|Driver Profile||North Star Mutual||American Family|
|At-Fault Accident (past 12 months)||$166Save $4||$170|
|Good Credit (670-739)||$97Save $16||$113|
|Bad Credit (300-579)||$161Save $29||$190|
|Low-Mileage Driver (<7,500 miles/year)||$97Save $13||$110|
Picking a car insurer is complex: companies' rates differ by driving record, location, and age, and companies offer an array of discounts. North Star and American Family are counted among the US' top auto insurance companies, providing competitively priced coverage across large portions of America.
In an effort to simplify the insurance-shopping process, we've gathered average rates from American Family and North Star. These rates cover a variety of rating factors, including credit history, driving history, and age. Check out the below rates and find the perfect policy for you.
If you have very poor credit, American Family could be the way to go. Typically, American Family offers more affordable prices than North Star for drivers with credit scores of lower than 580. Those with excellent credit — a score of 800-plus — should lean toward View common insurance costs by credit level for American Family and North Star below.
|Credit level||North Star avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$1,980||$1,931|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,018||$1,009|
If you're dealing with an at-fault collision, ticket, reckless driving violation, or DWI on your driving résumé, North Star could be a better choice than American Family. Every insurer will handle driving offenses differently, so always do your due diligence and compare quotes to understand which insurer suits you.
|Citation||North Star avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,534||$1,763|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,534||$990|
Insurance companies use age to outline potential risk, pricing policies on a sliding scale. Car insurance is typically expensive for teens — because of their inexperience — and most affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because each insurance company rates age brackets in a different way, it's worth comparing rates and shopping around.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose North Star over American Family: North Star offers average yearly savings of $1,072, compared to American Family.
|Age||North Star avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
Aside from finances, there are myriad pros and cons of both North Star and American Family, including discount programs, customer satisfaction ratings, add-ons, and financial stability. Be sure to weigh these elements before deciding.
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|JD Power Rankings||N/A||Below average|
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|About||North Star Mutual provides insurance protection through a variety of products along with friendly personal service and fast, hassle-free claims handling to keep you on course.||American Family strives to provide their customers with industry-leading service, an exceptional claims experience and products that build long-term relationships.|
|Roadside Assistance||North Star Mutual offers 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, including towing, tire, battery, delivery, and locksmith services, as well as mechanical first aid.||American Family’s Emergency Roadside Service covers reasonable costs you can incur if you're car breaks down. These costs may include mechanical labor for up to one hour at the place of your vehicle’s breakdown, towing to the nearest place where the necessary repairs can be made, delivery of gas and oil, the cost of labor for a tire change or battery charge (not including the cost of any delivered item), and the cost of labor for locksmith services (not including the cost to replace locks or keys).|
|Additional Discounts||None Available||None Available|
|Recent Questions||Are some insurance providers better suited to my needs than others to get the best rate?|
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