Red Shield Insurance Company was established in 1979. The company began writing policies for the general public in 1986 and with the help of a local insurance underwriter, Mr. Ed Altorfer, Red Shield began writing policies for small to mid-sized businesses. Since that time, Red Shield has worked hard to establish and maintain an “A” (Excellent) Rating from A.M Best.

For a complete explanation, download A.M. Best’s Financial Rating Guide, by clicking on the following link:
A.M Best Rating Guide.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Red Shield’s western regional scope covers the states of California (floating property only), Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Our regional focus and size allows us to offer a level of service which requires the least effort from our customers and agents. Understanding the market, and how business is done in the Pacific Northwest, is critical to the success of Red Shield Insurance Company.

Our company provides regionally based policies written through local insurance agents that have the expertise their clients deserve. Red Shield continues to provide exceptional service by employing honest and diligent workers in all areas of our business. Our conservative philosophy and strong financial position give us a steady foundation to understand our coverages and how they benefit the marketplace.

Our Strengths

star icon Providing individual risk underwriting by “thinking outside the box” since 1979
star icon Regionally owned and managed, with a focus on solid underwriting results
star icon Strong financial positioning, with a long history of combined loss ratios of less than 100%
star icon Solid relationships with top-rated reinsurance partners who enable us to provide consistent products and fair rates
star icon Exceptional service through personal evaluation of each risk, with responsive and fair claims handling

For Excess and Surplus business, visit our Rainier Insurance Company website.