v3.19.2
Document and Entity Information Statement - $ / shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 25, 2019
Document Information    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001578735  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-36311  
Entity Registrant Name NATIONAL GENERAL HOLDINGS CORP.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 27-1046208  
Entity Address, Address Line One 59 Maiden Lane  
Entity Address, Address Line Two 38th Floor  
Entity Address, City or Town New York  
Entity Address, State or Province NY  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 10038  
City Area Code 212  
Local Phone Number 380-9500  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Listing, Par Value Per Share $ 0.01  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   113,215,632
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share    
Document Information    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  
Trading Symbol NGHC  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
7.50% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A    
Document Information    
Title of 12(b) Security 7.50% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A  
Trading Symbol NGHCP  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Depositary Shares, Representing 1/40th of a Share of 7.50% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series B    
Document Information    
Title of 12(b) Security Depositary Shares, Representing 1/40th of a Share of 7.50% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series B  
Trading Symbol NGHCO  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Depositary Shares, Representing 1/40th of a Share of 7.50% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series C    
Document Information    
Title of 12(b) Security Depositary Shares, Representing 1/40th of a Share of 7.50% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series C  
Trading Symbol NGHCN  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
7.625% Subordinated Notes due 2055    
Document Information    
Title of 12(b) Security 7.625% Subordinated Notes due 2055  
Trading Symbol NGHCZ  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