Nationwide California Health Insurance Plan
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If you are looking for a California Family Health plan, consider Nationwide Insurance.
Nationwide is one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world, with more than $117 billion in statutory assets. Nationwide consists of three core businesses: domestic property and casualty insurance, life insurance and retirement savings, and asset management. Nationwide is also engaged in strategic investments. Nationwide provides a full range of products and financial services that include auto, fire, life, health and commercial insurance, (including California health insurance plans); administrative services, annuities, mutual funds and retirement plans. These products are offered through multiple distribution channels. The company maintains strong relationships with premier mutual fund managers.
Nationwide does business in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Nationwide’s domestic property and casualty insurance operation includes the leading companies of Nationwide Insurance:
- Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
- Allied Insurance
- Scottsdale Insurance Company
- Farmland Mutual Insurance Company
Nationwide Insurance is Nationwide’s commercial and personal lines property-casualty insurance operation. Nationwide markets its products – auto, fire and commercial insurance – through exclusive agents, independent agents, direct response, the Internet, and bank, worksite, and affinity partnerships.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company is the parent and largest company in the Nationwide organization. Other property-casualty insurers with the Nationwide name include Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Nationwide Property and Casualty Company, Nationwide Direct and Nationwide Assurance Company.
Nationwide Mutual is the 5th-largest automobile insurer in the United States. Nationwide Property and Casualty was organized in 1979 to enlarge Nationwide’s auto insurance market. Nationwide also offers non-standard auto insurance through Nationwide Assurance Company.
In mid-1998, Nationwide acquired ALLIED Group of Des Moines, Iowa. That acquisition and the 1998 purchase of TIG Countrywide and TIG’s personal lines independent agent operation based in Battle Creek, Michigan (now part of ALLIED), provides Nationwide with the opportunity to grow through some 3,000 independent agencies. Nationwide’s commercial and personal lines also are being sold through its 3,900 exclusive agents.
In 1999, Nationwide purchased CalFarm Insurance Company, headquartered in Sacramento, California. CalFarm distributes products through approximately 350 independent agents and is aligned with the ALLIED operation as part of our independent agency distribution channel.
Nationwide is financially solid with a strong premium to surplus ratio, ample reserves and quality investments. Outstanding customer service and unrivaled financial strength have earned Nationwide extensive brand name recognition and a reputation for integrity.
Companies, Affiliates and Subsidiaries
- Farmland Insurance, a leading commercial agribusiness insurer, offers multi-line coverage in the Midwest and Southwest.
- Scottsdale Insurance, the nation’s second largest writer of specialty (excess and surplus) insurance.
- ALLIED Group, which offers insurance to individuals, farmers, and small- and medium-sized businesses, mostly in 21 central and western states.
- CalFarm, the largest farm-owner insurance provider in California.
Significant U.S. Ranking
- 7th-largest property-casualty insurer
- 5th-largest auto insurer
- 4th-largest homeowner insurer
- Standard & Poor’s AA+ (excellent)
- Moody’s Aa2 (excellent)
- A. M. Best A+ (superior)
As of 04/26/02
California Health Insurance and Nationwide
The Nationwide health insurance plans are offered to members of the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF). Accordingly, each person applying for Nationwide health insurance in California must also apply for membership to the CFBF. The Farm Bureau is the largest organization of farmers, ranchers, business people and citizens in the United States, and it’s still growing. In California, Farm Bureau was formed in 1919. Today, there are over 95,000 members in 56 counties. Nationally, over 5 million members enjoy membership.
The California Farm Bureau Members’ Health Program has provided affordable, high-quality health insurance to California Farm Bureau members since 1947. It is the first and oldest association health insurance program in California. Nationwide Health Plans and the CFBF developed PPO Choice – individual and California family health plan for CFBF members.
Members enrolled in an individual health insurance policy through Nationwide access health insurance doctors, hospitals and other providers using the CCN network. CCN is one of the nation’s largest preferred provider managed care systems.