Rachael Brennan has been working in the insurance industry since 2006 when she began working as a licensed insurance representative for 21st Century Insurance, during which time she earned her Property and Casualty license in all 50 states. After several years she expanded her insurance expertise, earning her license in Health and AD&D insurance as well. She has worked for small health insuran...

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Chris Harrigan has an economic degree from Limestone College and an MBA from Clemson University. He previously managed auto insurance claims for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Currently, he is using his business and insurance expertise to provide insurance data analysis and visualizations to enhance the user experience.

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UPDATED: Jun 21, 2022

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Key takeaways...

  • Great American Insurance Group is based in New York City
  • Today, the Great American Insurance Group is fully owned by the American Financial Group
  • Mid-Continent offers inland marine, general liability, umbrella, and commercial auto insurance

The Great American Insurance Group that is the topic of this car insurance review began in 1872 with the start of the Great American Insurance Company. The Great American Insurance Company was based out of New York City.

After surviving the Great Depression and other American trials like natural disasters and war the Great American Insurance Company became a subsidiary of the National General Corporation.

After almost a century of being based out of New York City, the Great American Insurance Company moved across the country to Los Angeles.

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What kind of insurance products can you get from Great American?

Great American sells insurance products for businesses, such as commercial auto insurance and general liability insurance. It is known primarily as a property & casualty insurer.

Its commercial products for auto insurance include liability (bodily injury liability and property damage liability), collision, comprehensive, and medical payments coverage. The most common commercial liability limit is $1,000,000 and collision and comprehensive limits range from $500 to $1,000.

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What else do you need to know about Great American?

Today, the Great American Insurance Group is fully owned by the American Financial Group, Inc., a company with affiliates that offer a wide variety of insurance products and financial services.

Some of the Great American Insurance Group’s affiliates are:

  • Mid-Continent
  • National Interstate
  • Republic Indemnity.

The American Empire Group includes companies that offer casualty and property insurance, excess and surplus insurance coverage, and general liability, umbrella, and excess umbrella insurance.

GAFRI, or Great American Financial Resources, Inc., provides retirement services, annuities, long-term car insurance, life insurance, and supplemental insurance.

Great American Life Insurance Company offers a variety of life insurance and retirement products, including fixed-indexed annuities and variable annuities. Some of these products come with penalty-free withdrawals.

Great American Life has strong ratings from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.

Mid-Continent offers inland marine, general liability, umbrella, and commercial auto insurance.

National Interstate provides specialty insurance for school buses, recreational vehicles, limousines, public transit systems, and trucking companies.

Republic Indemnity is a workers compensation insurance provider.

Unfortunately, Great American does not allow you to get an online quote, so you will need to speak to a Great American insurance agent to learn more about the coverage available and how to get the policies you need.

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  1. https://www.allstate.com/tools-and-resources/insurance-basics/property-and-casualty-insurance.aspx
  2. https://www.geico.com/general-liability-insurance/
  3. https://www.nationalinterstate.com/
  4. https://www.progressivecommercial.com/business-insurance/workers-compensation-insurance/