Response Car Insurance Review [2020]

Response car insurance sells only auto insurance. They offer liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage which meets state minimum requirements in all 50 states.

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UPDATED: Jan 27, 2021

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Company Details
Address: 500 South Broad St., Silver Hill Business Center
City: Meriden
State: CT
ZIP Code: 06450 - 1034
Phone Number: (203) 634-7200
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Here's what you need to know...

  • Response Insurance Company offers specialty car insurance to teachers
  • Response has sister companies under the property and casualty provider Unitrin
  • Response focuses entirely on servicing the needs of individuals and families

This car insurance review explores the Meriden, Connecticut-based Response Insurance Company.

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About Response Insurance


Acquired by Chicago-headquartered property & casualty company Unitrin in 2009, Response also offers direct-marketed Teachers Insurance Plan car insurance coverage.

Response’s sister companies include Kemper Auto and Home and Unitrin Specialty.

Each of these companies offers car, fire, and homeowners coverage through a network of independent brokers and agencies.

Unitrin Direct markets non-standard and standard car insurance to individuals online.

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About What Response Offers

During the financial crisis of 2008, the company decided to close its subprime loans to car dealers made through Fireside Bank. Though the business operations have ceased, the company is still winding down this business line.

The company sold its commercial policies and other commercial lines to AmTrust Financial Services in 2008.

Parent Unitrin also acquired Merastar Insurance Company in 2007. Merastar also offers car insurance and homeowners coverage through employer benefit programs.

In 2008, the company acquired Primesco along with Mutual Savings Fire Insurance in Alabama.

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