Nationwide vs. The General
Both Nationwide and The General provide insurance in 46 US states. And both companies have a good reputation for customer service. Nationwide receives an A in user satisfaction from the Better Business Bureau, while The General earns an A+.
The General is known for insuring drivers who might have driving violations or poor credit. If you are having a hard time finding coverage because of your personal situation, you are likely considering The General. Below we put Nationwide and The General side by side in a comprehensive comparison so you have the facts you need to make a decision.
|About the provider||Nationwide is not just an auto insurance company, it is also one of the largest financial services companies in America. Its flexible options and member resources are among a few of the reasons people have chosen Nationwide since 1926.||The General specializes in budget-friendly insurance plans for drivers who may be deemed “risky” elsewhere. Conveniently selling directly to customers online, insurance can be approved and put a driver on the road in no time.|
|Price||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit Nationwide for a quote based on your specific needs.||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit The General for a quote based on your specific needs.|
|J.D. Power ratings**||3/5 on overall claims satisfaction||N/A|
|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
|Anti-theft device||Varies (factory-installed deterrents)|
Nationwide doesn’t provide a huge amount of discounts, but they do offer considerably more than The General. However, if you don’t qualify for insurance through Nationwide, The General is a good second choice.