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  •  Nope, none of those actually... (6+ / 0-)

    And when I looked at quotes the first was the most expensive (aside from the current insurer, the second was actually reasonably priced, although somewhat on the high side, and the third one was, by far, the cheapest.

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    by Mets102 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 05:19:35 PM PST

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    •  It's not a guarantee, but "Mutual" in the name (6+ / 0-)

      is generally a start in seeing reasonable treatment of the policyholder.

      No insurance company is perfect, but mutual companies like State Farm, Liberty, Nationwide, American Family and others generally better at policyholder treatment than for-profit companies. There are also reciprocal exchanges like USAA, quite similar to mutual companies, that also do well.

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      by freelunch on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 05:34:22 PM PST

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      •  I have coverage via state AAA (2+ / 0-)
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        Used to be called CSAA (California State Auto Association, now called AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah).  I've had several claims and they've been very reasonable to deal with.  This includes two totaled vehicles.  In both cases I was not at fault.

        In the first one, they wanted to total my beloved Acura Legend, which I wanted to keep because it was a "luxury" sedan with a stick shift.  The newer replacement sedans no longer had that option.  They agreed since their calculations were on the borderline of totaling the vehicle that I could have it repaired.

        The second total was no question.  The vehicle was worth $3000 less than the repairs would run.  I got a check very quickly.  

        I was also happy with the collision repair shop they had recommended, and used them for smaller accidents that were covered, some of which were my fault.

        I guess AAA is a "mutual" type insurance as it gives rebates based on their profits.  price keeps going up, though.  I haven't shopped for like coverage elsewhere because I've been so happy with their claims service.

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