(ALEXANDRIA, VA - Feb. 24, 2009)—North Star Mutual is the newest independent agency system insurance organization to join the Trusted Choice® brand movement. Headquartered in Cottonwood, Minn., North Star Mutual provides insurance protection for homes, farms, autos, and businesses in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Iowa. North Star Mutual is rated A+ Superior with AM Best.
“North Star Mutual has grown substantially over the 90 years that we’ve served Midwest residents, farmers and businesses, but at the same time, we’ve been able to strongly adhere to our rural values,”says Terry Timm, Senior Vice President at North Star Mutual Insurance. “Trusted Choice® is a natural extension of the promise we make to customers to provide outstanding insurance protection and excellent personal service.”
“We are pleased to have North Star Mutual join the Trusted Choice® brand,” says Dan Riley, Executive Director of the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers. “Midwest consumers and independent insurance agents alike appreciate their strong financial ratings and dedication to customer service.”
“North Star Mutual has experienced growth over their long history but never at the expense of their core values,” says Dave Evans, Executive Director of Trusted Choice®. “Joining Trusted Choice® is a strategic way to continue that growth while maintaining their emphasis on customer service.”
Trusted Choice® was launched in 2001 by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or 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.
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 more than 10,400 independent insurance agencies, brokerage firms, their branch locations and 54 leading insurance companies, including North Star Mutual Insurance Company.
For more information, visit www.TrustedChoice.com and http://www.nstarco.com