An Introduction to the Allied Insurance Company
The Allied Insurance Company is a part of the Nationwide Insurance Group. The company has existed since 1929 when it was originally formed as the Allied Mutual Automobile Association by Harold Evans. It has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1945. The company was brought into the Nationwide Insurance Group, a Fortune 500 company, in 1998, when it took over Nationwide’s independent sales agency system. CalFarm also joined the Nationwide family in 1999 and the companies now operate as the present-day Allied Insurance. Their corporate headquarters are in Des Moines, Iowa. The company currently has an “A+” (excellent) rating by the A.M. Best Company, the leading insurance industry rating service.
Allied P&C offers the following insurance products: auto, property, business, sport vehicle, boat and farm/ranch. The company’s insurance products can be purchased in almost all 50 states through over 4,000 independent insurance agencies rather than company employees. Presently, the insurance policies they offer cannot be purchased or amended on line; all policy inquiries must go through an agent. Premium payments may be made online, with many flexible payment options offered. Allied offers typical six-month policies, but customers may also opt to purchase twelve-month policies if they wish.
This company offers many of the same policy discounts that other U.S. insurers do, including multi-vehicle and multi-policy discounts, as well as accident forgiveness (one every three years per policy) and minor violation forgiveness (one every three years per driver).
The company has a very user-friendly official website and offers 24/7 claim reporting in the event of an accident or other loss. They post an ambitious goal of contacting all parties involved in a loss within 8 business hours. Claims are handled by company-employed claims personnel as well as (but less often) retained independent adjusters. The company does utilize a direct repair body shop program with their Blue Ribbon Repair Shops and a glass repair-replacement program.
The Allied Insurance Company is a community-minded company. It is a strong supporter of the United Way. Employees volunteer building hours for the Habitat for Humanity and support many other community non-profits through parent company Nationwide’s On Your Side volunteer network.
Whether you are an investor, or shopping around for an automobile insurance policy, this seems to be a company to keep your eye on. Before you make a final decision about which company to purchase a policy from, make sure to get a quote from this one also. You might be pleasantly surprised.
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This article is written for informational purposes and is not intended to take the place of competent local legal counsel. The writer is not associated with this insurance company or any of its affiliates.
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