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All Agents in Illinois

Susan C Palkovic
841 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 296-8400
Minerva Insurance Agency
790 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 299-3740
Bruce A Mattey
770 Lee St Ste 102, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 699-3355
Pasquale Messina
770 Lee St Ste 102, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 635-9950
GlobalGreen Insurance Agency
636 S River Rd Ste 104, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 636-5500
Joe Taylor
1157 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 296-4133
Allstate Insurance - Maryl Smith
1383 E Prairie Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 437-9966
Athena Insurance Agency
680 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 954-2030
Bill Jennings
1730 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 824-5129
On Point Insurance
1784 E Oakton St Ste 105, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 376-8128
Kenneth Petrillo
1539 Market St, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 824-4158
Prince Manjooran
1595 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(773) 761-7800
Dave Miller
669 Graceland Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 298-5080
All-Security Insurance Agency
1401 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 699-4040
DeCarl, Levine & Friedman
2093 Rand Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 824-3020
The Ara Group
2093 Rand Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 824-3447
Tamara M Elstner
1645 S River Rd Ste 4, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 827-8473
Carmen Londono
1580 N Northwest Hwy Ste 15, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 635-9718
Primestar Insurance Agency
1580 N Northwest Hwy Ste 111b, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 668-7160
Ronald Osiol
1580 N Northwest Hwy, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 390-1100
Custom Insurance Solutions
1420 Renaissance Dr Ste 407, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 292-3033
Roger A Rice Insurance Agency
1420 Renaissance Dr Ste 401, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 299-4680
Rusch Financial
1904 Birch St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 635-9126
Bateman Agency
1028 Busse Hwy, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 430-3900
Axelrod & Cybak Insurance Agency
1400 E Touhy Ave Ste 215, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 294-5430
Matt Bauer
2602 Dempster St, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 827-5190
ISU - The Machon Agency
838 Busse Hwy, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 993-1300
Mark Holihan Insurance Agency
814 Busse Hwy, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 823-6800
King-Forman Insurance Agency
2604 Dempster St Ste 501, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 298-0100
Young Kim Insurance Agency
960 Rand Rd Ste 206, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 296-4116
E J Coyne & Company
778 Busse Hwy, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 692-9077
Farmers Insurance Group
875 Rand Rd Fl 2, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 768-1700
Guy Winters
570 Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 699-1300
Maine Insurance Agencies
464 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 827-1234
Joe Thevara
380 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 803-3392
Albert J Di Prima
2720 S River Rd Ste 157, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 298-4849
FM Consultants
2720 S River Rd Ste 126, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 299-6670
Frank Catanzaro
2720 S River Rd Ste 219, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 376-8300
Dorothy Stamenkovic
8961 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 299-9797
Jere Tidwell
8936 N Greenwood Ave, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 298-1694
Horn-McGowan Insurance Agency
10600 W Higgins Rd Ste 524, Rosemont, IL 60018
(773) 777-6000
Argo Insurance Agency
10700 W Higgins Rd Ste 230, Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 296-4646
A F Crissie & Company
1700 E Higgins Rd Ste 320, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 296-0655
John P Maloney
1314 W Touhy Ave, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 823-0200
Frimark Keller & Associates
422 N Northwest Hwy Ste 100, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 907-4520
Jeff Vukovich
422 N Northwest Hwy, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 825-4783
Hahn Agency
2200 E Devon Ave Ste 340, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 699-6590
Meeker-Magner Company
2200 E Devon Ave Ste 340, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 699-1400
Dan Zebert
241 Golf Mill Ctr Ste 316, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 699-1650
Joseph A De Perte
393 Golf Mill Ctr, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 296-5704
Elite Insurance & Financial Services
930 E Northwest Hwy, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 749-3187
Ronald Lawless
9801 W Higgins Rd Ste 140, Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 696-9904
Essex Insurance Brokers
2500 E Devon Ave Ste 200, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 954-2222
Bernie Majewski
800 E Northwest Hwy Ste 101, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 394-0024
Erich Held
800 E Northwest Hwy Ste 110, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
(773) 267-8880
Sky Insurance Services
9171 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 965-1900
Haemin Chong
9169 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 581-9100
Neal Salah
1008 W Touhy Ave, Pk Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 823-0353
Jill Martin
9103 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 966-8444
Auto Pet Insurance Agency
4142 Florence Way, Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 999-0467
Steve Kim Insurance Agency
611 Milwaukee Ave Ste 165, Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 724-4300
Yong Jun
