The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos. introduced Paperless Policies, a feature that will allow customers who buy a policy directly from the company or through independent insurance agencies, the ability to drastically reduce the amount of paper documents they receive. Having policy-related documents delivered electronically saves trees, expedites delivery of the documents and reduces the opportunity for misplaced documents, the company claims.
This new initiative is an extension of a Paperless Billing feature introduced in early 2007 that allowed customers to opt for an electronic bill versus a hard copy bill delivered by the U.S. Mail.
The Paperless Policies launch coincides with the company’s “70 Years, 70 Trees” anniversary events being held in six call center cities. The first event, in which 70 large trees are being planted in city parks to celebrate the company’s 70th year writing auto insurance, is being held today in Luke Easter Park in the company’s headquarter city, Cleveland.
The Paperless Policy is available in Indiana starting today. New and existing customers, regardless of how they bought their Progressive policy, can sign up at www.progressive.com/paperless or through their local independent insurance agent. The feature will be introduced in all states where the company does business by the end of 2007.