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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Gainsco, Inc. is a Texas corporation, which was organized in October 1978. Through its insurance company and managing general agency subsidiaries, the Company engages in the property and casualty insurance business, focusing on the nonstandard personal auto market. The Company's nonstandard personal auto products are mainly aligned with customers seeking to purchase basic coverage and limits of liability required by statutory requirements, or slightly higher. Its products include coverage for third party liability, for bodily injury and physical damage, as well as collision and comprehensive coverage for theft, physical damage and other perils for an insured's vehicle. Within this context, the Company offers its product to a range of customers who present varying degrees of potential risk to the Company and it strives to price its product to reflect this range of risk accordingly, in order to earn an underwriting profit. Simultaneously, when actuarially prudent, it attempts to position its product price to be competitive with other companies offering similar products to optimize its likelihood of securing its targeted customers. The Company offers flexible premium down payment, installment payment, late payment, and policy reinstatement plans that help it secure new customers and retain exiting customers, while generating an additional source of income from fees that it charges for those services. It mainly write six-month policies in Arizona, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico and both one month and six month policies in Texas, with one year policies in California and both six month and one year policies in Georgia and South Carolina. The terms of policies it is permitted to offer varies in the states in which it operates. The Company competes with large national insurance companies, smaller regional companies and local managing general agents in the sale of nonstandard auto insurance products and services. It markets its products mainly through independent agencies that also sell the insurance products of its competitors. Many competitors are national in scope, larger, and better capitalized than it is. The Company's insurance company is subject to regulation and supervision by the insurance department of the jurisdiction in which it is domiciled or licensed to transact business.
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