Progressive Insurance

National auto insurance company.

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6300 Wilson Mills Rd.
Mayfield Village, OH 44143
Employees: 26,501
CEO: Glenn Renwick
Stock Symbol: PGR


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Progressive is one of the nation's largest auto insurance companies. Customers can purchase insurance from agents or directly from the company's Internet site. Progressive also sells motorcycle, boat and commercial auto insurance.

Progressive works with more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies. The company has more than 450 claims branches and 22 service centers.

In 2014, the company reported record revenues of $19.4 billion and net income of $1.28 billion.

The company has more than 13.7 million personal and commercial policies in force.

Progressive is known for its commercials starring Flo, played by actress Stephanie Courteney.


On March 10, 1937, Joseph Lewis and Jack Green started Progressive Mutual Insurance Company because they wanted to provide vehicle owners with security and protection. They also thought it was a good investment for a couple of lawyers who were just getting started.

Progressive was innovative from the start. For the first time, customers could pay their premiums in installments, an option that appealed to workers who could not afford annual premiums. They could even get drive-in claims service. Progressive wanted to make it easy for average people to protect one of their most important investments - their vehicles.

The company grew steadily throughout the next decade, moving to new offices in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, in 1951. In 1955, after the death of Joe Lewis, Jack Green became CEO and Peter Lewis, Joe's son, began his career with Progressive. Peter brought fresh ideas and began looking for ways to distinguish the company from its competitors. In 1956, the company formed Progressive Casualty Company to write auto insurance for high risk drivers (today the company serves all types of drivers).

The growing company expanded in the 1960s and formed the Progressive Corporation. In 1965, Peter Lewis took over the reins of the company when he assumed the title of CEO, a title he still held when he celebrated his 45th anniversary with the company in 2000. The company went public in 1971.


Medical Benefits
You have access to various medical coverages in a tiered rate structure design, so you only pay for the coverage you need. Plans include a Preferred Provider Option (PPO) medical plan with a choice of different reimbursement options, Exclusive Provider Option (EPO) medical plan and, in some areas, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan. A High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) is also available, which enables access to a Health Savings Account (or HSA).
Each plan offers different levels of medical coverage at different costs to you. You can choose the plan that best meets you and your family's personal health care needs.
Prescription coverage is provided with most medical options and includes retail pharmacy reimbursement as well as mail order coverage.

Clinical Services
At our major locations, you will have access to in-house clinical services with nurse practitioners and physicians on staff to care for you and your family. For a nominal fee, medical personnel can provide convenient, cost-effective, high quality health care for a large variety of medial conditions to you, your spouse and your covered dependents.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Progressive's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers our people and their dependents a place to address personal problems with the assistance of trained, licensed counselors. You pay no costs for up to eight counseling sessions per problem per family member per year. Magellan Behavioral Health, an independent contractor, is the EAP contract service for all Progressive people.

Wellness Programs
In support of our wellness philosophy of motivating, educating and empowering our people to improve their health and quality of life, we sponsor a variety of wellness programs you can attend, books and videos you may borrow, and professionals you can consult for your own personal well-being.

Fitness Programs
For a nominal fee, you will have access to on-site fitness centers at our major locations that feature state-of-the-art equipment, weight machines and a variety of fitness classes. We also sponsor a national program offering corporate participants discounted rates to fitness centers throughout the United States.

Dental Benefits
You can purchase dental benefits with options that include preventive, comprehensive, and a dental HMO. The plan percentage coverages differ, and you can select from varying deductibles and a range of biweekly payroll deductions.

Vision Benefits
Progressive offers a comprehensive vision plan that includes an eye exam and coverage for lenses, frames and contacts.

Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
You have the option of purchasing group life insurance, which has various levels of individual Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage, depending on your personal needs and peace of mind. Spouse and child life insurance policies are also available.

Long-term Disability (LTD)
Progressive provides LTD coverage at no cost to you. You can purchase additional disability coverage through post-tax payroll deductions.

Time Off
You start earning up to 17 days off in your first year. Time is credited as it is accrued and you can use it at your discretion.

Retirement Plan (401k)
Progressive will match your contributions dollar-for-dollar up to 6%.

The company's annual bonus program is called Gainshare and allows workers to share in company profits. Payouts are based on company performance.

Work Perks
Progressive arranges for discounts, special offers and other great values for Progressive people on a wide variety of products and services under our Work Perks program.

Updated July 8, 2015