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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Private Insurance 10,000 - 25,000 Employees 2 Active Jobs

Over the last 80 years Nationwide® has gone from a small auto insurer for Ohio farmers, to one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world with more than $157 billion in statutory assets.

The Early Years

1925 - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation incorporates the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company with the goal of providing quality auto insurance at low rates for rural drivers in Ohio.

1928 - With help from locally based "sponsoring" organizations, Farm Bureau Mutual begins expanding into other states. These include West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Vermont, and North Carolina.

1934 - The company starts insuring motorists in metropolitan areas and through the purchase of a fire insurance company, begins writing property insurance policies.

1943 - Farm Bureau Mutual operates in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

Growing National!

1955 – From 1943 on, the Farm Bureau Mutual expanded operations until it became clear that they had far outgrown their original goals…and their name. So, with a western expansion that included 20 additional states, the company changed its name to Nationwide InsuranceSM.

1978 – Nationwide completes its international headquarters One Nationwide Plaza. The 40-story structure is the largest single office building in Central Ohio.

1996 – Nationwide Financial® goes public.

2000 – With a ground breaking in 1997, the Nationwide Arena opens providing a home to a National Hockey League franchise, the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Career Opportunities


Ranked #99 on the Fortune 100

More than 30,000 employees

More than 16 million policies in force


Property and Casualty rankings:

4th-largest homeowner insurer based on premiums written *

6th-largest auto insurer based on premiums written *

7th-largest total property and casualty insurer based on premiums written

* Source: A.M. Best, 2003 DWP

Life and Retirement Savings rankings:

#1 provider of qualified retirement plans 1

#5 provider of variable life insurance 2

#11 writer of individual variable annuities 3

#10 U.S. insurer based on assets 4

#11 U.S. life insurer based on assets 4

1 Plan Sponsor magazine, June 2004 (based on number of retirement plans administered)

2 Tillinghast, 1st Qtr. 2004 (Provident included as an affiliate of Nationwide)

3 VARDS, 1st Qtr. 2004 (Provident included as an affiliate of Nationwide)

4 A.M. Best, 2003 YTD


At Nationwide, we’re working hard every day to meet the insurance and financial needs of our customers, at every stage of life. Whatever happens…we’ll be there.

You can count on it. With more than $157 billion in statutory assets, Nationwide is one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world.

We offer a full range of products and services for your home, your car, your family, and your financial security. We’re easy to reach no matter where you are, day or night, from any one of the 50 states and D.C. to the Virgin Islands, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Simply put... Nationwide is On Your Side®.