Trusted by millions of drivers since 1962.
A Vision of the Future
George Joseph founded Mercury Insurance on the belief that he could offer consumers quality insurance products at affordable rates and combine that with top-notch customer service.
And more than 60 years later, this vision is still very much a part of the way we do business today.
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Sold first policy
- Mercury General Corporation, founded by Mr. George Joseph, sells its first policy
- We began with just six team members and 90 agents
$1 million in written premium in a single month
Mercury begins selling homeowners insurance
Establishes insurance industry’s first Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to fight insurance fraud
Largest PPA in CA
Mercury becomes the largest independent agency writer of private passenger auto insurance in California
Initial public offering
Mercury goes public at $19/share
Georgia and Illinois expansion
Listed on New York Stock Exchange for trading
Oklahoma and Texas expansion
$1 billion in annual net premiums written
New York and Virginia expansion
New Jersey expansion
$2 billion in annual net premiums written
Arizona and Nevada expansion
$3 billion in annual net premiums written
Acquires Auto Insurance Specialists (AIS)
Celebrates 50th anniversary
Named by Forbes as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies
Acquires Workmen’s Auto Insurance Company
Named by Forbes as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies for the 3rd time!
Launches Home Cyber Protection for homeowners, condo owners and renters
Launches MercuryGO usage-based insurance program in Texas
Rolls out Mercury Giveback Program, returning $128M to policyholders during COVID19
Named Best Insurer for Overall Satisfaction in the Shopping Segment of the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Digital Experience Study
Named by Forbes as one of the Best Insurance Companies in America for 2022.
Expands MercuryGO to Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma