Esurance is a web-based auto insurance provider launched in 1999 to serve prospective clients in four states. Despite the dot-com bust soon after, the company survived when the White Mountains Insurance Group bought it. At present, Esurance serves 30 of the nation’s states. Part of the company’s vision is wrapped around the concept of round-the-clock customer service for its policy holders through its website.
The company also prides itself as being the internet’s car insurance specialists because of its decade-long existence and experience.
Esurance has also ventured into other fields and now offer homeowners and renters insurance, life and health coverage, and even motorcycle insurance.
Another unique policy of the company is its commitment to involve the environment in all its operations. The company claims that offering all of its insurance policies online, it is saving millions of sheets of paper each year. Esurance estimates that since the year 2000, it has saved over 2,748 trees so far.
The insurance provider also boasts of an online learning center for its customers to better improve their understanding of the insurance industry. Esurance believes that “plain English” should be the medium of insurance companies everywhere.
A.M Best, an independent assessor of insurance companies, rates Esurance’s financial strength as “Excellent.”
Esurance also boasts of many awards and recognitions from several key independent organizations that focus on the internet, insurance, and the environment. The company is also a member of the Better Business Bureau Online and the Verisign Secure Site Program.