Responsible Insurance Directory

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In 2023, the United States experienced a record number of weather- and climate-related disasters that each caused $1 billion or more in damages: 28 severe storms, floods, wildfires, winter storms, hurricanes, and droughts, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The insurance industry stands on the front lines of this climate crisis. Every time a climate-related fire, flood, or storm damages or destroys an insured person’s home or business, they expect their insurance policy to help foot the bill for repairs and rebuilding. Unfortunately, as climate events become more common, major insurance companies have begun to cancel or restrict coverage in climate-vulnerable states.

Meanwhile, property insurance prices are rising for everyone, whether or not they live in an area with heightened climate-related risk. Homeowners insurance premiums are now up 21% from a year ago and 35% from two years ago nationwide, according to the 2023 Policygenius Home Insurance Pricing report.  

Shockingly, despite clearly increased climate risks, the nation’s major insurance companies continue to support the chief cause of the climate crisis: the burning of fossil fuels. They do this in two ways: by insuring risky and expensive fossil fuel projects, and by investing billions of dollars in fossil fuel companies.

Through this Responsible Insurance Directory, Green America seeks to provide an alternative to the mega-insurance companies that are underwriting and investing in fossil fuels.

This directory, though not comprehensive, contains suggestions for more responsible insurance companies in each state. While you still need to shop for insurance in your area, this directory will give you suggestions for which companies to ask local independent insurance agents to obtain quotes from. We encourage you to call three local agents, as each agent works with different companies.

For each state, we list insurance companies that:

  • Do not insure fossil fuel projects that we know of (this information is not always available).
  • Have no indication of direct investments in the fossil fuel industry (Grade A), have investments under $200 million (Grade B), or investments under $500 million (Grade C), as listed in the Investing in Climate Chaos database by Urgewald, a German environmental and human rights NGO.
  • Have a rating of A- or above for financial stability from AM Best.

This directory is an evolving list. If you find a great insurance company that does not insure fossil fuel projects and has little to no fossil fuel investments, and it's not in our directory, please let us know!

State-By-State Directory

Credits

A huge thank you to our insurance directory researcher Mike Moore, who combed through insurance company finances and reports to put together the data in this directory. Thank you to Rivers and Mountains GreenFaith, which provided some of the funding for this directory. And thanks to Alec Badalov on the Green America communications staff who created this page. This project would not be possible without all of you.