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California Casualty Ratings and Company Information

Company Rating:
Best Insurance Reports: A-
Url of page where rating was collected:
http://www3.ambest.com/

Best Rating: A.M. Best rating: A- (excellent)

Type of Insurance Company: Mutual

Name of Parent Company:
California Casualty Group

Company Overview:
Company History: California Casualty was founded in 1914 by Carl G. Brown, Sr. The Company began to offer auto insurance in 1917 and 20 years later offered home insurance. In 1951, California Casualty received the endorsement of the California Teachers Association. Since then, the company has received over 100 other endorsements. Carl G. Brown Jr. took over the company in 1957 and was replaced by his son, Tom Brown, in 1978. In 2007 Beau Brown replaced his father and in 2010 he was named Chairman of the Board. In 2008 the Company teamed up with the California Teachers Association and the California Association of Highway Patrolmen to launch the "Impact Teen Drivers" program which focuses on the risks of distracted driving. Currently California Casualty sells home insurance in 38 states and auto insurance to 44 states. California Casualty focuses on affinity niche market group members. In 2013 combined auto and property policies-in-force- grew by 3,759 and customer service satisfaction grew to 99.7%.

Principle Sales Methods: Career agents; Internet

Auto Business: California Casualty specializes in insuring members of Associations. They offer programs designed specifically for educators, firefighters and peace officers, nurses and public safety professionals. They have numerous benefits such as: Broad Policy Protection, $500 Personal Property Coverage, Loan/Lease Payoff Coverage, Custom/Non-Factory Equipment Coverage, and ID Defense.

Homeowners Business: California Casualty specializes in insuring members of Associations. Special rates for educators and public safety professionals, with flexible payment plans. The company offers Home Insurance, Condo Insurance, Renters Insurance, and Mobile Home Insurance.

Special Business: California Casualty offers insurance for trailers/campers, snowmobiles, motorcycles and mopeds, RV's/mobile homes, Golf Carts, and Dune Buggies. They also offer Boat Insurance, Earthquake Insurance, Flood Insurance and Pet Insurance. They also offer a Fallen Officer/Fallen Hero Survivor Benefit.

Company Financial Status:
Assets & Premiums: Direct Written Premium: $326.9 Million
Total Assets: $569.23 Million

Lines of Insurance:
Auto, Homeowners

States licensed to sell insurance in:
AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY

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