Our GREAT beginnings
It all started back in 1872 – a time when accidents and natural disasters meant the end of many businesses. When this need for insurance met a few ambitious German immigrants, the company that would become Great American was born. Our first customer? A rubber comb factory. Within a few years, we became known for paying claims in a timely manner. For instance, after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake – when many insurance companies couldn’t handle the losses – we paid out more than $2 million in claims.
Nearly 150 years later, we continue that long-standing tradition of financial strength, protecting specialized businesses in more than 100 niche industries around the globe. In fact, Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” rating or higher from A.M. Best for more than 110 years (most recent rating of "A+" (Superior) affirmed October 28, 2020). From that rubber comb factory to today, companies turn to us when they need someone who knows their space, shares their priorities and has the freedom to do what’s right.
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301 E. Fourth Street Cincinnati OH 45202
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120 locations across the United States, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union, Singapore