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Nationwide Background

Learn about Nationwide

For more than 90 years, Nationwide has grown from a small mutual auto insurer owned by policyholders to one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world.

At Nationwide, we exist to protect people, businesses and futures with extraordinary care. Standing on our strong foundation of nearly 100 years of working with our partners to protect what's most important to our members, we've been able to overcome and prevail through dynamic times. We continue to adapt and transform resiliently with our guiding vision of caring for others.

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Nationwide, formerly known as Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, sold its first policy.


Farm Bureau Mutual expanded its business into other states, including West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Vermont and North Carolina.


Farm Bureau Mutual acquired Life Insurance Company of America.


Farm Bureau Mutual changed its name to Nationwide with the aspiration of eventually selling products from coast to coast.


Nationwide pioneered a seat belt incentive, which provided 50% additional medical benefits to policyholders wearing a seat belt at the time of an automobile accident.


Nationwide first used the Nationwide jingle in a national marketing campaign.


The Nationwide Foundation approved a $50 million grant to Columbus Children's Hospital, the second-largest philanthropic gift made to an American hospital.


Nationwide acquired Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company.


Today we still answer to our members, but we protect more than just cars and Ohio farmers. We're a Fortune 100 company that offers a full range of insurance and financial services across the country. Our products include car, motorcycle, homeowners, pet, farm, life and commercial insurance. We also offer annuities, mutual funds, retirement plans and specialty health services.


AM Best Rating A+
Affirmed 2022

Total assets:

$295.7 billion


In 2022, total investments were $123.6 billion. Net investment income of $5.0 billion in 2022 was down from $5.3 billion in 2021, driven primarily by alternative investments.

Capital strength

Nationwide's capital position is strong, enabling us to continue to serve our members and partners and grow our company well into the future.

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