MetLife vs. The General

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MetLife or The General:
Which Company is Best for You?

MetLife and The General 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. MetLife was founded in 1959, while The General was founded in 1963. 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 ComparisonMetLifeThe General
Good Student
Multiple Policies
Multiple Vehicles
Anti-Theft Device(s)
Anti-Lock Brake System
Air Bags
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Green Vehicles
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Advanced Purchase
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Home Owner
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New Vehicle
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Ratings ComparisonMetLifeThe General
Financial Strength ExcellentExcellent
JD Power Rankings Below averageN/A
User Satisfaction N/AN/A
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AboutProtect yourself and your family with custom-fit car insurance from MetLife Auto & Home®. Be covered in case of an accident or theft and save big by combining auto and home insurance. Get a quote.The General offers great rates on auto insurance to all types of drivers. Whether you have great driving record, had a gap in coverage, or been in an accident, we have a rate for you!
Roadside AssistanceMetLife offers optional Towing & Labor Coverage to reimburse drivers for towing and other roadside-assistance expenses.The General provides optional Towing and Labor coverage in select states to pay for the cost of towing your car if it becomes disabled. Comprehensive and collision coverage is a prerequisite for purchase. The General also offers a Roadside Assistance plan that is administered by Nation Safe Drivers (NSD). This optional program provides 24-hour assistance for towing and other emergency services.
Additional DiscountsMetLife offers additional savings through a Deductible Savings Benefit (available in select states), which enables you to earn $50 every year in which a driver doesn't make a claim, up to a maximum of $250 that can be put toward the deductible in the event of a covered loss.None Available
Recent QuestionsWhy did The General cancel my car insurance?
Insurance companies in many states have up to 60 days from the start date to cancel a policy without providing a reason for doing so. In most cases, this has to do with some sort of potential fraud or an inaccuracy on your application.
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