Mercury sold its first policy in April 1962. The fledgling company began with a very small office and six employees in the heart of Los Angeles, but its founder, George Joseph, had a very big vision of the future that still serves as a blueprint for today's insurance marketplace.
Today, more than 50 years later, Mercury has grown to become one the largest, most respected insurance companies in America.
When it comes to choosing an insurance company, Mercury knows consumers want the lowest price possible. But they also want the appropriate amount of coverage to keep their family safe. Why should they have to sacrifice one over the other? Mercury believes in having the best of both worlds. Low rates, excellent coverage and an agent who's there every step of the way.
Mercury is one of only 10 companies to be named to the Forbes.com list of America's Most Trustworthy Companies three years in a row (2007, 2008 and 2009), and it has A ("Excellent") ratings from A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's.