Farmers Insurance Group was founded as Farmers Automobile Inter-Insurance Exchange in 1928 by Thomas Leavey and John Tyler.The first office was in Los Angeles, California where the company is still headquartered today. I just left Suzie Elliott the HR Director at Farmers a message to call.
In 1953, the company acquired New World Life Insurance Co. In recent years the company has acquired several larger insurers including Foremost Insurance Group in 2000, Bristol West Holdings in 2007 and 21st Century Insurance in 2009. I was with Aig then 21st century for over 30 years and with Allstate for my homeowners insurance for 35 years claim free I might add. I decided to go with Farmers for both auto and homeowners insurance.John Tyler died in 1973 and Thomas Leavey became CEO. Farmers is currently the third largest provider of consumer home and auto insurance in the US. Called four times later in the day and left a message. She never followed up on any documents,just took my money.They current insurance over 20 million individual policies. My auto policy was cancelled less than two weeks after I got it, Because the agent never sent in the documents !Reply I received an email from agent Bradley Heden located in Maryland. In fact, so disappointed that I’d never consider becoming a Farmer’s customer!Reply I must admit that each time I see a commercial for Farmers Insurance, I cringe a bit.
In 1935, the company launched a division specifically for truck insurance. Reply Hi, I’ve never in my 61 years on this earth had such bad business dealings that I’ve had since the short time I’ve been a Farmers customer!