Armed Forces Home Insurance Review


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Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) has been protecting those who protect our nation since 1887. The company's core member services include home, renters, and auto insurance. AFI covers active, retired, and former military personnel and their families, as well as civilian Department of Defense employees. The company prides itself on personalized service, and assigns an agent to each client to assist during the life of the relationship. AFI holds an A+ grade with the BBB.

How is Armed Forces rated?

Breakdown

9/10
Financial Strength
9/10
Customer Experience
7/10
Pricing & Discounts
10/10
Coverage

Overall Rating: 8.7 / 10 (Excellent)

Armed Forces Insurance offers dependable, personalized service to military personnel and their families. The agency particularly shines with their wide range of optional endorsements that allow maximum customization of home insurance policies. These include increased liability, liability for things like snowmobiles and personal watercraft, scheduled item coverage, and earthquake insurance to name a few. However, in order to qualify for coverage you must be on active duty, retired, or honorably discharged; a spouse of such person; a Department of Defense employee; a commissioned officer of the NOAA or PHS; or a former spouse or child of an AFI member.

Financial Strength

Financial Strength - 9 / 10

AFI is underwritten by the Armed Forces Insurance Exchange, a organization that carries a A.M. Best rating of B++. This indicates a "stable" outlook in terms of financial strength and long-term issuer credit rating. Although the company has not been rated by any of the other top rating agencies, AFI has been issuing insurance policies to servicemembers and their families for over 130 years. This is especially important when it comes to homeowners insurance considering the long term investment, and possibility of the company having to pay out massive claims over large areas in the case of something like a natural disaster.
Underwriter
Armed Forces Insurance Exchange
AM Best Financial Rating
B++
*The above information reflects the financial strength of the underwriter of the Armed Forces home insurance policies: Armed Forces Insurance Exchange.

Customer Experience

Customer Experience - 9 / 10

Armed Forces Insurance has an A+ grade with the BBB and a NAICS complaint ratio that is lower than the national average. Customer feedback online is by and large positive with military families citing the organization's particular expertise and sensitivity to the challenges such families face. This is likely due to the company's policy of assigning agents to continually assist clients over time. Customers of AFI develop relationships with their representatives, who in turn come to know the families and their situations and needs.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

NAICS Complaint Ratio 2016
0.76
NAICS Total Complaints 2016
5
*The NAICS complaint ratio (in this case 0.76) is a ratio of the number of complaints a company received to the its total premiums written in a calendar year. The median complaint ratio across all companies is 1. A score below 1 means the company received fewer than average complaints. A score above 1 means the company received a higher number of complaints than average.

Customer Ratings

BBB Rating
A+
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
0
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
0
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
2
Date Collected
2017-11-15

Armed Forces Coverage

Coverage - 10 / 10

As mentioned above, coverage options is the area where AFI really sets itself apart from the pack. In addition to all the basic coverage and additional coverage you could want, the company offers a huge list of optional endorsements. These allow you to customize your policy to fit your particular needs, and could end up saving you some serious headaches in the future. Some of these include adjusted rebuilding cost, increased limits for other structures, ordinance or law coverage, additional residence rented to others endorsement, home day care coverage, special computer coverage, earthquake coverage, watercraft/snowmobile liability, and sinkhole coverage.
Basic Coverage Types
Dwelling Protection
Other Structures Protection
Personal Property Protection
Liability Protection
Guest Medical Protection
Additional Living Expense Coverage
Additional Coverage
Water Backup Coverage
Enhanced Dwelling Protection
Scheduled Personal Property Coverage

Pricing & Discounts

Pricing & Discounts - 7 / 10

It is difficult to asses satisfaction with price as AFI was not represented in the JD Power 2017 home insurance survey. When it comes to discounts, the company features some standard home-level offerings such as discounts for security and safety equipment, as well as a new home discount. Although there do not seem to be any policy-level options, AFI does offer some unique additional discounts such as proximity to fresh water supply. All of the carrier's discounts vary by state, so be sure to verify this with your representative.

Household Discounts

  • New Home
  • Home Safety Features
  • Storm Shutter

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Company Phone
(913) 727-5500
Headquarters Address
550 Eisenhower Rd, Leavenworth, KS, 66048
Year Founded
1887

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