All About

Our Mission was created to help consumers find the right auto insurance policies at fair prices. was founded in 2000, and over the last 22 years, we’ve helped tens of millions Americans find better auto insurance plans.

We built this site on the belief that everything you think you know about auto insurance is likely wrong. Reliable information on topics like pricing, laws, and regulation is hard to find — often locked inside industry and government databases or hidden behind smiley commercials. It’s nearly impossible to determine what to pay for auto insurance or what a good deal even looks like. And while a reliable agent can answer your questions, finding one can be time-consuming.

What about help from the government? While insurance companies don’t have to disclose their prices to the public, they do have to submit them to the government, but good luck finding them online — or elsewhere.

We’re here to help. is dedicated to showing you the facts about how car insurance works and allowing you to shop the entire market with the click of a button. We created the largest data set of rates based on information from over two million real auto insurance customers to help you make fact-based decisions with information that the insurance industry and lawmakers don’t want you to know.

Our Story

The inspiration for came from our personal experiences of shopping for auto insurance. Googling “auto insurance” returned search results for a bunch of provider websites, all slick marketing and advertising designed to get you signed up.

One of our founders was shocked to find out he was almost uninsurable after years of living in a city without a car. The only way for him to drive legally was to pay exorbitant premiums for a low-quality provider. Another founder had her policy canceled after two small fender benders, with no notification from her provider. Is that even legal? At the very least, it doesn’t seem fair, and attempting to decipher our state’s car insurance requirements and laws meant decoding complicated legal text on state statutes — not exactly accessible.

We knew we weren’t the only people shopping blindly and getting frustrated. Every day, people pay inflated premiums for subpar coverage, and the worst part is that they’re not even aware of how much money they can save.

Agent Network, Massive Database, Insider Knowledge

We work with over 3,000 local agents nationwide and our set of data comes from millions of real auto insurance calls. We use these assets to help you learn about everything that goes into your auto insurance policy, from where you live and what you drive to your driving and credit histories.

Once you’ve found the information you need to move forward, we’ll connect you with the policy and provider that’s right for you. While we make money from these interactions with our partners, it’s at no cost to you.

We want you to learn all of the options and intricacies so you can make good choices about your auto insurance coverage. From doing your initial research to signing on the dotted line, we’ll be with you every step of the way — to help you find the coverage you need, weed out what you don’t need, and guide you on what you should really be paying for.

Finding the Right Policy for You

First and foremost, you want insurance that works for you, and you don’t want to overpay. Maybe you have been in car accidents and aren’t sure how that’ll affect your monthly premiums. Maybe you just moved states and are wondering if you can get a discount. Or maybe you are a first-time driver and don’t even know what a deductible is. How do you get a good deal on auto insurance while staying protected?

Our local agents’ years of experience and knowledge will guide you through the process with real-time data from thousands of localities across the country. No matter which state you’re in or what group you fall under — teens, veterans, classic car drivers, and more — we’ll connect you with information that lifts the veil on auto insurance pricing and helps you protect yourself, your family, and your car with the best auto insurance on the market.

Answers to Your Questions

Here are the answers to the questions our customers ask the most about But if you have more questions, read our auto insurance FAQs page.

What does provide? provides consumers with free information about auto insurance providers and policies. We use data from thousands of local insurance agents to educate consumers about the options available in their areas.

Is free? is completely free to use. You won’t have to pay a fee to find an auto insurance policy through

Who are’s partners? partners with the top auto insurance providers in the U.S., including these companies:

  • 21st Century
  • AAA
  • AARP
  • Allstate
  • American Family Insurance Group
  • Amica
  • Autopom
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Bristol West
  • Clearcover
  • Concord
  • Dairyland
  • Direct
  • Endurance
  • Erie
  • Esurance
  • Farmers
  • Foremost
  • GMAC
  • Good2Go
  • GMAC
  • Good2Go
  • Infinity
  • Kemper
  • Lemonade
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Mercury
  • Metromile
  • Nationwide
  • Omega
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Progressive
  • Protect My Car
  • Root
  • Safeco Insurance
  • State Farm
  • The General
  • Toco
  • Travelers
  • USAA

How does make money? makes money through its partnerships with auto insurance providers. Whenever anyone signs up for an auto insurance policy through our services, the provider compensates us at no cost to the customer.

About Us is an independent website that helps people find reliable and affordable auto insurance. We provide the best place online to get quotes for auto insurance policies, learn more about auto insurance in general, and connect with experienced local agents. From initial research to sign-up, we’ll take you through the entire process of purchasing auto insurance so you don’t pay too much for protection.

