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

These are the top 25 property/casualty insurance companies in the US | Insurance Business America

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.

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:

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%

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.

(Updated September 20, 2021)