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I have had an absolutely inhumane experience with State Farm insurance. I was sent an incompetent emergency contractor by Nu-Trend (NTC) Company that caused further damages to my hardwood flooring, did not follow the fire fighter's instructions on not turning the electricity back on in the damaged area (after an electric fire!) and perpetuate damage to household furniture and contents due to negligence, incompetent basic cleaning and in appropriate storage- all documented! Nu-Trend was rude and unprofessional in their communication. State Farm failed to take accountability for their hired company.
The adjuster I was working with was the only person who was competent and great. I appreciated his services. Unfortunately, after a few months the adjuster abruptly quit without informing me or handing my case over to anyone. Then State Farm sold our account to Desjardins! It's been 2.5 years from the date of fire, we are still not paid for repairs and household content damages and we are just told to wait for further review!
We’ve had State Farm since moving to Arkansas about 8 years ago. Home auto and business insurance. We had pretty high winds here in Arkansas and a lot of shingles had blown off. We filed a claim and State Farm paid for total replacement for a new roof! I was very happy with their service. The adjuster came quick. The check was mailed quickly. We of course had to mail check to Flagstar Bank for endorsement also. Everything was all done roof included within 2 weeks! The check was less than 10,000 because of our deductible but it was not a bad experience for us considering it was our first claim. I’ve heard of insurances dropping you after a claim. We will see how that goes. Will update if something like that happens but So far it’s was great!
I left State Farm looking for a cheaper insurance and then all the other places raised their rates too. So I tried to go back to State Farm and they said, "No. We will not take you back." Never had a Claim in all the over 40 years I have been a customer.
They're great up front and look like the perfect company for you... We have been paying them monthly for 2 years on a lot of "ifs." But when push comes to shove they're just about keeping the easy money and won't do anything to help you through a process when you need the "if" factor they sell you on. If you have to use them buy what you need and only what need. Anything else is BS. They cover half of what the agent says they will and I will be pursuing legal action against that claim. Also avoid Sarah ** - State Farm Insurance Agent.
This is the worst Insurance Company ever. If I could give them negative marks I would. Been with State Farm for over 15 years with car and homeowners. They wrote a policy on my house and then when I made a claim they told me my pitch on my roof is off and they can't cover it. The adjuster came out to the house and told me my pitch was off in the State Farm will not cover it and that's my own problem. Never seen a dime off of that. Then when our main sewer line broke under the house 2 years later. I called they said I don't have dwelling in my Insurance policy. We replaced the main pipe and the flooring that the backup on (Our own money). Then they counted that call as a claim. This past year we had wind damage and they gave us around $200.00. This past week I get a call from my Insurance Agent saying that State Farm is canceling our Homeowners Insurance due to too many claims. It is March 20th and they are canceling it May 16th.
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I received a quote from State Farm for my home and Auto Insurance the end of January 2019. After this was nothing but a nightmare. State Farm switched my Home Owners insurance, without notifying they had done so. I will be filing a complaint with the State of Indiana, including all the documentation showing the Agent and State Farm lied and misrepresented themselves. I have a complete paper trail that documents State Farm Insurance is not a company you would want to do business with. State Farm reduced my Homeowners insurance from $200,000 to $36,000, and never notified me. I contacted the main office for State Farm, and they would do nothing, need to speak to the Agent.
I called the Agent Josh ** on his cell, after leaving 2 messages at his office. Did not receive a call from anyone, even though Mr. ** had plenty of time to be on Facebook. I just receive a bill from State Farm for $88.00 Premium for 2/13/19 thru 3/23/19. My escrow account paid yearly Premium as quoted of $1,200.00 on February. Even though I cancelled my Homeowner Insurance effective 12:01 am 3/12/19. I have yet to see my refund, even though I am now insured by Allstate without any issues.
I was working on the inside of my home and it started to rain. Nothing unusual, except it started leaking into my house. I put a hole in the drywall to ensure it wasn't a pipe or anything like that. It was coming from the outside, not exactly sure where. Contacted State Farm and argued with the representative for hours because he wouldn't send a claim adjuster until I have proven without doubt it was damaged from the storm. How can a homeowner do that? I had multiple contractors to review and all but 1 said they would like to help me but won't work with State Farm. The only thing to do is tear up the side of my brick house to find out where water will leak.
