About Us - Online Auto Insurance ™

Our Mission

Our mission is to continue providing consumers with valuable auto insurance knowledge through our informative content and to help them get access to the best auto insurance rates available with the help of our online rate comparison tool. We hope our tools can help make the shopping experience more successful for the average consumer. Our vision is to become America's preferred method of comparing and buying auto insurance online.

Our Beginnings

Founder Cesar Diaz began selling California auto insurance policies from multiple brick-and-mortar locations in the 1990s. In 2005, his development of OnlineAutoInsurance.com gave consumers an auto insurance comparison tool with the ability to purchase a policy online.

In 2010, the popularity of online quote comparisons grew, and, as a result of user demand, Online Auto Insurance began offering rates from even more carriers on a national level. Today, we provide millions of visitors each year the ability to compare quotes online from a large variety of carriers.

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Our Team

The Online Auto Insurance team consists of licensed insurance agents, experienced journalists, and industry professionals who strive to bring visitors the most relevant content, timely news, and valuable information:


Benjamin Zitney

Benjamin Zitney began working for OnlineAutoInsurance.com in 2010 as the first writer for our news division. He is currently the chief editor, editing all content published by Online Auto Insurance and assembling studies that show how state laws, regulations, and insurer practices affect the average consumer.

Benjamin graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2009 from Cal State Long Beach, where he worked for three years at the campus news publication, the Daily Forty-Niner, as a copy editor, news editor, and reporter. At the Forty-Niner, he focused on reporting on economic trends and chronicling the turbulent relationship between the California Legislature and the California State University System.

As an intern at the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, he researched 30 years’ worth of agency documents and records and interviewed past and present employees in order to construct an extensive company history of the 30-year-old municipal insurance entity.


Charles Nguyen

Charles Nguyen became the newest addition to the team when he started writing for the news division in early 2012. Charles is a writer who has been up and down California covering crime, cops, courts, and government with his dog Woody.

His reporting days began at UCSD, where he worked at the campus publication the Guardian and moved his way up from reporter to editor in chief. He wrote as much as he could for the twice-weekly newspaper, from a news series covering an on-campus pornography scandal to reviews of pop music and Denzel Washington films.

His post-college clippings brought him from Barstow to the Oakland area—and now back to San Bernardino County with Online Auto Insurance News. He also spent a year at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office as part of the Americorps VISTA program, aiding in re-entry and outreach efforts for felons and underprivileged youth.