628 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 956-6263
Biz Broker
625 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 952-1120

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Pros & Cons of Each Insurance Company

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CompanyProsConsRating out of 5 Stars
Amica InsuranceZero restrictions on which body shop you use for repairs.Few driver discounts, including pre-pay, low mileage, and military discounts.5
USAA InsuranceJ. D. Power has rated USAA with a "perfect" score. Financial stability is highest rating of superior. USAA is only available to members of the military and their immediate family.5
Allstate InsuranceAllstate offers a claims satisfaction guarantee. With Allstate's claims guarantee is typically a higher price in premiums. 4.5
American Family InsuranceAttractive features, discounts and benefits including the teen safe driver program. Coverage is only available in 19 states. To get an online quote you have to enter your car's VIN. 4.5
Auto-Owners InsuranceGood enhancement options from Auto-Owners Personal Automobile Plus Package. Service and claims handling is top notch. No national coverage. Auto-Owners offer coverage in 26 states.4.5
Country Financial InsuranceBeen in business for 85 years and has top financial strength. 24/7 customer service. Coverage is only available in 17 states.4.5
Erie InsuranceFor South, Midwest, or Mid-Atlantic regions Erie consistently get high marks. Limited to certain regions of the country. 4.5
GEICO InsuranceConsistently offers the lowest price. Known to raise rates during the time of the policy. 4.5
Nationwide InsuranceNationwide rewards accident-free years with its vanishing deductible program.Coverage isn’t available in Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, or Massachusetts.4.5
Travelers InsuranceTravelers offers rates well below the national average. Not all coverage options are available in all states. Some customer complaints reported with billing/collection and customer service issues.4.5
Electric InsuranceValuable features and benefits for new cars, such as original equipment coverage. Perks for General Electric employees. Numerous discounts offered to bring your premium low. Mixed reviews on communications, billing, and collection practices.4.3
Cincinnati InsuranceOffers Personal Auto Plus program to help drivers get low premiums. Strong financial ratings with lower than average industry complaints. Spotty complaints by consumers of claims process. Online presence is poor you normally have to call an agent. 4.2
Liberty Mutual InsuranceStrong customer service with attractive features such a new and better car replacement. New and Better car replacement are not offered in all states. And reports of poor claims handling for automobile repairs. 4
MetLife InsuranceMetLife includes several extras at no cost, such as expanded coverage when you rent a car and identity theft protection.Other than group discounts and standard bundling discounts, there aren’t a lot of opportunities for savings.4
Ameriprise FinancialVery attractive discounts and strong financial rating. Limited availability. Only 14 states you can get a policy.4
Tennessee Farmers InsuranceLots of discounts such as distant student, homeowners, incident forgiveness, and more are available to give you better rates. No rate hikes for small claims/fender benders. If you get into a small accident, you won’t have to worry about the stability of your premium.Not all policy options are available in every state. 4
Progressive Insurance1 out of 10 drivers have Progressive. Offers roadside assistance and has strong financial strength. Doesn't offer new or better car replacement.4
Texas Farm Bureau InsuranceOffers competitive rates for all age drivers particularly drivers over 35. Not offered in all states. Only available in Texas. Focuses more on life insurance rather than auto. Many customers say there may be substantial rate hikes year by year. 4
Farmers InsuranceWith Farmers you can insure about everything. Customer service is not 24/7 and reports of not-so-great claims handling. 4
Plymouth Rock InsuranceExcellent coverage with competitive premium rates. High satisfaction rate with customers. Considered by most reviews as the 1st or 2nd cheapest in the state of New Jersey. Only available in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. It features several customer “perks” like the Get Home Safe® cab/ride share program and Door to Door Valet Claim Service. For unmarried drivers in the 4 states offered they are one of the cheapest. 4
Safeco Insurance24/7 customer support with a comprehensive line of products plus discounts. 24/7 claims handling. Customers have complained of claims being underpaid. 4
21st Century InsurancePart of Farmers. Has a partnership with Foremost Insurance to provide insurance on specialty vehicles like motorcycles and ATVs.If you have coverage outside of California you'll be directed to Farmers or Foremost.4
Hartford InsuranceMechanical breakdown coverage helps cover the cost of repairs that aren’t covered by your car’s warranty. Claims satisfaction rating is only 2 out of 5 stars. 4
EsuranceOffers low rates, first rate website, and good customer service. Customers claim Esurance will penalize for cancelling a policy. No local agents. 4
Southern Farm BureauAffordable rates in the markets they service with a bevy of discount options.
Faster than average claim payout times.
Policyholders seem very happy with Farm Bureau's personable customer service.
Can be tough to get in touch with the correct person at times when filing a claim.
There have been several reports of cancelled policies after an initial claim.
NJM InsuranceCompetitive premiums and offerings.
High satisfaction with claims processing and coverage. Most customers stay with them once covered.
Insurance only available to employees of select organizations.
Only in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Safety InsuranceVIP Claims Centers from Safety can be a great way to expedite the claims settlement process and minimize upheaval / interruption in drivers' lives. Rates are low for married and unmarried drivers.
