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Erie Insurance vs The Hartford Car Insurance

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Last Updated February 1, 2022

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Erie Insurance
85
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The Hartford
93
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Erie Insurance VS The Hartford
85
93
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User Ratings
OptionsErie Insurance The Hartford
Rating/Reviews
224 reviews
29,516 reviews
U.S Auto Insurance Shopping Study (2018)
OptionsErie Insurance The Hartford
Call Center Representative--About average
Insurer Website--Better than most
Local AgentAmong the best--
Overall SatisfactionAmong the bestBetter than most
Policy OfferingsBetter than mostBetter than most
PricingAmong the bestBetter than most
U.S Auto Insurance Claims Satisfaction Study (2018)
OptionsErie Insurance The Hartford
Claim ServicingBetter than mostBetter than most
Estimation ProcessAmong the bestBetter than most
First Notice of Loss (FNOL)Better than mostBetter than most
Overall SatisfactionBetter than mostBetter than most
Rental ExperienceAmong the bestThe rest
Repair ProcessAmong the bestAmong the best
SettlementBetter than mostBetter than most
J.D. Power Ratings by Region (out of 1000)
RegionErie Insurance The Hartford
California--835 pt
Better than most
Florida--806 pt
The rest
Mid-Atlantic854 pt
Among the best
839 pt
About average
North Central845 pt
Among the best
838 pt
Better than most
Northwest--832 pt
Better than most
Southwest--838 pt
Among the best
Mobile App Ratings
RegionErie Insurance The Hartford
Android
4 Reviews
376 Reviews
iOS--
47 Reviews
Financial Ratings
OptionsErie Insurance The Hartford
A.M. BestA+A+
Moody's--A2
Standard & Poor'sAA+

Auto Insurance Quotes

For Married Drivers

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$48--
Philadelphia$45--
Phoenix--$51
Santa Monica--$76

For Single Drivers

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$48--
Philadelphia$52--
Phoenix--$51
Santa Monica--$143

For Male Drivers

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$44--
Philadelphia$47--
Phoenix--$52
Santa Monica--$138

For Female Drivers

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$52--
Philadelphia$50--
Phoenix--$49
Santa Monica--$81

For Drivers with Speeding Ticket

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$58--
Philadelphia$56--
Phoenix--$67
Santa Monica--$213

For Drivers with No Speeding Ticket

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$46--
Philadelphia$47--
Phoenix--$47
Santa Monica--$87

For Drivers Age Between 18-40

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$49--
Philadelphia$53--
Phoenix--$52
Santa Monica--$165

For Drivers Age Between 40-65

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$45--
Philadelphia$41--
Phoenix--$49
Santa Monica--$68

For Drivers Age of 65+

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$57--
Philadelphia$58--
Phoenix--$53
Santa Monica--$56

For Drivers with Average Credit

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$54--
Philadelphia$53--
Phoenix--$49
Santa Monica--$97

For Drivers with Fair Credit

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$58--
Philadelphia$54--
Phoenix--$59
Santa Monica--$81

For Drivers with Good Credit

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$42--
Philadelphia$42--
Phoenix--$46
Santa Monica--$83

For Drivers with Excellent Credit

CityErie Insurance The Hartford
Chicago$39--
Philadelphia$45--
Phoenix--$49
Santa Monica--$176

Quotes & Discounts

Discount typeErie Insurance The Hartford
Multiple VehicleUp to 15%--
PrepayUp to 7%--
Anti-Theft DeviceUp to 5%Up to 15%
Anti-lock BrakeUp to 5%--
Accident ForgivenessVaries--
Defensive DriverVariesUp to 5%
Feature 15Varies--
Good DriverVaries--
Low MileageVaries--
Multiple PolicyVariesUp to 20%
Passive RestraintVariesUp to 3%
Senior AdultVaries--
Student Away at SchoolVaries--
Youth DrivingVaries--
Youth LoyaltyVaries--
Driving training--Varies
EV/Hybrid--Varies
Good Student--Up to 15%
Paid in full--Varies
teenSMART--Up to 10%

Payment Methods

Discount typeErie Insurance The Hartford
Automatic Online Payment
yesyes
Bank Payment/Direct Deposit yesyes
Credit Card Payment yesyes
Debit Card Payments yesyes
In Person Payment
yes--
Mail Payment
yesyes
Mobile App Payments
--yes
Online Payment
yesyes
Person 2 Person Payment yes--
Phone Payment
yesyes
Prepayment
yes--

