About Foremost Insurance

We know you have plenty of options when it comes to buying insurance. Take a little time to find out why so many people have chosen Foremost.

As a specialty insurance company, we serve our markets by providing insurance choices that may not be offered by other companies. So, if you're wondering whether or not we can insure a particular product, check us out. Our extensive insurance options may surprise you!

How can we offer such a great selection of specialty Insurance coverages?

We've spent the last 65 years getting to know the markets we serve exceptionally well. We understand the coverages you are looking for with the specific types of policies you may want. We've taken what we learned and turned that expertise into a solid business.

We do this all with a level of care that we take pride in. From the people who create our policies to the representatives who process your claims, we strive to serve our customers to the best of our abilities. If you're looking for in-person service right in your community, then turn to one of the thousands of highly-trained and exceptional agents that represent Foremost across the country. Agents that write Foremost can help you choose the best policy for your situation and get the discounts you qualify for and should you have a claim, from frozen pipes to an automobile accident, rest assured, a team of professionals is on hand 24/7/365 to take your call.

Go ahead, expect more. The last thing you want to worry about is having the right insurance policy.

Farmers Insurance Group

Farmers Insurance Group® was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1928.  Farmers is the trade name of Farmers Group, Inc., which is a wholly owned entity of the Zurich Financial Services Group. Foremost became a member of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® in the year 2000.

Bristol West Insurance Group

Bristol West® became a member of the Farmers Insurance Group in 2007. Since 1973, Bristol West has provided quality automobile insurance coverage to their customers.


AARP chose Foremost to develop special insurance programs for their members who own mobile homes and/or motorcycles. Learn more about the coverage and excellent value of our AARP Foremost programs.

J.C. Taylor

J.C. Taylor has been involved with the antique and classic automobile industry since the 1950s. Since 2005, JC Taylor processes and handles underwriting for our antique and modified auto customers; Foremost handles certain operations and claims functions.

Here are just a few key facts to know about us:

  1. Foremost Insurance Company was founded on June 12, 1952.
  2. Foremost Insurance Group is represented by more than 38,000 agents across the country.
  3. We are licensed to operate in all 50 states and Washington D.C.
  4. We are a member of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®
  5. The first mobile home insurance policy was created by Foremost.
  6. We commissioned a study in the early 1960s that resulted in many states enacting mandatory mobile home tie down laws.
  7. We worked with Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish the original mobile home building codes.
  8. We introduced the first insurance policy created specifically for a travel trailer.
  9. Foremost is endorsed by AARP to provide mobile home and motorcycle insurance to their members.
  10. We regularly conduct the industry's most complete market research report on Manufactured Homes and the people who live in them.
  11. Foremost's financial strength: Rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

Since our humble beginnings in a small office, we've focused on providing our customers A Better Insurance Experience.® Scroll through to learn more about the history of Foremost.


Edward J. Frey, Richard E. Riebel, Edward L. Stoddard and a few investors founded Foremost Insurance Company. Their motivation? To provide insurance to the thousands of American families who lived in mobile homes.


Introduced Travel Sure, the first travel trailer insurance policy, tailored to meet the needs of a large new group of American travel trailer enthusiasts. The company’s move toward diversification had begun.


Foremost was the first insurance company in the U.S. to commission a study to determine the effects of strong winds on mobile homes. We then worked with state legislators to create mandatory tie-down laws.


Our specialization and expertise in the markets we served allowed us to go after additional new business as we introduced coverages specifically designed for motor homes and the people who used them.


Boats, motorcycles, mini-bikes, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles — if people could drive it, Foremost could write it. Within a few years of launch, insurance for the recreational vehicle market was booming.


Hurricane Celia hit the Gulf coast. Foremost claims adjusters created a temporary office in Texas to serve customers. Now, Mobile Claims Centers bring claim services to disaster situations within hours.


Our brand-new automated processing system helped us process nearly 11,000 transactions a day. Today our agents use all kinds of digital tools to service our valued customers, including a customer portal and app.


Introduced a group of products to meet the needs of mobile home owners over the age of 50 on a fixed income. This included features such as reduced rates, guaranteed renewability and multi-year policies.


AARP® took notice of our specialized work for home owners over 50 and officially endorsed Foremost to offer mobile home insurance to AARP members. This program became available in all states except Hawaii over the next few years.


Created the Foremost Mobile Fix-It Guide to provide mobile home owners with easy-to-follow instructions for DIY repairs. We later automated access to this information by building a Mobile Home Fix-It Guide website.


Our customer-facing website Foremost.com went live. Today, customers use Foremost.com to get a quote, find an agent, view their policy documents, file a claim, pay their bill, read tips in our learning center and much more.


Foremost was acquired by the Farmers Insurance Group®. This affiliation created tremendous growth opportunities for us to further enhance our products and more effectively meet customer needs.


AARP officially endorsed Foremost to offer motorcycle insurance to AARP members, a program fueled not only by our willingness to innovate, but also by our commitment to superior claim service.


Farmers acquired Bristol West®, enabling Foremost to launch an automobile product in the market. Bristol West has provided quality automobile insurance coverage to their customers since 1973.


Foremost launched new owner-occupied and landlord/vacant condo programs. And as with all our insurance programs, customers have the flexibility to tailor their policy and create the level of coverage they want.


As Foremost continued to grow with the market and create insurance solutions for all kinds of properties and customers, we introduced Foremost Choice® home – a program for standard homeowners.


Bristol West launched a commercial auto product geared toward small business owners with nine or fewer vehicles. The program was introduced in Florida and continues to become available in additional states.


The Farmers Insurance Group® acquired MetLife Auto & Home® business from MetLife®, creating exciting opportunities for customers and independent agents. Also, the Foremost logo was updated to reflect a fresh design.

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