ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 11, 2008— Austin Mutual Insurance Company is the latest independent agency system insurance group to join the Trusted Choice® consumer brand movement. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Austin Mutual has been providing personal and commercial lines insurance coverage for more than 110 years. Austin Mutual currently writes in nine states, including Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Austin Mutual has built an excellent reputation through competent management and diligent customer service and stands by their mission to build value and security for the lives of their policyholders by sustaining a profitable growth oriented organization. More information can be found on the company's Web site at www.austinmutual.com.
“Our history is anchored by our commitment to the independent agency system and we are excited for the opportunity to directly contribute to its support and success,” says Jeffrey Kusch, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Austin Mutual Insurance Company.
“We are proud to be members of Trusted Choice®,” says Robert Long, CPCU, Senior Vice President of Austin Mutual Insurance Company. “We both share a strong commitment to professionalism and integrity in dealing with policyholders.”
Trusted Choice® was launched in 2001 by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) and several independent agency companies to highlight the benefits independent agencies and brokerage firms offer consumers—choice of companies, customization of policies and advocacy support.
“We are pleased to have Austin Mutual join Trusted Choice®,” says Dave Evans, Executive Director of Trusted Choice®. “They have been expanding their geographic presence and broadening their lines of coverage. Joining Trusted Choice® compliments that growth.”
“Austin Mutual has a long history of serving independent insurance agents and their customers in Minnesota," says Dan Riley, Executive Director of the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers. "We are pleased that they are continuing their commitment by joining Trusted Choice® .”
Trusted Choice® is promoted through a combination of national, state-level and local-agency advertising, promotional and marketing activities; insurance company branding and public relations campaigns.
Trusted Choice® educates consumers about the benefits of using independent agents and brokers for their insurance needs: choice of companies, customized policies and advocacy support. Trusted Choice® is the consumer marketing identity for over 10,000 independent insurance agencies, brokerage firms, their branch locations and 48 leading insurance companies, including Austin Mutual.
Web address: www.TrustedChoice.com and http://www.AustinMutual.com/