The Victoria Insurance Group ("Victoria") consists of five property/casualty
insurance companies: Victoria Fire & Casualty Company, Victoria
Automobile Insurance Company, Victoria National Insurance
Company, Victoria Specialty Insurance Company and Victoria
Select Insurance Company.
|Company Name||State of Domicile||NAIC Number||Address|
|Victoria Fire & Casualty Company||OH||42889||22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44122-5728|
|Victoria Automobile Insurance Company||IN||10644||22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44122-5728|
|Victoria National Insurance Company||OH||10778||22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44122-5728|
|Victoria Specialty Insurance Company||OH||10777||22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44122-5728|
|Victoria Select Insurance Company||OH||10105||22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44122-5728|
From its inception, Victoria was
principally engaged in the sale of credit-related insurance
policies. Victoria operated in an entrepreneurial environment
until 1983 when it became a public stock company. In 1985,
Victoria developed its Nonstandard Automobile Insurance
Division and began writing nonstandard automobile insurance
in the state of Ohio in January 1986. Victoria is currently
in twenty-six states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. It is authorized to underwrite insurance
in an additional thirteen states and the District of Columbia.
Victoria has continued to expand and fine tune its operations under several parent companies. On May 22, 1995, Victoria was acquired by USF&G Corporation and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of USF&G. Then on April 24, 1998, the St. Paul Companies, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, and USF&G completed a merger whereby Victoria became a wholly-owned subsidiary of St. Paul. On May 1, 2000, Victoria was purchased by Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Company ("PRUPAC").
On August 1, 2003, Victoria was purchased by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and now has Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as its parent company.
A brief timeline of Victoria's entry into the Nonstandard
Automobile Insurance markets:
1986 Initiated NSA Private Passenger Auto Insurance in Ohio.
1988 NSA Private Passenger in Iowa and Indiana.
1989 NSA Private Passenger in Tennessee and Arizona.
1991 NSA Private Passenger in Illinois and Virginia.
1992 NSA Private Passenger in Alabama and Florida.
1994 NSA Private Passenger in Mississippi.
1995 USF&G acquires Victoria.
1996 NSA Private Passenger in Pennsylvania, New York and Georgia.
1997 NSA Private Passenger in Connecticut. Also initiated business in the Commercial Nonstandard Auto Market in Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin.
1998 NSA Private Passenger in Missouri. St. Paul acquires USF&G. Also Commercial Nonstandard Auto Market initiated in Georgia.
2000 Victoria is a Prudential Financial Company.
2001 NSA Private Passenger in Colorado.
2003 Victoria is a Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
2004 NSA Private Passenger in California