credit Fair Credit Poor Credit
AK $2,757.09 $2,961.29 $3,717.53
AL $2,628.46 $3,214.02 $4,092.09
AR $4,020.37 $4,957.59 $6,472.13
AZ $3,973.18 $4,465.91 $6,273.21
CO $4,105.68 $5,439.82 $7,066.00
CT $4,455.94 $5,615.43 $7,423.44
DC $5,575.84 $6,163.24 $7,667.69
DE $5,094.26 $5,748.80 $8,105.13
FL $5,314.82 $6,574.17 $10,432.38
GA $3,382.87 $3,792.84 $5,456.39
IA $2,534.22 $2,818.23 $3,545.14
ID $3,202.11 $3,666.01 $5,398.15
IL $4,186.52 $4,785.73 $6,641.00
IN $3,333.41 $3,669.23 $4,933.78
KS $3,287.61 $3,772.30 $4,970.77
KY $5,390.03 $6,508.38 $9,533.35
LA $4,726.27 $5,410.52 $7,859.57
MD $4,188.63 $4,730.97 $6,779.90
ME $2,127.44 $2,593.46 $3,404.70
MI $14,643.02 $19,238.49 $34,826.28
MN $3,344.12 $3,603.11 $6,648.79
MO $3,001.92 $3,635.17 $5,651.36
MS $4,037.68 $5,065.90 $5,722.76
MT $3,848.58 $4,519.28 $5,648.44
NC $5,524.86 $6,309.79 $9,736.64
ND $3,647.16 $4,478.77 $5,882.00
NE $2,607.09 $3,020.09 $3,969.31
NH $2,341.74 $2,480.85 $3,352.43
NJ $4,043.95 $5,131.18 $7,965.60
NM $3,685.89 $4,028.45 $4,887.61
NV $4,202.38 $4,947.65 $6,964.82
NY $3,395.49 $3,961.90 $6,865.50
OH $2,494.19 $2,987.92 $4,109.54
OK $3,073.20 $3,484.29 $4,598.37
OR $3,633.79 $4,404.58 $6,259.47
PA $3,060.28 $3,798.36 $5,093.72
RI $3,881.20 $4,774.97 $6,222.18
SC $3,113.11 $3,692.64 $4,904.52
SD $3,909.35 $4,503.33 $5,758.47
TN $3,604.43 $4,718.43 $6,163.68
TX $4,370.97 $5,108.06 $6,977.27
UT $2,728.04 $3,199.61 $4,771.61
VA $2,728.54 $3,306.89 $4,124.97
VT $2,669.79 $2,988.69 $3,912.65
WA $2,877.04 $3,354.12 $4,390.41
WI $2,993.20 $3,450.95 $5,017.88
WV $3,993.90 $4,676.09 $5,893.25
WY $3,524.08 $4,138.37 $5,459.34
CA $4,532.95
HI $2,173.49
MA $3,675.59

Allstate rate comparison by credit rating

Michigan’s rates from Allstate are sky high. Those with good credit could expect to pay $14,643 and those rates more than double for those with poor credit.

I think we can fairly assume no one is going to pay $34,826 a year for car insurance, so if you have poor credit and you live in Michigan, you can scratch Allstate off your short list.

Also of note is that in California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts, your credit score is not part of your rate calculation. With good, fair, or poor credit, you’ll pay the same.

States with the Highest Credit Scores Score States with the Lowest Credit Scores Score
Minnesota 709 Mississippi 647
Vermont 702 Louisiana 650
New Hampshire 701 Georgia 654
South Dakota 700 Alabama 654
Massachusetts 699 Nevada 655
North Dakota 697 Texas 656
Wisconsin 696 Oklahoma 656
Iowa 695 South Carolina 657
Nebraska 695 Arkansas 657
Hawaii 693 West Virginia 658

The average credit score nationally is 675.

Insurers do not strictly use your credit score, instead, they pick and choose factors from your credit report and develop their own insurance credit rating. It is possible that if your credit score is borderline high, the insurer may consider your rating fair because of what numbers they pull and use.

