If you’re shopping for auto insurance, you might be wondering who the largest companies are.

The biggest auto insurance companies in the U.S.:

1. State Farm
2. Berkshire Hathaway (Geico)
3. Progressive
4. Allstate
5. USAA
6. Liberty Mutual
7. Farmers Insurance
8. Nationwide
9. American Family Insurance
10. Travelers

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence


5 largest car insurance companies

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National rankings: Largest car insurance companies with market share

Rank Company
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Market share
1 State Farm 17.06%
2 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Geico) 13.45%
3 Progressive 11%
4 Allstate Corp. 9.22%
5 USAA 5.88%
6 Liberty Mutual 4.79%
7 Farmers Insurance 4.27%
8 Nationwide 2.74%
9 American Family Insurance 2.02%
10 Travelers 1.91%
11 Auto Club Exchange (AAA Insurance) 1.38%
12 Erie Insurance 1.31%
13 Kemper 1.25%
14 National General Holdings Corp. 1.22%
15 CSAA Insurance Exchange 1.22%
16 Auto-Owners Insurance 1.16%
17 Mercury Insurance 1.09%
18 MetLife 1.01%
19 The Hartford 0.86%
20 Auto Club Insurance Association 0.82%
21 Amica 0.55%
22 The Hanover Insurance Group 0.49%
23 COUNTRY Financial 0.47%
24 NJM Insurance 0.44%
25 Southern Farm Bureau Casualty 0.44%
26 Sentry 0.43%
27 Shelter Insurance 0.40%
28 Alfa Mutual Group 0.37%
29 Ameriprise Financial 0.33%
30 Chubb 0.32%
31 Texas Farm Bureau Insurance 0.30%
32 Tennessee Farmers Insurance Cos. 0.29%
33 Plymouth Rock of New Jersey 0.26%
34 The Cincinnati Insurance Cos. 0.26%
35 North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance 0.25%
36 Kentucky Farm Bureau 0.25%
37 State Auto 0.24%
38 Consumers County Mutual Insurance Co. 0.24%
39 Grange Insurance 0.23%
40 American National 0.23%
41 Loya Insurance 0.22%
42 Farm Bureau Financial Services 0.22%
43 Safety Insurance 0.19%
44 Wawanesa General Insurance Co. 0.19%
45 Horace Mann 0.19%
46 Markel 0.19%
47 Michigan Farm Bureau 0.19%
48 Plymouth Rock Co. 0.18%
49 Home State Insurance Group 0.18%
50 American Access Casualty Co. 0.18%
Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, based on market share in 2018 for private passenger auto insurance

1. State Farm

Overall customer satisfaction rating: 3 stars
3 stars

State Farm can provide insurance for your vehicle, home and small business. Other options include life, health and disability insurance.

State Farm’s online “Neighborhood of Good” can connect you to volunteer opportunities near you for causes you care about.

State Farm may have particular appeal to parents who are dealing with the costs of a teen driver. Its Steer Clear app helps teens improve their driving. And State Farm’s teen-related discounts include a good student discount, student away at school discount, and price break for completing the Steer Clear program.

2. Geico

Overall customer satisfaction rating: 4 stars
4 stars

Geico specializes in vehicle insurance, including cars, motorcycles, boats, ATVs and boats, plus rideshare insurance for Uber and Lyft drivers. The Geico Insurance Agency sells a large selection of insurance from other companies, including homeowners, renters, business and collector car insurance.

If you’re considering Geico, be sure to ask about the affiliate discounts. Geico has discounts for members of many professional organizations, hobby groups and alumni groups.

3. Progressive

Overall customer satisfaction rating: 3.5 stars
3.5 stars

Progressive and its insurance agency can provide insurance for a wide variety of things, includings cars, commercial vehicles, segways, golf carts, motorcycles, homes, pets and businesses.

Progressive was the first auto insurance company to offer policies online, and today you can get a discount for starting your quote online.

It was also the first to offer usage-based insurance, which uses actual driving behavior to help set rates. Its Snapshot program gives a discount to good drivers.

4. Allstate

Overall customer satisfaction rating: 4 stars
4 stars

Allstate agents can help you find auto, motorcycle, home, renters, condo and life insurance, and more.

Allstate is making use of aerial images and data to help speed up homeowners policy purchases. The aerial data will replace traditional in-person property inspections. It can also provide images of homes to customers who had to evacuate for disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.

Allstate’s mobile app includes the Good Hands Rescue, which lets customers initiate a roadside assistance request and track the location of the rescuer.

5. USAA

Overall customer satisfaction rating: 4.5 stars
4.5 stars

USAA was the highest rated insurer in EverQuote’s 2019 best car insurance companies survey.

It specializes in insurance for military members and does not sell to the general public. To qualify, you must be on active duty or a former member of the military, an eligible family member (such as a son, daughter or spouse), or a cadet or midshipman.

USAA’s wide variety of insurance options include auto, home, renters, small business, life and health insurance.

USAA’s website has special information for military members, such as a Deployment Pay Calculator and a deployment guide with detailed tips on getting finances ready for a deployment.