After giving the quote to State Farm they came out, didn't look at the outside but only agreed to pay for the damage inside. Discussing with them, the call in number specialist, and their manager. I was simply told if I can't determine show them where the water came in, how it was damaged (time, day, event), prove the hole size that water could flow in, and I had to pay everything upfront to find it. After weeks of discussing, I got a letter from State Farm telling me if I didn't fix the issue of the water leaking they will cancel my insurance. I discussed this the manager and said water probably came in by poor maintenance and it is the "joys of owning a home". How do you maintenance a brick wall? My recommendation is be a good State Farm customer and find another company to deal with. They will not help and ultimately it is the homeowner's responsibility to know if anything changes outside before it occurs.
STEER CLEAR OF STATE FARM AND THIS AGENCY!!! On January 22 I was sleeping only to be awakened in the middle of the night by running water gushing from my ceiling. Apparently I had a frozen pipe. Water must’ve been running for hours and an estimated 3000 gallons of water flooded my home. I contacted my agent to report the claim. I was then contacted by State Farm claims and before they would send an adjuster or to honor my claim any further, and I have a letter that proves it, they asked me to get a plumber to the come to the home and write a written report as to why the pipe failed??? Are you kidding me?...
Under the terms on my policy, I’m covered for water damage in my primary residence, being at home with the heat on. Could not get a plumber to come to the home and write a report, and I called my agent's office several times to ask them to intervene to help send an adjuster to look at my damages. They could not and not do anything for me. Couldn’t even find me a plumber to come to my house to help me. After about a week I gave up and contacted a public adjuster who was able to help me.
When I called my agent TROY ** to intervene for me because no adjuster was coming, my house was in shambles, my fiancee was sneezing and coughing all over the house because she has asthma and is allergic to all the dust from all of the remediation fans blowing, the agent pretty much told me to go pound sand. So... because I was represented by a public adjuster... that he couldn’t do anything for me and that State Farm claims wouldn’t even take his call. That’s really great neighbor service isn’t it? Won’t even pick up the phone and try to make a call to help this customer out. Doesn’t sound like a good neighbor to me.
SINCE JANUARY 22, I don’t have an estimate from State Farm, I don’t have a check... and I have no confirmation that my claim will be paid. They did send an adjuster about 2 weeks ago (do you believe it took a month to send an adjuster to look at my damages?). And now all of sudden because I am fighting City Hall, we’re playing the old shell game... Now another adjuster been assigned to come out and look at the damages... Starting the whole claim from scratch... isn't that great service!!??
So, from January 22 there is no estimate, no promise of payment, no advice as to what to do regarding any water or mold damage, etc... no itemize list of agreed-upon damages, NO HELP FROM MY AGENT AFTER REPEATED CALLS... nothing. And to top it off most of my furniture has been thrown away because it was soaking wet and started to smell of mold. No guarantee they’ll pay for that either... I guess if it’s not here, since this new adjuster wants to start from scratch. The only two communications I received from State Farm was one telling me to get a plumber's report before they would consider the claim further, and (2) is another letter indicating that if I disagreed with their determination that I can file for arbitration. I guess I’m not the only one that receives a lousy service if they’re sending letters like that right off the bat.
If anybody expects or thinks this is a good neighbor service they are sadly mistaken. STAY AWAY FROM STATE FARM and AGENT TROY **!!! And the last thing I would do is try to piss my customer off and tell them that there’s nothing they can do. There’s always something you can do! As if I’m wrong or something because I wanted to get a public adjuster to represent me. It isn’t like I went a whole week not asking for help. When my house was flooded. Sending multiple emails to State Farm claims asking them to send an adjuster. What a God awful rotten way to treat a good paying customer. To top it all off I have a son with severe autism who is in a residential facility. I can’t even take my boy home. And no one at State Farm cares. Nobody. Signed, a frustrated customer that did nothing wrong other than call in a claim.
I was with my prior carrier for over 10 years. I kept getting postcards in the mail from local agent that could save me money. I called them and they asked how much I was paying. That was my first mistake. They were able to beat my rate and when I called my agent to cancel, he told me it was unusual for State Farm to beat their company's rates. He asked me to bring the insurance to his office when I got in mail. I did what he asked and he saw that State Farm gave me a higher deductible, less coverage on the house and rated masonry, which my house has vinyl siding. One month later I got another invoice in the mail from State Farm. I called the State Farm agent up and he said the rating was wrong. I asked if it was due to masonry and he said yes. I told him I never said it was masonry and it wasn't my fault. He said he was sorry but couldn't do anything. I canceled everything and went back to my agent who never lied to me in 10 years.
My husband and I have been with State Farm over 30 years including cars, jewelry and life insurance. After a major straight line wind and hail storm we had significant damage to our roof and windows. Our agent provided the contractor to repair all the damage. The roofing company did not use the right size nails and for the next 10 plus years we paid out of our pocket to replace shingles. We had our agent out several times to show him the shoddy work but to no avail until a roofing company contacted the claims office. The State Farm adjuster stated that was one of the worst roofing jobs he had ever seen.
