History/Timeline

Ever wondered about our history? Here's how Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance became one of the nation's fastest-growing insurance companies.

Profile image of John Tappan, founder of Investors Syndicate

1894

John Tappan founds Investors Syndicate in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1949

Investors Syndicate Life renames itself Investors Diversified Services (IDS)

1984

American Express Company acquires IDS

 

1986

American Express acquires Wisconsin Employers Casualty Company of Green Bay and renames it IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company

1987

IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company launches with 25 employees in Wisconsin

2000

Due to continued growth, a new state-of-the-art facility is built.

2005

Ameriprise Financial becomes an independent, publicly owned company, with Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance as a wholly owned subsidiary

Today

We offer products in 42 states, have approximately 1,500 employees, and provide nearly a million policies