The Cincinnati Insurance Company



The Cincinnati Insurance Company is a successful insurer based in Ohio. Although they are not as large as some of the industry leaders, such as Allstate, GEICO, Progressive or State Farm, they do have a good piece of the insurance market share. In fact, they are one of the 20 largest casualty and disability insurance companies in the United States.

The Cincinnati Insurance Company (CIC) first opened for business in 1950. It was founded by four agents, including two brothers, John and Robert Schiff. During the past sixty plus years, the company has experienced phenomenal growth. They have gradually expanded from the original four agents to more than eleven hundred independent agents. The company now has a large corporate office in downtown Fairfield, Ohio, but most of the agents are able to work from their own homes.

As of 2011, CIC represents nearly 1% of all insurance policies in the United States. In our opinion, that’s no small feat given the fact that the company has such a small media presence. The company provides casualty and property insurance for cars, homes and businesses. The Cincinnati Insurance Company offers a wide range of products from a life insurance policy to investments. As of 2011, the company is one of the industry leaders, preparing itself for future growth. The company is based in Fairfield, Ohio. As of 2011, Steven Johnston is the CEO.

Many people confuse this insurance company with the Cincinnati Financial Company (CFC). In 1968, the Cincinnati Financial Company was formed. The Cincinnati Insurance Company is a subsidiary of the Cincinnati Financial Corporation. The Cincinnati Financial Corporation is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ.

Kenneth Stecher (as of 2011) is the President of Cincinnati Financial Company. The CFC has nearly $8.5 billion in assets. This gives the Cincinnati Insurance Company strong financial backing. In addition, the company (CIC) employs nearly 4,000 associates (as of 2005), with nearly 2,800 people at the corporate office and 1100 individual agents.

After doing some research on the internet, we believe this is a very good insurance company. Although you don’t see their ads on television or hear them on the radio, they are an established and successful insurance company. They have a solid reputation for providing good products, quality customer service and responding to claims in a timely manner. We did not find any valid negative publicity about the company during our research.

This company is prepared for future growth, and they have the required financial assets to position themselves for increased market share. Whether you are an investor, or someone looking for an insurance policy, this is a company to keep your eye on. So before you purchase a policy from a different company, make sure you get a quote from this company, too. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

If you have ever worked for the company, or owned a policy with them, we would love to hear from you. What did you think about the Cincinnati Insurance Company? What did you like? What didn’t you like? How was their customer service? Please share your insights or personal story with the rest of our insurance community. Just fill out the web-form below to get started. Thank you.

This article is written for informational purposes and is not intended to take the place of competent local legal counsel. The writer is not associated with The Cincinnati Insurance Company or any of its affiliates.

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