For over 95 years, Auto-Owners has been dedicated to the independent agency system. We're proud to be ranked among the Fortune 500 every year since 2002, and our written premium is over $5 billion. Among the leading property and casualty insurers in the U.S., this mutual insurance company is represented by approximately 37,000 agents in more than 6,100 agencies and is the Group's largest insurer.
Auto-Owners success can be traced back from its present management to the early leadership of Vern V. Moulton who, in 1916, organized Auto-Owners Insurance Company in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The infant Company had no capital and was housed in one room of a bank building.
Auto-Owners operated in Mt. Pleasant for a little less than a year. In 1917, V.V. Moulton literally picked the Company up, placed it under his arm and in his pocket (the Company consisted of one book of policyholders' names and $174.25 in assets), and moved Auto-Owners to Lansing, Michigan.
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