About Mercury

Trusted by millions of drivers since 1962.

When it comes to choosing an insurance company, Mercury Insurance knows you want the lowest price possible. But you also want the appropriate amount of coverage to protect your family and property. Why should you have to sacrifice one for the other? We believe in offering the best of both worlds. Low rates come with excellent coverage, and our local agents are there to create your ideal insurance policy. That’s what sets us apart from our competitors. And, that’s what makes us the obvious choice when it comes to insurance.

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Company Overview

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ince opening our doors in 1962, we’ve provided comprehensive coverage options for auto, home, condo, renters, and business insurance as well as mechanical protection. We take pride in providing smooth and efficient claims resolutions and our Special Investigations Unit (SIU) works with local and federal law enforcement to take down hundreds of fraud rings and scammers each year, saving you from paying additional premiums due to phony claim payouts. We’ve also established a stress-free vehicle repair process by designating Mercury authorized auto shops where any repairs are guaranteed for as long as you own the vehicle.

$4.5 Billion

Over $4.5 billion in total assets.

4,500+

 More than 4,500 employees.

8,000+

 More than 8,000 independent agents.

We called our company Mercury, because I wanted us to be fast and nimble, just like the Roman God of business and merchants.

George Joseph Founder and Chairman of the Board Mercury General Corp.

A Vision of the Future

George Joseph recognized that the insurance industry of the late '50s and early '60s wasn't fair for all drivers, and he thought it was time to start a company that provided affordable insurance for drivers of all risks. This simple concept sparked the inspiration for Mercury Insurance, as did Joseph's belief that if consumers were going to put their trust in a company, then they deserved the best service possible.

"The biggest change through the years has been that more and more is done electronically, which is great," says Joseph. "The business of insurance can be very complex and the digital era has certainly helped Mercury become highly efficient. But these breakthroughs and advancements are only the second most important part of our business. Number one is the way we value our customers and our agents' direct relationships with our policyholders.

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George Joseph

Products by State

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ercury sells a variety of insurance products through a network of local, independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Mercury has earned A ratings from A.M. Best and Fitch, two of the industry’s leading independent rating agencies. Mercury has also been named one of “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies” by Forbes Magazine.

Arizona

  • Private Passenger Automobile
    • Transportation Network Company
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Commercial Automobile
  • Mechanical Protection

California

  • Private Passenger Automobile
    • Transportation Network Company
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Personal Umbrella 
  • Commercial Automobile
  • Commercial Packages 
  • Mechanical Protection

Florida

  • Private Passenger Automobile
  • Commercial Automobile
  • Mechanical Protection

Georgia

  • Private Passenger Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Personal Umbrella
  • Mechanical Protection
  • Commercial Automobile

Illinois

  • Private Passenger Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Condo Renters
  • Personal Umbrella
  • Mechanical Protection
  • Commercial Automobile

Nevada

  • Private Passenger Automobile
    • Transportation Network Company
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Mechanical Protection
  • Commercial Automobile

New Jersey

  • Private Passenger Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Mechanical Protection

New York

  • Private Passenger Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Mechanical Protection

Oklahoma

  • Private Passenger Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Personal Umbrella
  • Mechanical Protection
  • Commercial Automobile
  • Business Insurance

Texas

  • Private Passenger Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Personal Umbrella
  • Mechanical Protection
  • Commercial Automobile
  • Business Insurance

Virginia

  • Private Passenger Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Mechanical Protection
  • Commercial Automobile