The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, in business since 1937, is one of the country’s largest auto insurance groups, the largest seller of motorcycle policies, a market leader in commercial auto insurance based on premiums written and, through its majority-owned subsidiary, American Strategic Insurance (ASI), one of the top 20 homeowners carriers. Progressive is committed to becoming consumers’ #1 choice and destination for auto and other insurance by providing competitive rates and innovative products and services that meet customers’ needs throughout their lifetimes, including superior online and in-person customer service, and best-in-class, 24-hour claims service, such as its concierge level of claims service available at service centers located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.
Progressive companies offer consumers choices in how to shop for, buy, and manage their insurance policies. Progressive offers personal and commercial auto, motorcycle, boat, recreational vehicle, and home insurance. We operate our personal and commercial auto business through more than 35,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the U.S. and directly from the Company online, by phone, or on mobile devices. Our homeowners business is underwritten by select carriers, including ASI, throughout the United States.
We strive to retain a continuous relationship with each customer by positioning ourselves to meaningfully address their lifetime insurance needs. To highlight this strategic agenda, we selected “continuity” as the theme for this year’s annual report. We commissioned painter and sculptor Jason Middlebrook—who describes his work as a relationship between man and nature—to respond to this theme. The artist chooses natural pieces of wood as a medium for his paintings, which are inspired by the form and grain of each tree over its lifetime. A selection of Middlebrook’s paintings will join Progressive’s growing collection of contemporary art.