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Smart Score

90

Industry Average: 75

Smart Score

90
/100

Industry Average: 75

Customer Service

10
/10

Industry Average: 7.7

Claims Process

10
/10

Industry Average: 8

Value for Price

8
/10

Industry Average: 7

PEMCO Overview

PEMCO is an acronym for Public Employees Mutual Insurance Company. It was founded in Seattle in 1949. They have grown to be the largest regional insurance company in the Pacific Northwest and continue to operate as a mutual insurance company. Today PEMCO sells auto insurance and home insurance as well as a handful of personal specialty policies. The company focuses on the preferred-risk market, which means they are not a good pick for high-risk drivers or even those with a blemish or two on their record. The company states that they keep rates lower by insuring drivers whose records indicate responsibility.

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PEMCO Ratings Breakdown

Smart Score

90

PEMCO: 90
Industry Average: 75
PEMCO: 90
Industry Average: 75

Why our Smart Score matters

PEMCO’s Smart Score of 90 was created by combining weighted averages of ratings for customer service, claims process, and value for price from 3rd party sources as well as our own research. We view these as the most important factors since they cover the entire experience of shopping for, maintaining, and making a claim on an insurance policy.


How our Smart Score is calculated

Data comes from customer reviews, officially filed complaints, financial stability data, and other insurance industry rating companies. Combining these metrics and sources provides the most accurate and broad-based analysis of what matters most when considering PEMCO’s overall quality compared to other auto insurers. While there is some overlap between our three primary metrics, each has unique characteristics that set them apart from each other.


What does this mean for you?

With a score of 90, PEMCO rises above the industry average of 75. While this metric isn’t the be-all and end-all, it’s definitely a good point of reference when comparing auto insurance options.

Customer Service

10

PEMCO: 10
Industry Average: 7.7
PEMCO: 10
Industry Average: 7.7

Our customer service score measures two primary things: user satisfaction when interacting with PEMCO’s representatives, and their experience with online tools like quoting and managing a policy via website or app. PEMCO’s customer service score comes from a variety of places. These include user reviews on Honest Policy, as well as other analytics companies such as JD Power, Insure.com, and Consumer Reports.


What does this mean for you?

As you can see from PEMCO’s service score of 10, they have a solid rating compared to similar auto insurance companies, which clock in at an average of 7.7.


With minimal sources reporting customer service data for this company, we can’t calculate the estimated range. Consequently, we’re not certain about the accuracy of this score, but it’s the closest estimate we have.

Claims Process

10

PEMCO: 10
Industry Average: 8
PEMCO: 10
Industry Average: 8

Our claims process score looks at users' experiences when filing claims with PEMCO. It takes into account not only claim outcomes, but also the ease of making and tracking a claim, as well as how fast PEMCO handles it.


PEMCO’s claim score is derived from various sources. These include reviews from Honest Policy users, and outside sources including Consumer Reports, Insure.com and JD Power. We round off our calculation with official complaints filed with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (which primarily are claim related). These complaints are weighted against the size of each company to ensure an apples-to-apples comparison. This gives our claim score the most complete picture of what to expect when filing a claim with PEMCO.


What does this mean for you?

Evident from a claims score of 10, PEMCO has an outstanding rating compared to the average claim score of 8 for similar auto insurance companies.


With minimal sources reporting claims quality data for this company, we can’t calculate an estimated range. Thus, we can’t be certain about the accuracy of this score, it’s just our best estimate.

Value for Price

8

PEMCO: 8
Industry Average: 7
PEMCO: 8
Industry Average: 7

PEMCO’s value score measures customer satisfaction when considering how much they pay versus the quality of their experience when dealing with the company.


How PEMCO comes up with the price of a policy varies by state, and relates to a number of different factors. Some of these include driving record, how much you use your car, location, age, gender, and the car you drive. While price is a critical factor for most insurance customers, what they get for that money is even more important. As with our other scores, this rating comes from a variety of sources: Honest Policy, JD Power, Insure.com, Clearsurance, and Consumer Reports.


What does this mean for you?

PEMCO’s value for price score of 8 is excellent compared to the average of 7 from other auto insurance companies.

The ratings between sources vary a bit. Calculating with the given range and number of sources reporting, we’re almost certain the true score lies between 6.6 and 9.4. With those moderate bounds, we’re pretty confident about the accuracy of their rating.

PEMCO Auto Official Complaints

Official Complaints

Better than average

Tracks how many more or less official complaints PEMCO has than average. With an index of 0.05 PEMCO is better than average.


The complaint index comes from two variables for each year and type of insurance.

  • The percentage of how many complaints PEMCO has filed against them with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) compared to the total number of complaints filed with every company.

  • The percentage of how much insurance business (total policy premiums) PEMCO has compared to the total amount of business of all the other companies.

By weighting complaints and business against their totals, and then dividing share of compliants by share of the market, we get the index value. With 1.0 being an average number of complaints, a 0.5 would be half as many complaints. With an index of 0.05 PEMCO is better than average.

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of customers would reccomend this company to a friend

1 customer reviews

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Auto Customer

Pemco is above average in a lot of respects. They have good customer service and have provided me with a rental car in the past. The price i pay is a little above what some of the other companies want but i have a sliding deductible. Every year there is not a claim my deductible and my premium go down. They are a good company over all

Price Value: 3

Claim Satisfaction: n/a

Customer Service: -

Recommend: yes

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PEMCO Coverage Options

When it comes to thier car, everyone has a different situation and differing needs for protection. While every auto insurer offers the same standard coverages. they tend to differ when it comes to what they offer or optional additional protections. Below we list and describe all the extras offered by PEMCO

Available OptionsWhat it meansSee something wrong?
Roadside Assistance

Usually covers towing, battery service, flat tire service, fuel delivery, lockout service, and extrication.

Rental Reimbursement

Helps you pay for transportation expenses, such as a rental car or public transportation fare, while your own vehicle is being repaired after a covered insurance claim.

Gap Insurance

Helps pay off your auto loan if your car is totaled or stolen and you owe more than the car's depreciated value.

Original Equipment Manufacturer Coverage

Helps ensure aftermarket parts will not be used when repairs are made to your vehicle

Comprehensive Claim Forgiveness

Protects your driving record from being affected by the insurance company's rating system for a comprehensive claim on your history, thus preventing your insurance premium from going up due to this type of accident.

Pet Coverage

If your pet is injured in an accident, this insurance will cover their expenses.

Ridesharing Coverage

Covers you from legal liability or personal injury claims of your passengers if you are in an accident while working for a ridesharing service.

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PEMCO Auto Discounts

While all companies offer a range of car insurance discounts, it's hard to judge any individual discount's value in a meaningful way. For one, the discounts are typically a percentage off the base price, instead of the whole policy.

What does this mean?

Your best bet is to directly discuss your particular situation with an agent to make sure you're getting all the discounts that you may be eligible for on your auto policy. For reference, we've listed all the discounts we believe PEMCO has below in order to hlep determine which ones may fit your profile (though keep in mind that they can vary by state).

Available OptionsWhat it meansSee something wrong?
Passive Restraint

Applies to vehicles with safety features such as automatic braking systems (ABS), airbags, or automatic seatbelts.

Anti Theft Device

This discount is for cars with alarms, and other theft deterrents. It typically only applies to comprehensive coverage however.

Accident Free

Tied to drivers on the policy and any accidents in their record. though insurers generally only consider the past 3 to 5 years.

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