Features and Services

Features and ServicesErie Insurance The Hartford
24/7 service--yes
Accident forgiveness--yes
Diminishing deductibleyes--
Mobile app--yes
Online account managementyesyes
Policy bundling discountsyes--
Roadside assistanceyesyes

Optional Coverages

Optional CoveragesErie Insurance The Hartford
Accident Forgiveness
yesyes
Antique or Collector Car Insurance
--yes
Better Car Replacement
yes--
Comprehensive Claim Forgiveness
--yes
Emergency Assistance Coverage
yesyes
Emergency Lockout Coverage
yes--
Glass Coverage yesyes
New Car Replacement Coverage
yesyes
Personal Auto Plus
yes--
Pet Coverage
yes--
Rental Reimbursement
yesyes
Roadside Assistance
yesyes
Umbrella Policy
--yes
Vanishing Deductible
yesyes

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Compare Insurance Products

ProductErie Insurance The Hartford
ATV InsuranceATV Insuranceyes--
Car InsuranceCar Insuranceyesyes
Boat InsuranceBoat Insuranceyesyes
Business InsuranceBusiness Insuranceyesyes
Condo InsuranceCondo Insuranceyes--
Flood InsuranceFlood Insurance--yes
Home InsuranceHome Insuranceyesyes
Identity Theft InsuranceIdentity Theft Insuranceyes--
Life InsuranceLife Insuranceyesyes
Mobile Home InsuranceMobile Home Insuranceyes--
Motorcycle InsuranceMotorcycle Insuranceyes--
Renters InsuranceRenters Insuranceyes--
Umbrella InsuranceUmbrella Insuranceyes--

User Reviews

  • Erie Insurance Reviews
  • The Hartford Reviews
3.7
5 Stars
53 %
4 Stars
11 %
3 Stars
8 %
2 Stars
6 %
1 Star
22 %

Most Positive Review

By Olga
Because they have the best rate in the market and exceptional customer service

Most Critical Review

By Myra
Never had to use the service except pay my bill (I am accident free). Monthly payment is kind of high.

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william
overpriced
Mary
Easy to work with. Great agent experience.
MIKE
Erie is fantastic to deal with! The service is great as are the rates. I have shopped around and they always come out on top with the best rates. The coverages on the auto and home are also very good. My auto deductibles are now zero and my home has coverage for underground lines and a warranty type of coverage. I highly recommend Erie! I had a claim on lost jewelry with them and it was paid in no time with no hassle what so ever!
Walter
Cheaper for two vehicles than one don't make no sense
William
It's just a numbers thing. I'm looking for a better price, and they wont provide one. I have a very good driving record, and I should be paying less than what I am curremtly
William
D.E.
Been dealing with them since 7/24/18 when one of their insured hit us. After calling multiple times and leacing messages with no call back for months in end. I decided to file a report with the Indiana Insurance Commissioner. That got the ball rolling for a few calls. Was told I would get a call back in 2 weeks that was 6 weeks ago. If you gwt hit by someone with Erie it is probably smart to lawyer up from the get go.
Crystal
Jeffrey C
My review is in reference to an automobile claim. I am not an Erie customer; however, I was rear-ended by an Erie client. I had a new Ford Explorer. I was hit so hard the rear hitch came up through the back seat. Erie paid the initial damage. I went to my Ford dealer to get it fixed. My Ford dealer said that I should pursue Erie for a "diminished value claim" since now my car was in a 'major" accident Ford would not take it on a trade-in, and most places will not since it is now in carfax as being in a major accident. I called Erie, they wanted to know how I knew about "diminished value" they then tried to talk me out of it, but I was persistent and they sent me to their recommended person, so I called, made an appointment, this cost me $300.00 dollars and three hours of my time ! When I submitted the report to Erie they offered me substantially less. I argued that this was your guy who said my diminished value claim was more ! They rudely told me to go and sue if I did not like it, which means I have to sue the other driver, which is their customer. I would NEVER use Erie after this.
Brandon P
This company is a joke. After having an adjuster come out and look at our house due to storm damage. We were lied to, the adjusters were extremely rude and disrespectful, and they damaged our house with the equipment they used. Several other neighbors were able to get claims with Erie Insurance due to storm damage, but we were lied to, after being told by numerous restoration companies that we do have damage. Our insurance agent made a sexist remark to my wife, and then we made a complaint to the Erie regional manager and he told us that they were not going to do anything about any of the complaints due to lack of evidence. I WOULD NEVER recommend ERIE as an insurance company to anybody.
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