The roof was replaced finally but fast forward to this past fall when we discovered the water line to our refrigerator had been leaking for no telling how long and mold was growing up the walls and cabinets. State Farm did repair everything including our hardwood floors. Our agent called us today to inform us that they were cancelling our homeowner’s policy. Really?? Like a good neighbor my foot! Morally wrong on every level. I believe State Farm owes me the premiums I have paid all these years minus what they have paid in a few claims. Why not just raise my deductible or premiums? Instead we have to spend hours searching for another carrier. To all you recent graduates headed out on your own be very careful in who you choose and I highly recommend anyone other than State Farm.
First and only claim in twenty-two years. Hurricane Florence tore most of the shingles and paper off our fifteen year old roof. Thus allowing cascades of water to pour into our two story house damaging insulation, drywall, ceilings, floors, electrical fixtures in the majority of our home for four days before we were able to get a tarp on the roof. Dealing with State Farm nearly caused me to have a nervous breakdown. Finally I had to turn all dealings with them over to my daughter just to keep from ending up in the hospital. Though she is very resourceful, she eventually hired an independent adjuster because she could get nowhere with them. We got multiple estimates. The best for the roof was $8500, for the interior work $50000. Even with the public adjuster we only ended up with $30000 total from State Farm.
We had to reach out to volunteer groups to get much of the work done as there was not enough to pay the contractors. They did do a fine job. After four months we are still displaced. Additional living expenses are not forthcoming. We are two months behind in the rental and have to yet to get any payment for dry cleaning, utilities, gasoline, or food. The monies were made out to us, and the mortgage company so now we are having to jump through hoops to get the money from them. A very knowledgeable help desk said that they didn't know how to deal with this as they had not seen any other insurance company make out checks this way. Bottom line? Stay away from State Farm!
My elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, had a prized Persian carpet in her bedroom. We removed the carpet and put it into the building's communal storage room after she had a knee operation, fearing that she would trip over it. Once in storage, the carpet was moved temporarily outside on account of a leak in the storage room. While there, it was inadvertently picked up as trash since it was near some trash bags.
Fortunately, we had this particular carpet appraised and insured with State Farm and much to my surprise, State Farm agreed to reimburse us for the full value. They gave me an approval over the phone after reviewing our policy and as they listened to my story about what happened. I did not even have to submit any paperwork or formal claim. I was blown away by the gesture and by them not trying to wiggle out on the technicality that the carpet was not inside my Mom's apartment. I am a State Farm customer myself and I told the representative that given their response, they will now have me as a customer for life.
I handled a homeowner's insurance claim on behalf of my uncle who was hospitalized at the time, and the total related costs to repair his house were $45,000. After paying insurance premiums to State Farm for over 30 years, this was the first claim ever made on his policy. They canceled his insurance policy immediately after the claim was filed and only paid $25,000 of the claim when I was ensured in the beginning that he had coverage for the actual cost of the repairs. The adjuster simply said that State Farm feels that my contractor's fees were too high for what they thought were reasonable, so we're just out the money that we paid for the repairs. They didn't offer any assistance in finding a contractor that would work for half price, and I chose the cheapest bid that I got. I'm glad I didn't go with the middle ground bid I got because I would really be out some money then. This is a horrible company. I would never get insurance with them again.
I lost my home and all of my belongings on June 12th 2018. State Farm hasn't paid any additional living expenses for 5 months. They are trying to say my home was 2x4 construction when it was 2x6 and they haven't covered a vehicle that was lost. I have between 400,000 and 600,000 of coverage. They paid out 20% of my coverage and have been doing nothing since. Nothing on contents yet or the lost vehicle.
State Farm was our insurance agency for years, but we moved and kept our old house on the policy! Without notice they canceled the policy and didn't give us a chance to even ask any questions, it was a no no no before we even finished our sentences... The house was under contract to sell and would have been needing coverage for just 25 more days.
They need to consider the market when they are dealing with actual people in this world... When a house is listed the reality companies all tell you at least 18 months for a house to be on the market. Clearly they are only out to keep their name clear. Not doing a good job. You only got 1 star because you had to give at least 1 but there really are 0 Stars here... I hope and pray I never have to actually use my policy anywhere else before I find a new company!
I offered to help a woman who has been abused for years. Little did I know that her abuser was a violent excon with a love for money and the control he held over her. I also learned that all her income and finances were managed and kept away from her. She then was forced to provoke my dog to attack her to get money. I explained everything in a 3 page email and they said, "We can't do anything with that."
