By Greg Boudonck
It is something we all really need to have, but truly hate paying the bill.
It seems there are so many things a person needs to have insurance on:
- and more
And when you watch that money flowing from your bank account to the insurance company, it is easy to question why.
Until a catastrophe happens.
I know this firsthand. I payed home insurance for years. I often thought about all the money I had given that company.
The day was hot and muggy as we went shopping at Walmart.
I looked at my wife as we were on the highway and told her there must be a big fire, as I saw smoke billowing into the air.
As we neared our home, I broke down as did my wife.
It was our home and all of our possessions.
It was difficult, but thanks to the fabulous Red Cross, our Pastor and our Church, and a wonderful insurance agent and great company, we were able to get back on our feet.
Thank God I had paid my insurance premiums.
Yes, insurance for any and everything that is called for is wise.
You just never know when something can happen.
In today’s blog post, I am going to share the top 13 military friendly insurance companies.
Some of these companies handle varieties of insurance types.
I will attempt to explain the various forms of insurance they handle.
So, starting at #13 and working up to #1, here are the most military friendly insurance companies.
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#13: Navy Mutual
Navy Mutual is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
They offer a great life insurance program for anyone who has served in the military or their spouses.
They even have a life insurance where you need no medical exam.
Navy Mutual also offers a variety of annuities.
Just one of the member testimonies I found told me this is a great company.
“When I went into the Navy Mutual office a week after my husband passed away, it was a complete surprise to me…they already knew the reason I was there. I walked into nothing but love. It was a like a family.”
Tangie Phair, USMC, Ret.
Esurance was developed so people could handle all their insurance needs online.
They offer many special discounts for military personnel.
You can get insurance for:
- and more
Esurance may be well worth examining for your insurance needs.
This company was developed many years ago with our military members in mind.
As a member of AAFMAA, you can get great life insurance, mortgage services, wealth management services and a wide variety of other benefits.
This organization was formed in 1879, so they have a rich history of helping military members.
The headquarters of AAFMAA are in Fort Meyer, Virginia.
#10: Navy Federal
Best known for their Credit Union banking services, Navy Federal also offers life, auto and property insurance.
Started by military for military, Navy Federal can help you cover many of your insurance needs.
The Navy Federal headquarters are in Vienna, Virginia.
The life insurance plans by this company that caters to military personnel are underwritten by New York Life.
They also offer supplemental plans for those on TriCare.
USBA is based in Overland Park, Kansas and has a good reputation.
This is one of the largest vehicle insurance agencies in the U.S.
But, they also insure homes and more.
And, they have discounts for military.
This insurance company has grown to its size because of the way they treat people.
So you may want to check your rates with them.
By becoming a member, you can get great deals on life insurance along with a slew of other benefits.
They also offer banking and loan services.
They were started in 1947 to serve military members.
#6: American Family
I can vouch for this insurance company.
They treat their clients well.
They have property, life, health and more.
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, you can see the American Family website here.
Be sure and tell them you are military to watch your rates get reduced.
#5: Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
All service members are eligible for the SGLI program offered through the Government.
It is highly recommended that you take this benefit while you are serving.
The rates do rise substantially when you leave the military though.
This is one of the largest insurance carriers in the U.S.
They offer some wonderful discounts to members of the Armed Forces.
AllState offers nearly any kind of insurance you could possibly need, so I highly suggest you compare their rates.
#3: Armed Forces Insurance (AFI)
This insurance company was started by military to help military.
Offering a variety of insurance types, all I hear are great reviews of AFI.
The AFI mission statement says it all:
Provide premium quality, competitively priced property and casualty insurance products and deliver fast, fair, and efficient claims and policy service to our members. Create a rewarding customer service experience for our members while strictly adhering to our core competency, underwriting. Protect our members from fortuitous loss and provide peace of mind.
We have all seen that little gecko telling us we need Geico.
When it comes to auto insurance, Geico steps up to the plate for members of our military.
You really should get a quote from the gecko’s boss at Geico.
They are the best.
Since 1922, USAA has been insuring United States military members and overall, they hold the best ranking.
They offer auto, home, life and various banking services.
It is wise that you check the USAA rates in comparison to others.
You may be pleasantly surprised.
So which insurance company do you use?
Do you have any testimonials for or against any of the listed insurance companies?
We would love to hear your experiences and opinions.
Do keep in mind that you should regularly check rates and compare others.
To gain your business, many insurance companies will offer some extra special rates.
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