4484 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90010 United States
S&P 400 (June 30, 2014)
#767 in FORTUNE 1000 (June 2014)
Named after the Roman god of commerce and travel, Mercury General hopes to combine the two and become the ultimate auto insurance provider. The company is the parent of a group of insurers, including Mercury Casualty Company, that write automobile insurance for all risk classifications in about a dozen states. Plain old private auto insurance accounts for about 80% of premiums written. However, Mercury General also sells commercial vehicle insurance and a bit of homeowners, mechanical breakdown, umbrella, and fire insurance. The company is a leader in the California auto market and has significant operations in Florida.