Major Players -- Rankings By Line

As employers, taxpayers and investors, insurance companies play a major role in the U.S. economy, contributing $404.6  billion to the gross domestic product in 2010. The charts below identify some of the leading players in this vital sector.

TOP TEN WRITERS OF PROPERTY/CASUALTY INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance $55,994,246 10.3%
2 Liberty Mutual 28,906,283 5.3
3 Allstate Corp. 27,583,581 5.1
4 American International Group 23,169,106 4.2
5 Travelers Companies Inc. 22,842,941 4.2
6 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 18,284,148 3.4
7 Farmers Insurance Group of Companies (3) 18,079,537 3.3
8 Nationwide Mutual Group 17,802,678 3.3
9 Progressive Corp. 17,562,610 3.2
10 USAA Insurance Group 14,562,012 2.7

(1) Before reinsurance transactions, includes state funds.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.
(3) Data for Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and Zurich Financial Group (which owns Farmers' management company) are reported separately by SNL Financial.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE/ANNUITIES BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 MetLife Inc.  $85,001,696 14.9%
2 Prudential Financial Inc.  41,407,447 7.3
3 Jackson National Life Group  25,728,116 4.5
4 AEGON  24,499,916 4.3
5 Lincoln National Corp.  24,274,104 4.3
6 New York Life Insurance Group  24,223,396 4.3
7 American International Group 21,698,620 3.8
8 Voya Financial Inc. 20,228,599 3.6
9 Manulife Financial Corp. 19,263,216 3.4
10 Principal Financial Group Inc.  18,909,416 3.3

(1) Includes life insurance, annuity considerations, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance from life/health insurers. Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2012

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance $16,299,379 20.7%
2 Allstate Corp. 7,166,931 9.1
3 Farmers Insurance Group of Companies (3) 4,823,694 6.1
4 Liberty Mutual 4,628,086 5.9
5 USAA Insurance Group 3,856,394 4.9
6 Travelers Companies Inc. 3,450,478 4.4
7 Nationwide Mutual Group 2,945,058 3.7
8 Chubb Corp. 1,877,340 2.4
9 Citizens Property Insurance Corp. 1,637,389 2.1
10 American Family Mutual 1,584,681 2.0

(1) Before reinsurance transactions, includes state funds.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.
(3) Data for Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and Zurich Financial Group (which owns Farmers' management company) are reported separately by SNL Financial LC.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF PRIVATE PASSENGER AUTO INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2012

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance $32,101,907 18.4%
2 Allstate Corp. 17,478,055 10.0
3 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 16,748,872 9.6
4 Progressive Corp. 14,438,111 8.3
5 Farmers Insurance Group of Companies (3) 10,279,070 5.9
6 USAA Insurance Group 8,447,461 4.8
7 Liberty Mutual 8,263,737 4.7
8 Nationwide Mutual Group 7,136,179 4.1
9 Travelers Companies Inc. 3,393,014 1.9
10 American Family Mutual 3,300,454 1.9

(1) Before reinsurance transactions, includes state funds.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.
(3) Data for Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and Zurich Financial Group (which owns Farmers' management company) are reported separately by SNL Financial LC.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF COMMERCIAL AUTO INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2012

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 Travelers Companies Inc. $2,001,805 8.0%
2 Progressive Corp. 1,732,227 6.9
3 Liberty Mutual 1,550,125 6.2
4 Nationwide Mutual Group 1,355,638 5.4
5 Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. (3) 1,195,441 4.8
6 American International Group 993,727 4.0
7 Old Republic International Corp. 809,595 3.2
8 Hartford Financial Services 557,904 2.2
9 Auto-Owners Insurance Co. 542,623 2.2
10 W. R. Berkley Corp. 473,687 1.9

(1) Before reinsurance transactions, includes state funds.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.
(3) Data for Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and Zurich Financial Group (which owns Farmers' management company) are reported separately by SNL Financial LC.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF COMMERCIAL LINES INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2012

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 American International Group $18,217,418 7.1%
2 Travelers Companies Inc. 15,683,525 6.1
3 Liberty Mutual 15,313,721 5.9
4 Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. (3) 10,206,436 4.0
5 ACE Ltd. 8,294,989 3.2
6 CNA Financial Corp. 8,011,222 3.1
7 Chubb Corp. 7,265,146 2.8
8 Hartford Financial Services 7,260,797 2.8
9 Nationwide Mutual Group 6,637,002 2.6
10 QBE Insurance Group Ltd. 4,704,492 1.8

(1) Before reinsurance transactions, includes state funds.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.
(3) Data for Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and Zurich Financial Group (which owns Farmers' management company) are reported separately by SNL Financial LC.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2012

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 Liberty Mutual $4,179,078 8.7%
2 Travelers Companies Inc. 3,801,993 7.9
3 Hartford Financial Services 3,286,686 6.8
4 American International Group 2,952,157 6.1
5 Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. (3) 2,409,805 5.0
6 State Insurance Fund Workers' Comp. 1,943,838 4.0
7 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 1,256,635 2.6
8 Old Republic International Corp. 1,110,916 2.3
9 Chubb Corp. 1,049,479 2.2
10 AmTrust Financial Services 995,575 2.1

(1) Before reinsurance transactions, includes some state funds.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.
(3) Data for Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and Zurich Financial Group (which owns Farmers' management company) are reported separately by SNL Financial LC.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF EARTHQUAKE INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2012

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 California Earthquake Authority $566,664 19.9%
2 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 231,877 8.1
3 Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. (3) 193,214 6.8
4 American International Group 183,585 6.5
5 Travelers Companies Inc. 137,800 4.8
6 GeoVera Insurance Holdings Ltd. 121,021 4.3
7 AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. 102,776 3.6
8 Liberty Mutual 93,982 3.3
9 ACE Ltd. 78,917 2.8
10 Swiss Re Ltd. 65,725 2.3

(1) Before reinsurance transactions, includes state funds.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.
(3) Data for Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and Zurich Financial Group (which owns Farmers' management company) are reported separately by SNL Financial LC.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN HEALTH INSURANCE GROUPS BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013 (1)

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written Market share
1 WellPoint Inc. $51,356,097 11.2%
2 UnitedHealth Group Inc. 51,269,926 11.2
3 Health Care Service Corporation 23,682,045 5.2
4 Aetna Inc. 20,628,578 4.5
5 Humana Inc. 17,836,173 3.9
6 Highmark Insurance Group 11,600,299 2.5
7 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. 10,597,597 2.3
8 Independence Blue Cross 10,370,198 2.3
9 EmblemHealth Inc. 9,953,798 2.2
10 Centene Corp. 9,928,499 2.2

(1) Based on health insurer annual statement data. Excludes health insurance data from the property/casualty and life/health annual statements. Excludes territories.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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