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Foremost Signature vs The Hartford Car Insurance

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Last Updated February 1, 2022

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Foremost Signature
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The Hartford
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User Ratings
OptionsForemost Signature The Hartford
Rating/Reviews
0 reviews
29,516 reviews
U.S Auto Insurance Shopping Study (2018)
OptionsForemost Signature The Hartford
Call Center RepresentativeThe restAbout average
Insurer WebsiteThe restBetter than most
Local AgentBetter than most--
Overall SatisfactionAbout averageBetter than most
Policy OfferingsThe restBetter than most
PricingAbout averageBetter than most
U.S Auto Insurance Claims Satisfaction Study (2018)
OptionsForemost Signature The Hartford
Claim ServicingAbout averageBetter than most
Estimation ProcessAbout averageBetter than most
First Notice of Loss (FNOL)About averageBetter than most
Overall SatisfactionAbout averageBetter than most
Rental ExperienceAbout averageThe rest
Repair ProcessThe restAmong the best
SettlementAbout averageBetter than most
J.D. Power Ratings by Region (out of 1000)
RegionForemost Signature The Hartford
California--835 pt
Better than most
Florida849 pt
Among the best
806 pt
The rest
Mid-Atlantic--839 pt
About average
New England803 pt
The rest
--
New York834 pt
Better than most
--
North Central811 pt
The rest
838 pt
Better than most
Northwest--832 pt
Better than most
Southeast796 pt
The rest
--
Southwest--838 pt
Among the best
Texas823 pt
About average
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Mobile App Ratings
RegionForemost Signature The Hartford
Android
1,187 Reviews
376 Reviews
iOS
224 Reviews
47 Reviews
Financial Ratings
OptionsForemost Signature The Hartford
A.M. BestA+A+
FitchAA---
Moody'sAa3A2
Standard & Poor'sAA-A+

Auto Insurance Quotes

For Married Drivers

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$82--
Chicago$96--
Phoenix$66$51
Santa Monica$119$76

For Single Drivers

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$115--
Chicago$133--
Phoenix$102$51
Santa Monica$205$143

For Male Drivers

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$106--
Chicago$120--
Phoenix$89$52
Santa Monica$194$138

For Female Drivers

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$90--
Chicago$110--
Phoenix$79$49
Santa Monica$130$81

For Drivers with Speeding Ticket

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$150--
Chicago$183--
Phoenix$150$67
Santa Monica$376$213

For Drivers with No Speeding Ticket

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$87--
Chicago$100--
Phoenix$70$47
Santa Monica$116$87

For Drivers Age Between 18-40

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$123--
Chicago$137--
Phoenix$106$52
Santa Monica$225$165

For Drivers Age Between 40-65

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$76--
Chicago$90--
Phoenix$61$49
Santa Monica$117$68

For Drivers Age of 65+

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$90--
Chicago$125--
Phoenix$86$53
Santa Monica$96$56

For Drivers with Average Credit

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$113--
Chicago$130--
Phoenix$99$49
Santa Monica$148$97

For Drivers with Fair Credit

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$107--
Chicago$115--
Phoenix$75$59
Santa Monica$131$81

For Drivers with Good Credit

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$74--
Chicago$96--
Phoenix$69$46
Santa Monica$126$83

For Drivers with Excellent Credit

CityForemost Signature The Hartford
Austin$99--
Chicago$118--
Phoenix$93$49
Santa Monica$244$176

Quotes & Discounts

Discount typeForemost Signature The Hartford
Accident ForgivenessVaries--
Accident FreeVaries--
Advance shopperVaries--
Affinity groupVaries--
AlumniVaries--
Anti-Theft DeviceVariesUp to 15%
Anti-lock BrakeVaries--
Claims Free RenewalVaries--
DeductibleVaries--
Defensive DriverVariesUp to 5%
Driving HabitsVaries--
Driving trainingVariesVaries
E-billingVaries--
Early QuoteVaries--
Good DriverVaries--
Good StudentVariesUp to 15%
Home OwnerVaries--
LoyaltyVaries--
Multiple PolicyVariesUp to 20%
Multiple VehicleVaries--
OrganizationVaries--
Paid in fullVariesVaries
Paperless documentsVaries--
Passive RestraintVariesUp to 3%
Preferred paymentVaries--
PrepayVaries--
Professional organizationVaries--
Roadside AssistanceVaries--
Seat Belt UseVaries--
Signing documents when you buy onlineVaries--
Starting your auto quote onlineVaries--
Student Away at SchoolVaries--
Youth DrivingVaries--
EV/Hybrid--Varies
teenSMART--Up to 10%

Payment Methods

Discount typeForemost Signature The Hartford
Automatic Online Payment
yesyes
Bank Payment/Direct Deposit yesyes
Credit Card Payment yesyes
Debit Card Payments yesyes
Electronic Check
yes--
Mail Payment
yesyes
Mobile App Payments
yesyes
Multi-Payment Installment Plans
yes--
Online Payment
yesyes
Pay Through Your Agent
yes--
Payroll Deduction
yes--
Phone Payment
yesyes
Prepayment
yes--

Features and Services

Features and ServicesForemost Signature The Hartford
24/7 serviceyesyes
Accident forgiveness--yes
Flexible / convenient paymentsyes--
Mobile appyesyes
Online account managementyesyes
Policy bundling discountsyes--
Roadside assistanceyesyes

