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Connecticut Firm Awarded Trusted Choice Agency of the Month

V.F. McNeil Insurance of Branford, Conn. Recognized by National Association

 (ALEXANDRIA, VA – Dec. 4, 2008) – V.F. McNeil Insurance has been named the Trusted Choice® Agency of the Month by Trusted Choice®, the branding program of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. (the Big “I”).

 “The outstanding team at V.F. McNeil Insurance has demonstrated their commitment to serving the needs of their clients and treating them like people, not just a policy or number,” says Robert Rusbuldt, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America.  “They exemplify the Trusted Choice® Pledge of Performance.”

The V.F. McNeil Insurance agency, headquartered in Branford, Conn., was established in 1886 by Virgil F. McNeil. The 122 year old firm has grown to serve individuals, families and businesses primarily in the state, but also throughout the world.
“We are extremely honored to receive this recognition from Trusted Choice®,” says Paul Sturgess, the agency president. “It is very satisfying that this highly respected, national organization has touted V.F. McNeil Insurance as a top performer in bringing consumers the value that only an independent agent can.”

The Trusted Choice® Agency of the Month program recognizes those Trusted Choice® agencies that are going above and beyond in living the tenets of the Trusted Choice® Pledge of Performance and in communicating the benefits of their services to consumers. Trusted Choice® agencies agree to adhere to a written pledge that states they will work with their customers to identify the insurance and financial services that are right for them, their families or their business and use their access to multiple companies to deliver those products. It also states that they will guide consumers through the claims process and help them solve problems related to their coverage or account, among other things.

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 10,400 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 54 leading insurance companies.  Go to and click on “Find a Trusted Choice® Agent” on the homepage to locate the right agency for your needs.

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