Since 1928, people have been trusting Farmers to provide them with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their futures and their families are covered against risk. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® includes the country's third-largest Personal Lines Property and Casualty insurers.
We currently operate in 29 states with assets over $20 billion, offering attractive careers for more than 30,000 men and women.
A variety of strong, customer-tailored insurance products has made Farmers one of the nations' leading Property/Casualty, Life and Business insurers.
The Farmers brand name has come to be synonymous with top-quality insurance as well as excellent customer service. Farmers Insurance Group agents are immediately in an exclusive group of reputable insurance professionals – a feat that many business owners struggle for years to accomplish.
Paul Hopkins named CEO Americas (Zurich) and chairman of Farmers Group, Inc; Bob Woudstra named CEO of Farmers Group, Inc.
As part of an evolution of its global structure, Zurich Financial Services announced today that as of January 1, 2009, its International Businesses unit will be realigned into three regions - the Americas, Europe/Africa and Asia-Pacific/Middle-East. Farmers C.E.O. Paul Hopkins will assume the new position of C.E.O., Americas, and in that role he will oversee Zurich's Latin American operations. He will also become chairman of Farmers Group, Inc.
President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Woudstra will succeed Hopkins as C.E.O. of Farmers on January 1. "Bob is an experienced and talented leader with 35 years of experience with Foremost and Farmers, making him uniquely qualified to take charge of this great organization," said Hopkins. "As the architect of the Farmersfuture vision, he has made crucial and substantial contributions to Farmers' strong performance. That's why I'm so confident that this is the beginning of even greater things for Farmers. I know Bob will continue the momentum and add his own visionary imprint as he leads Farmers to Destination Greatness."
Zurich's realignment reflects the growing importance of emerging markets and will create regional growth opportunities, chances for deeper collaboration, enhanced international career opportunities and even more opportunities for operational excellence. For that reason, the Zurich-Farmers U.S. (ZFUS) shared services operations will continue to report to Hopkins, as we build off its past success and strive for even greater levels of shared service support. "After 30 years with Farmers, three-and-a-half years as C.E.O., it's with a wide range of positive emotions that I've chosen to accept this exciting new challenge," said Hopkins. "Over the past three years Farmers has gone from losing market share for almost 10 straight years to being an organization that's now growing faster than every major multi-line insurer we compete with - and doing it profitably. So, it's with a considerable amount of satisfaction and even pride that I go to the next opportunity, both as C.E.O. of the Americas and chairman of Farmers Group, Inc. The success of Farmers has been a team effort and I would like to thank members of our leadership team and our entire employee and agency force for the results they've produced and their enthusiasm and support for Farmers."
Farmers Insurance Group Vision
Farmers will achieve market leadership by driving innovation and operational excellence to provide the best value and experience for every customer we are privileged to serve.
Farmers Insurance Group Credo
To be recognized as America's premier insurance company, Farmers must earn the reputation of being the best!
Farmers Insurance Mission Statement
We will be First Choice in building and protecting people's assets in our chosen markets.
What we stand for... Our Values:
To maintain the highest of ethical and professional standards and accountability for our performance. To be a company always known for doing the right things for the right reasons.
To treat people with dignity and value their contributions and to earn the respect of our peers, regulators, rating agencies and the public.
To go where no one else has gone. To risk failure. To say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done. To always be engaged and an active participant.
To have the urgency and adaptability to achieve great results for yourself and the team. To go the extra mile. To contribute fully, day in and day out, to the success of our team and our company.
To be the best at meeting the needs of the communities we serve.
To be one team focused on our vision. To empower people to take the necessary actions to deliver on our commitments and to ensure everyone participates.
To demonstrate a passion for what we do by constantly questioning the status quo and taking action to innovate and improve.
Our People... Who We Are:
For over 80 years, we have maintained a culture of precision, stability and thoughtful planning. Our reliability and scale make our customers feel secure and confident that our performance will extend into the future.
We work diligently with all of our constituents to understand their needs, and we think ahead on their behalf to protect and further their best interests. We are open, frank, and fair.
Our curiosity makes us keen and constant observers of the world. We learn, we draw insights, and we continually turn them into useful ideas that we can put to work for our stakeholders.
We find new ways of solving problems. Our culture of focused experimentation encourages unconventional thinking. We constantly seek new options in both process and product to deliver long-term benefits to our customers.
We make it our business to spot and evaluate change to gain every possible advantage for our customers. While we focus on long-term goals, we strive to be nimble and to manage change smoothly along the way.
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