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The Motorists Insurance Group Joins Agents Council for Technology
Ohio-based company supports ACT’s technology goals.
act_logo.gifALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 —The Motorists Insurance Group is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT).
 
“ACT is pleased to welcome The Motorists Insurance Group and applauds its commitment to advancing technology for independent insurance agents and brokers to better serve their customers,” says Ron Berg, ACT executive director. “We look forward to working with Motorists on critical workflow and technology issues.”
 
The Motorists Insurance Group, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, consists of 10 property and casualty insurance, life insurance and insurance brokerage companies, which sells its products only through independent agents. Its dedication to the independent agency channel is reflected in its partnership with the Big “I,” and that commitment has been further strengthened with Motorists’ partnership with ACT.
 
“We are proud to partner with ACT, and be part of the effort to engage technological solutions that will help local independent agents enhance service to their clients and compete in the marketplace,” says Grady Campbell, CIC, AAI, Motorists senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “ACT is a key industry resource that identifies technological trends and helps agents meet consumer expectations.”
 
The Motorists Insurance Group works through more than 11,000 independent agents and producers in a network of more than 1,600 agencies across the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. The Motorists Insurance Group is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Motorists also joined Trusted Choice®, the consumer branding arm of the Big “I,” in 2008.
 
The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) was established in January 1999 by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) to provide a candid, action-oriented forum to address the critical workflow and technology issues facing the independent agency system. ACT helps participants understand the perspectives of the other stakeholders in the process and provides excellent networking opportunities with the participants who are shaping the future for the industry on these issues. For more information about ACT visit www.iiaba.net/act.
 
Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) was founded in 1896 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address:  www.independentagent.com
                                                                                   
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