Walmart is partnering with AutoInsurance.com to offer auto-insurance quotes from multiple insurers online.
Walmart says its customers will be able to access the AutoInsurance.com service directly from its website at www.walmart.com/autoinsurance.
AutoInsurance.com, operated by New Jersey-based insurance agency Tranzutary Insurance Solutions LLC, says customers will be able to obtain multiple quotes from carriers such as Progressive, Esurance, Safeco, The General and others. The service is available immediately in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas, “with plans to be offered nationwide in the coming months.”
Joshua Kazam, founder of AutoInsurance.com, says, “Today, nearly 90 percent of people comparison shop online for products and services like airline tickets, but our survey data shows that only one in five comparison shop for auto insurance. We want to make comparison shopping for auto insurance much simpler and faster for everyone who wants to save money on their premiums.”
According to a statement from the two companies, customers logging on to the website provide their name, address, date of birth and contact information, with an option to have the site retrieve their current auto insurance policy. “This allows AutoInsurance.com to automatically fill in most of the necessary coverage information and provide a direct apples-to-apples comparison,” says the statement.
Customers will be able to either purchase the policy online immediately, speak with a licensed agent or save their information and make the purchase later.
The companies say the service is launching after “a successful pilot that took place in Pennsylvania last year.”