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USAA offers auto coverage to all active and retired military personnel and their immediate family members. It enjoys mostly positive reviews from clients because of its excellent customer service and online experience ratings. Products include coverages and discounts for drivers, their cars and their passengers.
- Stored-vehicle discount for military personnel
- Manage your policy and claims online
- Affordable rates for USAA members
- Products open to USAA members and their immediate families only
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In over 45 years with USAA, I've had 3- 4 fender benders, bought a car through them, transferred car insurance on a Saturday on a car that I paid cash for, obtained a mortgage from them, obtained flood insurance in the low country, and rely on a visa from them the most because they do not penalize you if you miss a month, without ANY problems. Plus they have always been extremely nice. While I've been a member, I have lived in SC, AL, NY, NJ, VA, NC, and DC with no issues. They have earned my trust, unlike so many corporations that suffer from American 'greed' not ethics. I don't usually write reviews, but after reading all of those negative reviews I felt compelled to rebut them.
I have had USAA for 10 years and never had any problems. Customer service is great and ready to help. I have my auto insurance and homeowner's insurance with them. I know people think that only immediately family like spouse and children can be added, but I had my sister on my insurance when we were living together. When I needed to make a claim, it was so quick and easy that I don't even remember dealing with it at all. I would bank with USAA if there were local opportunities. They were the first place I checked when I wanted a home loan too. Unfortunately, my credit or something wasn't great enough to be qualified and we had to go elsewhere. But I absolutely love USAA.
I am dealing with an issue from about 5 years ago and I was able to log into the USAA website and chat with a member who almost instantly was able to get the old policy documents I needed for proof. I saw that it says USAA is for active and retired military, but that is not the full extent. Veterans are also welcome, you don't need to put in the full 20 years or be active to qualify so long as you have your DD214 (you may need to be honorably discharged though, not sure).
Whenever I contact them, they always inquire about changes in the family or status. They strive to be up-to-date. They add the children on the account, which is great for their own USAA coverage. USAA isn't just an insurance company, they care about your family and needs. I am so happy to have USAA, I checked around for other insurance several years ago when I added my sister on and found that insurance rates were much higher. I would recommend USAA to all active military, retired, veterans, and dependents.
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I've been a USAA customer for three years now and have made two claims. One was for an accident that I had with another vehicle. She was making a left going north and I, on the other side of the road, was making a left going south and we met in the middle. She had GEICO insurance. This was my first accident that caused $2000+ in damages. I received letters and phone calls from her insurance company that stated I was at fault and I would be responsible for her damage and injuries.
I contacted USAA and expressed my concern for this since my insurance company and the state accident investigator told me they thought she was at fault, though no citation was issued to either party. USAA assured me that this is normal and I should just let the insurance companies hash it out, which they did. While my vehicle was at the dealer getting accident repairs a customer from their parts department backed into my vehicle and did extensive damage to the undamaged side of my vehicle. All told, my vehicle was out of commission for two months, just two weeks after I purchased it. It spent more time on the dealer body shop floor than it had in my driveway. USAA was on top of all of this and they kept tabs on the progress of my repairs and kept me informed. Now that's one heck of an insurance company!
My wife got hit by a vehicle which ended up totaling her Honda Ridgeline. From the initial calls, to getting the rental, to getting a fair reimbursement from USAA, the whole process went extremely smoothly. We didn't have to speak to agents many times over the phone, since the website gives a clear overview of where things stand in the claims process. That being said, the times we did have to speak to a representative, I got clear answers and friendly treatment each time. I was expecting a lot worse and was pleasantly surprised. I got the honest feeling that each person wanted to help us get our situation resolved for us and cared about the outcome. This all coming after a significantly lower premium after switching from Liberty Mutual, who we had been a customer for over 10 years.
I have been with USAA for over twenty years. I have had claims, no issues at all. I realize that insurance is not total replacement, of what I think the value is. I have had several employees that were wonderful and very few that weren't but is that not in every company we work for or in. I am USAA for life. I also realize that most of the negative comments are short of validity and broad in specific information. Unless you go to the upset new boyfriend in March that does not qualify. USAA may be a little higher in some states but they have less fine print or traps other have. You save money in the long run.
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Going thru a Separation and merely called to INQUIRE about my coverage and status and got asked a series of questions WITHOUT being informed that my answers would cause COVERAGE IMPLICATIONS...Apparently INFORMED CONSENT does not apply in Insurance, only health care. After answering questions related to our separation and where we each reside TEMPORARILY, I learn that since I am not the Primary (essentially not the breadwinner) that only my car is covered but NO LONGER ARE MY BELONGINGS (even though I have a JEWELRY rider on the account)...typical, you pay for something and then they bag it when there is any concern or issue, no claim, just a temporary living change. AND now any passenger in MY car that is covered is not protected, EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE BEEN PAYING FOR IT for years (so WITH a TEMPORARY change non-breadwinner/primary is NOT COVERED).
