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Esurance Offers Savings on Car Insurance for Same-Sex Couples in Domestic Partnerships

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San Francisco, CA – June 27, 2012

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, today announced that it is offering new car insurance savings to those in domestic partnerships and civil unions in 21 new states across the country.

This gives committed same-sex couples the same savings opportunities as legally married couples. These drivers could save 10% or more on their Esurance car insurance premiums, though savings may vary depending on a number of pricing factors, including driving record, accident history, and vehicle.*

While many car insurance companies offer savings for same-sex couples in states that have legally recognized civil unions, Esurance is going a step further. Now same-sex couples who live together in nearly all the states where Esurance does business can enjoy those same benefits, regardless of their state's laws regarding same-sex partnerships.

Esurance has offered similar car insurance savings for same-sex partners in California, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington for some time. Now, customers in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin who want to take advantage of these savings or get a car insurance quote from Esurance can go to www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).

"Esurance is firmly committed to recognizing and supporting diversity for its customers," said Gary Tolman, Esurance president and chief executive officer. "Offering additional savings to consumers regardless of where individual states stand on the issue of same-sex marriage is another measure of those commitments."

Esurance has a long history of support of and involvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, including:

  • Donating $50,000 to The Trevor Project, the leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth, to recognize volunteers who generously donate their time to the NTL (Need to Talk Live) movement.
  • Promoting and sponsoring Pride events around the country, including events this year in Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.
  • Partnering with LGBT media outlets such as Instinct Magazine and EDGE.

For more info about Esurance's stance on domestic partnerships, check out "Domestic Partners Get the Married Rate (and a Big Chance to Save) with Esurance".

*According to Esurance's multi-state analysis in 2011, 10% is the average premium savings realized when couples are rated as "married" rather than "single." The actual savings rate may vary widely.

When a driver selects 'Domestic Partner' as his or her marital status, they will be rated with the same factors used for drivers with 'Married' as their marital status. Same-sex couples in a civil union will get a "married" rate when they list on the same policy, which may be a lower rate than those previously available to such non-married individuals. This rate applies to two persons of the same or opposite sex who form a civil union.

About Esurance®

Esurance provides auto insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With easy-to-use mobile apps, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is insurance for the modern world™ and the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).