Gulfport, MS

#1 Aug 8, 2009
Enough already! Pull the $%&! out! They have to be the most shameless company when it comes to putting the screws to their customers. I am sorry ole Dicky got busted....I would have much rather seen that criminal take down this bunch of criminals.

Urbandale, IA

#2 Aug 8, 2009
I know what you are saying, but really what is State Farm doing that the others aren't? AllState has been granted increases the last few years.
Broke wrote:
Enough already! Pull the $%&! out! They have to be the most shameless company when it comes to putting the screws to their customers. I am sorry ole Dicky got busted....I would have much rather seen that criminal take down this bunch of criminals.
Bay Rat

Gulfport, MS

#3 Aug 8, 2009
All of the insurance companies suck. But I don't think any of the others come close to sticking it to people like State Farm. They have asked for higher increases than the others every year since the storm. They have limited coverage, canceled coverage of just fire and theft if you live too close to the water and have raised wind deductibles so high that you would have to pay out of pocket to replace your own roof! It doesn't make sense that they are asking for more money for less coverage. There is nothing good about State Farm and they aren't here for you. They are here to make a buck and figure out the best way to back out of their contracts. They are the true definition of organized crime.
Thanks WLOX

Gulfport, MS

#4 Aug 13, 2009
Ward 2 Resident

Gulfport, MS

#5 Aug 14, 2009
Insurance is outrageous. Home, car, boat, health. It is a crime what is happening. The lawyers and company bean counters are running this country into the ground. God help us all.

Gulfport, MS

#6 Aug 20, 2009
state farm can eat the end of my barrel if i see one of those folks on my property again.
joe blow

Mattoon, IL

#7 Sep 1, 2009
Ya try getting a job with them. They put u through 4 weeks of bullshit just to reject u. I hope they all die in a firey auto crash and die a slow painful death!!!!!!!!!!

Austin, TX

#8 Nov 8, 2009

Palm Bay, FL

#9 Nov 14, 2009
Know exactly how you feel. Florida property owners are still having problems with all the insurance companies. They either drop you or raise their rates when ever they can and increase deductables beyond belief.

Vicksburg, MS

#10 Nov 25, 2009
There. Is. Higher. Ground.
Big Boy

Gulfport, MS

#11 Jan 10, 2010
Now Allstate Sucks! 66% increase bet ole Cheney is gonna give em 33%. What a joke.
H L Mencken

Gulfport, MS

#12 Jan 11, 2010
“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.”

Since: Nov 13

Thurmont, MD

#13 Nov 29, 2013
I am posting this here because I want everyone to know just how unqualified claim handlers can be at SF, they make these liability decisions with really no idea what they are doing.

Recently at the State Farm Frederick Operations center they announced who they had promoted to a claim Rep, in Auto Claims, there are two levels of claim handlers in auto claims, claim processors and claim representatives, they are basically the same exact job. The claim rep.(which we call them liability specialists) in some claim situations they are the ones that determine who is truly at fault for the accident. Now mind you to become a claim rep. you have to interview for the same exact job you were already doing at the claim processor level, they don't just promote you, oh no, you actually have to interview for the position and if you nail the interview and are related to someone at SF you will get the promotion. Now your past performance as a claim processor does not mean squat, your work product they do not care about, you can be a total screw-up and still be promoted. Typically most promotions are based solely on the fact of who people are related to and nothing else.

Now if they need to look further than relatives to make their decision it does help to have a college degree, but you would think that if SF looks at degrees as a determining factor they would care whether or not the degree was from an actual accredited college right?

Oh no not at all, they promoted someone who had obtained their degree from this so-called college:

Hyles–Anderson College (HAC) is an unaccredited Independent Baptist college in unincorporated Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana.[2] As a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, it focuses on training pastors, missionaries and Christian teachers to work in Independent Baptist schools.

These are some the classes they had to take in order to get their degree:

There are separate requirements for male and female students for the same degree. For example, the Bachelor of Science Degree program has a "Curriculum for Ladies" that requires classes including "Home Decorating," "Clothing Design" and "Understanding Your Husband."
and make sure you read the whole Wiki page..very interesting

SF did tell another applicant that the reason they did not get promoted to a claim representative position was because they lacked a college, however they did have over 16 years experience of working for SF in various departments and they had extensive claim handling experience, they helped train claim handlers.

Also the one that was promoted is related to someone very high up in company, the other person was related to no one at SF.

I just thought you all would interested in knowing who you will be making those liability decisions on your claims, who SF promotes/hires makes a big difference in that decision and whether it is correct or not. Management will always stand by the decision of the handler even if they know it's wrong.

So the next time SF makes a liability decision you feel it is wrong ask about the qualifications of the person making that decision.

United States

#14 Nov 29, 2013
I have been with SF my whole life and no one can beat their rates for me.

Bay Saint Louis, MS

#15 Nov 29, 2013
who_are_you wrote:
I have been with SF my whole life and no one can beat their rates for me.
I was with SF for many years. After the screwing I took from them after Katrina, it will be a cold day in hell before they see another penny of mine. As for rates, I am with a different company paying much less than SF was raising me to and still in the same area.

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