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Top 100 home insurers

Belo are the 100 largest home insurers, by volume of premiums they wrote in 1997, according to a report released by Standard and Poor's.

Rank Group or
Company
Direct Premiums (millions of dollars) Growth 1996-97 Market Share 1997 Principal Operating Unit Writing Home Insurance S&P Rating as of Feb. 15, 1999
1997 1996 1996 1997
1 1 State Farm Group 6,520.2 6,809.0 4.4% 23.4% State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. AAA
2 2 Allstate Insurance Group 3,187.9 3,277.7 2.8% 11.2% Allstate Insurance Co. AA
3 3 Zurich Insurance Group 1,774.0 2,058.5 16.0% 7.1% Fire Insurance Exchange AA
4 4 Nationwide Group 1,087.5 1,204.8 10.8% 4.1% Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. AA
5 5 Citigroup 968.1 1,020.5 5.4% 3.5% Standard Fire Insurance Co. AA-
6 6 USAA Group 919.2 974.8 6.0% 3.3% United Services Automobile Association AAA
7 7 Safeco Insurance Group 652.7 688.3 5.5% 2.4% Safeco Insurance Co. of America AA+
8 8 Chubb Group of Insurance Companies 565.1 618.8 9.5% 2.1% Federal Insurance Co. AAA
9 11 American Family Insurance Group 454.3 508.2 11.9% 1.7% American Family Mutual Insurance Co. AApi
10 9 CGU Insurance Group 480.9 494.4 2.8% 1.7% Commercial Union Insurance Co. Api
11 13 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 408.2 462.4 13.3% 1.6% Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. AA
12 12 Hartford Insurance Group 436.9 460.8 5.5% 1.6% Hartford Insurance Co. of the Midwest AA
13 10 Prudential of America Group 464.4 443.8 -4.4% 1.5% Prudential Property & Casualty Insurance Co. A+
14 14 CNA Insurance Group 405.1 420.9 3.9% 1.4% Continental Insurance Co. A-
15 15 St. Paul
Companies
353.1 355.6 0.7% 1.2% Economy Preferred Insurance Co. Api
16 16 Allianz Insurance Group 310.5 334.8 7.8% 1.1% Firemans Fund Insurance Co. AAA
17 18 Allmerica
Financial Group
257.5 273.9 6.4% 0.9% Citizens Insurance Co. of America (MI) AA-
18 17 Metropolitan
Group
302.3 270.6 -10.5% 0.9% Metropolitan Property & Casualty Co. AA
19 20 Auto-Owners
Group
230.8 264.7 14.7% 0.9% Auto-Owners Insurance Co. AAApi
20 21 Erie Insurance Group 221.8 251.8 13.5% 0.9% Erie Insurance Exchange AApi
21 19 Credit Suisse
Group
238.2 221.0 -7.2% 0.8% Unigard Indemnity Co. Api
22 22 The Commerce Group, Inc. 198.0 206.8 4.4% 0.7% California State Auto Association Inter-Insurance Exchange Api
23 23 Kemper National Companies 185.8 184.1 -1.0% 0.6% American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co. A+
24 24 Ohio Casualty Group 170.8 174.3 2.1% 0.6% West American Insurance Co. A+
25 25 Amica Mutual Group 156.4 169.0 8.0% 0.6% Amica Mutual Insurance Co. AA+
26 26 Cincinnati
Financial Group
132.4 148.2 11.9% 0.5% Cincinnati Insurance Co. AA+
27 27 Andover Group 128.3 131.8 2.7% 0.5% Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Api
28 28 Country
Companies
114.9 123.2 7.2% 0.4% Country Mutual Insurance Co. AApi
29 32 Royal & Sun Alliance Group 108.0 122.3 13.2% 0.4% Royal Indemnity Co. AA-
30 44 American International
Group
76.0 117.4 54.5% 0.4% New Hampshire Insurance Co. AAA
31 29 State Auto Financial Group 113.7 116.7 2.6% 0.4% State Auto Property & Casualty Insurance Co. Api
32 31 Southern Farm Bureau Group 110.3 115.5 4.8% 0.4% Mississippi Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance BBBpi
33 33 Alfa Insurance Group 106.7 112.7 5.6% 0.4% Alfa Mutual Insurance Co. NR
34 34 Westfield Companies 102.8 111.7 8.6% 0.4% Westfield National Insurance Co. Api
35 35 Shelter Insurance Companies 100.1 108.8 8.7% 0.4% Shelter Mutual Insurance Co. BBBpi
36 30 Harleysville
Group
113.5 107.8 -5.0% 0.4% Worcester Insurance Co. Api
37 37 Automobile Club Michigan Group 89.3 102.1 14.3% 0.4% Auto Club Group Insurance Co. Api
38 38 ING Group 84.5 92.4 9.4% 0.3% Peerless Insurance Co. BBpi
39 36 American
Bankers Insurance Group Inc.
