Maryland Casualty Car Insurance Review [2020]

Maryland Casualty car insurance is an independent subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services. Maryland Casualty has an A+ rating for financial stability from AM Best.

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UPDATED: Jan 29, 2021

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Company Details
Address: 1400 American Lane Tower 1 Floor 19
City: Schaumburg
State: IL
ZIP Code: 60196
Phone Number: (847) 605-6000
Year Founded: 1898
AM Best Rating: a (Excellent)
Company Rating 0 (0 reviews)

Here's what you should know...

  • Maryland Casualty Insurance grosses $2 billion a year and is an independent subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services in Switzerland
  • The company has had negative customer reviews and complaints filed against them, and they are not accredited by the Better Business Bureau
  • However, the independent rating company AM Best gave Maryland Casualty a rating of A+ with a strong financial outlook

This car insurance review may surprise you. That is because Maryland Casualty, a $2B a year grossing company, was sold by their parent company, American General Corporation, to Zurich Financial Services, Ltd., a Swiss-based insurance company. Zurich owns five insurance companies in the U.S. plus dozens in other countries as well.

What this means for Maryland Casualty is that it is an independent subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services.

Because they are an independent subsidiary of Zurich, Maryland Casualty maintains its own financial independence and has their own financial ratings as well.

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What Maryland Casualty Offers

Maryland Casualty Company was founded in 1898. Maryland Casualty sells fire, marine and casualty coverage. Maryland Casualty was sued in 2010 by Golden Eagle for selling insurance to a company that Golden Eagle already had an exclusive contract with. Golden Eagle lost the suit. This is the only lawsuit on file for this company.

A.M. Best has given Maryland Casualty a financial rating of A+, which is a superior rating. A++ is the highest rating a company can receive from AM Best.

They have a stable long-term outlook and their future rating is expected to be A-.

Maryland Casualty isn’t accredited with the BBB (Better Business Bureau). They have had 21 complaints filed against them in the past 3 years; 15 complaints were resolved and six were not. The most common issue was that the company did not honor their contract with their customers.

Overall, Maryland Casualty appears to be a good choice among car insurance companies. Not only do they have a solid financial outlook but they have a positive overall rating with their customers.

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