A year later State Farm received a demand letter for $550,000 and would only cover $300,000 and the rest was on me when I had an umbrella for $1,000,000 but they claimed it wasn't active. Filed a complaint with DOI and a couple days later they said sorry it was a mistake. Claims ended up negotiating and settling but would not give me any information but said if I change companies my report would not have an amount on it just "claim". I ordered my own clue report and it says $166,000. Everything about my experience with State Farm was unbelievably ridiculous.
I have had State Farm insurance for forty+ years, so naturally, my daughter chose State Farm to insure her auto and home. On July 17, 2018, her family's home was struck by lightning and caught on fire. The fire departments that responded were able to contain the fire to the roof, attic, and upstairs rooms. Unfortunately, the fire burned out the electrical connections and the water damage seeped through the walls down through all the floors including the finished basement. State Farm came to look at the damage, but took four months to provide an estimate for a settlement. During that time, we have had more rain and snow. The water damage has intensified. Moisture and mold have taken over.
The estimate from State Farm was less than a third of what reputable contractors said it would take to do the work, and the estimate did not include replacement of furniture and personal items. My daughter has faithfully paid her premiums, ensuring she had a policy that would cover the value of her home. Yes, State Farm provided them with a rental home, telling them four months would give them plenty of time to take care of everything. Fortunately, she and her husband pushed for longer time, since it is now December, and still nothing is done on their home. State Farm's commercials promise, "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there," "to help life go right." It's apparent they have a hidden clause that says, "that's as long as you keep paying us and never expect us to fulfill our pledge and cover your costs during natural disasters."
I have had State Farm 36 yrs for homeowners insurance and never filed a single claim. I was on vacation for approx 10 days, upon arriving home I had water on my kitchen floor. I made that call to State Farm, sent photos and called one of the water damage companies to access where the water came from! Turned out to be the dishwasher... I was given a claims adjuster and reported the info to them. The adjuster never made an appoint to come see the damage, then I was told a leak is a leak! And it is not covered! I have read many reviews from others that have State Farm and same response! I was very disappointed in this company after paying my premiums for 36 years!
I've recently changed to another insurance company after 17 years with State Farm Insurance covering multiple policies including home/business and auto. I've never had a claim. In September 2018, I suffered water damage from a flood caused by a pipe burst in the ceiling/wall causing considerable damage to the finished basement structure. I paid immediately for water mitigation which caused thousands of dollars at State Farm's insistence to use a local company and that it might or might not be reimbursed.
From the beginning of the claim, to acquiring attorneys to recoup a small portion of the loss, I was treated not like a customer but someone who was trying to commit fraud. Questions from the call center reps, to the claims manager to the adjuster are all designed to make you say something in a state of stress that will lower your claim. Beware of State Farm's tactics which compensate employees for lowering the claim amount. Sounds crazy, but this is their model.
Bottom line to three months without the use of a house or a settled claim is a restorative bill of $24K to put the house back to the pre-flood condition and State Farm paying ONLY $5K of the claim. Period. Over 17 years of policy premiums, I'd have enough money to pay for most of the damage. Attorneys are looking at policy changes over those years where deductions were fraudulently made from coverage by State Farm without proper notification to the insured. Also, changing a deductible from $1,000 to 1/2 of one percent of the coverage, total value.
Beware of this company and do your homework with any other insurance company to understand what changes they can make to deductibles/coverage and how they need to notify you. It is best to review twice a year to be safe. I have no idea how the employees and CEO of the company sleep soundly at night knowing they are defrauding policyholders and as a policy compensate employees on the amount of the claim differences they do not pay.
My Dad paid premiums over 50 years. No claims until now, my Dad has passed away but my is still alive and has Alzheimer's. We had a lot of damage from Hurricane Michael and now they want to pay about 10 cents on the dollar. What a scam these people are. The company is an old fire company and that's about it and they probably wouldn’t pay even for a fire and they certainly won’t pay for wind. Beware they don’t cover much for wind. We got legitimate quotes from contractors and they try to use every excuse to nickel and dime us. Won’t even cover cost for my contractor to show up much less do the work.
Claims department took over a month to even call us back, what a joke. I call them every day trying to get some resolution, then a month later they call and have missed most of the damage, the adjuster comes out and measures by the square inch. When it's clear the contractor has to rip off half of the roof to fix that little bit they are trying to say is damaged. Go to another carrier. Whatever you do don’t use these people.
I have insurance through State Farm and would not switch to any other insurance provider. I have my vehicle with State Farm and wanted to get the multi account discount. I like their app and I also have a credit card with State Farm.
