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J.D. Power’s 2023 Property Claims Satisfaction study places Erie Insurance, Amica and Nationwide as the top three best insurance companies for home insurance claims. Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) and Homesite are the bottom two companies in the research firm’s claims rankings for this year.

The overall home insurance satisfaction survey, last released in the fall of 2022, ranked Amica as the best home insurance company, followed by American Family and The Hartford. Farmers and Homesite landed in the bottom two.

For the claims survey, J.D. Power asked 5,343 homeowners insurance policyholders how they felt about recent claims experience in key areas, including the final settlement, interaction with representatives, and the estimate and repair process. J.D. Power releases its claims satisfaction survey annually in February.

The larger overall home insurance study surveyed 11,630 homeowners on five factors: interaction, policy offerings, price, billing process and policy information, and claims. J.D. Power releases its overall satisfaction survey annually in September, so 2023 results are not yet available. 

Amica regularly tops J.D. Power’s rankings for both homeowners insurance satisfaction overall and for claims and took the top spot in both surveys in 2022, although it tied with The Hartford in the overall score. Erie Insurance bumped Amica out of first place in the 2023 claims survey.

Read on to learn how the top insurance companies ranked and what affected claims satisfaction in 2023, and take a look at the overall satisfaction scores for 2022 ahead of the new survey.

Key takeaways

  • Erie Insurance, Amica and Nationwide are J.D. Power's best companies for property insurance claims satisfaction in 2023.
  • Automobile Club of Southern California and Homesite are rated at the bottom for customer service during claims.
  • Amica, American Family and The Hartford took the top three spots for overall home insurance satisfaction in J.D. Power's most recent study.
  • Farmers and Homesite are the bottom two companies in the overall satisfaction survey.

The best and worst home insurance companies for claims

The 2023 J.D. Power U.S. Property Claims Satisfaction Study found that insurance companies had a hard time with customer satisfaction in the past year. Severe damage claims resulted in less use of digital claim reporting tools, Garrett says in a press release. Customers have found frustration with the digital claims process.

“This is the first year J.D. Power has ever seen declining use of digital claims reporting, digital used as a primary channel for status updates and for submitting photos that were used for the estimate. This is a worrying sign for the industry, as digital tools are apparently not meeting customer needs," he says.

Here are J.D. Power's homeowners insurance rankings on a 1,000-point scale, with 871 being the industry average:

J.D. Power property claims satisfaction ratings
RankingCompanyScore out of 1000
Erie Insurance912
4The Hartford883
5 (tie)Chubb880
5 (tie)State Farm880
6American Family875
7Liberty Mutual870
10CSAA Insurance Group863
14Automobile Club of Southern California842

Ten-time award winner Amica dropped to second place this year, with Erie Insurance rising several spots to land at No. 1. The report also pointed out that USAA received the second-highest score (906), but wasn't included on the list because it only sells insurance to military personnel and their families.

The study found that overall satisfaction with claims is up slightly from last year, with an overall rating of 874 out of 1000. That’s only an increase of three points from 871 in 2022. Claims took, on average, four days longer to have repairs completed than the year before, with an average time of 22 days.

The 2023 study had several other important findings, including:

  • Companies that saw the most improvement were those that managed to limit the need for customers to contact them for information and limited contact to one or two representatives.
  • Customers who prefer a phone call to digital processes reported a much lower level of satisfaction with the claims process, 60 to 70 points lower. 
  • When claims take longer than average, satisfaction was higher when customers received status updates without having to contact the company, were given accurate claim length estimates and were able to access a representative quickly and easily.

The best and worst homeowners insurance companies for overall satisfaction

The 2022 J.D. Power U.S. Home Insurance Study found that overall satisfaction with home insurance has decreased. Car insurance premiums increased due to high losses, which drove much of the dissatisfaction. Furthermore, people who bundle their auto and home had the greatest decrease in satisfaction.

“Sky-high auto loss costs and resultant auto premium increases are creating ripple effects throughout the insurance industry and, as a result, one area that is being severely disrupted is the home and auto insurance bundle,” Robert M. Lajdziak, director, global insurance intelligence at J.D. Power, says in a press release.

Amica, which has led the pack in this study for over a decade, still landed in the number one spot.

J.D. Power overall home insurance satisfaction ratings
RankingCompanyScore out of 1000
2American Family842
3The Hartford839
4AAA (Southern California) 838
5Country Financial830
6State Farm829
12 (tie)Safeco809
13Liberty Mutual805






Many top companies, including State Farm and Allstate, dropped significantly down the list. Meanwhile, American Family jumped to number two overall.

A few other findings of the home insurance study include:

  • Home and auto bundlers reported a 10-point decline in price satisfaction, compared to only one point for non-bundlers.
  • The retention rate for bundlers is 95% and for non-bundlers, it's 82%.
  • Increases in auto rates are driving dissatisfaction among bundlers, with one-third saying they will switch home insurers if they switch auto to save money.
  • The popularity of Insurtech companies like Lemonade is rising, with 34% saying they "definitely will" or "probably will" purchase a Lemonade policy if it's offered in their state.

Tips for filing a homeowners insurance claim

The Insurance Information Institute (III) suggests taking these steps when filing a homeowners insurance claim:

  • Report any burglary or theft to the police.
  • Contact your agent or company immediately. Insurance policies place a time limit on filing claims. Ask questions. Am I covered? Does my claim exceed my deductible? How long will it take to process my claim? Will I need to obtain estimates for repairs to structural damage?
  • Follow up the initial contact with an explanation of what happened in writing, at your agent's or company's request.
  • Make temporary repairs and take other steps to protect your property from further damage. Save receipts for your spending and submit them to your insurer for reimbursement.
  • Prepare a list of lost or damaged articles. Save receipts from any additional living expenses you incur if your home is so severely damaged that you must find other accommodations while repairs are being made.
  • Provide needed information to the insurance representative assigned to handle your claim.
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