In 1923, Hawthorne K. Dent started the General Insurance Company of America “The General” in Seattle, Washington. In 1953, the name “SAFECO” was born as a result of the subsidiary they created. “Selective Auto and Fire Insurance Company of America.” In 1997 they acquired American States Financial Corporation. This doubled their agent force. In 2004, they sold their life and investments division, focusing fully on property and casualty insurance, as well as surety bonds. In September 2008, Safeco became part of Liberty Mutual Insurance to offer a comprehensive mix of coverage, pricing and personalized service to individuals and families looking to protect their homes with home insurance, cars and more.
Safeco and Insurance Advisors of St. Louis
Safeco Companies by far ranks as number 1 in our agency. And deservedly so. We’ve had their contract for 49 years. Safeco has very good pricing stability and excellent claim service. As a company, they are good problem solvers and easy to communicate with. We can usually get a Senior Claims Manager on the phone within a day, and that is very helpful in event of emergencies or in event of a difficult claim problem.
Safeco has a large presence in St. Louis with over 200 employees. One of the chief assets of the company is that while they are somewhat regional, they do have large offices all over the country, so if one area goes down due to inclement weather or catastrophe, there is always another region that can help out.
Safeco is also involved in a lot of community activities and charities.
They are a large supporter of the Independent Agency System. Click below to get a quote on your insurance policy.