Erie Insurance Group
|Traded as||NASDAQ: ERIE|
|Headquarters||Erie, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Timothy G. NeCastro|
|Products||Property, Casualty and Life Insurance|
|Total assets||$16,676,000,000 at 2013-12-31
|Total equity||$734,000,000 at 2013-12-31
Number of employees
|More than 4,500|
Erie Insurance is an American multi-line insurance company, offering auto, home, commercial and life insurance through a network of independent insurance agents. As of 2014[update], Erie Insurance Group is ranked among the 500 largest U.S. companies, in terms of revenue, by Fortune magazine.
Its geographic presence extends to 12 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. It also owns the naming rights to the Erie Insurance Arena in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department issued a license to the Erie Insurance Exchange as an automobile insurer in 1925 and operations began on April 20, 1925. Erie Insurance Exchange was formed as a reciprocal and Erie Indemnity Company was formed as its managing company. The annual premium charge per auto was $34.
Important dates in company history:
|1925||Erie Insurance opens for business|
|1928||The company opens its first office outside Erie, Pa., in Pittsburgh|
|1953||The company opens its first branch outside of Pennsylvania in Silver Spring, Md.|
|1967||The Erie Family Life Insurance Company is founded|
|1995||Erie Insurance is listed on NASDAQ as “ERIE”|
|2003||The company is listed on the Fortune 500 list|
|2016||Erie Insurance denies an insurance claim to an autistic man and becomes national news|
Sales and Marketing
Erie Insurance sells its products exclusively through a network of more than 2,000 independent agencies with more than 10,000 licensed agents. In a February 2013 interview with the Erie Times-News, CEO Terry Cavanaugh reaffirmed the company’s commitment to this distribution channel while acknowledging the importance of also enabling customers to pay bills and file claims online.
In May 2012, it was announced that Erie Insurance had purchased the naming rights to Tullio Arena in downtown Erie, Pa. The arena was subsequently renamed Erie Insurance Arena.
|H.O. Hirt||1925 – 1976|
|F.W. Hirt||1976 – 1990|
|Thomas B. Hagen||1990 – 1993|
|John M. Petersen||1993 – 1996|
|Stephen A. Milne||1996 – 2002|
|Jeffrey A. Ludrof||2002 – 2007|
|John J. Brinling, Jr. (interim)||2007 – 2008|
|Terrence W. Cavanaugh||2008 – 2016|
|Timothy G. NeCastro||2016 – Present|
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