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Last updated July 10, 2009
With a history dating back to 1945, Farmers Union was founded as National Farmers Union, an organization formed by and promoting the interests of family farmers. Originally recognized as a sole provider of life insurance, Farmers Union now writes auto, small commercial, homeowners and farmowners insurance in nine Midwestern and Rocky Mountain states. The company is also the United States leading writer in rural telecommunications coverage protection, provided to businesses and rural telephone/cable companies in 38 states.
In 2005, Farmers Union was purchased by QBE Insurance Group, one of the top 25 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. With this new expansion, QBE Regional reported $1.4 billion in gross written premiums in 2008.
QBE Insurance Group Limited (ASX: QBE) is an Australian based general insurance provider, providing insurance services mainly to the Asia Pacific region, but also America and Europe (QBE European Operations). It has offices in 45 countries.
Farmers Union car insurance polices are designed to provide coverage for all farm vehicles. The company offers a number of necessary coverages including liability, collision and comprehensive protection. Farmers Union has each policyholder complete a profile so they can best fit what additional coverages may be suitable. In order to provide affordable products to their customers, Farmers Union also offers a variety of discounts that include multi-car, good students, accident forgiveness and safe drivers discounts.
Contact Farmers Union Insurance at:
National Farmers Union Property and Casualty Company 5619 DTC Pkwy, Suite 300 Greenwood Village, CO 80111-3136 Telephone: (800) 347-1961
Sources: “About Us,” Farmers Union web site, 2009; “Products: Farm Insurance: Auto,” Farmers Union web site, 2009; “QBE Insurance,” Wikipedia, May 2009