Electric Insurance Review

Electric Insurance Review

Editor's Rating

A good option for versatile coverage, despite issues with rental reimbursement.

Good for

  • Automatic new car replacement coverage
  • Average rates
  • Drivers in need of some guidance about policies

Bad for

  • Communication around rental reimbursement
Electric Insurance
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Editor's Rating

A good option for versatile coverage, despite issues with rental reimbursement.

Good for

  • Automatic new car replacement coverage
  • Average rates
  • Drivers in need of some guidance about policies

Bad for

  • Communication around rental reimbursement
Electric Insurance
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Electric Insurance Company offers a strong set of coverage options for average rates. This includes a robust set of standard features, agents who can help guide you with what the company describes as its "Risk Coach Approach" and a claims service guarantee that gives you $100 if you're not satisfied.

The main negative we found is some concerns over claims service, especially as it relates to rental reimbursement. However, the company, which is part of General Electric and offers policies in all 50 states, has some above-average marks overall for customer service.

Electric car insurance rates vs. competitors

Electric Insurance has rates that are in line with some of the largest insurers in the country, a ValuePenguin analysis found. The average rate for full-coverage car insurance from Electric is 2% higher than the average, based on analysis that includes Allstate, Geico and State Farm.

Graph showing Electric Insurance's rates compared to competitors

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Company
Average annual rate
Geico$1,951
State Farm$2,021
Electric$2,346
Allstate$2,711

Electric Insurance ratings and reviews

Electric Insurance has mixed ratings for customer service and financial stability. Although it has a lower-than-average number of complaints from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the company has several complaints with the Better Business Bureau.

AM Best Financial Strength Rating
A ("Excellent")
Better Business Bureau ratingA+
NAIC Complaint Index for private passenger coverage0.79 (Average is 1.0)

Complaints focused on issues with coverage for rental reimbursement, as well as communication around those issues. In some cases, customers complained they lost access to a rental vehicle before repairs were completed.

Auto insurance policies and discounts

Electric provides a suite of added features and benefits above the standard coverage and protection typically offered in auto insurance policies. Those features are part of every policy the company offers. They include:

  • Automatic new car replacement: If your new car (less than one year old) gets totaled in an accident or incident that is covered by your policy, Electric will replace your new car without any additional cost or deduction for mileage. This option can cost more than $100 per year with other companies.
  • Signature claim service guarantee: Drivers can get $100 back if service is not prompt and satisfactory.
  • Total care for totaled vehicles: Customers can quickly get reimbursement for a total vehicle and extended time with a rental.

Electric also offers access to "Risk Coaches," which are agents who can help guide customers through the ins and outs of their policies, as well as common insurance misconceptions. The company has online resources and an interactive tool to help fill gaps in a policyholder's understanding of coverage.

In addition, drivers can add roadside assistance for $25 or less per month. That coverage includes lockout services, flat tire changes, jump starts and towing, among other services.

Customers can get a range of standard coverages, such as liability, comprehensive, collision and personal injury protection (PIP), as well as gap coverage.

Insurance discounts

Electric provides a slew of discounts to its policyholders that range from the standard anti-lock brakes and anti-theft discounts to the more unique electric and hybrid vehicle discount. The actual amount of the discount varies by state.

Discount
Details
Accident-free discount/safe driver discountAvoid accidents for a set period of time
Antilock brake discountApplies to vehicles with a four-wheel, anti-lock braking system
Anti-theft devices discountReduces price of comprehensive coverage with both active and passive alarms
Driver training creditApplies only to younger drivers
Electric and hybrid vehicle discountNot for light electric vehicles and cannot be combined with new vehicle discount
Family and friends referral discountReferral must come from a family or friend who is a current customer or an active or retired GE or Electric Insurance employee
Good student creditFor students with a B average or in the top 20% of their class
Low annual mileage discountApplies if vehicle is driven less than a mileage total that varies by state
Married status discountMarried drivers get a break on most coverages, though it does not apply to younger drivers
Mature driver accident prevention course discountDriver must complete a state-approved accident prevention course, and other requirements apply
Multi-policy discountAuto policies can pair with a home, condo or tenants policy
New vehicle discountFor vehicles up to three model years old
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Perks for General Electric employees

Electric Insurance offers financial discounts and convenient perks for GE employees. Workers for the company can get a 15% car insurance discount off the top and save 4% per policy term for paying through a payroll deduction program.

Other employee discounts include:

  • New customer discount: Saves between 7% and 15%
  • Bundled coverage discount: Saves up to 15% on auto coverage
  • Electric/hybrid vehicle discount: Up to 10% off
  • New/newer car discount: Saves 3% to 7%

The quote process on Electric Insurance's website is straightforward. There are four sections that ask for your basic home address, any group/company affiliation, your license and insurance duration history, vehicle safety and security features, annual mileage and any driving record incidents. You do not need to provide a VIN or Social Security number. The most personally identifiable information requested is your name, address and date of birth.

Electric's online quote tool does not allow for much flexibility, with most of the default coverage options being on the higher end of coverage limits.

How to file a claim

Customer service phone number: (800) 227-2757

  • Press 2, then 1 for claims.
  • Press 1 for glass claims.
  • Press 2 to report an accident.
  • Press 3 for towing reimbursements.
  • Press 4 for the status of an existing claim.

Claims can be reported online 24/7.

Other Electric Insurance options

Customers can get more than just auto insurance coverage from Electric Insurance. The company also offers:

About Electric Insurance

Electric Insurance was created in 1966 to insure General Electric employees, but has expanded its customer base to all consumers. It insures vehicles in all 50 states. In 2021, the company had $224.9 million in premiums. Electric does the most business in Massachusetts, where it is based, followed by Texas, New York and Florida.

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Frequently asked questions

Who owns Electric Insurance company?

Electric Insurance is owned by the General Electric Company. It began as a way to insure the company's employees, but now sells to the general public.

What is the A.M. Best rating for Electric Insurance company?

Electric Insurance Company got an A rating ("Excellent") from A.M. Best. That means it is in stable financial position and should be able to pay out all claims in the event of a significant catastrophe

Is Electric Insurance a good company?

Electric Insurance is a generally good company with fair rates and a wide variety of coverage options. It is also widely available, as customers in all 50 states can purchase policies.

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Methodology

Rates were collected using quote tools from Electric Insurance and three other large insurers: State Farm, Allstate and Geico. The sample driver is a 30-year-old single man who owns a home and drives a 2015 Honda Accord EX 11,000 miles per year. Quotes were collected for addresses in Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania.

Coverage limits were as follows:

  • Bodily injury liability coverage: $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident
  • Property damage liability coverage: $100,000 per accident
  • Collision coverage: Included/$1,000 deductible
  • Comprehensive coverage: Included/$1,000 deductible
  • Uninsured/underinsured bodily injury liability coverage: $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident
  • Uninsured/underinsured property damage liability coverage: None
  • Medical payments: $5,000
  • Personal injury protection: $2,500
  • Rental reimbursement: $30 per day, $900 overall

Rates are for comparative purposes only. Your rates may differ.

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