Country-Wide Auto Insurance Review: Quotes and Service (2024)

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Updated: April 26, 2023

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checkmarkLocal New York company
checkmarkMobile app
checkmarkOnline bill pay


closeNo new car replacement, deductible modification or gap insurance coverage
closeDoes not offer most of the standard discounts
closeLow satisfaction and affordability ratings


Country-Wide has a service reputation that’s below average, with a MoneyGeek satisfaction score of two out of five. The company has a complaint score of 3.5 out of five, which indicates that its customer complaint rate is average.

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How Does Country-Wide Rank for Customer Service?

Because Country-Wide only works in the New York City area, it has not been ranked by J.D. Power. Consumer intelligence companies tend to focus on larger insurance carriers with a national footprint, meaning it's not unusual that data on Country-Wide does not exist.

Customer Satisfaction Rating

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) maintains a page for Country-Wide . The BBB gives the company an "A+" grade, though this is not based on customer satisfaction. Country-Wide customer reviews posted on the BBB website gave the business one star out of a possible five. Issues raised by these reviews include a lack of communication and delayed timelines.

Customer Complaint Ratio

To help customers make informed choices about their insurance carriers, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) compiles an annual report on consumer complaints. The national median for all complaints is 1.00. Country-Wide registered a complaint score of 2.89, meaning they received far more complaints than the national median.

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Discounts Offered by Country-Wide That Can Help You Save

Many insurance companies offer discounts like multiple car, anti-theft system, bundling, safe driving and others to lower the cost of auto insurance. Country-Wide is not transparent about what discounts, if any, it offers on an auto insurance policy. It is also unknown whether the company offers any unique discounts, such as occupational or continuously insured.

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Does Country-Wide Offer Broad or Unique Coverage?

Like all car insurance companies, Country-Wide provides bodily injury and property damage, liability insurance as well as comprehensive and collision coverage.

The provider offers very few optional coverages, such as roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement, accident forgiveness, gap insurance* or new car replacement. Country-Wide also does not offer any unique coverages, like original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or custom parts coverage.

What Online Auto Insurance Tools Does Country-Wide Offer?

Rather than maintaining a large, national presence, Country-Wide focuses exclusively on offering coverage to New York City and surrounding suburbs. It still operates as a family business but has grown to include more than 300 employees and independent insurance agencies.

  • Type of Feature
  • Online Bill Pay
    In addition to calling or mailing in payments, customers can use the website to pay their monthly bills.
  • Mobile App
    Users can log in to the mobile app if they get into an accident. Here they can find necessary services such as roadside assistance, repair shops, glass repair services or tow trucks. They can also call 911 from the app and it will transmit their location to the operator.

Financial Strength

AM Best provides financial strength ratings to help potential customers assess the stability of a company should they need to make a claim in the future. AM Best gives Country-Wide Auto Insurance a C+ rating, which is considered a marginal score. For their “financial outlook,” AM Best judges the company as stable.

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How to Make a Car Insurance Claim With Country-Wide

Country-Wide Auto Insurance accepts claims made online and over the phone. People who want to submit their claim via a smartphone can download the Country-Wide app. This app also allows them to upload photos from the scene of the accident when filing the claim. The claims hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Methodology and Assumptions

To evaluate and review auto insurance companies, MoneyGeek carefully weighs factors such as price, financial strength, policy features, customer satisfaction, service and other leading indicators. MoneyGeek also references publicly available data from industry leaders such as J.D. Power, AM Best, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the Better Business Bureau. Learn more about MoneyGeek’s review methodology here.

About Katy McWhirter

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Katy McWhirter is a certified marketer and a personal finance writer at MoneyGeek, covering nonprofit management, marketing, personal finance and education. Her works have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and other foreign publications.

McWhirter holds a master’s degree in modern history from the University of York and a bachelor’s degree in social entrepreneurship from Belmont University. She earned her professional certificate in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing.