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The DIFP complaint index measures how many complaints the department received for a consecutive three-year period relative to the amount of product-specific premium a Missouri licensed company experienced that same period. For instance, if a company issues both homeowners and automobile insurance policies, the data would be segmented into a homeowner complaint index and an automobile complaint index.

The higher the index number, the worse the complaint record:

  • 100 percent means that the department received the normally expected number of complaints about that company.
  • 99 percent or less indicates the company was the subject of less than the normally expected number of complaints.
  • More than 100 percent shows the department received more than the normally expected number of complaints about that company.

The DIFP encourages consumers to use the complaint index as a "tiebreaker" in choosing an insurance policy - after carefully considering individual insurance needs, benefits, premium costs, service and other factors in your purchasing decision. You can also search complaints by reason.

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The complaint index compares the ratio of complaints to premium sales for each company to the industry average, for each line of business. The formula is:

Complaint index formula

 

2009 Property and Casualty Insurance Complaint Index
An index of 100 is considered average

Company Name Average Annual
Premium Volume
2007-2009
Market Share
2007-2009
Number of Complaints
2007-2009
Complaint
Index
1 OLD REPUBLIC INSURANCE COMPANY $47,192,728 0.57% 6 20
Subtotal for Selection: $47,192,7280.57%6
Total for Entire Market: $8,328,802,351 100.00% 5365

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