Deciding on an auto insurance company can be tough: rates may vary based on your driving record, location, and age, and every company's discounts vary. Farm Bureau Mutual and Allstate are two of the most popular auto insurance companies, selling affordable coverage across large swaths of the US.
In an effort to make shopping for car insurance easier, we've collected typical rates from Allstate and Farm Bureau Mutual. These take into account myriad rating factors, chief among which are credit, driving behavior, and age. Take a look at these rates and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have very poor credit, Farm Bureau Mutual could be preferable to Farm Bureau Mutual. On average, Farm Bureau Mutual offers lower premiums than Allstate for drivers with credit scores of 579 or less. Insurance shoppers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or higher — should lean toward Farm Bureau Mutual, which typically beats Allstate by $880 per year. View typical insurance rates by credit tier for Allstate and Farm Bureau Mutual:
|Credit score||Farm Bureau Mutual avg. annual premium||Allstate avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$1,780||$3,117|
|Very Good (740-799)||$932||$1,820|
If you have an at-fault accident, speeding violation, reckless driving citation, or DUI on your record, Farm Bureau Mutual could be a better choice than Allstate. Every auto insurance company will handle driving offenses differently, so always do your due diligence and compare quotes to figure out which insurer suits you.
|Violation||Farm Bureau Mutual avg. annual premium||Allstate avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,224||$3,006|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,294||$2,290|
Insurance companies rely on age as an indicator of potential risk, pricing policies accordingly. Insurance is typically expensive for drivers younger than 25 — thanks to their inexperience — and relatively affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because every insurance company evaluates age tiers in a different way, it's worth doing some comparison shopping.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Farm Bureau Mutual over Allstate: Farm Bureau Mutual offers average yearly savings of $3,675 versusAllstate.
|Age||Farm Bureau Mutual avg. annual premium||Allstate avg. annual premium|
Setting aside cost, Farm Bureau Mutual and Allstate each come with pros and cons, including discount programs, customer satisfaction ratings, add-ons, and financial stability. Be sure to weigh these elements before deciding.
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|About||Farm Bureau Mutual of Iowa focuses on building trusted relationships and helping you protect what matters most, so they can help you find the right products at the right time as you work to achieve your goals.||Allstate gives quality protection at a great price, complete with personal attention and service you need to choose coverage that makes the most sense for you.|
|Roadside Assistance||Farm Bureau Mutual offers 24/7 roadside assistance to members at no added expense. The company's Emergency Roadside Assistance coverage includes up to $100 for emergency service nationwide.||Every Allstate customer has access to Allstate's 24/7 Roadside network with no annual fee. This pay-per-use coverage allows you to pay only for service when you need it (typically with a charge of $99 per tow and $84 for other services like tire changes, jump starts, fuel delivery and locksmith services). For prepaid options, you may choose Allstate Motor Club for full coverage or elect to add Towing & Labor Coverage to your auto policy.|
|Additional Discounts||None Available||Allstate offers additional discounts for utility vehicles, farm vehicles, seniors, and the newly retired.|
|Recent Questions||Do I have to list my spouse as a driver?|
You do have to list your spouse on the policy but many companies will allow you to exclude your spouse as a driver. Keep in mind that unless your spouse has a poor driving history, bad credit, or an expensive car, it's usually a sensible decision to add them since most insurance companies offer a discount on a joint policy.Can I still be on my parent's car insurance?
Insurance is zip-code specific so your policy needs to be rated for the zip-code you're living in - so, basically, you would need to get your own insurance. If your parents own the vehicle and it is registered to them, they would be listed under an "additional interest" in the policy as they own the vehicle.An automated security gate hit my door, should I file a claim or get them to pay for the damages?
It's unlikely to company will pay for damages to your vehicle because, as you stated, you misjudged where the gate would open to. In terms of filing a claim with your insurance company, I recommend getting an estimate first to see how much the damage will cost.Can an insurance company force add me to a policy even if I do not drive?
Insurance companies generally require any household member of driving age be listed on a policy. Policyholders normally have the option, however, to "exclude" anyone they don't want added to their policy.See More Questions
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