We not only provide quotes using millions of data points, but also produce original research on the auto insurance industry. In case you’ve ever wondered why car accidents are more common around Labor Day, we have the answers. On top of that, we provide reviews on specific insurance providers and many “best” pages to help you find the right auto insurance for your needs, whether you’re a first-time driver or an older adult.

You can also use the free tools on to calculate your auto insurance or see your auto insurance score. We’re here to help you select the provider that fits your situation, connecting you with local agents so you can get the best coverage for your needs — because there’s no reason you should pay high premiums for low coverage.

Our Team

The team at includes thousands of auto insurance agents located throughout the U.S., researchers, data analysts, journalists, editors, and fact-checkers. Our team leverages an abundance of data to get you the best rates on auto insurance.

Eric Noe, Publisher

Eric Noe

Eric Noe is the publisher of, working with the editorial, sales, data, and local insurance teams to ensure quality content. Previously, Eric was senior vice president of editorial content at Participant Media and managing editor of ABC News Digital. Eric spent 10 years at ABC News after receiving his master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.


Aliza Vigderman, Managing Editor

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman is the managing editor of She oversees and edits all of the written articles on the website, ensuring that they’re up to the site’s high standards. Previously, she was a senior editor and industry analyst at the home and digital security website, previously called Security Baron. She has also contributed to The Huffington Post, SquareFoot, and Degreed. Aliza studied journalism at Brandeis University.


Maya Afilalo, Staff Writer

Maya Afilalo

Maya Afilalo is a staff writer at, where she writes articles regarding the cost of auto insurance, different requirements by state, and a slew of other topics relevant to consumers. Currently, Maya is an MFA of Fiction candidate at North Carolina State University. Her last position was as a senior associate writer-researcher at Vivovii, a management consulting and training company. Maya received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania, where she contributed to The Penn Review and Filament Magazine.


Jonathan Bloom, Writer

Jonathan Bloom

Jonathan Bloom is a writer at Before joining AIC, he worked at the SEO company Conductor as a customer insights manager. He is a graduate of the BT Global Services Business Development and Client Services Program as well as the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude. Aside from writing and analyzing auto insurance-related data, Jonathan is earning his Master of Science in Design & Urban Ecologies at The New School at Parsons School of Design.


Kimberlee Leonard, Staff Writer

Kimberlee Leonard

Kimberlee Leonard is a staff writer at as well as a former State Farm agent licensed in the state of California. For six years, she helped people and businesses protect themselves and their assets. Kimberlee has also written about insurance for Fit Small Business in more than 100 articles. Since then, she has edited for the finance website Investopedia and outlets like, Forbes, and Seeking Alpha. Kimberlee is also the founder of Centsible Money, a website that answers insurance and other finance-related questions.


Nicole Urbanowicz, Staff Writer

Nicole Urbanowicz

Nicole Urbanowicz is a staff writer at Previously, she has created personal finance and insurance-related content for as well as articles for FN Magazine and The Wall Street Journal’s Marketplace and Personal Journal sections. Nicole earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Boston University College of Communications and her Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University, where she received the Dean’s List Academic Achievement Award. Finally, Nicole is certified in life, accident, and health insurance with the New York State Department of Financial Services.


Emma Eidsvoog, Staff Researcher

Emma Eidsvoog

Emma Eidsvoog is a staff researcher at Previously, she has written for the nonprofit 180 Degrees Inc., the Pioneer Press newspaper, and Minnesota’s Union-Times. Emma graduated from Bethel University with her degree in journalism. In college, she worked for her university’s newspaper as Lifestyle section editor.


Vered Ornstein, Staff Writer

Vered Ornstein

Vered Ornstein is a staff writer at Previously, she worked as the marketing assistant at Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York, a nonprofit organization, and as a legal assistant at an estate law firm. She earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY at Albany, where she studied English and communications.

Julia Tanberk, Chief Data Scientist

Julia Tanberk

Julia Tanberk is’s chief data scientist. She handles the data from thousands of local auto insurance agents, analyzing and synthesizing it to make it the most useful for our readers. Julia creates data-driven content on the auto insurance market, accident statistics, and the costs of personal auto insurance.

Previously, she worked as a business analyst performing data science at Futuredontics Inc., a healthcare company. She has also worked in marketing in the beauty and fashion industries.

Julia received her International MBA and bachelor’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University.