ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 1, 2016–Mutual Benefit Group is the newest member of the Trusted Choice® consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers. Mutual Benefit Group, headquartered in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, has joined 70 other leading companies nationwide as a Trusted Choice® company partner.
“Trusted Choice® is excited to welcome Mutual Benefit Group as a company partner,” said Dave Evans, Trusted Choice® executive director. “For more than 100 years, Mutual Benefit Group has partnered with independent insurance agents to provide personalized service to their policyholders. By joining forces with Trusted Choice®, the Mutual Benefit Group team is further demonstrating its commitment to the independent agent community and serving the needs of agents and insurance customers.”
In 1908, Mutual Benefit Group was founded by 14 businessmen in a small Pennsylvania town built entirely of wooden structures. They realized they needed a way to protect themselves from the threat of fire so they pooled their financial resources to form a mutual insurance association. That association eventually became known as Mutual Benefit Insurance Company and today is a member of Mutual Benefit Group that offers a full line of personal and commercial insurance coverage, including homeowners, automobile, commercial package plans, business owners, contractors, workers’ compensation, inland marine, and umbrella through its member underwriting companies, Mutual Benefit Insurance Company and Select Risk Insurance Company.
“Mutual Benefit has always sold its coverage exclusively through independent agents because we’ve seen first-hand how the advice and advocacy of agents benefit our policyholders,” says Kevin O’Brien, Mutual Benefit Group senior vice president of insurance. “Supporting Trusted Choice® is one more way that Mutual Benefit can demonstrate its strong belief in the invaluable contributions independent agents make to the protection of the consumers they serve and to the vitality of the insurance industry.”
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 26,000 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 70 leading insurance companies. For more information, go to www.TrustedChoice.com.
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: www.independentagent.com.
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