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21st Century home insurance review

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Offers standard and high-risk home insurance policies through partner insurers.

  • Get a quote if you already have car insurance with 21st Century.
  • Pick something else if you want to work directly with your insurer.
  • Homeowners needing non-standard home insurance can find coverage.

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Pros

  • Accepts most home types
  • Discount with 21st Century auto insurance
  • Strong coverage options

Cons

  • Home insurance is outsourced to another company
  • Poor customer reviews
  • No choice on which company
New home discount discount Yes
New homeowner discount No
Home safety features discount No
New policy discount No
Bundling discount Yes
No claims discount Yes
Other discounts Senior
Personal property coverage Yes
Valuable personal property Yes
Theft coverage No
Fire coverage No
Flood coverage No
Identity theft coverage Yes
Homesharing No
Dwelling coverage No

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Expert review

21st Century offers home insurance through another Farmer’s Insurance affiliated company, Foremost, as well as a non-affiliated company called Homesite. Homesite may be worth getting a quote from since you can do it online. Foremost specializes in homes that are hard to insure with a standard company.

What home insurance coverage does 21st Century offer?

21st Century offers home insurance through Foremost Insurance. Both 21st Century and Foremost are subsidiary companies of the Farmers Insurance Group.

In places that Foremost doesn’t offer home insurance, 21st Century will redirect you to a different company called Homesite, which is not directly affiliated with 21st Century and is a part of American Family Insurance.

This means that you can start the process of getting home insurance on 21st Century’s website, but your actual insurance company will be either Foremost or Homesite. Fortunately, you can still get a 10% discount on your home insurance for having your auto insurance with 21st Century.

Foremost and Homesite offer the following home insurance coverage options:

  • Named and open peril coverage on your home, which gives you a choice of how many things your home is covered for.
  • Coverage on homes that don’t normally qualify for insurance, such as homes in disrepair or that have had multiple claims within the last few years.
  • Replacement cost coverage on your home or contents
  • Personal liability
  • Extended replacement cost up to 50% more than your home’s replacement cost
  • Valuable personal property
  • Identity theft coverage up to $15,000
  • Water backup coverage
  • Mobile homes

What home insurance discounts can I get?

Both Foremost and Homesite are quite limited on the discounts they offer, but you can still save money a few different ways:

  • Bundling discount. Save 10% on your home insurance by having your auto with 21st Century.
  • New homebuyer discount. If you’re moving to a new-to-you house and insuring your home purchase with Homesite, you can get a discount.
  • Claims-free discount. Save money if you haven’t had a claim in the past five years.
  • Senior discount. Available if you’re at least 50 years old.

Pros and cons of 21st Century

Pros

  • Accepts most home types and conditions. Between Foremost and Homesite, you should be able to get insurance on your home, no matter what type of condition it’s in.
  • Packaged discount with 21st Century auto insurance. Despite 21st Century not actually insuring the homes, you can still enjoy a 10% discount on your home insurance if your auto is with 21st Century.
  • Online quoting with Homesite. If you’re redirected to Homesite, you can start a quote by yourself and get an idea of what the premium will be. Foremost doesn’t offer online quoting.
  • Strong lineup of coverage options. Both Foremost and Homesite offer a solid variety of home insurance coverage options.

Cons

  • Not underwritten by 21st Century. 21st Century’s home insurance is outsourced to Foremost and Homesite, meaning it doesn’t have any direct control on rates, customer service or claims.
  • Poor customer reviews. Neither Foremost nor Homesite receive positive online reviews, be they for customer service or claims service.
  • No choice of company. You can’t choose between Foremost and Homesite, at least through 21st Century’s website. You’ll be redirected to one or the other and will need to contact the other company to get a quote.

How to apply for 21st Century home insurance

You can start the application process on 21st Century’s website, but then you’ll be redirected to either Foremost or Homesite to continue with the application.

Foremost: Call 800-903-8114 to get a quote.

Homesite: If you’re redirected to Homesite’s website, you can get an online quote. If you’d like to speak with someone first, call its service center at 800-947-0713. For an online quote:

  1. Enter your ZIP on Homesite’s home page and click Start a Quote.
  2. Enter your personal information, such as name, contact information and date of birth, then click Start Home Quote.
  3. Fill out your home information, such as its age and square footage, and click Continue after each step.
  4. Review your selected coverage options. If you want to change anything, you can customize your coverage options and click Recalculate.
  5. Finalize your policy options and click Continue.
  6. Input your mortgage company’s information and payment info, then click Complete Purchase.

What info do I need to apply for home insurance with 21st Century?

Whether you’re getting a home quote from Foremost or Homefirst, you’ll likely need these items on hand:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Prior address if you recently moved
  • Phone number
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Prior insurance company
  • Prior claims in the last five years
  • Mortgage information
  • Type of house
  • Age of house
  • Age of roof
  • Year of home updates
  • Square footage
  • Detached structures
  • Dogs owned
  • Valuables you want to insure

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