Learn more about State Farm
State Farm Insurance
Headquarters: Bloomington, Ill.
- Claims center: http://www.statefarm.com/insurance/claim-center/claim-center.asp
- Claims phone number: 1-800-STATE-FARM (1-800-782-8332)
- Customer service: http://www.statefarm.com/insurance/service_center/service_center.asp
- Find an agent: http://www.statefarm.com/agent/index.xhtml
State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. is the nation’s largest auto insurer, covering about 20 percent of U.S. drivers. It includes a number of wholly owned subsidiaries such as State Farm Life and Accident Insurance Co., State Farm County Mutual Insurance Company of Texas; State Farm Mutual Insurance Company of Texas, State Farm Florida Insurance Co., State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., State Farm General Insurance Co., State Farm Indemnity Co. and State Farm Guaranty Insurance Co.
State Farm is a mutual insurance company, meaning it is owned by its policyholders. Its profits are redistributed to policyholders.
The company was founded in 1992 by a retired farmer, George J. Mecherle, who specialized in auto insurance for farmers. The company has expanded over the years to include homeowners and life insurance, mutual funds, home mortgages and financial services, and even a bank.
The company’s “Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Is There” jingle was written in 1971 by noted songwriter Barry Manilow. Its familiar tri-oval logo represents the company’s core services of auto, life and fire insurance.
The company pioneered the first student discount in 1962. It also offers discounts for multiple vehicles, multiple policies and good drivers. And it offers discounts to good drivers under 25 who complete its Steer Clear program and customers who complete a qualified defensive driving course. Its Drive Safe and Save program offers larger discounts to customers who allow the company to collect information about their driving habits.
In some states State Farm sponsors roadway patrols that help motorists stranded by mechanical failures, bad weather or an accident.
The company relies on a network of about 18,000 agents across the country to sell its policies; it also provides online quotes.