ARAG® was founded more than 75 years ago by Heinrich Faßbender, an attorney and entrepreneur in Düsseldorf, Germany. He believed everyone should be able to assert their legal rights and created an insurance solution that offered the means to obtain justice, regardless of financial status. ARAG began as legal protection for car drivers and has grown to offer legal protection for all situations in life. After three generations, the company is still owned and operated by the founding family.
In 1989, ARAG purchased a division of Midwest Mutual Insurance Company and expanded business into North America where it provides legal solutions to consumers throughout the United States.
ARAG is a global provider of legal solutions focused on:
- Education and Empowerment
- Planning and Prevention
- Resolution and Protection
With operations in 15 countries and nearly $2 billion in worldwide premium base, our global expansion is a testament to the conviction of our founders and the drive ARAG team members have today. As entrepreneurs we look ahead, anticipate change and respond proactively. Every action, innovation and decision is focused on providing outstanding service and meaningful relief for everyday legal issues.
As an independent family enterprise we stand for quality, efficiency and economic responsibility. For more than 75 years, the people of ARAG have been passionate partners empowering people to protect their rights and assets by making quality legal services affordable to all. Take a moment to hear first-hand what members have to say about ARAG.
- Operations in 15 countries
- Nearly $2 billion in worldwide premiums
- 3,500 ARAG team members worldwide
- Serving 15.5 million customers worldwide
- In North America, rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company
ARAG: \AHR·ahg\ is an abbreviation of our original parent company; the name means "legal protection insurance." In 2011, ARAG became ARAG SE (Societas Europaea) to reflect the legal form of companies in the European Union.
In the first ARAG logo, a knight in black with sword and shield stands ready to fight for the rights of policyholders. In 1938, the knight was replaced by a round seal with two crossed swords pointed downwards to represent protection. The ARAG logo has remained virtually unchanged to this day.