I’ve worked with insurance companies for over 30 years, and I work with them when the chips are down; when they either do the right thing or try every trick in the book to keep you from getting what you deserve.
Remember, every claim is negotiated. I do it every day. It’s not like car insurance where the agent finds the book value and makes an award. Every home is different. Every claim is different. Insurance companies know every place they can cut corners.
I also used to sell insurance. I don’t anymore. But I know what I was told when I was an agent (you don’t want to know). Be sure you know that I don’t get any “endorsements’ from any of these companies. It’s just my opinion.
So here they are: the best and worst insurance companies:
The best Insurance companies who do the right thing and pay out what you are legally entitled to:
- Firemen’s Fund
- Philadelphia Contributionship
Here are the insurance companies that fight with you, wear you down, and make you jump through hoops to receive the smallest possible settlement they can award.
- 21st Century Pinnacle Ins.
- Ace Group
- American International
- American Modern
- Andover Group
- Bay State
- Cambridge Mutual
- Encompass (Allstate)
- Geico (does not write their own Homeowners)
- Hartford (recommended by AARP)
- Liberty Mutual
- Merrimack Mutual
- New Jersey Manufacturers
- Progressive (does not write their own Homeowners)
- Safeco (Liberty Mutual)
- State Farm
Don’t see your company? Find out my opinion. No charge.
Call our office at 215 641-6000 for recommendations.
I am an advocate for my clients. Call if you have:
- Any questions about your insurance policy and want an unbiased view
- Any questions about a claim (whether settled or not)
- Advice for reporting a claim (call me first)
Warm regards for a “hassle free” winter,