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, 2014

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance $58,508,587 10.3%
2 Liberty Mutual 29,364,559 5.1
3 Allstate Corp. 28,892,088 5.1
4 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 26,555,515 4.7
5 Travelers Companies Inc. 22,790,776 4.0
6 Progressive Corp. 20,056,860 3.5
7 Nationwide Mutual Group 18,935,862 3.3
8 American International Group 18,653,981 3.3
9 Farmers Insurance Group of Companies (3) 18,611,695 3.3
10 USAA Insurance Group 15,678,176 2.8

(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.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF LIFE INSURANCE/ANNUITIES BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2014

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 MetLife Inc. $95,331,132 16.1%
2 Prudential Financial Inc. 44,720,129 7.6
3 New York Life Insurance Group 28,393,849 4.8
4 Jackson National Life Group 26,708,218 4.5
5 AEGON 25,339,180 4.3
6 Lincoln National Corp. 24,329,107 4.1
7 American International Group 23,279,901 3.9
8 Principal Financial Group Inc. 18,894,839 3.2
9 Manulife Financial Corp. 18,513,758 3.1
10 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 16,818,431 2.8

(1) Includes life insurance, annuity considerations, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance. 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, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance $17,073,508 20.8%
2 Allstate Corp. 7,428,694 9.1
3 Liberty Mutual 5,236,892 6.4
4 Farmers Insurance Group of Companies (3) 5,029,555 6.1
5 USAA Insurance Group 4,328,005 5.3
6 Travelers Companies Inc. 3,368,962 4.1
7 Nationwide Mutual Group 3,092,293 3.8
8 American Family Mutual 2,272,519 2.8
9 Chubb Corp. 1,972,793 2.4
10 Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (Florida) 1,272,336 1.6

(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 PRIVATE PASSENGER AUTO INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance $33,610,201 18.5%
2 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 18,622,591 10.2
3 Allstate Corp. 18,067,452 9.9
4 Progressive Corp. 15,373,142 8.5
5 Farmers Insurance Group of Companies (3) 9,880,905 5.4
6 USAA Insurance Group 9,167,242 5.0
7 Liberty Mutual 9,036,455 5.0
8 Nationwide Mutual Group 7,279,835 4.0
9 American Family Mutual 3,441,682 1.9
10 Travelers Companies Inc. 3,178,692 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.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF COMMERCIAL AUTO INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 Travelers Companies Inc. $1,978,649 7.4%
2 Progressive Corp. 1,779,528 6.6
3 Nationwide Mutual Group 1,527,501 5.7
4 Liberty Mutual 1,524,882 5.7
5 Zurich Insurance Group (3) 1,238,757 4.6
6 American International Group 930,862 3.5
7 Old Republic International Corp. 875,705 3.3
8 Auto-Owners Insurance Co. 571,399 2.1
9 Hartford Financial Services 552,768 2.1
10 Cincinnati Financial Corp. 513,603 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.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF COMMERCIAL LINES INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 American International Group $16,503,438 6.1%
2 Travelers Companies Inc. 16,126,917 5.9
3 Liberty Mutual 14,535,081 5.3
4 Zurich Insurance Group (3) 10,816,040 4.0
5 ACE Ltd. 8,691,889 3.2
6 CNA Financial Corp. 8,440,261 3.1
7 Hartford Financial Services 7,370,550 2.7
8 Chubb Corp. 7,343,526 2.7
9 Nationwide Mutual Group 7,338,123 2.7
10 American Financial Group Inc. 4,819,736 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.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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TOP TEN WRITERS OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 Travelers Companies Inc. $4,138,107 7.9%
2 Hartford Financial Services 3,346,388 6.4
3 Liberty Mutual 3,048,707 5.8
4 American International Group 2,847,862 5.4
5 Zurich Insurance Group (3) 2,534,387 4.8
6 State Insurance Fund Workers' Comp. (NY) 2,283,287 4.4
7 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 1,758,052 3.4
8 AmTrust Financial Services 1,665,462 3.2
9 Old Republic International Corp. 1,198,666 2.3
10 W. R. Berkley Corp. 1,161,299 2.2

(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, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 California Earthquake Authority $573,960 20.0%
2 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 228,898 8.0
3 Zurich Insurance Group (3) 217,978 7.6
4 American International Group 150,861 5.3
5 Travelers Companies Inc. 143,022 5.0
6 GeoVera Insurance Holdings Ltd. 118,128 4.1
7 Liberty Mutual 100,496 3.5
8 ACE Ltd. 86,556 3.0
9 Swiss Re Ltd. 84,249 2.9
10 Chubb Corp. 58,990 2.1

(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 HEALTH INSURANCE GROUPS BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2014

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share
1 UnitedHealth Group Inc. $54,968,422 10.3%
2 Anthem Inc. (2) 52,217,860 9.8
3 Humana Inc. 45,598,914 8.6
4 HealthCare Service Corp. 28,740,192 5.4
5 Aetna Inc. 23,099,513 4.3
6 Centene Corp. 13,530,755 2.5
7 Independence Health Group Inc. 12,249,432 2.3
8 Highmark Insurance Group 11,765,600 2.2
9 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. 11,173,259 2.1
10 WellCare Health Plans Inc. 11,161,715 2.1

(1) Based on health insurer annual statement data. Excludes health insurance data from the property/casualty and life/health annual statements. Excludes territories.
(2) WellPoint Inc. which was ranked first in 2013 was renamed Anthem Inc. in December 2014.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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