Now that's justice, especially since the Primary BreadWinner is the Liar and Cheat and continues to possess Control over the abused/separated...Way to go USAA/Insurers--perpetuating the cycle of abuse. I do not understand how you pay for something and it is no longer valid? Why can a member not call in to learn about changes or implications. ONE SHOULD BE INFORMED of any STATUS IMPLICATION before making that determination. So the answer is DO NOT CALL IN FOR INQUIRY OR TO SIMPLY ASK QUESTIONS because they are not interested in your humanity, only your money.
I kept waiting for them to send me my title procurement paper. They were emailed to me before you know 10-days were up. Rental car company demanded to have their car back. After Contracting USAA Insurance it was their policy that on all total Vehicles get 10 days. After asking them how was I supposed to get my car paid off if they never sent me the title procurement papers and why I would have to be responsible for this rental car when they have never sent me the papers. I get no answer back in return except I'm out of about $450 on a rental car. Why even pay the insurance I say..??
I am not a USAA member, but was hit by one. He backed into my legally parked car in a parking lot. USAA first claimed that they could not sent an adjuster to go inspect the damage for an estimate for an entire week (which is ridiculously long). Nine days after this, I called the body shop to check the status. They told me USAA had not sent anyone out yet and were not planning on coming until two days after they had originally said they could. Because of this, the body shop asked if they could simply take pictures (which USAA already had) and send an estimate. USAA agreed to this, and the body shop was able to finish my repairs.
When I called USAA to double check payment, they told me that they were sending me a check to reimburse me, and I would have to pay the body shop myself. This is ridiculous--- I can't afford to pay thousands of dollars in repairs. This is what the insurance is for, and they had accepted full fault for the accident. I asked why they could not pay the body shop directly, and they claimed that they did not have the complete information of the body shop--which is also untrue, as not only did I give them the details more than a week ago, but they have also been in direct contact with the body shop multiple times and could have gotten any information they needed.
Additionally, they claimed to have sent an adjuster to look at my car and get an estimate--which they never did, according to the body shop (which has no reason to lie). They told me they sent a check three days ago which has not yet arrived, and I have sincere doubts that it ever will. In the meantime, I have no way to pay for my repairs. They told me they could cancel the check to me and pay the body shop directly, but it would take several weeks. NEVER EVER DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY. If you are hit by one of their members, my sincerest apologies, and I urge you to suggest strongly to that person that they change insurance companies as well. They will get screwed.
I recently lost my phone and access to my email and USAA customer service has no solution for me to access my account. I will have access to my phone number when I purchase a new phone and regain access to my emails when work is accessible again. I can't believe there is no other way to verify my identity with a phone call. I will be closing down all USAA services due to these draconian measures during a time of a national emergency.
I would give this company negative stars if I could! There is no way a veteran should have to go through bad experiences with a company when I am spending my money. It's just totally bizarre! Time to find a new insurance company. Not the most exciting thing in the world, but I should not have to put up with rudest when I call and ask why my rates have gone up. Don't listen to those commercials that say how great this company treats veterans...it is total B.S. One customer service rep (I don't know about the service part) told me if I don't like it find a different company...well I believe I will take you up on this offer. And I am a driver over 55 and no tickets, so you would think they would want a driver like me! Well time to research other companies!
USAA expert review by Matthew Brodsky
Founded by former U.S. Army officers, USAA Auto Insurance is dedicated to providing affordable insurance and financial services to active duty, retired, and honorably discharged military personnel and their eligible family members.
Accident forgiveness: USAA Auto Insurance policyholders can add accident forgiveness, so if they are in a collision, their premiums won't change.
On-base parking discounts: Garaging vehicles on-base ensures vehicle safety, and with USAA Auto Insurance, customers can get policy discounts for parking at work.
Top customer service: USAA Auto Insurance received the highest possible rating for their customer advocacy, according to a survey hosted by Forrester Research Inc.
All-in-one service: Members can use the USAA Auto Circle to locate, obtain financing and insure their new car. This process can help them save at every step of the way.
No charge flexible payments: Many insurance companies charge policyholders a fee for monthly payment structures, but USAA Auto Insurance offers flexible payments at no charge.
Best for: Active duty military, retired military and new drivers.
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