About Us

President's Message

Topa Insurance was founded by John E. Anderson on the principle of “Do the Right Thing”, and the Topa team is focused on doing just that. We are committed to doing the right things for our policyholders, distribution partners, employees, communities and owners. While there have been many changes at Topa throughout our 35+ years, our commitment to our stakeholders is unwavering.

2020 was an unprecedented year. There were record breaking wildfires, a turbulent social environment, and the start of the global pandemic, the effects of which continue to permeate every aspect of our society.  These events put enormous pressure on our industry, our business and our ability to operate. Through it all, I have been impressed with our team’s collective focus on continuing to honor our company values: Respect, Integrity, Community, Accountability and Innovation. As we enter 2021, our team continues to be dedicated to further executing our plans and continually driving towards excellence in areas of the market where we have the greatest strength, experience and knowledge. We continue to develop and nurture strong relationships with our business partners and identify new partners with whom we can have mutually successful relationships. Our goal is to provide industry-leading ‘ease of doing business’ while maximizing our efficiency and that of our partners. We are doing all this while taking significant measures and precautions geared towards eliminating the health and safety risks brought on by COVID-19. At the onset of the pandemic, we took swift action to ensure the safety and well-being of our team, while continuing to deliver service to our customers and partners. You can learn more about our COVID-19 response here. I’d like to thank our employees, policyholders, and distribution partners for their support as we continue to navigate this pandemic together.

Our growth and focus have been supported by all team members across the company. Our underwriting team is working to expedite processing quotes to drive business with our brokers; our product team is continually developing and refining our product portfolio; our claims team is skillfully evaluating and settling claims for our insureds. Our IT team is continuing to build on the success of our Technology Foundation program that delivered ‘best of breed’ solutions for forms, rating and enterprise integration. And, our finance team is leading our planning efforts to help us chart a successful course into the future that ensures we are able to meet our current and long-term goals. 

I am honored to lead this great organization made up of extremely dedicated and talented staff. They provide energy to our great culture and continue to drive for success. I look forward to what the future holds.

Sincerely,
Michael Day

Our Team

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History

Topa Insurance Company's predecessor, Universal Security Insurance Company, received its Charter in the state of California on March 23, 1981. The Company was originally owned by Sperry and Hutchinson (S&H Green Stamps) and subsequently was merged into Baldwin United Corporation. On December 31, 1984, the Company was acquired by John E. Anderson and became part of his Topa Equities Ltd. business. The name was changed to Topa Insurance Company.

Topa Equities Ltd. is a privately held, diversified, conglomerate with business interests in automobile dealerships, beer & beverage distribution, real estate, property management, consumer finance and insurance with extensive operations in California, Nevada, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The insurance operations are conducted under the Topa Insurance Group umbrella and are headquartered in Calabasas, California.

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States where we do business

Topa Insurance is admitted in 23 states. We write on a non-admitted basis in 11 states. Dorchester Insurance is admitted in 2 states. We write on a non-admitted basis in 15 states.

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Topa Insurance Group

Topa Equities Ltd. is a privately held, diversified, conglomerate with business interests in automobile dealerships, beer & beverage distribution, real estate, property management, consumer finance and insurance with extensive operations in California, Nevada, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The insurance operations are conducted under the Topa Insurance Group umbrella.

Topa Insurance Group is a specialty insurance platform, made up of core company Topa Insurance Company, as well as Dorchester Insurance Company (USVI), NevPac Reinsurance (BVI), and Topa Insurance Services (USVI). The group is led by our Board of Directors, William Anderson - Chair, Chris Greco - Vice Chair, Judith Munzig (Anderson), William Eyre and Judy Mann. Topa Insurance Group is focused on underwriting profits, operation excellence and agility for continuous growth.

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