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Progressive Insurance, is it for you?


Progressive Insurance, who are they?  We’ve all heard their commercials and Flo does a great job of catching our attention. And if you travel you can even see her picture at the highway toll booths.  Founded in 1937 with corporate headquarters in Mayfield Village Ohio, U.S., they are known for their low cost auto insurance. Progressive Insurance is one of the largest auto insurers in the United States, along with State Farm, Allstate, GEICO, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Group, and USAA.  Progressive sells their insurance products through the Internet and by phone and through more than 30,000 independent insurance agents.  They were a pioneer in allowing the use of mobile browsers and smartphone apps for rating and managing policies.  They were also the first to offer 24/7 claims reporting.  As they have grown, Progressive has sought to be a one-stop insurance provider in order to compete with other top insurance companies.  Progressive is proud of the fact that they have only had two (2) CEOs in its history.

Progressive InsuranceIn December 2009, they announced that they were selling insurance in Australia.

In addition to being a leader in car Insurance they also insure Commercial auto’s and are well known for insuring motorcycles, boats and RV’s such as motorhomes, ATV’s etc. In September 2007 Progressive began to offer Pet Injury coverage providing coverage for dogs and cats if injured in an accident.

They are well known for their low cost quotes and their cashier named Flo who explains the benefits of Progressive Insurance.

They have their Snapshot which is their Pay As You Drive, or usage based program. Snapshot is a voluntary discount option where driver’s can save money on their car insurance based on their driving habits. Snapshot is not available in all states.  Snapshot is a small device that is plugged into your car’s )OBD) port of their car. The customer is charged $50 if they do not return the snapshot device.


Steve Pore is the agency owner of Steve Pore insurance Agency Inc he started as an agency owner with Farmers Insurance Group in 1976. In 2014 he sold his agency to Farmers Insurance and opened his own independent insurance agency. You can reach Steve @ (316) 773-9710 or follow his blog @  or:



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