USAA and State Farm Set the Bar for Customer Experience in the Insurance Industry, Reports Latest Temkin Group Research

   USAA and State Farm Set the Bar for Customer Experience in the Insurance
                Industry, Reports Latest Temkin Group Research

Third Annual Temkin Experience Ratings Evaluates 246 Companies Across 19
Industries

PR Newswire

WABAN, Mass., March 18, 2013

WABAN, Mass., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Based on a study of 10,000 U.S
consumers, USAA and State Farm earned the top spots in the insurance sector of
the 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings. At the other end of the spectrum, 21st
Century and Liberty Mutual were the lowest rated insurers. The insurance
industry is tied for sixth out of 19 industries and has made steady
improvements in its ratings over the last three years.

"USAA and State Farm set the bar for good customer experience in the insurance
industry, but the entire sector is improving," states Bruce Temkin, managing
partner of Temkin Group.

The Temkin Experience Ratings evaluates three areas of customer experience:
functional (can customers do what they want to do), accessible (how easy it is
to work with the company), and emotional (how consumers feel about their
interactions).

The 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings includes 14 insurance carriers: 21st
Century, AAA, Allstate, American Family, Farmers, GEICO, Liberty Mutual,
MetLife, Nationwide, Progressive, State Farm, The Hartford, Travelers, and
USAA.

Here are some additional findings from the research:

  oThe industry has been steadily improving over the last three years, from
    an average rating of 58.5% in 2011 to 65.0% in 2013.
  oUSAA is the highest-ranked insurance company at 71% and State Farm is
    second with a rating of 73%. These are the only two insurers with "good"
    ratings. Nationwide is in third place at 68%.
  oUSAA earned the top marks across all three components, functional,
    accessible, and emotional, and State Farm earned the second highest marks
    across all three areas.
  o21st Century earned the last place in the industry with a rating of 49%.
    The insurer earned the lowest marks across all three components,
    functional, accessible, and emotional.
  oLiberty Mutual is in next-to-last place with a rating of 56%.
  oTravelers improved the most between 2012 and 2013, gaining six percentage
    points. Next on the list, MetLife and USAA improved by four percentage
    points.
  oThe Hartford and 21st Century had the largest decline from 2012, losing
    seven percentage points.

The 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings along with other ratings can be accessed at
the Temkin Ratings website, www.TemkinRatings.com.

The report "2013 Temkin Experience Ratings" can be downloaded for free from
the Customer Experience Matters® blog, at ExperienceMatters.wordpress.com as
well as from the Temkin Group website, www.TemkinGroup.com.

About Temkin Group: Temkin Group is widely recognized as a leading customer
experience research and consulting firm. Many of the world's largest brands
rely on its insights and advice to steer their transformational journeys.
Temkin Group combines customer experience thought leadership with a deep
understanding of the dynamics of organizations to help accelerate results.
Rather than layering on cosmetic changes, Temkin Group helps companies embed
practices within their culture by building four critical competencies:
Purposeful Leadership, Employee Engagement, Compelling Brand Values, and
Customer Connectedness. The firm's ongoing research identifies leading and
emerging best practices across a wide range of activities for engaging the
hearts and minds of customers, employees, and partners. For more information,
contact Bruce Temkin at 617-916-2075 or send an email.

About Bruce Temkin: Bruce Temkin is widely recognized as a customer experience
thought leader and is Customer Experience Transformist and Managing Partner of
Temkin Group. He is also the author of a very popular blog, Customer
Experience Matters® (ExperienceMatters.wordpress.com). Prior to forming Temkin
Group, he was a VP at Forrester Research for 12 years. Bruce is a highly
demanded speaker who consistently receives high marks for his content-rich,
entertaining keynote addresses. He is also the co-founder and Chair of the
Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), a global non-profit
organization dedicated to the advancement of customer experience management.

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