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About Erie Insurance

Who is Erie Insurance? We’ve been helping people make things right since 1925, working side-by-side with the best insurance agents in the business. For more than 95 years, Erie Insurance has been fulfilling its promise to customers to provide auto, home, business and life insurance rooted in the principles of honesty, decency, service, and of course, affordability.

Facts and Stats

Erie Insurance:

  • Serves 12 states— Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin—and the District of Columbia.
  • Was founded in 1925 by H.O. Hirt and O.G. Crawford.
  • Has more than 6 million policies in force for auto, home and business insurance.
  • Works with more than 13,000 independent insurance agents.
  • Employs over 6,000 employees who work at the company’s Home Office in Erie, Pa., and in the field offices. The Home Office alone employs more than 3,000 people.

Industry Rankings

Erie Insurance Group is:

  • The 19th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premiums written (Best’s Aggregates and Averages Property/Casualty 2022).
  • The 13th largest auto insurer and 11th largest home insurer in the country based on direct premiums written (Best’s Insurance Reports 2022).
  • The 13th largest business insurer in the country based on direct premiums written, commercial multi-peril writers (Best's Insurance Reports 2022).
  • Erie Insurance Group ranks 368th on the FORTUNE 500® list. The list ranks the largest American companies based on total revenue.

Financial Stability

  • ERIE’s property/casualty companies are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, a global credit rating agency with a unique focus on the insurance industry. Best's Financial Strength Rating is an independent opinion of an insurer's financial strength and ability to meet its ongoing insurance policy and contract obligations.
  • The Erie Family Life Insurance Company is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

We’ve been recognized for outstanding business performance and service many times over the years.