Auto Insurance Companies are Rated
All insurance companies are rated in various categories of service and by different rating entities. The most common ratings can be found online in forums. Here people will rate their companies by how much they charge and the quality of the service. A non-responsive insurance company is frustrating to be part of and is not worth the savings they might offer.
In addition, auto insurance companies are rated as to their financial strength. Insurance companies invest excess funds in securities or company debt. The financial instruments invested in should be safe and AAA rated. If the insurance company invests in risky ventures, the company itself will not receive a good rating. Fitch and Standard & Poor’s are a couple of companies which give insurance companies their ratings.
An insurance company invests excess funds, in order to earn an extra profit and to have more funds available to meet all claims filed. A company that makes risky investments (AIG is one example) may not be around to meet your claims without government intervention. Other insurance companies failed because of poor risk management policies.
If stuck on the road, a company that can respond quickly is a desirable company. The same goes for auto repairs. Being without an auto can be frustrating and could cost policyholders employment, if that is the only means to get to work. If a company fights a person on the claim amount, this is a negative. Another problem is a company that raises rates excessively, even though there has never been a claim filed.
There is ample competition in the insurance business at present and none of the aforementioned problems should be caused by an insurance company. Check thoroughly online and through friends and acquaintances as to how they rate their companies. Both ratings agencies and “word of mouth” can be reliable tools in leading to a reliable and comfortable company to handle insurance needs. There is no requirement to stick with a company that is not fulfilling basic insurance needs. Go online and get quotes from other companies and switch if satisfaction is not forthcoming from your present company.