As part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, our history dates back to 1912 when Liberty Mutual, then Massachusetts Employees Insurance Association (MEIA), began writing Workers' Compensation policies.

Notable milestones

2019

Luxembourg headquarters of LMIE opened

Exterior of the Luxembourg office headquarters (Author: Cayambe; Wikimedia Commons)

2018

Liberty Mutual creates Global Risk Solutions, the B2B arm of Liberty Mutual. Ironshore International and LIU become part of LSM, creating a global business across Europe, LatAm, Bermuda, AsiaPac and the US

2013

Liberty Specialty Markets created, merging our Commercial, Specialty and Reinsurance businesses

Liberty Specialty Markets logo

2004

Liberty Syndicate 4472 formed from merger of Syndicate 190 and 282 – the first syndicate at Lloyd’s with 100% corporate capital

Exterior view of lloyds of london during the day

2002

Our Cologne Reinsurance office opens, the first Lloyd’s syndicate to operate outside London

Liberty Mutual reinsurance logo

1998

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) is formed, later rebranding as Liberty Specialty Markets

1995-96

Liberty Mutual backs Lloyd’s Syndicates 190 and 282

1994

Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe (LMIE) was formed – now the platform for our European business

1958

Liberty Mutual established its first Assumed Re capability (later LM Re)

1939 – 1945

Almost a third of our employees (over 1,500 men and women) served in the armed forces during the Second World War - over 70% continued to work at Liberty after the war

1917

MEIA was rebranded to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

1914

The first Liberty branch office was opened in 1914, and later that year, the company wrote its first automobile insurance policy

1912

Liberty Mutual was founded in 1912 as the Massachusetts Employees Insurance Association (MEIA)