05/07/2018 Celebrating our Heritage and our Founder, W. Clement Stone

Alli Walsh, Social Media Strategist

Celebrating our Heritage and our Founder, W. Clement Stone

This month we celebrate the birthday of our founder, W. Clement Stone. Born on May 4, 1902, W. Clement Stone raised the bar in everything he did, starting Combined Insurance with a dream and $100 in his pocket. His is truly a rags- to -riches story. How did someone with humble beginnings build a company like Combined? No doubt through some good luck and hard work. He consistently raised the bar and lived and worked by The 17 Success Principles that have stood the test of time and continue to guide us today.

Our Story

In 1922, our founder, W. Clement Stone, had a vision to make the world a better place. He borrowed $100, moved to Chicago, rented desk space for $25 a month, and established an insurance agency under the name of Combined Registry Company.

Guided by a positive attitude and taking to heart his motto, “Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do”, W. Clement Stone continued to grow his company. In 1939 he purchased the American Casualty Company in Texas, and in 1963 the company expanded across the Atlantic to Europe with the addition of Britain and Northern Ireland.

Through the years the company grew and changed, always maintaining the highest standards, and today it is a Chubb company.

We Were There When social campaign

Our “We Were There When...” social media campaign underscores our long history of helping provide a safety net for our clients over the past 93 years. Combined Insurance was there looking out for our customers as their families moved through all of life’s milestones, and we continue to offer them quality supplemental insurance products now and in the future. With age comes wisdom and growth, and our company is no exception.

An exciting future

Our founder laid the groundwork for a truly great American company. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and is one of Ward’s Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is also a 2018 Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer named by G.I. Jobs Magazine—marking the seventh consecutive year on the Top 10 employer list and fourth consecutive year in the Top 5. 

 We think part of the reason for our success is because we take our founder’s motto to heart, always striving to “Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do”.

We were there for all your past milestones, and we look forward to celebrating your future milestones with you.

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