This is a trustworthy company, reliable and has office close my house. They gave me the best price for my insurance and a good personalized customer service. I can also manage my policy through the internet website. Their policy cover everything that I had with my previous insurance company. Although I have too short time as a customer for State Farm, for now I like everything that they gave me.
Supposedly State Farm is reputable. I like that I have a local agent and I like the agents I deal with. But I wish they improve their price because I don't know for sure if they're going to actually pay out if they're needed.
State Farm is cheaper, closer to home and they give good rates in both home and car insurance. I was given advice to go to this company because they have great rates and great agents. They are there all the time if I need help. Also they have great customer service.
8 years ago we had hail damage on roof, claim denied... Adjuster said the 5 year old shingles were faulty. We investigated should nuke issues and CertainTeed confirmed that the adjuster was wrong. Adjuster came out again approved the repairs but a second claim was opened. We complained and got nowhere (agent said not to worry). Well since then we had roof issues and new agent said file a claim, thank goodness I spoke to claims first because they said that they would have denied claim (poor workmanship] and would harp even still counted one more claim against us. This year I had a flood...called agent office and was connected to claims. Claims said it would take a while for the adjuster so I should ask the agent what I might do to minimize further damage.
I called and spoke to my Agent and he, who refuses to come out to our home 5 minutes away from his office, told us that State Farm would probably cancel our insurance on this claim but he wasn’t sure and would not know until renewal time. He didn’t know the underwriter rules. Needless to say I revoked the claim and issued a formal complaint with Ohio Dept of insurance. Too bad I didn’t know about ODI when State Farm opened two claims for the same roof damage. Also my agent at the time did not tell me the ramifications. My grandparent, parents and my family for 40 years had State Farm and it used to be such a good insurance company.
I first started using State Farm when I bought my first home on the recommendation of my Real Estate agent in 1982. I have never had an issue with them so have seen no need to change. I get quick response and service from my agent when needed. I have not filed a claim but have had coverage changes over the years that are quickly taken care of. This is for State Farm. However, I feel I pay too much for State Farm, but all are about the same. I don't see that any other company can provide better value. They all offer largely the same coverage. Despite all of the "you can save" ads, there is not a lot of aggressive competition.
Great experience all-in-all. I do need homeowners insurance and Bank says I have to have homeowners insurance policy. I really like everything about the policy I have with State Farm. All the features are nice to me.
We were able to get the best price with State Farm as well as having an agent we liked. We have had it for years, and when we allow another agent we know try and get us a better price, he or she can not. I also have State Farm for flood insurance. I like using State Farm as I can use them for my vehicles as well. We also like interaction with insurance agent. I hope our new agent stays in touch and keeps us informed as well as our former agent had as he retired.
We have an agent local and they take an interest in you to make sure we have enough coverage for us so if there is ever any issues we will be covered. They also offer higher coverage for jewelry, art or other different things. However, it gets very overwhelming when they talk about the down & dirty things that the insurance can or cannot cover especially when it comes to disaster coverage and then why the rates jump when we haven't had a claim. They should make things less complicated when trying to understand everything on a policy. Nevertheless, I have been with State Farm for over 40 years and don't like to change companies and don't feel others would do as great of a job as State Farm does.
State Farm allows me to bundle my services all in one place allowing for one bill. I have my car insurance through State Farm so I chose them for my homeowners insurance as well. I have great coverage and my policy is a decent price. They have great customer service and I like being able to talk to my local agent. They know my whole story and know me as a person. But I would make a policy that allows for better incentives for people who have shown loyalty to the company. Perhaps offer special gifts, deals, etc. or offer discounts for people who take classes on home ownership like they do for people who take safe driver courses.
State Farm expert review by Matthew Brodsky
State Farm is one of America’s largest and most popular homeowners insurance companies. Headquartered in Bloomington, IN, the company has been providing Americans different types of insurance since 1922.
Financially strong: State Farm is a large, reputable company, and it is a financially safe choice when choosing a homeowners insurance company.
Good reputation: State Farm is one of the largest and most used homeowners insurance companies in the world, attesting to its reputation as an excellent provider.
Additional programs: The company offers additional programs beyond basic homeowners insurance. These include a Florida and Louisiana Hurricane Mitigation program and discount programs for people who are claims free, using multiple State Farm policies, and who made steps to increase home safety like installing fire sprinklers.
Customer service: Many customers complain that customer service is impersonal.
Coverage: State Farm’s homeowners insurance policies have limits, and they do not cover business pursuits at a home. Business owners working at home should be sure to get a commercial real estate policy to cover the space they use in their home and their work belongings.
Best for: Traditional homeowners, condo owners, farm owners, mobile home owners
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