Unigard Insurance strives to guard its customers against loss. The company provides multiple lines of property/casualty insurance to individuals and businesses in the Northwest and West. Its products include auto and homeowners insurance, as well as commercial multi-peril, commercial auto, and farm insurance. A network of nearly 600 independent insurance agencies in eight states sell the company's policies, while a handful of regional branch offices provide underwriting, processing, claims management, billing, and other administrative support services. Unigard was founded as the Northwestern Mutual Fire Association in 1901. The company is a subsidiary of QBE Regional Insurance.