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Company History: Worldwide Casualty Insurance Company was originally incorporated in Kentucky in 1981 under a prior name. In 1998, the present name was adopted and in 1999 it was acquired from its previous owner by the American Financial Group of Cincinnati, Ohio. The state of incorporation was changed from Kentucky to Ohio in 2002. All of Worldwide’s stock is owned by Great American Insurance Company and the insurance business of Worldwide Casualty is reinsured by the affiliated insurer, Great American Insurance Company. Because of this close affiliation, the A. M. Best’s rating for Worldwide is based on Great American. Both companies are members of a fleet of insurers that belong to the Great American Insurance Group which in turn is part of the American Financial Group, which operates through a holding company with publicly owned stock. The operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of annuities, life and supplemental health insurance products.
Principle Sales Methods: Great American, through its subsidiaries, sells property and casualty insurance for businesses, as well as annuities and supplemental health and life products. Products are distributed through independent producers and agents, a captive sales force, and managing general agents. Markets include educational institutions, hospitals and government agencies.
Life Annuity Business: Great American sells fixed, indexed and variable annuities.
Auto Business: A Great American company, Mid-Continent Casualty Company, offers auto insurance through independent agents in Oklahoma. Another of the group’s companies sells auto insurance in Mexico.
Health Business: Great American sells medicare supplement policies, cancer insurance, long term care coverage, hospital indemnity, short term disability and accidental injury supplemental plans.