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Selecting an auto insurance company is difficult: companies' rates vary by location, vehicle, and driving record, and companies offer an array of perks. MetLife and 21st Century are two of the most popular insurers, offering affordable insurance policies in most American states.
In an effort to simplify the insurance-shopping process, we gathered typical rates from 21st Century and MetLife. These cover a variety of rating factors, including credit quality, driving history, and age. Compare rates and find an affordable policy today.
If you have very poor credit, 21st Century could be preferable to MetLife. On average, 21st Century offers cheaper rates than MetLife for drivers with credit scores of 579 or less. Those with exceptional credit — a score of 800-plus — should favor MetLife, which typically beats 21st Century by $70 annually. View typical insurance rates by credit score for 21st Century and MetLife below.
|Credit score||MetLife avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$3,495||$1,363|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,517||$1,363|
If you've got an at-fault crash, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI in your rear view mirror, 21st Century could be a better choice than MetLife. Every insurer prices policies differently after a violation, so it's worth comparing quotes to figure out which insurer is best for you.
|Citation||MetLife avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$2,598||$2,440|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,679||$1,273|
Insurance companies use a driver's age as an indicator of potential risk, assigning rates on a sliding scale. Insurance is commonly priciest for beginning and young drivers — due to their inexperience — and most affordable for older drivers. Because each insurance company evaluates age tiers uniquely, it's wise to compare rates and find a suitable policy.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose 21st Century over MetLife: the former's average annual rates are $1,201 less than the latter's..
|Age tier||MetLife avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
Aside from affordability, there are myriad pros and cons of both MetLife and 21st Century, including their discounts, perks, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Be sure to get quotes and compare rates before purchasing a policy.
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|About||MetLife Auto & Home MyDirect’s 100% digital experience lets you easily buy and manage your policy all online – without ever speaking to an agent over the phone. It’s the first of its kind and backed by the experience of MetLife Auto & Home.||21st Century, part of the Farmers Insurance Group, is a leading US insurer of automobiles, dedicated to providing customers with superior coverage and service.|
|Roadside Assistance||MetLife offers optional Towing & Labor Coverage to help reimburse you for towing and other roadside-assistance expenses.||21st Century customers are automatically enrolled in the 21st Roadside Assistance program at no additional cost. 21st Roadside Assistance provides 24/7 towing, lock-out service and other emergency services, limited to five service calls per vehicle per calendar year. 21st Roadside Assistance coverage is provided for up to $75 ($80 in TX, $100 in NC) in roadside services. Service applies to labor only. Parts (tires, batteries, belts, etc.) and gasoline are not included.|
|Additional Discounts||MetLife offers additional savings through a Deductible Savings Benefit (available in select states), which enables you to earn $50 every year you don't make a claim, up to a maximum of $250 that may be used toward your deductible, if you have a covered loss.||21st Century offers an additional discount for seniors in select states.|
|Recent Questions||Whose insurance pays for an accident after running a stop sign?|
Who is at fault if I opened my car door and it was hit by another driver?
Unfortunately stop signs in parking lots are not the same as stop signs on the street when it comes to determining fault. Parking lot accidents are often difficult to assign fault for insurance companies so they may ultimately decide to cover only their own customer's damage by saying the that fault was 50/50 between the drivers.
Will a paraphernalia charge impact my auto insurance rate?
In situations where a car door is opened and subsequently hit, fault is generally with the person who opened the door. There are scenarios where both drivers may share liability and each situation is different, so it's difficult to say with any certainty where fault lies.
If I'm involved in an accident driving my grandmother's car, will the damage be covered?
Tickets that impact your auto insurance rate are generally moving violations, so you probably don't have to worry about this showing up on your driving report. The exception would be if your drivers license was suspended because of the ticket, but the suspension is what would impact your rate and not the ticket itself.
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Luckily, most insurance policies allow for permissive use drivers, so the damage you caused should be covered under your grandmother's policy as long as you aren't a full-time driver. Unfortunately, your grandmother's insurance rate is likely to increase after the claim since it will be considered an At Fault accident.
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