Kenneth Ko Shares Insights on Farmers Insurance with WalletHub
In a comprehensive review of Farmers Insurance by WalletHub, Pepperdine Graziadio faculty member Kenneth Ko, sheds light on key aspects.
While Farmers receives an overall rating of 3.0/5, Wallethub highlights the company's solid financial stability with A ratings from AM Best, Moody's, and S&P. Farmers excel in categories such as claims process, types of insurance offered, and transparency, earning full marks. However, the review notes that Farmers lags in the cost category, scoring 0/30 due to higher premiums, and emphasizes Farmers' strengths, including various discounts, celebrity endorsements, and sponsorships like the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament.
Ko advises consumers to focus on product offerings and pricing when evaluating Farmers, recognizing that discounts play a crucial role in attracting customers. “Farmers uses celebrity endorsers like J.K. Simmons and sponsorships like the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament to give consumers a degree of familiarity and "comfort" with the company. While this type of marketing can certainly garner the attention of consumers, consumers themselves should focus on the bottom line of the insurance products that Farmers offers and their associated prices as compared to Farmers' competitors” Ko stated.
Read the full review here.