92.8 92.0 -0.8% 0.3% American Bankers Insurance Co. of Florida A+
40 40 Horace Mann
Group
78.5 88.4 12.6% 0.3% Horace Mann Insurance Co. AA-
41 39 Century-National Insurance Co. 81.2 88.0 8.4% 0.3% -- BBBpi
42 477 Clarendon Insurance Group - 86.3 N/A 0.3% Clarendon Select Insurance Co. NR
43 41 CIGNA Group 77.8 86.2 10.9% 0.3% Insurance Co. of North America BBB
44 42 Grange Mutual Casualty Group 77.6 84.7 9.1% 0.3% Grange Mutual Casualty Co. Api
45 43 Tennessee
Farmers Mutual Group
77.0 83.4 8.4% 0.3% Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. AApi
46 49 American
National
Financial Group
65.5 79.3 21.1% 0.3% American National Property & Casualty Co. AA+
47 48 New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 67.3 74.5 10.8% 0.3% -- BBBpi
48 51 Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club 57.9 70.4 21.6% 0.2% -- AApi
49 46 Unitrin Group 69.8 69.4 -0.5% 0.2% Security National Insurance Co. (TX) Api
50 50 Quincy Mutual
Fire
Insurance Co.
64.4 68.4 6.3% 0.2% -- Api
51 47 TIG Insurance Group 68.2 62.0 -9.2% 0.2% TIG Insurance Co. A
52 54 Leucadia Group 54.8 60.5 10.4% 0.2% Colonial Penn Insurance Co. AA
53 45 American
Financial Group
74.4 58.9 -20.8% 0.2% Eagle American Insurance Co. A+
54 53 Atlantic
Companies
55.4 58.0 4.7% 0.2% Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. A-
55 55 Kentucky Farm Bureau Group 51.6 57.1 10.6% 0.2% Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. AApi
56 52 Selective Insurance
Group
57.5 55.3 -3.8% 0.2% Selective Insurance Co. of America A+
57 60 UFB Group 45.9 55.0 19.6% 0.2% United Farm Family Mutual Insurance Co. NR
58 57 New Jersey Manufacturers Group 50.8 54.5 7.1% 0.2% New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. NR
59 58 EMC Insurance Companies 49.1 54.1 10.2% 0.2% Union Insurance Co. of Providence Api
60 56 Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. of Arkansas Inc. 51.4 52.9 2.9% 0.2% -- BBBpi
61 59 WR Berkley
Group
48.7 51.2 5.1% 0.2% Union Insurance Co. AA-
62 63 Cotton States Group 44.3 47.5 7.2% 0.2% Cotton States Mutual Insurance Co. NR
63 64 Central Mutual
Insurance Ohio Group
44.0 47.5 7.8% 0.2% All America Insurance Co. Api
64 67 Pioneer Financial Services Group 41.7 45.4 8.9% 0.2% Secura Insurance a Mutual Co. BBBpi
65 65 Texas Farm Bureau Mutual Group 43.2 44.0 2.0% 0.2% Texas Farm Bureau Underwriters Insurance NR
66 61 Highlands Insurance Group 45.6 43.0 -5.6% 0.1% State Capital Insurance Co. CCCpi
67 68 Utica National Insurance Group 40.5 42.1 4.1% 0.1% Graphic Arts Mutual Insurance Co. Api
68 69 Meridian Mutual Insurance Group 39.4 41.2 4.6% 0.1% Meridian Mutual Insurance Co. NR
69 70 California
Casualty Management Group
39.2 39.5 1.0% 0.1% California Casualty Insurance Co. Api
70 72 Armed Forces Insurance Exchange 39.1 39.3 0.6% 0.1% -- NR
71 78 South Carolina Farm Bureau Group 32.6 39.2 20.1% 0.1% South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual NR
