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State Farm Information Session

Brad Parkes (brother to student Presley Parkes ’15) will be opening his independent office in the Gastonia area early 2014.

State Farm is a group of insurance and financial services companies in the United States. The company also has operations in Canada.

The group's main business is State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, a mutual insurance firm that also owns the other State Farm companies. The corporate headquarters are in Bloomington, Illinois.

State Farm is ranked 44th in the 2013 Fortune 500, which lists American companies by revenue.

As the face of State Farm in your community, you are an independent contractor and CEO of your business. Having your own business offers the flexibility you need to balance work and life.

You are an exclusive agent for State Farm products – and a marketing partner for a company that has been called “One of America’s Greatest Brands.”1

You have more than 90 individual products to choose from to help State Farm customers. (Some products and services may not be available in all areas.)

As a leader known for financial strength, community involvement, and customer service, State Farm is one of the most recognizable brands in North America. But that’s just the beginning.

Did you know State Farm:

  • Has one of the highest new agent retention rates in the industry
  • Provides extensive Company Support for its agents
  • Is the largest insurer in the United States
  • Has been the No. 1 insurer of cars since 1942
  • Has been the No. 1 insurer of homes since 1964
  • Is one of the leading boat insurers in the U.S.
  • Has almost 79 million in-force policies in the U.S. and Canada, and nearly two million bank accounts
  • Provides 24/7 customer care centers
  • Has a state-of-the-art claims network capable of handling 30,000 to 40,000 claims a day
  • Dedicates more than 68,000 Company employees to helping agents meet the needs of customers
  • Has achieved a Top 50 or higher Fortune 500 ranking since 1995
  • Receives consistently high financial strength ratings from A.M. Best’s, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch Ratings

Add to these facts the significant investment State Farm makes in partnerships to help build stronger, safer, better-educated communities, and your industry leader becomes a powerhouse corporate citizen.


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