ValChoice introduces car and home insurance calculators

ValChoice , an insurance analytics and ratings service, launched two free services to guide consumers through the process of discovering, evaluating, and selecting home and auto insurance. The new Car and Home Insurance Calculators allow users to enter a few pieces of information to find a fair, justified, consumer-friendly price point for insurance in their area.

In addition to the calculators, ValChoice now provides free independent insurance company ratings and an optional opt-in service that matches consumers directly with agents for the best companies.

“The insurance purchasing process is a mess and consumers are often victims, overpaying substantially for poor protection. Because there’s no transparency across the industry, you can have two people with the exact same car, driving record, age, address, and credit score – and simply by going to two different insurance companies, one pays $1,000 per year while the other pays $4,000. And the price paid is no guarantee that the provider will pay a claim should the consumer file one. ValChoice aims to solve both of these problems.” – Dan Karr, CEO and Founder of ValChoice.

ValChoice uses data collected by state insurance regulators to measure insurance companies and coverage value across three critical factors: price, protection (claims handling) and service.