US insurance: These are the top 25 property/casualty insurance companies in the US

The nation’s top 25 property/casualty insurance companies claim almost two-thirds of the total market and wrote more than $725 billion in premium in 2020 – up from $708 billion in 2019, according to the latest data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

State Farm Group is once again the largest property/casualty insurance company in the US, representing 9.12% of the market and writing $66.1 billion in direct premiums – nearly $20 billion more than its nearest competitor, Berkshire Hathaway ($46.1 billion), the name behind GEICO.

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Liberty Mutual, Allstate, and Progressive moved their market share compared to 2020, with Progressive leading the trio with a share of 5.75%.

Further down the top 10 rankings, Chubb retained the eight spot, with its direct premiums written increasing from $23.3 billion in 2019 to $24 billion last year. USAA Insurance Group, meanwhile, secured seventh place, boosting its direct premiums written from $23.4 billion in 2019 to $24.6 billion in 2019.

The 25 biggest property/casualty insurance groups, by direct premiums written and market share, are:

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  1. State Farm
    Direct Premiums Written: $66.1 billion
    Market Share: 9.12%
  2. Berkshire Hathaway
    Direct Premiums Written: $46.1 billion
    Market Share: 6.37%
  3. Progressive Group
    Direct Premiums Written: $41.7 billion
    Market Share: 5.75%
  4. Liberty Mutual
    Direct Premiums Written: $36.1 billion
    Market Share: 4.99%
  5. Allstate
    Direct Premiums Written: $34.3 billion
    Market Share: 4.73%
  6. Travelers Group
    Direct Written Premiums: $28.7 billion
    Market Share: 3.97%
  7. USAA
    Direct Written Premiums: $24.6 billion
    Market Share: 3.39%
  8. Chubb
    Direct Written Premiums: $24 billion
    Market Share: 3.32%
  9. Farmers Insurance
    Direct Written Premiums: $20 billion
    Market Share: 2.77%
  10. Nationwide
    Direct Written Premiums: $18.5 billion
    Market Share: 2.55%
  11. Zurich
    Direct Written Premiums: $13.6 billion
    Market Share: 1.88%
  12. AIG
    Direct Written Premiums: $13.4 billion
    Market Share: 1.85%
  13. The Hartford
    Direct Written Premiums: $12.4 billion
    Market Share: 1.71%
  14. CNA
    Direct Written Premiums: $11.7 billion
    Market Share: 1.62%
  15. American Family Insurance
    Direct Written Premiums: $11.3 billion
    Market Share: 1.56%
  16. Auto-Owners Group
    Direct Written Premiums: $9.3 billion
    Market Share: 1.28%
  17. Assurant
    Direct Written Premiums: $8.3 billion
    Market Share: 1.14%
  18. Tokio Marine
    Direct Written Premiums: $7.7 billion
    Market Share: 1.06%
  19. Erie Insurance
    Direct Written Premiums: $7.6 billion
    Market Share: 1.05%
  20. Fairfax Financial
    Direct Written Premiums: $7.6 billion
    Market Share: 1.05%
  21. AXA
    Direct Written Premiums: $7 billion
    Market Share: 0.97%
  22. WR Berkley
    Direct Written Premiums: $6.8 billion
    Market Share: 0.94%
  23. American Financial Group/Great American Insurance Group
    Direct Written Premiums: $6.7 billion
    Market Share: 0.92%
  24. Markel Corporation
    Direct Written Premiums: $6 billion
    Market Share: 0.83%
  25. Cincinnati Financial
    Direct Written Premiums: $5.5 billion
    Market Share: 0.77%

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According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), US insurance industry net premiums written totaled $1.28 trillion in 2020, with premiums recorded by property/casualty insurers accounting for 51% and premiums by health/life insurers accounting for 49%.

P/C insurance includes auto, homeowners and commercial insurance. Net premiums written for the sector totaled $652.8 billion last year. Meanwhile, the life/annuity insurance sector includes annuities, accident and health, and life insurance with net premiums for the sector totaling $240 billion in 2020. Both figures are taken from the Insurance Information Institute.

The US insurance industry employed 2.9 million people in 2020, according to the US Department of Labor. Of those, 1.7 million worked for insurance companies, including life and health insurers (962,500 workers), P/C insurers (665,900 workers), and reinsurers (27,300 workers). The remaining 1.2 million people worked for insurance agencies, brokers, and other insurance-related enterprises.

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