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Erie and Foremost are two strong competitors in the world of insurance. Erie was founded in 1925, and Foremost was founded in 1952. While Erie is best known for their excellent customer service, Foremost is best known for their variety of coverage options. On the other hand, Foremost has a fairly slow and pay-out process, whereas Erie is hard to reach during the claims process. Still, both companies have a nice variety of discounts to offer customers and they both also have excellent J.D. Power ratings. So which one offers the kinds of discounts, services, and even customer ratings that best fit your car insurance wants and needs? Keep reading to find out.

Best If/Worst If

  Erie Foremost
Best If Erie
  • You want excellent customer service
Foremost
  • You want a variety of coverage options
Worst If Erie
  • You want more affordable insurance premiums
Foremost
  • You want a fast claims and pay-out process

Special Car Insurance Discounts

Erie Foremost
Erie

Other Discounts:

  • Safe Driving Course Discount
  • Driver Training Discount
  • Accident Prevention Course Discount
Foremost

Standard Car Insurance Discounts

Bundling Coverage Discounts Erie Foremost
Multi-Car
Home and Car
Car and Life
Vehicle Type and Safety Features Erie Foremost
Alternative Fuel
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Anti-Lock Brake
Anti-Theft
Passive Restraint
New Car
Economy Car
Utility Vehicle
Farm or Ranch Vehicle
Driving Record and Insurance History Erie Foremost
Accident Free/Good Driver
Prior Insurance
Long Term Policy Holder
Defensive Driving Course
Student, Professional, and Club Memberships Erie Foremost
Affinity Group
College Graduate
Good Student
Resident Student
Organization or Club Membership
Farm Bureau Member
Military
Special Circumstances Erie Foremost
Telematics Device
Low Mileage
Short Commute
Days Per Week Driven
Other Discounts Erie Foremost
Married
Paid in Full
Advance Renewal
Electronic Funds Transfer
Senior Driver
55 and Retired

Consumer Complaint Data

Erie Car Insurance Foremost Car Insurance
2016 43 65
2015 40 98
2014 35 87
2013 19 97

U.S. Auto Insurance Shopping Study (2016)

Erie Car Insurance Foremost Car Insurance
Overall Purchase Experience Among the best Average
Policy Offerings Above average Average
Pricing Among the best Average
Local Agent Above average Average
Call Center Representative -- --
Insurer Website -- Below average

U.S. Auto Insurance Claims Satisfaction Study (2015)

Erie Car Insurance Foremost Car Insurance
Overall Satisfaction Average Average
First Notice of Loss Average Average
Service Interaction Above average Above average
Appraisal Average Average
Repair Process Among the best Average
Rental Car Experience Average Average
Settlement Average Average

Financial Strength Ratings

Erie Car Insurance Foremost Car Insurance
A.M. Best A+ A
Moody's -- --
S&P's A A+

Mobile Apps

Erie Foremost
Erie

eSSENTIAL Accessibility App is a free mobile app for you to use to navigate Erie Insurance’s website from your mobile device. It’s specifically geared for those with physical disabilities who have trouble navigating with a mouse. The app has keyboard and mouse replacement options and aims to empower the disabled community. To read more and download the app, click here. 

Foremost

Roadside Assistance

Erie Foremost
Erie

Erie Emergency Road Service

Emergency Road Service coverage is offered as part of your existing car insurance policy. Road Service covers labor costs thru their nationwide roadside assistance partner Agero.

Service Covered

  • Towing
  • Flat tire
  • Battery service
  • Gas delivery

Contact Phone Number

Erie Emergency Road Service Hotline: (800) 367-3743

Foremost

Foremost Towing and Roadside Service Coverage

With the additional Towing and Roadside coverage will get you roadside service on covered vehicles, but could be subject to a maximum policy limit.

Foremost offers towing and other roadside services to its customers. It also will cover any roadside costs for you subject to a maximum limit on your auto policy.

Services Covered

  • Towing
  • Battery service
  • Tire change
  • Gas delivery

Contact Phone Number

You can call Foremost 24-Hour Roadside Assistance at 1 (800) 554-6678.