Who We Are

Our people are experts in delivering targeted insurance solutions that help our customers rebuild after nature’s worst disasters.

Fairfield, CA
Rolling hills of Fairfield, CA

Headquartered in Fairfield, California, GeoVera Insurance Group provides innovative insurance solutions in catastrophe exposed areas, and is the leading provider of residential earthquake insurance.

To keep pace with the rise in natural disasters, GeoVera uses a strategic and agile approach to developing products that are both impactful and reliable.

GeoVera has decades of experience managing claims for nature’s worst catastrophes, and a financial rating of “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. As the only A rated company to offer earthquake insurance online direct to homeowners, GeoVera is known for providing remarkable digital experiences in the insurance industry. 

We are passionate

We design our insurance products to help restore your quality of life as quickly as possible.

We are experienced

With decades of experience managing claims for nature's worst catastrophes, you'll want GeoVera on your side when disaster strikes.

We are focused

No matter what we are working on at GeoVera, we are always focused on striving for the ultimate customer satisfaction.

Our History

2020's

  • April 2024: GeoVera announces new partnerships to drive capital efficiency and strong performance.
  • Feb 2024: Glenn Pomeroy joins GeoVera as Executive VP, Marketing & Regulatory Affairs.
  • July 2023: GeoVera launches Quake Select Flex Limit in California.
  • July 2023: A.M. Best reaffirms “A” (Excellent) rating for GeoVera Insurance Group of companies.
  • July 2023: GeoVera moves into new office space in Fairfield, CA.
  • August 2022: GeoVera launches Quake Select in Oregon.
  • June 2022: A.M. Best reaffirms “A” (Excellent) rating for GeoVera Insurance Group of companies.
  • April 2022: GeoVera launches Quake Select, a new flexible Earthquake insurance product in Washington.
  • May 2021: GeoVera partners with Homesite Insurance Company of California to launch a new flexible earthquake product in California.
  • April 2021: A.M. Best reaffirms “A” (Excellent) rating for GeoVera Insurance Group of companies.
  • July 2020: GeoVera appoints John Forney as new Chief Executive Officer.
  • 2019: GeoVera launches QuakeInsurance.com to make earthquake insurance available to all homeowners in California, Oregon & Washington.
  • 2018: GeoVera Advantage launches Hiscox FloodPlus product in AL, FL, LA, SC, TX
  • 2015: GeoVera Holdings, Inc. was named as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Best & Brightest companies to work for. 
  • 2014: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the Napa, California region, which is close to GeoVera’s office headquarters and affecting many GeoVera policyholders. The GeoVera claims unit immediately responds to affected customers.
  • 2012: GeoVera Holdings, Inc. is acquired from Friedman Fletcher & Lowe, LLC. and Hellman & Friedman, LLC. by Flexpoint Ford, LLC., a private equity firm focused on the financial services and healthcare sectors.
  • 2011: A.M. Best Company upgrades rating for GeoVera Insurance Company from “A-” Excellent to “A” Excellent.
  • 2010: GeoVera Specialty introduces Wind Only residential insurance in AL, FL, LA, NC, SC, TX
  • 2006: GeoVera launches Residential Earthquake program in Oregon.
  • 2005: GeoVera becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of GeoVera Holdings, Inc. and is acquired from St. Paul Travelers by Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC (“FFL) and Hellman & Friedman LLC (“H&F”), leading San Francisco-based equity firms.
  • 2003: GeoVera’s parent company, The St. Paul, merges with Travelers, becoming a member of the St. Paul Travelers companies.
  • 2001: GeoVera launches Residential Earthquake Program in Washington state.
  • 1999: GeoVera’s parent company, USF&G Specialty Insurance Company, is purchased by The St. Paul, and becomes a member of The St. Paul Companies.
  • 1997: GeoVera is granted an admitted Certificate of Authority from the California Department of Insurance as GeoVera Insurance Company and quickly becomes the largest private residential earthquake insurance provider in California.

Poseidon, the Earth-Shaker

 

GeoVera has adopted Poseidon as their mascot.

Poseidon, the Greek god of earthquakes, earned the epithet “Earth-Shaker” in Greek mythology. According to legend, when Poseidon struck the earth with his trident, he could cause springs to gush forth, storms to brew, and, most notably, the ground to tremble and crack open.

Poseidon stands as a figure of immense power and unpredictable temperament in ancient mythology. Often depicted wielding his trident, with which he could stir the oceans and shake the land, Poseidon’s connection to earthquakes is both fascinating and symbolic, representing the ancient Greeks’ efforts to understand and personify the natural forces that shaped their world.

Today, our understanding of earthquakes is grounded in geological science, yet the myth of Poseidon continues to captivate the imagination. The ancient Greeks lived in a region prone to seismic activity as do we.  Given the real-world risk, now is the time to consider how GeoVera’s Earthquake insurance will provide the protection you don’t get from your Homeowners insurance policy.

Poseidon mascot for GeoVera
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