ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 9, 2011 – Columbia Lloyds Insurance Company (CLIC) is the newest member of the Trusted Choice® consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers. CLIC, headquartered in Houston, Texas has joined 59 other leading insurance companies nationwide as a Trusted Choice® company partner.
“Columbia Lloyds Insurance Company is well-respected and well-known by independent insurance agents and their customers in Texas where they focus on protecting the underserved market,” says Dave Evans, Trusted Choice® executive director. “By joining the Trusted Choice® brand, CLIC is making an investment in its future and the independent insurance agency system. We welcome CLIC and are proud to announce that they are the newest Trusted Choice® company partner.”
CLIC only writes in Texas, specifically homeowners and residential property for the underserved market. The financially strong insurance provider has $30 million in annual premiums and $40 million in assets. CLIC has an A- (Excellent) rating by A.M. Best and includes the MDOW Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of CLIC that markets its products through independent agents. MDOW writes homeowners and residential property insurance in Oklahoma and Arkansas for the underserved market. For more information, go to: www.columbialloyds.com and www.mdowinsurance.com.
“We are so thrilled to join forces with Trusted Choice®, a spectacular program that has helped independent agents highlight their attributes to consumers across the United States,” says Milby D. Dunn II, CLIC chairman. “For those agents of ours that are not yet involved with Trusted Choice®, we hope they consider the opportunity to take part with their first-rate program.”
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 60 leading insurance companies. For more information, go to www.TrustedChoice.com.
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