A West Coast original
Hawthorne K. Dent, an insurance executive, founded the General Insurance Company of America in Seattle, Washington, 1923.
His company quickly gained a reputation for competitive prices and solid customer service and grew steadily, soon being offered in states around the country. But as it sometimes happens, the name changed along the way. In the 1960s, General Insurance Company of America became Safeco, or Selective Auto and Fire Insurance Company of America.
And in 2008, Safeco really changed. It became a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance. It still retains its name, Safeco, but is part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance family. They focus solely on personal insurance, like home and auto.
Safeco will offer you discounts for bundling, and it has fine insurance products. But it does have a small town charm built into its infrastructure. The company encourages its customers to work with one of its many independent Safeco insurance agents. That said, the website is designed so that if you aren’t a people person, and you just want to do everything online or through an automated phone system, you can.
SAFECO Insurance Company of America
1001 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98154
Telephone: (800) 332-3226