Founded in 1916, Auto-Owners Insurance is one of the largest insurers in the United States. The company works with a team of more than 35,000 independent agents in over 6,000 agencies in nearly 25 U.S. states. It is a Fortune 500 company that offers a range of life and health insurance coverage solutions. Auto-Owners Insurance operates approximately five property and casualty companies. It operates Southern-Owners Insurance Company, which offers insurer writing property and casualty products in Florida. The parent company also manages Home-Owners Insurance Company, which is a property and casualty stock firm that writes business in Michigan and Ohio.