• 2021

    April - GeoVera’s “A” (Excellent) rating is reaffirmed by A.M. Best Company.

  • 2019

    November – For the 5th year in a row, GeoVera is recognized as one of the “San Francisco Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For”.

  • 2019

    July - A 7.1 earthquake hits Ridgecrest in Kern County causing $1 billion estimated damages according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • 2019

    GeoVera earns an “A” (Excellent) rating by A.M. Best Company.

  • 2019

    GeoVera announces the launch of QuakeInsurance.com. QuakeInsurance is our initiative to educate homeowners on protecting their home equity with earthquake insurance, create understanding on how earthquake insurance work, and what to expect when shopping for a policy. It includes our QuakeBlog, which has updates for earthquake and earthquake insurance news, advice, and education for homeowners and insurance agents.

  • 2018

    May - GeoVera transitions to a new valuation tool to ensure policies are calculated with the most accurate coverage limit options.

  • 2015

    November - GeoVera Holdings, Inc. was named as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Best & Brightest companies to work for. The award recognizes companies that have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and Best Practices in human resources management such as employee relations, the use of innovation to motivate employees, and the implementation of creative compensation programs.

  • 2014

    August – 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

    August - 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

    August 2 - A.M. Best Company upgrades rating for GeoVera Insurance Company from "A-" Excellent to "A" Excellent.

  • 2010

    November - GeoVera launches Residential Windstorm-Hurricane product in Hawaii.

  • 2006

    December - GeoVera launches Residential Earthquake program in Oregon.

  • 2005

    November - GeoVera Insurance Company 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

    April - GeoVera's parent company, USF&G Specialty Insurance Company, is purchased by The St. Paul, and becomes a member of The St. Paul Companies.

  • 1998

    December - GeoVera becomes the largest private residential earthquake insurance provider in California.

  • 1997

    August - GeoVera is granted an admitted Certificate of Authority from the California Department of Insurance as GeoVera Insurance Company. The F&G Specialty Insurance Services surplus lines earthquake policies are converted to GeoVera admitted earthquake policies.

  • 1995

    F&G Specialty Insurance Services, a subsidiary of USF&G Specialty, begins offering surplus lines residential earthquake in California.