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Our History

In 2011, EMC Insurance Companies celebrated 100 years in business, proving that EMC has stood the test of time—providing comprehensive protection, superior service and financial security to its policyholders, agents and team members. Today, our company offers property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States, and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide.

View Our Timeline


Visit to take a decade-by-decade tour through EMC’s history. This historic timeline offers interesting facts and remarkable images describing our company’s journey starting in 1911. You’ll find information on EMC leaders, branch offices, products and services, and milestones leading up to our 100-year anniversary. Select the “play” button on the homepage to view our 100-year video.

100 Ways of Giving

During our centennial year, the EMC Insurance Foundation awarded a total of $200,000 to nonprofit organizations selected by top EMC insurance agencies in the 100 Ways of Giving program. Ninety-one nonprofits received $1,000 grants and then competed through online public voting on for one of four additional $25,000 grants. The foundation awarded these grants based on the public votes and a review of categories for each organization, including overall community impact, organizational support and the population served. The remaining $9,000 was divided between the six other organizations that received the most votes out of the nearly 1 million votes that were cast. Visit for more information.

100 Years and Counting

EMC has delivered on our Count on EMC® promise for more than 100 years, and that’s not about to change. We look forward to continuing to serve our agents, policyholders, team members and communities for years to come!

Community focus

Learn how EMC contributes to our communities.

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