Optional Coverages

Optional CoveragesForemost Signature The Hartford
Accident Forgiveness
--yes
Antique or Collector Car Insurance
--yes
Comprehensive Claim Forgiveness
--yes
Emergency Assistance Coverage
--yes
Gap Insurance
yes--
Glass Coverage yesyes
Legal Defense Costs Coverage
yes--
New Car Replacement Coverage
yesyes
Original Equipment Manufacturer Coverage
yes--
Rental Reimbursement
yesyes
Roadside Assistance
yesyes
Umbrella Policy
--yes
Vanishing Deductible
--yes

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Compare Insurance Products

ProductForemost Signature The Hartford
Accident InsuranceAccident Insuranceyes--
Car InsuranceCar Insuranceyesyes
Boat InsuranceBoat Insuranceyesyes
Business InsuranceBusiness Insurance--yes
Cancer InsuranceCancer Insuranceyes--
Condo InsuranceCondo Insuranceyes--
Critical Illness InsuranceCritical Illness Insuranceyes--
Dental InsuranceDental Insuranceyes--
Dwelling Fire InsuranceDwelling Fire Insuranceyes--
Disability InsuranceDisability Insuranceyes--
Flood InsuranceFlood Insurance--yes
Home InsuranceHome Insuranceyesyes
Hospital Indemnity InsuranceHospital Indemnity Insuranceyes--
Life InsuranceLife Insuranceyesyes
Renters InsuranceRenters Insuranceyes--
RV InsuranceRV Insuranceyes--
Small Business InsuranceSmall Business Insuranceyes--
Umbrella InsuranceUmbrella Insuranceyes--
Vision InsuranceVision Insuranceyes--

User Reviews

  • Foremost Signature Reviews
  • The Hartford Reviews
2.7
5 Stars
25 %
4 Stars
13 %
3 Stars
13 %
2 Stars
8 %
1 Star
41 %

Most Positive Review

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I cannot say enough about how happy I am with your service. My agent was superb and got me a one year policy at a fixed low price so I no longer have to watch for payment increases that always happened with the other companies I have used in the past. I know I have a true advocate who's efforts are on MY behalf! I am a customer for life and always recommend you to friends and aquanitences.

Most Critical Review

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Foremost Signature provides a great value if you measure a company only by their premiums. Unfortunately, after setting up a home, auto, and umbrella policy with them, they failed to START my home and auto policy. My umbrella policy, however, went through. A month after I started my policies, I received a notice saying that my umbrella policy was being cancelled since I didn't have home or auto through them. Fortunately I had not yet cancelled my existing insurance since I was waiting for ID cards from Foremost Signature which never arrived, otherwise I would have ended up being uninsured during this time. I called Foremost Signature to discuss the situation. My call was answered quickly by a friendly representative. She could see that these policies existed, but she couldn't determine anything beyond that. She offered to transfer me to sales where I could then set up another policy. I refused her offer as 1) I went through an excellent agent at Answer and I wanted him to get credit for the policy, and 2) I felt that any additional time spent with Foremost Signature was a waste. If they can't figure out how to start a policy, I have absolutely zero faith in them to be able to pay me in the event of a claim. Unfortunately, my employer uses Foremost Signature for dental insurance. They have a tendency to deny claims, and I've encountered that first hand. I complained about this to my dentist once, and I learned that this is par for the course. At the end of the day, I believe I dodged a bullet. If a company can't determine whether or not you have a policy with them when , why should I expect them to be able to pay out if the need arises? Stay away from the train wreck that is Foremost Signature.

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Natalie
I have had this insurance for maybe 6 mos and i will be cancelling at the end of the month and go with the Hartford. Customer service, u call and u hear a child screaming. I could not understand the lady i spoke with My billing is so messed up, i am constantly locked out of my account, and when i do, u get this warning that their system was hacked, my automatic payments for some reason would not go thru, i get a letter stating they have cancelled my insurance and notifying the lender. I finally after 4 calls got online, edited my billing info, and ALAS!!! it happened again. I call again, get a temp password to get onto my account and then it wont let me change my password and obce again i am locked out I give up.
Terry
Brad
Charging me nearly 280$ per month for a 2011 chevy Malibu, AND I'm 50yrs old!! Will be switching very soon
George
Kimberley
Foremost Signature canceled my policy after I paid what was requested online before the cancellation date.
Christopher
Robert
ELIZABETH
Customer service is terrible. I had a no fault claim. They refused to pay for my car rental although I have rental car coverage. They were slow to respond, It was a nightmare! It was the worst experience with an auto insurance company. Guess you get what you pay for.
Don
Carlton
I've had no interaction with Met Life because I've had no accidents or traffic tickets. I've been surprised occasionally when Met Life has increased my premium by 50 cents or so per month without giving me advance notice. I subtract my automatically withdrawn monthly payment in my checkbook and have to make adjustments when my statement comes in.
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With the above insights and ranking methods, Insurify is able to offer car insurance shoppers insight into how various insurance providers compare to one another in terms of both cost and quality. Note, actual quotes will vary based on unique attributes including the policyholder’s driver history and their garaging address.