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By: Gokul Menon October, 29, 2019

Hayward, located in the East Bay subregion in the Bay Area of San Francisco, has a population of around 160,000. The average rate of car insurance in Hayward is $1,494. However, car owners can save up to $600 by comparing quotes and reviews on Gavop.

By analyzing the market share data gathered for the state of California, Gavop lists the top 5 car insurance companies in Hayward.


STATE FARM: State Farm, with a market share of 13.74%, tops the list as the most popular car insurance company in California. It has 4,106,038 direct premiums written, and 4,090,146 direct premiums earned. State Farm maintains its quality with an immensely customer-friendly online portal. The company has an A.M. Best rating of A++ and a J.D. Power Rating of 824/1000.

FARMERS: Farmers has 3,191,341 direct premiums written, and 3,189,468 direct premiums earned. Farmers is known for their user-friendly website, and have a J.D. Power Rating of 805/1000, a tad lower than State Farm. With a market share of 10.68%, Farmers also has an A.M. Best rating of A.

GEICO: GEICO has a considerable presence in the car insurance segment in California, with a market share of 9.69%. It has 2,897,713 direct premiums written, and 2,794,052 direct premiums earned. GEICO continues to bring innovations into the field of insurance, the latest being its virtual assistant, KATE. GEICO has an A.M. Best rating of A++ and a J.D. Power Rating of 825/1000 in California.

ALLSTATE: Allstate has a market share of 8.99% in California. The company has 2,687,887 direct premiums written, and 2,640,022 direct premiums earned. Allstate also has an A+ A.M. Best Rating and a J.D. Power Rating of 808/1000.

AAA: American Automobile Association has a strong J.D. Power Rating of 834/1000. It has 2,598,340 direct premiums written, and 2,470,179 direct premiums earned, with a market share of 8.69%. AAA, in the past, has worked closely with the United States Environmental Protection Agency to improve recycling efforts. AAA has an A.M. Best rating of A.


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Gokul Menon

Gokul works as a writer at Gavop. He holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Hyderabad and a Bachelor’s in English from Madras Christian College. He has been a part of a couple of theatre groups, like Masquerade Youth Theatre and Theatre No. 59 and enjoyed being a part of Literary and Debating circles in Chennai. Gokul is an avid reader and has presented a few academic papers. He spends more time on Goodreads, than on any other social media platform.