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UPDATED: Aug 20, 2020

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Company Details
Address: 1900 Alameda de las Pulgas
City: San Mateo
State: CA
ZIP Code: 94403
Phone Number: 866-680-5143
AM Best Rating: A-
URL where was collected the AM Best Rating: http://www3.ambest.com/
Lines of Insurance: auto, home
States Licensed To Sell Insurance In: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY
Type of Insurance Company: Mutual
Parent Company: California Casualty Group
Top executive Contact: Carl B. Brown
Title of Top executive: Chairman/CEO
Assets & Premiums: Direct Written Premium: $326.9 MillionTotal Assets: $569.23 Million

Company Overview:


Company History: California Casualty was founded in 1914 by Carl G. Brown, Sr. The Company began to offer auto insurance in 1917 and 20 years later offered home insurance. In 1951, California Casualty received the endorsement of the California Teachers Association. Since then, the company has received over 100 other endorsements. Carl G. Brown Jr. took over the company in 1957 and was replaced by his son, Tom Brown, in 1978. In 2007 Beau Brown replaced his father and in 2010 he was named Chairman of the Board. In 2008 the Company teamed up with the California Teachers Association and the California Association of Highway Patrolmen to launch the “Impact Teen Drivers” program which focuses on the risks of distracted driving. Currently California Casualty sells home insurance in 38 states and auto insurance to 44 states. California Casualty focuses on affinity niche market group members. In 2013 combined auto and property policies-in-force- grew by 3,759 and customer service satisfaction grew to 99.7%.
Principle Sales Methods: Career agents; Internet

Auto Business: California Casualty specializes in insuring members of Associations. They offer programs designed specifically for educators, firefighters and peace officers, nurses and public safety professionals. They have numerous benefits such as: Broad Policy Protection, $500 Personal Property Coverage, Loan/Lease Payoff Coverage, Custom/Non-Factory Equipment Coverage, and ID Defense.
Homeowners Business: California Casualty specializes in insuring members of Associations. Special rates for educators and public safety professionals, with flexible payment plans. The company offers Home Insurance, Condo Insurance, Renters Insurance, and Mobile Home Insurance.

Special Business: California Casualty offers insurance for trailers/campers, snowmobiles, motorcycles and mopeds, RV’s/mobile homes, Golf Carts, and Dune Buggies. They also offer Boat Insurance, Earthquake Insurance, Flood Insurance and Pet Insurance. They also offer a Fallen Officer/Fallen Hero Survivor Benefit.

Reviews
for California Casualty Group

4.20 (142 reviews)
1
July 21, 2021

Auston8

Thieves

Canceled my insurance with them two or three weeks ago. Was told I was getting refunded 43 dollars to find out they took another monthly payment out after I cancelled so 120 dollars about and called to see why they took more money instead of refunding me and they basically told me tough luck. I feel robbed.
5
January 10, 2021

Hsmith

Awesome company!

They are amazing to work with! We he’d an auto accident and they were very quick to issue payment for the damages. Prices are very reasonable!!
4
October 2, 2020

yasuo

good brand, i like it, thank you so much and thank so survey

this company is an best brand, i trust it, i will share everybody, this is safe, quality, and best price
5
June 10, 2020

CCLady7

Never had any problems

I've never had a problem getting a claim processed and the rates are good. Customer service is always helpful and I appreciate the annual coverage review where they go over anything that changed in the past year and make sure your coverage is still appropriate.
1
April 8, 2020

doejon1

Horrible Claims

Horrible Claims, most unprofessional people I have ever dealt with. Could not provide requested documentation.
5
February 24, 2020

bullshead

great prices

i do not have much to say because we havent had any claims or accidents thus far. but they have great prices
5
November 8, 2019

Scan1973

Best price anywhere!

Super service! A sleeper company. Best prices anywhere. I am not changing my company because of California Cas!,
1
October 2, 2019

casteel81

Very poor service throughout

I found out about California casualty through my United airlines program. I was very excited to sign up with a company bundled with another company that I used so frequently. It was supposed to be cheaper which it wasn't but I went ahead anyways. I was told after a month that they couldn't cover my wife because she had a suspended license even though she's never had a suspended license. I went to the DMV and provided the paperwork to show that sh...
I found out about California casualty through my United airlines program. I was very excited to sign up with a company bundled with another company that I used so frequently. It was supposed to be cheaper which it wasn't but I went ahead anyways. I was told after a month that they couldn't cover my wife because she had a suspended license even though she's never had a suspended license. I went to the DMV and provided the paperwork to show that she did not have a suspended license. They still insisted or not covering her and even went so far as to send me exclusionary paperwork for me to sign. We went with another insurance company after I was told that she was not and could not be covered. we moved shortly after that and I got very threatening letters in the mail saying that I would go to collections if I didn't pay my bill. I called numerous times to find out what was going on but was never able to be covered with a supervisor. I told them I didn't feel like I should have to pay the prorated portion of the last couple weeks as my wife was not covered I should just pay for my portion well now it's into October and I received my first collection notice from them and still have not heard from a supervisor. So I went on today and paid the balance as most humans cannot afford to have collection notices. I would avoid them at all cost. I went back to Geico which is not only cheaper but can obviously cover my wife.
3
September 7, 2019

hawaii16

Limited Coverage

Calcas could have provide more insurance coverage and not be so limited on the items covered! None of the policies covered glass breakage or winshield breakage. Also determining who was at fault could be at better judgement. Another fault was stating what the policy changes were.
5
July 30, 2019

Calhoun2017

A Good Deal on Auto Insurance

I have been pleased with California Casualty. They offered me a cheaper price than Geico. California Casualty is more than $200 cheaper than Geico.
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