Bâloise Holding AG is a Swiss insurance holding company headquartered in Basel. The company employs approximately 7,300 employees across Europe and is the third largest Swiss all-industry insurance service provider for individuals and businesses.
The Basler Versicherungen was founded in 1863 as Basler Versicherungsgesellschaft gegen Feuerschaden, insuring inhabitants of Basel against damage from fire. This was prompted by the tragic fire incident in Glarus. In the following year, the company already expanded to covering life and transportation, as well as expanding geographically within Switzerland and abroad. At the end of the decade, the insurer added its own reinsurance business to the portfolio.
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