Based about 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Harleysville Insurance is a member of the Nationwide family of companies and a leading regional provider of insurance products and services for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as for individuals. Harleysville ranks among the top 60 property and casualty insurance groups in the United States and is known for creating strong, lasting relationships with customers.
Harleysville Insurance was formed in 1915 when town leaders wanted to find a solution to a wave of auto thefts. They formed an “association” (to be officially chartered as an insurance company in 1917) and issued cards to "members," who mutually agreed to pay a fee of up to $5 (depending on the car’s value) for protection against the theft of their automobiles.
Nationwide is a leading contributor to the Harleysville community and has partnerships with several local organizations, including:
- Care Force, a core group of committed Harleysville Insurance volunteers. Employees choose the volunteer organizations and projects that Care Force will assist.
- North Penn United Way, which serves the North Penn and Indian Valley communities. In 2012, Harleysville donated $100,000 for the “Step-Up Challenge Match,” which encouraged donors to gradually “step-up” their giving levels to the local United Way.
Harleysville and Montgomery County facts and rankings
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