NJM home insurance review: Cheap rates & excellent customer service
NJM Insurance offers a slew of home insurance coverage add-ons to customize your policy while keeping customer service high and prices low.
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The bottom line
NJM home insurance is ideal for homeowners who don’t want to sacrifice quality for a good deal. Rated highly for financial stability by A.M. Best, NJM also scores extremely well on service, receiving far fewer customer complaints than its competitors.
And if you’re looking for options to add to your policy that you won’t find in other places, NJM likely has what you’re looking for — offering everything from earthquake and flood insurance to extended coverage on items kept in self-storage.
But NJM Insurance is only available to homeowners in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. And while it has an informative website that offers the ability to manage your policy online, it doesn’t have an app or online chat option that more tech-minded homeowners may appreciate.
Cheap rates and 9 discounts to save even more, including ones for being a non-smoker and owning a backup generator
Excellent NAIC score for customer service — received 100% fewer complaints than other insurers of its size in 2021
Offers a variety of lesser-seen endorsements, such as earthquake, flood, and assisted living care coverage
Only available in five states — Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio
Doesn’t offer mobile app or customer service via online chat
Basic coverages offered
NJM home insurance policies include these six standard coverages to protect your home, belongings, and personal liability:
Dwelling coverage: Pays to repair or rebuild the structure of your home after a covered loss.
Other structures coverage: Pays to repair or rebuild other structures on your property not connected to your home, including detached garages, storage sheds, and fencing.
Personal property coverage: Pays to repair or replace your personal belongings after a covered loss, including furniture, clothing, tech gadgets, and other stuff you own.
Loss of use coverage: Pays for hotel stays, restaurant bills, pet boarding fees, and other temporary living expenses after a covered loss if you need to live elsewhere while your home is being rebuilt.
Personal liability coverage: Pays for legal and medical expenses if someone is injured or their belongings are damaged while at your home and you’re found legally responsible.
Medical payments coverage: Pays for small-dollar medical bills if someone is injured while at your home — regardless of who is at fault.
Additional coverages offered
You can add these additional coverages to your NJM homeowners insurance policy for even more protection:
Flood insurance: NJM partners with Wright Flood to offer homeowners their choice of private flood insurance or coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program.
Earthquake insurance: A policy add-on available in all states but Connecticut that covers damage to your home, other structures, and personal belongings if they’re damaged by an earthquake.
Condo insurance: Purchased as a supplement to your condo association’s master policy, condo insurance covers your personal belongings, the interior structure of your condo unit, and personal liability.
Our price rating scale looks at home insurance rates for a policy with $300,000 in dwelling coverage, as well as the total number of discounts offered. NJM home insurance’s average annual rate of $777 is 59% below the national average.
Our customer experience scale uses data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) complaint index. NJM Insurance has a score of 0.08, which means it receives 100% fewer complaints than expected for a company of its size. (The expected number would be 1.0.)
Our coverage options rating is based on both the number and quality of additional coverage and policy options offered by the company. NJM scores above average compared to other regional home insurance companies.
Our financial strength rating is a weighted combination of three industry-leading metrics to measure a company’s financial health: A.M. Best, Standard & Poor’s, and Moody’s. NJM has an A+ rating from A.M. Best, but is not rated by S&P or Moody’s.
How much does NJM home insurance cost?
The average cost of home insurance with NJM is $777 per year for a policy with $300,000 in dwelling coverage. This is over $1,000 cheaper than the national average.
Here’s the average yearly cost of NJM home insurance for five different levels of dwelling coverage:
Dwelling coverage limit
Average annual cost
Rates are based on our analysis of 2022 sample home insurance quotes from across the country provided by Quadrant Information Services. Actual rates will vary based on location, policy limits, coverages, claims history, and other factors.
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Yes, NJM Insurance is good with claims. It has an A+ rating from A.M. Best, which means it has strong financial stability and will likely be able to pay out claims in the wake of a disaster. NJM also received hardly any complaints from customers in 2021 according to the NAIC complaint index — rare in the insurance industry.
Does NJM have senior discounts?
Yes, homeowners over 65 can save on their NJM home insurance policy.
Is NJM cheap insurance?
Yes, NJM home insurance policies are cheap. Ringing in at $777 per year for $300,000 in dwelling coverage, NJM home insurance policies are over $1,000 cheaper than the national average.
What does NJM really stand for?
Despite their advertisements that suggest the acronym stands for No Jingle or Mascots, NJM actually stands for New Jersey Manufacturers. The company was originally founded in 1913 as a provider of workers’ compensation and then expanded into property, auto, umbrella, and business insurance.
Jennifer Gimbel is a senior managing editor and home insurance expert at Policygenius, where she oversees our homeowners insurance coverage. Previously, she was the managing editor at Finder.com and a content strategist at Babble.com.