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The Progressive insurance organization began business in 1937. The Progressive Corporation, an insurance holding company formed in 1965, currently has 54 subsidiaries and 1 mutual insurance company affiliate. These insurance subsidiaries and affiliate provide personal and commercial automobile insurance and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services. Our property-casualty insurance products protect our customers against losses due to collision and physical damage to their motor vehicles and uninsured and underinsured bodily injury, and liability to others for personal injury or property damage arising out of the use of those vehicles. Our non-insurance subsidiaries generally support our insurance and investment…show more content…
We ranked fourth in market share in the U.S. private passenger auto market for 2009 based on net premiums written and believe that we held that position for 2010. There are approximately 360 competitors in this market. Progressive and the other leading 14 private passenger auto insurers, each of which writes over $1.8 billion of premiums, comprise about 75% of this market. For 2009, the industry net premiums written for private passenger auto insurance in the United States was $156.5 billion, and our share of this market was approximately 7.8%, compared to $158.0 billion and 7.3% in 2008, respectively; comparable industry data is not available for 2010 at this time. All industry data, including ranking and market share, was obtained directly from data reported by either SNL Financial or A.M. Best Company, Inc. (“A.M. Best”), or was estimated using A.M. Best data as the primary source. Personal auto insurance represented approximately 90% of our total Personal Lines net premiums written for each of the last three years. Volume potential is driven by our price competitiveness, brand recognition, service quality, and the actions of our competitors, among other factors. See “Competitive Factors” on page 4 of this report for further discussion. Our specialty Personal Lines products include insurance for motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, mobile homes, watercraft, snowmobiles, and similar items, and represent about 10% of our
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