Nationwide Insurance Company, is a large, well diversified insurance company and financial services firm based in Columbus, Ohio. While they might be best known for car and home insurance in Ohio, they also offer health and life insurance, as well as insurance for businesses. The familiar jingle “Nationwide is on your side” has been in use since 1969! Formed in 1925 as the Ohio Farm Bureau to provide auto insurance to Ohio farmers, they’ve grown to become among the largest insurers in the country. Today, Nationwide Insurance Co., has over $135 billion in statutory assets.
In 1928, as Farm Burreau Mutual, they expanded geographically to write auto insurance for farmers in West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Vermont and North Carolina. Product offerings grew to include fire insurance (property) and in 1955 their name was changed to Nationwide Insurance. In the 1970′s, a 40 story office tower was built on the Northern edge of downtown Columbus and still serves as their corporate headquarters.
Nationwide Insurance Co. offers their insurance products through their network of agents throughout the country. Quotes can also be obtained over the internet including from us at OhioInsurance.com. They employ claims adjustors that respond to claims and have a catastrophe team that responds to large scale disasters, where they have many policyholders affected.
Nationwide Insurance currently has about 35,000 employees across the country, and is a major employer in Columbus. They are ranked #124 in the Fortune 500 list of largest American corporations. The Columbus Blue Jackets, an NHL franchise plays at Nationwide arena, around the corner from their headquarters. They are a tremendous corporate citizen, and sponsor and support many important events and charities in Columbus.