– Driving Record Rates

State Clean Record One Speeding Ticket One Accident One DUI
AK $2,510.61 $2,987.51 $3,541.27 $3,541.83
AL $2,819.09 $3,181.11 $3,319.47 $3,926.43
AR $4,247.65 $5,074.04 $5,344.99 $5,933.45
AZ $3,928.23 $5,083.24 $4,968.77 $5,636.16
CA $2,728.75 $3,582.10 $4,597.74 $7,223.23
CO $4,723.09 $5,350.87 $5,431.34 $6,643.37
CT $4,964.26 $4,964.26 $6,130.79 $7,267.10
DC $5,526.28 $6,499.40 $6,624.38 $7,225.63
DE $5,339.71 $6,062.01 $6,398.38 $7,464.16
FL $6,417.39 $7,119.64 $7,700.66 $8,524.13
GA $3,465.71 $3,647.83 $5,365.97 $4,363.29
HI $1,293.11 $1,774.29 $1,904.18 $3,722.37
IA $2,520.67 $2,818.93 $3,052.48 $3,471.36
ID $3,374.66 $4,001.71 $4,240.80 $4,737.87
IL $3,726.07 $4,890.19 $6,324.22 $5,877.17
IN $3,174.79 $3,776.13 $4,664.15 $4,300.16
KS $3,467.53 $3,885.11 $4,037.61 $4,650.66
KY $5,911.23 $6,679.30 $7,724.51 $8,260.64
LA $4,753.81 $5,575.49 $7,221.89 $6,443.95
MA $2,844.83 $2,844.83 $4,241.04 $4,771.65
MD $4,632.04 $5,510.30 $6,158.29 $4,632.04
ME $2,210.41 $2,498.30 $2,997.40 $3,128.03
MI $11,157.41 $15,605.00 $14,921.81 $49,926.15
MN $3,292.72 $4,316.11 $4,780.23 $5,738.97
MO $3,512.16 $3,976.44 $3,963.68 $4,932.33
MS $4,169.90 $4,727.61 $4,913.75 $5,957.20
MT $3,925.25 $4,485.46 $4,642.32 $5,635.38
NC $3,887.51 $5,262.09 $6,855.02 $12,757.11
ND $3,792.51 $4,397.21 $4,171.17 $6,316.36
NE $2,777.66 $3,105.34 $3,132.35 $3,779.97
NH $2,265.09 $2,643.26 $3,081.27 $2,910.41
NJ $4,287.07 $5,214.06 $7,126.18 $6,227.00
NM $3,463.83 $3,898.94 $4,561.93 $4,877.91
NV $4,551.36 $5,142.41 $5,357.32 $6,435.38
NY $4,004.39 $5,070.67 $4,004.39 $5,884.41
OH $2,689.12 $3,040.34 $3,250.76 $3,808.65
OK $3,198.39 $3,597.46 $3,749.52 $4,329.11
OR $3,840.80 $4,686.06 $5,180.49 $5,356.45
PA $3,813.11 $3,813.11 $4,497.16 $3,813.11
RI $4,253.42 $4,782.41 $5,049.86 $5,752.11
SC $2,942.78 $3,887.64 $4,662.04 $4,121.23
SD $3,913.95 $4,382.44 $4,548.17 $6,050.30
TN $4,043.94 $4,625.86 $4,821.64 $5,823.95
TX $4,270.64 $4,270.64 $6,562.40 $6,838.06
UT $3,010.26 $3,393.73 $3,629.16 $4,232.55
VA $2,532.41 $3,264.57 $4,044.25 $3,705.97
VT $2,647.25 $3,019.61 $3,493.62 $3,601.02
WA $2,978.15 $3,331.86 $3,724.36 $4,127.71
WI $3,121.09 $3,867.28 $4,288.02 $4,006.31
WV $4,105.27 $4,657.43 $4,860.74 $5,794.22
WY $3,787.57 $4,387.13 $4,507.89 $4,813.14

Typically, your rates will rise with each offense in this order: one speeding ticket, one accident, one DUI. There are, however some states that vary from this order:

  • New York rates with Allstate don’t rise with an accident
  • In Arizona, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and New York, a speeding ticket will affect your rates greater than an accident
  • In Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisianna, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin, an accident affects rates greater than a DUI
  • In Maryland, a speeding ticket affects rates greater than a DUI

In New York, an accident on your record won’t cost you any more than a clean record.