Local expertise and concentration of personnel and service facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Only available in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Many customers say the claims process can be extremely slow with many followups after a claim submission. 4
Wawanesa InsuranceIf you have a clean driving record your premium should be below average with this insurer. Available only in California and Oregon. Drivers with infractions may have a substantially higher premium. 3.9
TitanGood, fairly priced options for non-standard auto insurance.
Coverage and company affiliated and backed by Nationwide parent company.
Only available in 26 states. The complaints are higher than average compared to similar insurers.3.8
Alfa MutualGood ratings on their financial strength, and a lower than average complaint index.Some customers complain of delays in and poor investigations during the claims resolution process. Coverage strongest in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. Known in these states: Texas, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Kentucky3.5
Allied InsuranceRecent partnership with Nationwide increases their coverage area and availabilityMight not get the same level of coverage and customer service in all areas. Not knowing which company you’re dealing with might cause confusion during the claims process3.5
Farm Bureau MutualOffers lower than average rates. Has a suite of discounts and affinity programs. Only available in 19 states.3.5
Arbella InsuranceSolid financial strength and business ratings should make you more confident in choosing Arbella. Competitive rates inside their service area.Auto policies only available in two states, Massachusetts and Connecticut.3.5
Grange MutualBeen in business since 1935 with over 1 billion in revenues. Can offer rates lower than main-street companies.Coverage available on in 12 states, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.3.5
Mercury InsuranceMercury has a network of nearly 6,000 agents. Available in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.Some policyholders have expressed concerns in reviews about delays and lack of timely response and follow-up from claims representatives.3.5
Auto ClubExcellent roadside assistance service.
AM Best Rating of A+ Superior. Multiple membership discounts.
Drivers complain new vehicles will have excessive fees. 3.5
Kentucky Farm BureauOffers lower rates than most competitors. Nice discount options and coverage terms. Not available in all states. Only in Kentucky. 3.5
Encompass InsuranceStrong financial ratings. Are able to get unique and tailor policy options at a reasonable price.Poor reviews by customers of claims process. 3.4
Elephant InsuranceGood repair assistance program to help drivers with damage vehicles. Premiums are lower than average. Only available in Virginia, Texas, Illinois, and Maryland. Consumer complaints are higher than average.3.2
Acceptance InsuranceGreat for non-standard or high risk drivers. Drivers with good driving history will pay above average. Claims process can be time consuming. 3.1
State Farm InsuranceSuperior claims handling. State Farm has been the best at claims for years. Doesn’t offer stacked uninsured motorist or new car replacement coverages.3
Horace MannEstablished for teachers and those part of union, etc. Offers competitive rates. Claims process can be slow and payout from accidents are lower than expected. 3
Home StateHome State insurance was originally chartered in 1948. Less known company with little advertising. Strongest in Texas and currently owned by Berkshire Hathaway Group. Specializes in nonstandard policies for drivers.Limited to area where you can get coverage from them. Price of policy is typically higher than the average policy holder. This is to be expected with nonstandard policy coverage. 3
Hanover InsuranceEasy to customize your policy. Nice string of discounts.Prices can be higher than average.3
Mapfre InsuranceCan get low rates through Mapfre in Northeastern states such as Massachusetts.MAPFRE’s geographical territory is limited to 18 U.S. states. Not all policy options are available in every state.3
Kemper InsuranceKemper has excellent financial strength, flexible payment options and attractive discounts for policyholders.Their rates can be higher than average. 3
The General InsuranceHisk risk drivers can get a policy with The General. Good for a person with a history of auto accidents. Has a reputation of not paying out claims in a timely fashion. Not good do for a driver with a clean record.3
Sentry InsuranceSentry has the highest financial strength rating available from A.M. Best. Attractive discounts to lower your premium by 20% or more. There are a number of customer complaints in the areas of products and services.3
State Auto InsuranceState Auto provides a variety of insurance options including car, home, farm, and business. Premium prices are usually average with many customers getting a lower rate from their previous carrier. Been in business since 1921 and policies are offered in 27 states. Claims handling process has poor reviews throughout online review portals. Many customers claim of substantially high rate hike after small claims. 3
Chubb InsuranceCan pay with Agreed Settlements upfront. Choice of repair shops and no rental car daily limit. Tailors to individuals with higher than average net worth. 3
Good2go Car InsuranceOffers extremely low rates some as little at $30 a month. Strong financial ratings.No brand recognition. Most believe to be a new company though Good2go has 25 years experience. 2.5
Infinity InsuranceImmigrant friendly. With an AB 60 driver’s license resource center, immigrants can learn how to get a license in one place. If you’re new to the country, this company is very supportive of your driving.Infinity does make the JP Power list. Have to assume the financials aren't that great. 2.5
Loya InsuranceAccess to full-service and proprietary offices where agents can handle quotes and claims.Mixed reviews on claims resolution and response times. Only available in the states of CA, CO, IL, NV, NM, and TX2.5
National GeneralSmart Services add features and coverages which most other companies don’t offer. Discounts for using or being affiliated with General Motors.Mixed reviews of claims handling and auto insurance coverage types. 2.5
Safeway InsuranceIt is difficult to find anything good about this company. Presentation of inconsistent information from website and agents. 2
Access Auto InsuranceBasic online website with some options so you don't have to talk to an agent. Better Business Bureau ratings are poor. Many times it is difficult to get a claims adjuster on the phone. 1.9
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Minimum Coverage by State, Uninsured Motorist Protection, & Personal Injury Protection

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Average Yearly Premium SavingsStateMinimum Auto Insurance Coverage Uninsured Motorist Protection Required?Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Required?
