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Licensed Auto Insurance Agent

UPDATED: Aug 20, 2020

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Company Details
Address: 1299 Zurich Way
City: Schaumburg
State: Illinois
ZIP Code: 60196
Phone Number: 1-800-382-2150
Year Founded: 1969
AM Best Rating: A+
Company Rating 0 (0 reviews)

Things to Remember...

  • Centre Insurance offers insurance products through Zurich Insurance Company
  • Centre Insurance filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and was absorbed by Zurich
  • Centre Insurance no longer does business under its own name

Centre Insurance Company is an auto insurance company that doesn’t sell insurance products under its own name.

Instead, this company sells its insurance products through Zurich in North America.

The good news is that Zurich is a well-established company with a sound financial standing. In fact, Zurich has an A.M. Best financial rating of “A+” with a long-term outlook of stable.

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Centre Insurance Company History

Centre Insurance was initially founded in 1969 under a different name, but a merger in 1977 with a London-based company allowed for the creation of Centre Insurance.

For quite some time, Centre Insurance was doing well financially. However, in 2009 it filed for bankruptcy and its assets, as well as its debts, were absorbed by Zurich.

Technically Centre is still doing business. However, a search online of their sales in specific states showed that it isn’t selling products for its own line.

Instead, it is selling Zurich products with the Zurich name on them.

If you call Centre Insurance and ask for information about the company, the representatives will refer you to Zurich’s North American website.

However, when you visit that website, you will find no information on Centre or the products that it offers.

If the company is selling all of Zurich’s products, then it offers commercial products ranging from auto insurance to workers’ compensation and everything in between.

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Centre Insurance Company Locations

Centre Insurance Company is located at:

105 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Their phone number is 212-859-2600.

Centre doesn’t have any other offices.

However, you can contact its parent company, Zurich North America, at:

Zurich North America
1400 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60196

Centre Insurance Company Agents

Centre Insurance Company and Zurich in North America use independent agents to sell their products.

You will find agents by product type sold rather than through a search tool that allows you to look for agents by state, city, or zip code.

Zurich is a very popular line of insurance, and there are literally thousands of agents that sell its products.

You should have no difficulty finding an agent in your area to from whom to purchase your products.

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Centre Insurance Company Claims

All claims for Centre Insurance Company/Zurich can be made directly through Zurich. Zurich has more than 3,000 employees who work just in their claims department.

If you feel more comfortable, you can use your agent to file your claim.

However, the Zurich process is streamlined and easy to use, you will likely find it is just as easy to file your claim directly as it is for you to use an agent.

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Centre Insurance Company Reviews

Truthfully, there are no reviews about Centre because, in essence, it isn’t really the company that is doing the business.

Instead, you will find hundreds of reviews on Zurich and, overall, this is a company that is doing well.

Zurich customers overwhelmingly say that Zurich paid their claims promptly with very few, if any, issues regarding their claim.

What’s more, most people compliment Zurich’s customer service and claims departments for their efficiency and friendliness.

How do I get a quote from Centre Insurance?

Because Centre doesn’t even have a website of its own, there is no way for you to get a quote from it online.

In addition, you will have to see an independent agent to get a quote for any of its insurance products.

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