Policygenius wants to help you get your finances right. To do that, we’ve assembled a best-in-class editorial team full of experts, fact-checkers, licensed insurance agents, and certified financial planners. Since we’re an insurance marketplace, we’re not beholden to any one company and will advocate for you. The same goes for our editorial content — we give you the unbiased information you need and will never recommend a product, company, or financial strategy we don’t think is right.
Autonomy: Our writers and editors work independently from our business teams to ensure there are never conflicts of interest when it comes to our financial advice.
Expertise: We invest in internal experts and fact-checkers to ensure our content is the best in the field. We include original reporting with direct quotes from academics, professionals, and industry leaders.
Accuracy: Our educational content is based on empirical evidence and carefully sourced research. We always cite our sources and regularly update pages to reflect the latest data and insights.
Our educational guides are written by in-house experts — including licensed insurance agents and certified financial planners — who are dedicated to their area of focus. Prior to publishing, our research and advice is thoroughly reviewed, fact-checked, and revised to ensure accuracy and completeness. We follow the Society of Professional Journalists' code of ethics, and in some cases, our own proprietary information and data may be used to write about a company or product.
Sources and citations
Policygenius cites a number of reputable data sources so that our articles are as comprehensive and informative as possible, including but not limited to:
Internal data and expertise: Policygenius works with over two dozen of the top insurance companies in the U.S. We’ve helped over 30 million shoppers and placed $120 billion in coverage. This gives us industry-wide insights that help us provide examples and information that are relevant to shoppers like you. Our editorial team also works with credentialed, in-house agents to ensure the accuracy of data and advice.
Third-party expertise: When needed, our experts look to trusted, qualified, independent individuals in a field to provide additional insight and clarification on a topic.
Industry studies: To supplement our own information, we may reference studies and data from outside groups such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Insurance Information Institute (III), and Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA).
Government data sets: In addition to industry data, we may also use government sources and data from departments such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Census, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and various state departments of insurance.
Where possible, we link to information sources and provide methodology on how data was calculated. Our team regularly reviews sources so that they’re using the most up-to-date information.
Fact checks and reviews
Where noted, articles are reviewed and fact-checked by members of our Financial Review Council, including certified financial planners, certified public accountants, licensed financial advisors, and licensed insurance agents. This additional level of review ensures that:
Articles use the most accurate facts and figures
Third-party sources are suitably vetted
Advice given aligns with the Policygenius mission of providing appropriate financial guidance
Corrections, updates, and removals
Our writers and editors periodically review content to ensure it is up-to-date and accurate according to the latest news, reports, regulatory guidance, and industry studies. You can see the most recent publication date at the top of an article.
In cases of errors, corrections will be made to an article as soon as possible, and clearly noted in a corrections component at the bottom of the page. To see a live example of a correction, scroll to the bottom of this home insurance rate report.
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Occasionally, content may be removed; any links to removed content will be updated to bring readers to another relevant page or section of the site.
Transparency and privacy
How Policygenius makes money
Policygenius is an independent insurance broker, licensed to sell in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. While the company receives commissions from insurance companies from sales of policies, we never recommend one insurer over another due to commission. For more information on how Policygenius makes money, please see our FAQ.
Policygenius is an independent broker and is not affiliated with any company. However, some articles may make references to products or services from one or more of Policygenius' advertisers or partners. While these earn us a small fee at no additional cost to you, they do not influence editorial content and we only recommend products we love.
We also work with a network of websites and blogs to help shoppers through our partner program. Find more information about this program here.
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