Two insurance firms earned top spots on Fortune's “Most Admired2015” companies list, placing in the highest 50 out of 1,400eligible global businesses. And of those two, one P&C companygrabbed the bronze ring–placing third, behind Apple and Google.

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The “Most Admired 2015” list covers 55 industries, and nearly350 companies received the “Most Admired” designation.

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To create the industry lists, more than 4,000 executives,directors and analysts rated companies in their own industries onnine criteria that affect reputation: innovation, peoplemanagement, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, qualityof management, financial soundness, long-term investment value,quality of products/services, and global competitiveness.

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On the following pages are the nine P&C insurance companiesthat received the “Most Admired” designation from Fortune. Can youguess which two P&C firms ranked in the No. 3 and No. 28 spotsoverall?

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9. Zurich Insurance Group

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The firm dropped two places from its 2014 industry ranking andreceived an overall score of 5.71.

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According to Fortune's nine reputation attributes, Zurich rankedthird in global competitivesness and fifth in social reponsibility.Contributing to its lower score, the company scored 12th in bothfinancial soundness and long-term investment value.

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8. Allianz

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The firm's lower ranks in innovation and quality of management(both No. 13), quality of products/services (No. 12) and socialresponsibility (No. 11) may have been the reason why the firmdropped four spots from its P&C overall 2014 ranking.

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But there is good news for Allianz: The company alsoranked No. 68 on Fortune's list of Best Companiesto Work For.

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7. Allstate

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The Northbrook, Ill.-based firm scored highest in Fortune'sreputational attributes with social responsibility and long-terminvestment value (both No. 3). However, its low ranks in peoplemanagement (No. 14) and global competiveness (No. 15) may havedragged down its overall score.

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6. Swiss Re

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Previously unranked, Swiss Re debuts at the No. 6 spot forP&C insurance companies with an overall score of 5.79. Theinsurer is good at being good: The majority of its reputationalscores came in among the top four to eight spots.

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5. American International Group

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Jumping eight spots from 2014 and with an overall score of 5.81,the firm edged out its lower-ranking competitors with a No. 1ranking in its reputation for global competiveness. AIG also rankedin the top 5 for innovation (No. 3) and quality ofproducts/services (No. 5). Its lowest-ranking reputation attribute,social responsibility, came in at No. 15.

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4. State Farm Insurance

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Raising its 2014 ranking by two spots, the Bloomington,Ill.-based insurer ranked No. 1 in social reponsibility and came insecond in both the quality of products/services and financialsoundness categories.

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Perhaps why the firm lost the No. 3 industry spot–its reputationconcerning global competitivness ranked No. 17. State Farm rankedNo. 129 on Fortune's overall list.

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3. The Travelers Cos.

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The insurer jumped two places in its industry rank from 2014,ranking highly in long-term investment value (No. 2), quality ofproducts/services, quality of management, use of corporate assetsand people management (all No. 3). All of its reputation rankingsscored in the top 10, but innovation and global competitivenessranked lowest.

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2. USAA

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Out of four new companies named to Fortune's top 50, USAAdebuted the highest at No. 28 among all companies.

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The firm improved its P&C industry ranking by one spot thisyear. Seven of its reputational attributes scored in the top threeby industry, including quality of products/services, which came inat No. 1. The firm also ranked No. 33 on Fortune's listof Best Companies to Work For.

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1. Berkshire Hathaway

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It's easy to see why the Omaha, Neb. firm is No. 1. Not only didWarren Buffett's company earn the blue ribbon in the P&Cindustry rankings, but it also ranked No. 3 among allcompanies–raising its spot by one from last year.

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With an overall score of 6.94, the company ranked at No. 1 in anastounding six categories (innovation, people management, use ofcorporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness andlong-term investment value). Two additional reputation attributesranked in the top three: global competitiveness (No. 2) and qualityof products/services (No. 3). Its one weakness? Socialresponsibility (No. 9).

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