Allstate rate change after one speeding ticket

Allstate rate change after one accident

Allstate rate increase after one DUI

How to Get a Quote Online

We have a lot of really great and helpful figures listed above to give you an idea of the rates in your area, but your personal information will differ from everyone else’s.

The only way for you to find out what your rates would be with Allstate is to get a quote. It’s a simple process, and we’ll show you everything you need to do:

– Step One

Go to Allstate.com. Choose “auto” and any other insurance types you would like to bundle.

Allstate quote getting started

Click next, and you will be again asked if you’d like to bundle.

Allstate quote getting started

Your zip code will probably automatically come up, but you can enter it or change it manually. Click “Get Started.”

– Step Two

Enter your personal information

Allstate quote personal information

  • Name
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Address
    • Have you lived at this address for more than two years?
    • Own, rent, or neither?
  • Marital status
  • Email address

– Step Three

Enter your vehicle information.

  • Vehicles (if you allow them to use public records, Allstate will automatically find any vehicles registered to your address)
    • When did you get this vehicle?
    • Was it new?
    • How is it used? (pleasure, commute, business)
    • Estimated annual mileage
    • Will it be used for ridesharing?
    • Where is it primarily parked?
    • Safety devices are automatically added
  • Opportunity to add another vehicle

– Step Four

Enter your job information.

  • Work information
    • Occupation
    • Length of time at that career

– Step Five

Enter your driving history information.

  • Driving history
    • Accidents within five years
    • Violations within five years
  • Opportunity to add another driver

Allstate quote progress

– Step Six

Choose the level of coverage you desire.

  • Choose Coverage
    • Less
    • Balance
    • More

– Step Seven

Enter your phone number to receive a quote. If you do not wish to enter your number, you are prompted to call an Allstate agent to get your quote.

You cannot actually receive a quote online from Allstate. You can give all your information but you must personally speak with an agent to get a quote.

A phone call should not take long since the agent should be able to retrieve the information you filled in online.

Allstate App

The Allstate app has 4.8 out of five stars in the app store and has over 200K reviews. If you go with Allstate for your car insurance, the app is a valuable tool to download.

Many of the critical reviews centered around Drivewise and hard braking. Customers are concerned the app is docking them for hard breaking when they’re not. Allstate is quick to respond that occasional hard braking will not hurt your good driving discount because they know hard braking may sometimes be necessary.

Here are some of the biggest benefits of having the app:

  • You can keep an always up-to-date electronic insurance card in there. Most states accept electronic proof of insurance.
  • The app allows you to take pictures of damage in the app so they’re right there if you need to make a claim.
  • Another feature is easy to access roadside assistance.
  • Drivewise is only available on the app. If you want to tap into the potential savings from using Drivewise to monitor your driving, you’ll need to download the app.

Allstate Website

Allstate’s website is what you would expect from one of the leaders in the car insurance market. It is loaded with information from company history, to coverage available. It’s easy to navigate.

One area in which Allstate stands out is its informational resources. Their blog is loaded with helpful articles concerning topics from new car buying tips to spring cleaning advice.

Their youtube channel has a video to answer almost any question or concern you have. And it’s available to everyone, not just customers.

Big Picture

Pros Cons
Available in all 50 states High rates
Strong ratings (financial and customer satisfaction) Shrinking market share
Good discounts and programs No online quotes

To summarize, Allstate tends to have higher rates than average. They’re not your bargain company, but they offer many discounts and programs that could help you get to a rate within your budget.

Their ratings are good in the areas of finance and customer satisfaction.

They’re one of the largest insurers in the country and although their market share has fallen in recent years, there is no indication that they will remain anything but a stable option for car insurance.

Get quotes today to find out how much you could save on car insurance. Our comparison tool is free, just enter your zip code to begin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers you may be trying to find:

– Is Drivewise available everywhere?

Anyone – even non-customers – can download Drivewise, but the insurance feature is not available in all states. New York residents are not eligible for Allstate Rewards.

– How do I cancel an Allstate policy?

Call your agent and tell them you’d like to cancel.

– How do I find a local Allstate agent?

Do a web search for Allstate near your location. Or visit Allstate’s find an agent page.

– How many households does Allstate service?

Sixteen million

– Is Esurance owned by Allstate?

Yes

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