COUNTRY was founded in 1925 when a group of Illinois Agricultural Association members developed an organization to provide fire and lightning insurance for farmers. In the company's first year of operation, more than 385 Illinois farmers worked part-time, offering insurance services to their friends and neighbors.
Crop insurance became available in 1926, auto insurance in 1927, and life insurance in 1929. Financial services, including retirement planning, estate planning, investment management, and annuities have been available for more than 35 years.
COUNTRY has grown exponentially since its founding. In more than 85 years of operation, the insurance and financial services provider grew from a small Illinois company to one serving clients in 19 states and offering products and services in 40 states.
COUNTRY Financial and its alliances now serve more than 1 million households and businesses and insure more than 1 million vehicles and a half a million homes throughout the United States. The organization currently has 2,669 employees and more than 2,000 financial representatives. – less