ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 20, 2010 – Union Mutual of Vermont is the newest member of the Trusted Choice® consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers. Union, headquartered in Montpelier, Vt., has joined 56 other leading insurance companies nationwide as a Trusted Choice® company partner.
“Union Mutual of Vermont is well-respected and well-known by independent insurance agents and their customers in Vermont and all over New England,” says Dave Evans, Trusted Choice® executive director. “By joining the Trusted Choice® brand, Union is making an investment in its future and the independent insurance agency system while building on a reputation for providing excellent, personalized customer service. We welcome Union Mutual and are proud to announce that they are the newest Trusted Choice® company partner.”
Union Mutual Fire Insurance Company and New England Guaranty Insurance Company offer a complete line of competitively-priced, personal and commercial policies throughout New England for more than 100,000 policyholders. Union provides individual insurance to protect homes, automobiles and personal belongings as well as the risk of loss associated with personal liability. For small to mid-sized businesses, it offers coverage to protect property, earnings and liabilities associated with a commercial enterprise. Union also provides personal and commercial umbrella liability coverage, inland marine coverage for personal belongings and flood insurance for homeowners.
"We are pleased to support the Trusted Choice® brand and the independent agents who provide the service upon which it is based," says John H. Fitzhugh Union Mutual president. "We have used independent agents exclusively to sell and service our policies since 1874 and have no intention of altering that mode of distribution. We urge all of our agents throughout New England and New York to join the Trusted Choice® program to help educate the public on the tremendous value independent agents bring to the insurance transaction."
Union Mutual of Vermont Companies consist of Union Mutual Fire Insurance Company and New England Guaranty Insurance Company, both headquartered in Montpelier, Vt., as well as an affiliated company, Eastern Mutual Insurance Company, located in Greenville, N.Y. The three companies write property and casualty insurance in New England and New York.
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 more than 11,000 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 57 leading insurance companies. For more information, go to www.TrustedChoice.com.
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