ERIE, Pa., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Erie Insurance has ranked highest in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Insurance Shopping Study.
Erie Insurance earned the highest score among auto insurers in providing a satisfying purchase experience in 2019, with a score of 917 on a 1,000-point scale. The industry average was 852. ERIE has ranked highest in the study for seven consecutive years.
"This recognition speaks directly to the importance of an insurance agent in the shopping experience. The guidance, insight and personal attention ERIE agents give to their customers is not something that can be replicated online," said Tim NeCastro, president and CEO of Erie Insurance. "To receive this distinction for the seventh consecutive year is a tremendous honor."
The U.S. Insurance Shopping Study measures auto insurance shopping, purchase behavior and purchase experience satisfaction among customers who recently purchased insurance. Satisfaction is measured in three factors (in order of importance): price, distribution channel and policy offerings.
The study is based on responses from more than 14,400 insurance customers who requested an auto insurance price quote from at least one competitive insurer in the past nine months and includes more than 38,800 unique customer evaluations of insurers. The study was fielded in April, July and October 2018 and January 2019.
For J.D. Power 2019 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards
Erie Insurance Group
According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 9th largest homeowners insurer and 12th largest automobile insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and the 16th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written. The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, has more than 5 million policies in force and operates in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance Group is a FORTUNE 500 company.
News releases and more information about Erie Insurance Group are available at www.erieinsurance.com.
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