Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do is more than a phrase it's part of the history of Combined Insurance. They're words we take to heart everyday and are a hallmark of our success.

HISTORY OF COMBINED INSURANCE

With $100, a positive spirit and a vision to make the world a better place, W. Clement Stone founded Combined Insurance in 1922. Mr Stone's story is the stuff of legend. Our rich insurance history and his legacy drives our organisation to this day.

In 1965, Combined Insurance expanded into New Zealand, embarking on an ambitious plan for growth. 50 years later, we've expanded to serve the global market, offering our products in 10 countries in addition to the United States.

In April 2008, Combined Insurance was purchased by the then ACE Limited, a global leader in insurance and reinsurance.

In October 2010, Combined Insurance in New Zealand became a division of the New Zealand-based ACE Insurance Limited.

2016 saw ACE Limited acquire the Chubb Corporation, creating a global insurance leader operating under the renowned Chubb name.On 1 July 2016 ACE Insurance Limited changed its name to Chubb Insurance New Zealand Limited.

Key Milestones in Combined Insurance History

1922

W. Clement Stone borrows $100 and moves to Chicago, rents desk space for $25 a month and establishes an insurance agency under the name Combined Registry Company.


1939

Combined Mutual Casualty Company is organised and the company continues to expand with the purchase of the American Casualty Company in Texas.


1960

Combined Insurance expands into the Pacific and commences operation in Australia.


1962

W. Clement Stone captures in writing the principles of his Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) philosophy and selling system with the release of his book, The Success System That Never Fails.


1963

Combined Insurance expands across the Atlantic to Europe with the addition of Britain and Northern Ireland.


1965

Combined Insurance commences operation in New Zealand.


1971

Combined Life Insurance Company of New York is formed.


1980

The holding company Combined International Corporation is formed.


1982

Ryan Insurance Group merges with Combined International Corporation to form what later became AON Corporation. Mr. Stone takes on the duties as its first Chairman. Patrick Ryan becomes the President and Chief Executive Officer.


1994

Combined Insurance reaches its 75-year milestone.


2008

Combined Insurance is sold and becomes a member of ACE Group.


2010

Combined Insurance in New Zealand becomes a division of ACE Insurance Limited, a locally incorporated and regulated company.


2016

ACE acquires Chubb, creating a global insurance leader operating under the renowned Chubb name. ACE Insurance Limited changed its name to Chubb Insurance New Zealand Limited.


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