ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, March 20, 2018–Community Mutual Insurance Company is the newest member of the Trusted Choice® consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers. Community Mutual, based in New York, joins 61 other leading companies nationwide as a Trusted Choice® company partner.
“Trusted Choice® is excited to welcome Community Mutual as a company partner," says Kevin Brandt, Trusted Choice® executive director. “Community Mutual is committed to the independent agency system in New York and we look forward to working with its team to serve the needs of Trusted Choice® agents and their clients."
Community Mutual Insurance Company, an affiliate of Union Mutual, is a non-assessable advance premium co-operative insurance company licensed to sell insurance products in New York. Union Mutual Companies, located in central Vermont and first established in 1874, have been providing quality insurance products for over 140 years. Operating through its extensive network of independent insurance agents, the companies take great pride in focusing on outstanding service. Their overall business philosophy and culture is one that strives to treat all business partners— whether they are policyholders, agents or vendors—with the highest level of fairness, integrity and respect.
“We look forward to deepening and growing our relationships throughout New York with our network of independent insurance agents," says Union Mutual Director of Marketing Alexis Burrall.
“We value the Trusted Choice brand and are excited about the partnership," says Union Mutual President and CEO Michael Nobles. “As Union Mutual has a long-standing relationship with Trusted Choice, it made sense to include our New York affiliate in the program."
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. The brand is the consumer marketing identity for more than 26,000 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 62 leading insurance companies.
The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I") was founded in 1896 and 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 and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products.
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