State Farm Insurance
By: Robert Lawrence
State Farm insurance began in 1922, the invention of a man named
George J. Mecherle. Mecherle thought that he could come up with
a better insurance company than the rest, offering better coverage
and great rates. So he did. Something about Mecherle s vision was
right more than eighty years later, State Farm Insurance is still
In just over 80 years, State Farm Insurance Companies has grown
from a small farm mutual auto insurer to one of the world's largest
financial institutions. But despite State Farm's growth, Mecherle's
original philosophy of insurance coverage at a fair price coupled
with fair claim settlement has remained.
State Farm web site, May 2006
State Farm, Today
With 25 operations centers in 13 zones, these days State Farm
employs 79,200 people, including 16,700 plus agents. State Farm
actively services 71.6 million insurance policies in the United
States and Canada. Many awards have been received by State Farm
for their equal opportunity employing methods, and for the number
of jobs the company has created. State Farm strives to give back
to the community, participating in many programs to further education
and safety, including awarding grants and scholarships.
The Future of State Farm
Our vision for the future is to be the customer's first and best
choice in the products and services we provide. We will continue
to be the leader in the insurance industry and we will become a
leader in the financial services arena. Our customers' needs will
determine our path. Our values will guide us.
- State Farm web site, May 2006
What State Farm Offers
State Farm can take care of all your insurance needs. They offer
most types of insurance coverage. All the usual suspects of auto,
home, life, renter s, and supplemental medical insurance are available
through State Farm. Other insurance offerings include condo, long-term
care, and Medicare supplement. The State Farm web site is very user-friendly
and easy to use. Using the web site, consumers can obtain a quote
on any type of policy named above, or find an agent, both within
minutes. Answering a few quick questions will lead you to a free
online quote, and a search feature makes finding an agent simple
You can also reach State Farm agents through online insurance quote
web sites. This offers you the ability to compare rates from State
Farm and from other independent agents or companies. Inquire with
the site in question about the companies that will be providing
State Farm s mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday
life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.
- State Farm web site, May 2006
Not only does State Farm provide you with quality insurance, but
the web site is a wealth of tools and information. A helpful learning
center exists online for any who would like to learn more about
retirement planning, college planning, savings strategies, prevention
and safety, or life stages such as having a baby, marriage, or buying
a home. There s even a kid s stuff section. Consumers can learn
about reasons to have car insurance and what insurance policies
do for you, and what they can mean in your life.
State Farm is truly one of the oldest names in insurance, and
theirs is a name you can trust. If State Farm did not provide excellent
customer service and satisfaction, there s no way there would still
be going strong. Often, it s much cheaper to buy all your insurance
plans through one carrier than through several different companies.
State Farm can provide for all your insurance needs, without making
you spend a fortune. Isn t it better to use a company you know you
can depend on?
Robert co-founded Insurance4USA.com, an insurance
quote shopping service, in 1999. He has been a licensed insurance
agent in New York State since 1990.
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