13. Progressive Auto Insurance
The insurance company “Progressive” has a long track record. Started in 1937, it offers a wide range of insurance policies. Progressive became a public company in 1971 and by 1987 it had over $1 billion in premiums. That amount doubled in 1994 – proof that their bold attempt at re-defining the insurance industry worked. The company is now worth well over $14 billion and almost all of their services are available online. Progressive advertises other companies’ rates, making it easier to make a decision, and keeping Progressive a little more honest.