72 71 Civil Service Employees
Group
39.1 38.2 -2.3% 0.1% Civil Service Employees Insurance Co. BBpi
73 75 Mutual of Enumclaw Group 35.2 38.2 8.5% 0.1% Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Co. BBBpi
74 66 Titus Group 42.7 37.4 -12.3% 0.1% Consolidated Lloyd's BBpi
75 77 Public
Employees Group
34.5 36.8 6.8% 0.1% Pemco Mutual Insurance Co. NR
76 74 Sentry Insurance Group 35.8 36.7 2.6% 0.1% Sentry Insurance a Mutual Co. AApi
77 81 Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Group 31.1 33.7 8.6% 0.1% Florida Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. BBBpi
78 79 Michigan Farm Bureau Group 32.3 32.9 1.9% 0.1% Farm Bureau General Insurance Co. of Michigan BBBpi
79 90 Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Co. 27.3 32.3 18.1% 0.1% -- Api
80 85 Philadelphia Contributionship Group 29.0 32.1 10.9% 0.1% Philadelphia Contributionship Insurance Co. BBBpi
81 73 General Motors Group 37.0 30.6 -17.4% 0.1% National General Insurance Co. Api
82 87 Motorists Mutual Group 28.1 30.3 7.8% 0.1% Motorists Mutual Insurance Co. NR
83 88 Preferred Mutual Insurance Co. 27.9 30.2 8.4% 0.1% -- NR
84 83 Hastings Mutual Insurance Co. 29.9 30.1 1.0% 0.1% -- BBBpi
85 82 Farmers Home Group 30.7 30.0 -2.2% 0.1% Western Home Insurance Co. CCCpi
86 98 Bankers
Insurance Group
23.7 29.9 26.3% 0.1% Bankers Security Insurance Co. NR
87 94 Pekin Insurance Group 25.8 28.6 10.9% 0.1% Farmers Automobile Insurance Association Api
88 91 Oregon Mutual Group 27.2 28.4 4.4% 0.1% Oregon Mutual Insurance Co. BBBpi
89 86 Penn National Insurance 28.8 28.3 -1.6% 0.1% Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Co. BBBpi
90 95 Union Mutual Vermont Group 25.7 28.3 9.9% 0.1% New England Guaranty Insurance Co. Inc. NR
91 245 Florida Family Mutual Insurance Co. 3.1 28.1 799.9% 0.1% -- NR
92 84 Western Mutual Insurance Group 29.6 27.6 -6.9% 0.1% Western Mutual Insurance Co. (CA) NR
93 76 20th Century Insurance Group 34.7 27.1 -21.8% 0.1% 20th Century Insurance Co. A+
94 96 American Modern Insurance Group 25.4 26.7 5.2% 0.1% American Modern Home Insurance Co. NR
95 99 Kansas Farm Bureau Group 23.6 26.1 10.8% 0.1% Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. NR
96 97 Hingham Mutual Group 24.9 26.1 5.0% 0.1% Hingham Mutual Fire Insurance Co. BBBpi
97 93 Guidant
Insurance Group
25.9 25.7 -0.9% 0.1% Guidant Mutual Insurance Co. Api
98 89 Old Guard Insurance Group 27.6 25.5 -7.5% 0.1% Old Guard Insurance Co. NR
99 100 Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. of Nebraska 23.1 25.1 8.6% 0.1% -- BBBpi
100 62 Berkshire-Hathaway Group 45.6 24.4 -46.5% 0.1% Government Employees Insurance Co. AAA
  Totals, Top 100 Groups/Companies  25,012.6 26,555.0 6.2% 91.1%    
  Grand Totals, All Groups/Companies  27,439.0 29,144.2 6.2% 100.0%

 

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