There is a long history behind Citizens Insurance which dates back to 1952 when the original parent company, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. was founded. As part of the Hanover Group, Citizens Insurance has the honor of being part of the oldest continuously operating insurance company in the United States still operational within the exact same industry. While Hanover changed names under which it operated for a good one hundred years, it was still the same company selling the same insurance products. In 2005 the parent company took back the original name and there are now two major subsidiaries of which Citizens Insurance is one.
Coverages Offered by Citizens Insurance
For the most well rounded array of insurance products, you couldn’t find a better company than Citizens. Coverages include Home, Auto, Toys, Umbrella & Identity and Valuables. Within each of those broad categories, there are policies tailored to meet individual needs based on coverage needed and affordability. Following is a brief synopsis of what each type of insurance has to offer.
Home insurance can provide the protection that homeowners need to protect not only their homes but their possessions as well. Under the Home insurance plans offered by Citizens, there are the Basic, Select, Select Plus, Select Premium and the Select Premium Extra. Depending on how much coverage you need, there is a plan to fit virtually every homeowner’s needs.
Automobile insurance is required in virtually every state, although there are various regulations from state to state as to just what is mandatory. Citizens and Hannover offer a complete range of auto insurance coverages including liability, collision & comprehensive, transportation expense, roadside assistance, medical payments or PIP and an array of endorsements.
One of the fun things about Citizens Insurance is their label for coverage of other types of vehicles and land or water craft. To call these types of vehicles and land or water craft toys is a good way of putting it! Any type of off road or collectible roadworthy vehicles you can think of can be covered by endorsement to your Connections Auto Insurance Policy. Coverage is also available for boats, motorcycles, manufactured homes, and even rental properties. These coverages are all listed as ‘toys,’ even though they may be income properties or craft.
Umbrella & Identity
Sometimes an insurance policy limits just won’t adequately provide the coverage you need to guard your possessions completely. Umbrella insurance extends your current policy from $1,000,000 all the way up to $5,000,000 so that such things as legal costs, extended liability and protection against judgments against income. Identity insurance is becoming more and more crucial as digital technology advances. This type of coverage protects you against credit card theft, counterfeit money, forgery and even unauthorized funds transfer. Of course it also covers expenses for identity restoration.
This coverage is added by endorsement to a Home policy and would protect against damage or loss of possessions such as jewelry, musical instruments, computer equipment, china and fine crystal and even firearms. Certain items have policy limits up to $20k while others are covered up to $50,000. Your agent can help you determine what limits you need to carry.
To find a Citizens Insurance agent near you, it is as easy as listing your zip code and state in which you live. Several agents and local underwriters will be listed for you to contact so that you can actually meet face to face to discuss your personal insurance needs. Don’t forget to ask your agent about discounts available for such things as carrying both home and auto or by setting up Automatic Funds Transfer for paying premiums. Citizens Insurance as part of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has been in business a very long time because they have built a name for providing quality insurance products and service to their loyal policyholders.