$613/yrAlabama Car Insurance25/50/25
$765/yrAlaska Car Insurance50/100/25
$875/yrArizona Car Insurance15/30/10
$643/yrArkansas Car Insurance25/50/25
$912/yrCalifornia Car Insurance15/30/5
$1,008/yrColorado Car Insurance25/50/15
$876/yrConnecticut Car Insurance20/40/10
$1,043/yrDelaware Car Insurance15/30/10
$342/yrFlorida Car Insurance10/20/10
$1,754/yrGeorgia Car Insurance25/50/25
$438/yrHawai Car Insurance20/40/10
$775/yrIdaho Car Insurance25/50/15
$954/yrIllinois Car Insurance20/40/15
$1,211/yrIndiana Car Insurance25/50/10
$658/yrIowa Car Insurance20/40/15
$699/yrKansas Car Insurance25/50/10
$1,211/yrKentucky Car Insurance25/50/10
$533/yrLouisiana Car Insurance15/30/25
$732/yrMaine Car Insurance50/100/25
$619/yrMaryland Car Insurance30/60/15
$323/yrMassachusetts Car Insurance20/40/5
$487/yrMichigan Car Insurance20/40/10
$769/yrMinnesota Car Insurance30/60/10
$1,006/yrMississippi Car Insurance25/50/25
$790/yrMissouri Car Insurance25/50/10
$643/yrMontana Car Insurance25/50/10
$628/yrNebraska Car Insurance25/50/25
$876/yrNevadaCar Insurance25/50/20
$899/yrNew Hampshire Car Insurance25/50/25
$893/yrNew Jersey Car Insurance15/30/5
$937/yrNew Mexico Car Insurance25/50/10
$1,041/yrNew York Car Insurance25/50/10
$473/yrNorth Carolina Car Insurance30/60/25
$644/yrNorth Dakota Car Insurance25/50/25
$612/yrOhio Car Insurance25/50/25
$687/yrOklahoma Car Insurance25/50/25
$653/yrOregon Car Insurance25/50/20
$1,687/yrPennsylvania Car Insurance15/30/5
$743/yrRhode Island Car Insurance25/50/25
$834/yrSouth Carolina25/50/25
$531/yrSouth Dakota25/50/25
$1,710/yrWest Virginia20/40/10
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Top Tips to Save on Your Auto Insurance
You want to be sure to compare cheap car insurance quotes and with local insurance agents to maximize your savings.
Top rated insurance companies like USAA, Progressive, Hartford, and Liberty Mutual are best. Over 84% are satisfied with claims handling with them.
Maintain good credit to keep your car insurance as low as possible.
Be sure to check for additional add-ons such as uninsured motorist coverage (UM), personal injury protection (PIP), medical payments coverage (MedPay), and roadside assistance.
Don't assume an older model vehicle cost less to insure. Insurance providers go by the safety rating and cost to replace it.
An easy way to lower comprehensive and collision coverage is to raise your deductible.
Take advantage of all auto insurance discounts. Which can be 20% or more in savings.
Do some research and take a few minutes to learn the minimum insurance and financial responsibility laws which apply in your state.
A good driving history is the best way to keep your car insurance rates as low as possible.
If you pay for auto insurance upfront in full you can save an additional 10% to 20%.
Don't let your car insurance lapse. If so, you will see a spike in rates.
Before buying a car shop for insurance quotes to see how much your premium may be.
Be sure to check your car insurance policy for mileage. If you drive less you can save hundreds more per year.
If you have an older model vehicle consider dropping optional car insurance such as comprehensive and collision insurance.
Make sure to do an annual insurance rate check. Plus auto insurance you may or may not need.
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InsurerAnnual costMonthly cost
State Farm$2,537$211
Maryland average$3,480$290
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