Esurance vs. Travelers
Trying to decide between Esurance and Travelers? It’s time to compare them and pick the right one for you.
Esurance is a relatively new company, founded in 1999. It quickly gained traction after its inception, however, thanks to its internet-friendly insurance sales. Travelers has existed in some capacity since 1853, and it’s currently one of the 10 largest insurance companies in the United States.
|About the provider||Travelers has over 30,000 employees operating in five different countries to assure customers that they will be taken care of. It has been a Fortune 500 company since 1995 and its goal is to provide insurance rates at competitive prices.||Esurance, the online insurance company, is making its name known in the car insurance world, offering affordable coverage for just about any of your vehicles. It takes pride in a hassle-free experience, and customers respect its low rates and excellent customer service.|
|Price||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit travelers for a quote based on your specific needs.||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit Esurance for a quote based on your specific needs.|
|States served||All 50 states||43 states|
|J.D. Power ratings**||3/5 on overall claims satisfaction||3/5 on overall claims satisfaction|
|Driver discounts||View driver discounts||View driver discounts|
|Vehicle discounts||View vehicle discounts||View vehicle discounts|
* Based on Better Business Bureau’s company rating
** Based on the 2016 U.S Auto Claims Satisfaction Study
Hybrid/electric vehicle – Up to 10%
New car – Up to 10% (car less than 3 years old)
New vehicle discount
Before settling on Esurance, check to see if it operates in your state. Currently, the company covers 40 states (Travelers covers all 50 states).
Both companies earn high user-satisfaction marks from the Better Business Bureau. At the same time, the insurers also pick up middling scores from J.D. Power in claims satisfaction.
Esurance and Travelers both offer a variety of discounts: good-student, defensive-driver, good-driver and more.