Branch launches in Ohio

Branch is live in Ohio, offering a bundled home and auto insurance “in as little as 30 seconds.” Coverage is underwritten by General Security National Insurance Company , a SCOR company.

“Branch is backed by SCOR, one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world. With SCOR’s A+ financial rating, you can feel confident that when you buy insurance from Branch, you’re covered by as strong a financial institution as you’ll find.”

Insurance aside, the Columbus-based startup is also developing tools to help customers lower their own prices, and dedicating a portion of insurance payments to help those who can’t afford insurance through a new program called SafetyNest.