Auto Insurance Review: Who Is Wawanesa?

Every year, J.D. Power & Associates conducts an extensive survey to find out which companies U.S. consumers prefer and which companies yield the highest satisfaction. If you don’t live in Oregon or California, you’ve probably never heard of Wawanesa. Yet, residents of these states say that it truly is the best auto insurance money can buy.

Wawanesa History

Wawanesa has been providing insurance since 1896 as a farmer’s insurance company in Manitoba, Canada. They arrived to the U.S. market in 1975 to provide auto insurance at a 25 to 35 percent lower rate than average.  

Wawanesa Policies

Good drivers — who do not  have more than 1 traffic violation point or more than one at-fault accident over the course of 3 years — will receive the best premiums. Drivers who are responsible for at least 51 percent of an accident and who cause property damage of $1,000 or less will receive 1 point. Drivers who cause accidents involving bodily injury damages exceeding $1,000 or resulting in death will receive 2 points.

Wawanesa Reviews

Of the 110 reviews on Yelp, the auto insurance company received a 4.5/5 rating. Michael P of Long Beach explains, “[They have] nice rates that fall as your vehicle ages and they keep costs down by no TV ADS. They only insure a small amount of good drivers.” Kim N. from Fullerton adds, “The customer service has always been top-notch – speedy and efficient” and 12-year customer Sue M. of Long Beach says, “They never canceled me even with a teen auto accident!” Gerrard V. from Cerritos says he’s been shopping around with quotes from Geico, Progressive, and State Farm, but “Wawanesa still saves me at least 50 percent,” he adds.

Other Auto Insurance Providers Who Ranked #1 In All Categories Include:

  • State Farm – West Region
  • Texas Farm Bureau – Central Region
  • Farm Bureau Insurance Tennessee – Southeast Region
  • Auto-Owners Insurance, State Farm (tie) – North Central Region
  • Amica Mutual – Northeast Region
  • Erie Insurance – Mid-Atlantic Region