CarInsurance.com, a website and sales center designed to sell auto insurance over the Internet and directly to consumers through its Online Insurance Marketplace™, has expanded its single site shopping experience to New Jersey. New Jersey drivers can now compare insurance companies' rates and purchase online or over the phone through CarInsurance.com. CarInsurance.com offers Esurance, Travelers, Unitrin Direct and Progressive in New Jersey with plans to add a fifth carrier in May. CarInsurance.com offers car insurance and car insurance resources in all 50 states.
CarInsurance.com now offers its single-site agency platform to 86.9% of the U.S. population. At http://www.CarInsurance.com consumers can do everything online that they can do by phone when comparing and purchasing insurance. In addition, the website has over 16,000 resource pages to help consumers learn and understand car insurance. In Alaska, Alabama, Washington D.C., Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming, CarInsurance.com offers its Online Insurance Marketplace™. Consumers are able to compare rates from companies that are bidding to earn consumer's business. CarInsurance.com plans to expand their single-site agency platform to most of these states by the end of 2008.
CarInsurance.com has also increased its product offering to its current 29 state agency platform. In January 2008, CarInsurance.com expanded its platform offerings: Encompass (an affiliate of Allstate Insurance Company) was added to Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Ohio; Progressive was added to Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, and Wisconsin. In February 2008, Progressive was added to Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, and Washington; Esurance expanded into Louisiana. In March 2008, Encompass was added to Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania; Progressive expanded into Connecticut, Mississippi, and New York. In April 2008, CarInsurance.com expects to expand 5 carriers (2 new ones) into 12 of its existing agency states. The growth is phenomenal.
Giving consumers the ability to compare rates and purchase on a single site is powerful and beneficial. Consumers can see that they have a choice in their insurance decisions and this simple concept has been missing from the auto insurance shopping experience. Technology and innovation should give consumers more choice and allow them to save their money. "We are excited to launch New Jersey. Our continued expansion should give shoppers more auto insurance choice, an easier shopping experience, and the ability to see that the best rate last year is not always the best rate this year," said President and Chief Executive Officer Jon Register. It's only a matter of time before consumers realize the convenience the Internet brings to consumers shopping for auto insurance. CarInsurance.com currently offers automobile insurance through its online agency in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
CarInsurance.com, Inc., based in Altamonte Springs, Florida, enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance rates directly from multiple insurance companies including Direct General Insurance Company, Encompass Insurance (an Allstate Insurance Company affiliate), Esurance, Progressive (Drive Insurance in California), Safeco Insurance, The Hartford, Travelers, and Unitrin Direct. Not only do consumers have an easy interface to review the rates of multiple insurance companies, but when ready to purchase, consumers have the option of completing the transaction online or by talking directly to a licensed agent.