ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12, 2010 — The Travelers Companies, Inc. has joined the Trusted Choice® consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers. A leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business, Travelers is one of the largest independent agency insurance companies in the U.S. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, and built its success by providing innovative insurance and risk protection products and services.
“Working with an independent agent is an excellent way for consumers to choose the right insurance to meet their individual needs,” says Brian MacLean, president and chief operating officer of Travelers. “At Travelers, we are dedicated to our continued partnerships with independent agents. With 13,000 agents and brokers around the country who sell our policies, we want to help them grow their business. We’re pleased to support Trusted Choice® as a means to promote the unique expertise and high quality customer service independent agents provide.”
“Travelers is a premier global brand of insurance and one of the largest writers of property-casualty insurance through independent insurance agents,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president and CEO. “Joining Trusted Choice® further demonstrates its commitment to the independent insurance agency distribution system and confirms its strong belief that independent agents are the trusted advisors for consumers.”
Trusted Choice® was launched 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. It is the premier consumer brand for independent insurance agents and provides national advertising and other strategic tools to reach consumers.
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.
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