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Reviewed by Chris Harrigan
Former Auto Insurance Claims Manager

UPDATED: Sep 7, 2020

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California is home to almost all car insurance companies ranging from well known brands such as GEICO and Allstate to boutique firms specializing just on the California car insurance market or simply certain types of vehicles like antique and classic cars.

Back in 2005 a state law was passed by the California legislature requiring all car insurance companies to provide consumers with free quotes of the providers lowest price personal car insurance policy detailing:

(a) Policy limits requested by the consumer and

(b) Those which he/she is eligible for.

In addition the law also states California licensed car insurance companies must also provide these quotes by way of a toll free number or access to a company website where a consumer can be referred to a company agent or broker who can and will provide an estimate.

What is interesting about this California law is that it also requires CA licensed car insurance companies to provide a toll free number and/or website address and the Department of Insurance actually published a near complete list on the Department’s website – Kudos to California here.

As of 2010 below is a near complete list of car insurance companies in California licensed to provide auto insurance policies. Please note this list may not be current or complete as updates are done continually so always check with the California Department of Insurance for the most current information

List of California Car Insurance Companies

  • 21st Century Insurance
  • 21st Century Superior
  • AAA
  • Aca Insurance
  • Access Insurance
  • Alliance United
  • Allied Property And Casualty
  • Allstate
  • Allstate Indemnity
  • Amco Insurance
  • Anchor General Insurance
  • California Automobile Insurance Company
  • California Casualty Indemnity Exchange
  • California State Automobile Association Inter-Insurance Bureau
  • Coast National Insurance
  • Commerce West
  • Esurance
  • Explorer Insurance
  • Farmers
  • Financial Indemnity Company
  • Geico Casualty
  • Geico General Insurance
  • Geico Indemnity
  • Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO)
  • Granite State Insurance
  • Hartford Casualty
  • Hartford Underwriters
  • Ids Property Casualty
  • Infinity Insurance Company
  • Kemper Independence
  • Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company
  • Mercury Casualty
  • Mercury Insurance
  • Metropolitan Direct
  • Mid-Century Insurance
  • National General
  • Nationwide
  • Permanent General Assurance
  • Progressive Casualty
  • Progressive Choice
  • Progressive West
  • Safeco
  • State Farm Mutual
  • The Standard Fire Insurance Company
  • USAA – United Services Automobile Association
  • USAA Casualty
  • Victoria Fire & Casualty
  • Viking Insurance Company Of Wisconsin
  • Wawanesa General
  • Western United

Need to get a California car insurance quote or read car insurance company reviews. Search our site for information on ways to save money on car insurance, common auto insurance discounts, what types of coverage are available, how to file a car insurance claim and more. Educate yourself about auto insurance now to save money for life.

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