ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 19, 2011 – Grange Insurance is the newest member of the Trusted Choice® consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers. Grange, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has joined 57 other leading insurance companies nationwide as a Trusted Choice® company partner.
“Grange Insurance is well-respected and well-known by independent insurance agents and their customers in Ohio and 12 other states,” says Dave Evans, Trusted Choice® executive director. “By joining the Trusted Choice® brand, Grange is making an investment in its future and the independent insurance agency system while building on a reputation for providing excellent, ‘hassle-free’ customer service. We welcome Grange and its partners and are proud to announce that they are the newest Trusted Choice® company partner.”
Grange Insurance is a financially strong insurance provider with $1.3 billion in annual revenues and $2 billion assets. Located in Columbus, Ohio and rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, they partner with independent agents who offer auto, home, life and business insurance protection to policyholders in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
“We are pleased to join Trusted Choice®, a program that aligns perfectly with our long-standing commitment to independent agents,” says Doug Sharp, Grange Insurance vice president of sales & state management. “We encourage our agents to participate in this important program, which promotes the value they deliver in helping policyholders meet their ever-changing insurance needs.”
Grange Insurance (The Grange Mutual Casualty Group) includes: Grange Mutual Casualty Co., Grange Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Trustgard Insurance Co., Grange Indemnity Insurance Co., Grange Insurance Co. of Michigan, Grange Life Insurance Co., Integrity Mutual Insurance Co. and Integrity Property & Casualty Co.
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 12,000 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 58 leading insurance companies. For more information, go to www.TrustedChoice.com.
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