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About Mercury

When it comes to choosing an insurance company, Mercury Insurance knows you want the lowest price possible. But you also want the appropriate amount of coverage to protect your family and property. Why should you have to sacrifice one for the other? We believe in offering the best of both worlds. Low rates come with excellent coverage, and our local agents are there to create your ideal insurance policy. That’s what sets us apart from our competitors. And, that's what make us the obvious choice when it comes to insurance.

Company Overview

Since its formation in 1961, we’ve provided comprehensive coverage options for auto, home, condo, renters, and business insurance as well as mechanical protection. We take pride in providing smooth and efficient claims resolutions and our Special Investigations Unit (SIU) works with local and federal law enforcement to take down hundreds of fraud rings and scammers each year, saving you from paying additional premiums due to phony claim payouts. We’ve also established a stress-free vehicle repair process by designating Mercury authorized auto shops where any repairs are guaranteed for as long as you own the vehicle.

We called our company Mercury, because I wanted us to be fast and nimble, just like the Roman God of business and merchants.

George JosephFounder and Chairman of the Board Mercury General Corp.

A Vision of the Future

George Joseph recognized that the insurance industry of the late '50s and early '60s wasn't fair for all drivers, and he thought it was time to start a company that provided affordable insurance for drivers of all risks. This simple concept sparked the inspiration for Mercury

Insurance, as did Joseph's belief that if consumers were going to put their trust in a company, then they deserved the best service possible.

"The biggest change through the years has been that more and more is done electronically, which is great," says Joseph. "The business of insurance can be very complex and the digital era has certainly helped Mercury become highly efficient. But these breakthroughs and advancements are only the second most important part of our business. Number one is the way we value our customers and our agents' direct relationships with our policyholders.

Products by State

Mercury sells a variety of insurance products through a network of local, independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Mercury has earned A ratings from A.M. Best and Fitch, two of the industry’s leading independent rating agencies. Mercury has also been named one of “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies” by Forbes Magazine.


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