Nationwide has three regional headquarters and more than 36,000 employees. It is one of the largest companies in the nation providing both insurance and financial services. Nationwide began in 1925 when the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation incorporated the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. The company sold its first policy in 1926 and officially opened its doors for business. Known as Farm Bureau Mutual, the company quickly started expanding and by 1943 had operations in 12 states and Washington D.C. The quick and continual expansion of the company into the West led Farm Bureau Mutual to change its name to Nationwide in 1955. Nationwide went on to increase its services to the financial industry and opened its bank in 2007.
As the sixth largest auto and homeowner insurer in the country, Nationwide has its corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio with more than $135 billion in statutory assets. As a large corporation, Nationwide is able to provide a selection of services and products to consumers and businesses:
- Vehicle insurance.
- Property insurance.
- Life insurance.
- Specialty insurance.
- Farm insurance.
- Pet insurance.
- Retirement plans.
- Mutual funds.
In addition to a selection of coverage options for auto insurance, Nationwide offers specialty programs like Vanishing Deductible. For every year of safe driving, $100 is removed from the deductible. Just signing up for the program qualifies customers for a deduction of $100. Other auto programs include Accident Forgiveness, Roadside Assistance and teen auto insurance, which provides discounts explicitly for teen drivers.
On Your Side review
Nationwide provides a free On Your Side review for consultations about saving money with all types of insurance coverage. The review also provides advice on managing deductibles and helps determine the right types of coverage for an individual. An On Your Side review can help with budgeting, goals and financial management of major life events such as buying a home or starting a business.
Nationwide Blue Ribbon
The Nationwide Blue Ribbon Claim Service provides fast and efficient response to claims. Participants receive access to written car repair guarantees from certified Nationwide repair shops, which are reviewed by certified staff at the company. The program also comes with Nationwide Auto Watch, an online service that allows customers to view the progress of car repairs.
Property options including homeowners, renters and condominium insurance are available from Nationwide. Insurance for property can protect assets both inside and outside of the home. In addition to general property insurance, extras such as Identity Theft Coverage and Flood Insurance are available. Identity Theft Insurance monitors credit, assists in document replacement and provides an emergency cash advance. Flood Insurance is an additional coverage that is federally backed. It offers assistance with cleanup of the home after a flood and reimbursement for lost items.
Investment options such as 401(k), 403(b), annuities and mutual funds are available from Nationwide for individuals and businesses. The RetirAbility Check helps assess an individual's financial ability to retire based on the National Retirement Risk Index. Guides about investments and money management are available on the Nationwide website.
The corporate headquarters of Nationwide are located at:
1 Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, call Nationwide toll-free at (877) 669-6877.