- Many of you asked for the information I received so here it is. Horace Mann came up quite a few
times so I will pick out a few and start my research! Thanks again to you all.
Same thing happened to me - so I moved my house and car to State Farm. Beth at the office on
Barnett Shoals is really nice to work with.
Irecommend that you become an AAA member if you're not already and use their insurance broker services.
They'll save you $50 to $100 off the top and they're really friendly.
I've been with Horace Mann for many years and they're great!! Fast on getting repairs done if in an
accident and they only insure with educators. Since we work for an educator, we get insurance
as well. Highly recommend!!
Horace Mann. My agent is John Streer. His contact information is337 S Milledge Ave in the Butler Building
Athens, GA 30605 (706) 316-2125
They have great rates! I have been with them for several years and love them!
If you work for the University then I would suggest Horace Mann. We just switched over from State farm
after 25 years same coverage much lower rates. They only deal with people in education. They don't
advertise, only by word of mouth and have been in business I think he said 45 years maybe longer and
have agents all over the United States. GIve them a call, it may be worth your while. There # is 706-316-2125.
Check out Horace Mann Insurance, https://www.horacemann.com/. I have used them since 1993 and have been
extremely pleased with their rates and service. Horace Mann - the father of American public education is
only available to people in Academia. I was hesitant to use them at first but have been extremely pleased.
I have had several claims such as a crash I caused, a hit by a UGA bus that was not my fault and a claim
for a broken window repair.
- I use North Georgia Insurance in Commerce, Georgia. The owner is Bobby Brown and he is an independent agent.
Bobby is extremely good to work with. I can call him anytime and if he is not in, he always gets back to me
no later than the next day. He's honest, friendly, and always willing to help. His number is 706-335-2433.
We have been with Nationwide (George Bond on Prince Ave.) for many, many years. When I had an accident last year,
that was my fault, Nationwide was wonderful to work with. I thought there might be some "issues" since I was
at-fault, but there were none. We have our homeowners, and auto policies with Mr. Bond
We have been with Progressive since 2000. Every year (6 months) you go with out an accident, your bill is reduced.
We hit some financial difficulties and our insurance lapsed, more than 30 days, and because we had been with
them for so long, we did not have to pay an "activation fee" when we got a new policy. We shopped around
before we back to Progressive, and could not find a better deal than what they could give us.
- I have been with State Farm since I turned sixteen, over 20 years ago. They have always been great to deal
with, and super-fast to pay any claims, though I haven't had many (also, cheerfully paid me more than adjuster
quoted on one claim, when I showed them that I could not replace the car for the original amount). I use Dan
Hogan's office in Dacula (770-271-8555).
I have been "the victim" in several car accidents, and State Farm was by far the best company I had to work
with to get my car fixed. They assessed my car quickly & sent me a check within 5 days or so of the accident.
I needed some physical therapy after the accident and they paid my bill plus a little extra. When the body
shop discovered additional damage that needed to be repaired, the body shop called State Farm and it was taken
care of - no hassling!! I can just imagine that they treat their customers even better.
Allstate. Our agent is Merryn Walker out on Epps Bridge Road near Kroger's. They seem fair, and when our son
died in a car accident several years ago, they were extremely helpful.
I have had only one encounter with Allstate - a teenage girl hit my car and I submitted the claim and the police
report which clearly stated she was at fault. I called allstate for several weeks trying to get them to settle and
they kept telling me they couldn't settle until they contacted the owner of the policy (the girls father) and they
not been able to so far. They finally did pay, but I was pretty mad by the time they did.
Try liberty mutual. You get a discount too as an UGA employee
I have been with Geico for 2 years and LOVE them! I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix, so I'm sure our rates would be
similar. I only pay $76 a month. They have GREAT customer service. I have never had a problem with them
- I use Georgia Farm Bureau. They are a good company with reasonable prices. My insurance costs
have changed very little over the years with them. I also helped my fiancÚ find insurance coverage and Geico
was the cheapest for him. If you are a homeowner, your homeowner's insurance company may give you a multiple
policy discount if you insure your car with them.
- This might not apply to your situation, but it's always
worth checking out. If any member of your immediate
family has ever been in the military (whether on active duty or now retired or honorably discharged), they are
now eligible to join USAA. Once a family member is a USAA member, typically their immediate families or members
of their household also may join. They offer worldwide coverage, are super easy to deal with on the phone
(they are used to members suddenly being deployed, so they act quick), and now also offer banking and investment
services, as well as home mortgages, etc. I haven't gotten quotes to compare insurance in a long time, but right
now with USAA I'm paying less than $100 a month for renter's insurance plus car insurance on 2 vehicles with
2 drivers. We have at least 3X the state minimum coverage, and about $40K in renter's insurance coverage. I use
their bank for my checking and savings accounts, make deposits online with my scanner & they reimburse me for
ATM fees. I have not needed to actually go into a bank in years!!