Progressive Insurance has been around since 1937, and prides itself on taking an innovative approach to auto insurance. Progressive was the first insurer to offer drive-in claims service, and the first to allow customers to pay their premiums in installments. Progressive also prides itself on the fact that it was among the first major auto insurers to offer a website, and the first to sell auto insurance policies online in real-time, beginning in 1997. Progressive says its goal always has been to make auto insurance accessible and easy so more people could protect their vehicles. Today, the Progressive Corporation provides insurance of all types to more than 18 million customers.
While you can purchase homeowners and renters insurance through Progressive, these policies are actually sold through other licensed insurance companies. The policies are managed by Progressive, and you're still eligible for multi-policy discounts if you purchase your car and homeowners and/or renters insurance through Progressive.