With the adoption of the automobile in the early 1900s, CSAA Insurance Group launched its rich history of advocating for automobiles and traffic safety. We continue to evolve to improve the safety and security of AAA Members, and adapt to their changing needs.
The Automobile Club of California is founded at San Francisco's Cliff House. The club's first goal is to open Golden Gate Park to automobiles. The American Automobile Association (AAA) is officially formed two years later in Chicago.
California State Automobile Association (CSAA) is incorporated as an offshoot of the Automobile Club of California. Its stated mission is “Good Roads and Just Legislation.”
The Inter-Insurance Bureau (our historic predecessor) is created to offer auto insurance policies to members.
The company begins offering homeowners insurance to members.
The company begins offering life insurance to members.
The company acquires Western United Insurance Company.
The company begins selling AAA Auto Insurance in Utah and Nevada through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Western United.
The company begins selling auto and homeowners insurance in Arizona, Oregon and Idaho.
The company begins selling insurance in Indiana and Connecticut.
The company begins covering members in Montana.
The company tests its first usage-based insurance program in Nevada.
The company transitions its name to CSAA Insurance Group.
The company achieves $4 billion in direct written premium.
The company launches a venture capital arm, Avanta Ventures, with an office in Mountain View, CA.