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Allstate or The Hartford: Which Company is Best for You?

Allstate and The Hartford are two of the biggest names in insurance, with an advertising reach to match. Chances are you've seen more than one commercial from either in the past month. Allstate was founded in 1931, while The Hartford was founded in 1810. Both are widely-trusted companies, but which has the discounts, services, and customer ratings that matter most to you? See how they stack up below.
Discount Comparison Allstate The Hartford
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Ratings Comparison Allstate The Hartford
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About Insurance doesn’t have to be a compromise. With Allstate you can get the protection you need and the new low rates you want. See how much you can save today. Since 1810, The Hartford continually seeks new and better ways to proactively respond to their customers needs.
Roadside Assistance Allstate offers three types of roadside service to customers with and without an Allstate insurance plan. Annual roadside membership plans and pay-per-use plans are available, and if you have Allstate insurance, you can add roadside coverage to your policy. The pay-per-use coverage allows you to pay only for service when you need it (typically with a charge of $119 per tow and $84 for other services like tire changes, jump starts, fuel delivery and locksmith services). The Hartford has towing and labor coverage to help pay for a tow if your vehicle is inoperable regardless of whether the vehicle is involved in an accident.
Additional Discounts Allstate offers additional discounts for utility vehicles, farm vehicles, seniors, and the newly retired. The Hartford is affiliated with AARP and offers numerous discounts including a discount for driving a hybrid or electric vehicle.
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.
Car insurance for elderly car owner who doesn't drive
There's a couple of ways to go about handling this. First, you need to be careful about your mother's registration.
What should I do if I cancelled my insurance policy but the company drafted money out of my account afterward?
While I can't say with a certainty, it sounds like you were set up for EFT (auto-draft) payments with Allstate so you didn't have to worry about calling in or mailing a payment. Unfortunately with EFT options, it may not be possible to stop a scheduled payment draft depending on when the payment is set to be withdrawn.
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