Meritplan Auto Insurance Review (2022)

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Rachel Bodine graduated from college with a BA in English. She has since worked as a Feature Writer in the insurance industry and gained a deep knowledge of state and countrywide insurance laws and rates. Her research and writing focus on helping readers understand their insurance coverage and how to find savings. Her expert advice on insurance has been featured on sites like PhotoEnforced, All...

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Dan Walker graduated with a BS in Administrative Management in 2005 and has been working in his family’s insurance agency, FCI Agency, for 15 years (BBB A+). He is licensed as an agent to write property and casualty insurance, including home, auto, umbrella, and dwelling fire insurance. He’s also been featured on sites like Reviews.com and Safeco. He reviews content, ensuring that ex...

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UPDATED: Sep 25, 2022

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UPDATED: Sep 25, 2022

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It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right coverage choices.

Advertiser Disclosure: We strive to help you make confident auto insurance decisions. Comparison shopping should be easy. We are not affiliated with any one auto insurance provider and cannot guarantee quotes from any single provider. Our partnerships don’t influence our content. Our opinions are our own. To compare quotes from many different companies please enter your ZIP code on this page to use the free quote tool. The more quotes you compare, the more chances to save.

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Meritplan Auto Insurance

Average annual rate for good drivers:

N/A

A.M. Best rating:

Complaint level:

Low

Pros

  • Meritplan Auto Insurance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Balboa Insurance Group
  • Meritplan Auto Insurance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Balboa Insurance Group

Cons

  • No AM Best rankings

The Bottom Line

Because of the transition of the Balboa Insurance Group and alleged fraud by some parties against the Balboa Insurance Group, some agents no longer offer Meritplan auto insurance coverage.

Customer service is provided for current policyholders of Meritplan auto insurance by Arrowhead General Insurance Agency (a managing general agency).

According to financial documents filed by QBE and Bank of America, Balboa’s current liabilities of about $1.2 billion will be assumed by QBE. QBE is paying $700 million in cash to complete the transaction.

Balboa was acquired by Bank of America as part of the Countrywide Financial Corp. acquisition in 2008.

Balboa is one of the country’s biggest players in forced-placed insurance. Force-placed insurance is sometimes necessary when a homeowner with a mortgage stops making homeowner insurance payments.

Force-placed insurance protects the lender’s financial interests. Unfortunately, the owner of the property must pay for the force-placed insurance at higher rates, sometimes several times more expensive than ordinary homeowner insurance.

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Meritplan Insurance Co. vs. Competitors

According to Dun & Bradstreet, Meritplan generated annual sales of about $65.98 million during the fiscal year ending December 2010.

QBE, the purchasing company of Meritplan and Balboa Insurance Group, is a member of the All Australian 50 (ASX) Index and is one of the largest insurance companies in the world.

The company reported sales of about $11.63 billion during the 2009 fiscal year. The company’s sales growth was approximately 35.78 percent (2009 vs. 2008).

The recorded net income for the 2009 fiscal year was approximately $1.77 billion. The company reported one-year net income growth of about 37.53 percent. QBE reports total assets of about $36.58 billion and a market value of about $17.94 billion.

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Editorial Guidelines: We are a free online resource for anyone interested in learning more about auto insurance. Our goal is to be an objective, third-party resource for everything auto insurance related. We update our site regularly, and all content is reviewed by auto insurance experts.

Rachel Bodine graduated from college with a BA in English. She has since worked as a Feature Writer in the insurance industry and gained a deep knowledge of state and countrywide insurance laws and rates. Her research and writing focus on helping readers understand their insurance coverage and how to find savings. Her expert advice on insurance has been featured on sites like PhotoEnforced, All...

Full Bio →

Written by Rachel Bodine
Feature Writer Rachel Bodine

Dan Walker graduated with a BS in Administrative Management in 2005 and has been working in his family’s insurance agency, FCI Agency, for 15 years (BBB A+). He is licensed as an agent to write property and casualty insurance, including home, auto, umbrella, and dwelling fire insurance. He’s also been featured on sites like Reviews.com and Safeco. He reviews content, ensuring that ex...

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Reviewed by Daniel Walker
Licensed Auto Insurance Agent Daniel Walker

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