Insurance at the Movies: An Extensive List of Insurance Companies (Real or Otherwise) That Show Up in Your Favorite Classics
In a labor of love — or perhaps obsession — Risk & Insurance® columnist Roger Crombie assembled a list of every film he can remember that mentions the insurance industry. On the list the name of the movie is in bold and the fictional insurance company follows it. Real insurance companies are marked by an asterisk.
The obsession began with a 1998 movie called Bulworth.
Warren Beatty stars as Jay Bulworth, a liberal politician so disillusioned he puts a contract out on himself. Meanwhile, he runs a political campaign based on brutal honesty and delivered in the speech patterns of hip-hop musicians. Eventually, Bulworth takes on the insurance industry, in the shape of Paul Sorvino as Graham Crockett, chairman of the American Insurance Federation, a trade association.
I wrote down the name of the association, in case I could use it in a column at some point. During the movie, a TV ad plays for Fidelity Providence, a fictional insurer. I made a note of that, too.
Intrigued, I later Googled “insurance movies.” Double Indemnity (1944) is probably the best known. After that, whenever a fictional insurance company, broker or association came up in a movie, on a letterhead, door or floor mat, or as a plot device, I made a note of that, too.
Often, I’d have to buy the DVD, and freeze frame the movie in order to capture the exact name. Friends with whom I might be watching were never too pleased, but one of them now acts as a spotter on my behalf. I have ended up discovering almost 100 fictional insurance companies in movies. Until now, I couldn’t think of anything to do with this list of insurance companies in movies. — Roger Crombie
First Light Life and Health Insurance
First Light Life Insurance Company
Hawthorne Stone Insurance Group
Midnight Special (2016)
Gone Girl (2014)
All Lives Insurance Company
ROC (Robotics Corporation), Insurance Department
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Metropolitan Consolidated Life Insurance
A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
Quality Life Insurance
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Ronald Wilkes Insurance
Brown Star Insurance
Top Notch Mutual
American Society of Mutual Insurers
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)
Trigun Badlands Rumble (2010)
The Bernadelli Insurance Society
Saw VI (2009)
The Great American Insurance Co.
Four Brothers (2005)
State Farm *
Riskmaster 2.03 (Software)
National Association of Insurance Underwriters
Indursky & Sons Insurance
The Incredibles (2004)
The Big White (2004)
Code 46 (2003)
Westerfields (Insurance investigators)
John Q (2002)
Nieman Machinery Illinois Assurance Co.
About Schmidt (2002)
Woodman of the World Insurance Co. *
The Commuter (2002)
Union Capital Insurance
Changing Lanes (2002)
Security Lifeline Insurance Co.
The Man Who Sued God (2001)
Monarch Alliance (2001)
North Coast Casualty & Fidelity of New York
North Coast Fidelity & Casualty Insurance Co.
Proof of Life (2000)
Lutheran Risk International
Beyond Suspicion (2000)
Nolan Insurance Co.
Risk United (2000)
Automobile Insurance of Australia
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
The American Insurance Federation
The Truman Show (1998)
Seahaven Life & Casualty
The Rainmaker (1997)
Specific Mutual Insurance Co.
St. Laurance Agency
The Last Seduction (1994)
Interstate Insurance Company
Porphyrion Fire Insurance Company Ltd.
The Workers’ Accident Insurance Co.
Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)
Trans Allied Insurance
The False Etruscan (1988)
An Unusual Insurance (1988)
A Policy for Hell (1988)
Mutual Fidelity Insurers of Sacramento
Casewell Insurance Underwriters
The Meaning of Life (1983)
The Crimson Permanent Assurance Agency
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
More American Graffiti (1979)
Pacific Benefit Life
The Parallax View (1974)
New Republic Insurance Company
Double Indemnity (T.V. Movie) (1973)
Pacific Casualty Insurance Corp.
Take the Money and Run (1969)
The Ajax Widget Insurance Company
Hot Millions (1968)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Anglo-American Guaranty & Indemnity
In Cold Blood (1967)
New York Life*
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
The Apartment (1960)
Consolidated Life of New York
Alias Jesse James (1959)
Plymouth Rock Insurance Company
Abercrombie & Son (Broker)
The Wrong Man (1956)
Associated Life of New York
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Bellason & Co. (Foreign) Limited (Agency)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
The Suffolk & Greater London Insurance Company
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Pacific All Risk
The Fountainhead (1949)
New York Equity Insurance Association
Cover Up (1948)
L.D. Walgreen Insurance
The Killers (1946)
The Atlantic Casualty & Insurance Co.
Double Indemnity (1944)
Pacific All Risk Insurance Co.
The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)
National Insurance Co.
Life Insurance Co.
My Favourite Wife (1940)
American Life & Accident Insurance
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Jupiter Life Assurance
East Coast Indemnity Company
N & S American Co.
New Line Life
Southern Health & Life
The Good Life Insurance Co.
The Good Life Agency (Agency)
Which ones have we missed? Send list candidates to Editor-in-Chief Dan Reynolds at [email protected].