If you’re looking for the best auto insurance companies for Connecticut, you have some very good choices available. But it’s still necessary to do a little research on your own to find the right company to satisfy personal wants and needs. That’s because what’s best for one person may not be right for the next.

When trying to find the best auto insurance companies for Connecticut, check for how well a company does in several areas: cost of premiums, type of benefits offered, the insurance company’s overall financial stability, how they handle claims, and the level of service that can be expected. Here are several resources to use.

Connecticut Insurance Department – One of the first resources to check is the state of Connecticut’s Insurance Department. Be sure to see Auto Insurance Product Information for helpful tips on choosing an auto insurance company for Connecticut. To see which companies are authorized to sell insurance in the state, as well as to see the ranking of car insurance companies by complaints (with the lowest number of complaints listed as “1”), go to the Annual Ranking of 2009 Calendar Year Automobile Insurance Complaints.

J.D. Power and AssociatesAmong the key considerations for the best car insurance companies for Connecticut is which ones have the highest overall customer satisfaction. The annual J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. National Auto Insurance Study provides a good look at the best-rated car insurers across five factors: interaction, policy offerings, billing and payment, price, and claims. Checking their list, the top car insurance companies nationally (doing business in Connecticut, although they may be headquartered elsewhere) are Amica Mutual, State Farm, and Geico. Amica Mutual is the JDPA award winner, and State Farm, Geico and Erie each have a four-circle JDPA rating. Allstate and Progressive each have a three-circle JDPA rating.

Check Company Websites – Become as well-informed as possible by visiting the auto insurance company websites. Compare how each handles claims, billing process, how they interact with customers, company history, and all other relevant items. Here are links to several of the best auto insurance companies for Connecticut:

Amica Insuranceor call toll-free 1-800-242-6422

State Farm Insurance customer service line is 1-800-981-2875

Geico or call customer service at 1-800-861-8380

Allstate – also available toll-free at 1-866-621-6900

Progressive Insuranceor give them a call at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE

For more tips on car insurance, visit our section on car insurance where you can get additional tips and insurance quotes.

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