Pair of Regional Carriers on Board for Trusted Choice

July 4, 2002

Regional carriers Kentucky National Insurance Company and Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company are the two newest Trusted ChoiceSM company partners.

Fifteen regional and national insurance carriers and one strategic alliance partner now support the marketing brand created by the IIABA to increase consumer awareness of the benefits independent agents and brokers offer: choice, customization and advocacy.

Both companies offer property and casualty products exclusively via independent agents and are affiliated with the American European Group. Combined, the two companies write nearly $80 million in premium in seven states in the eastern and central United States, respectively.

Other Trusted ChoiceSM supporters are Encompass Insurance, The Hartford, MetLife Auto & Home, Progressive, SAFECO, California Insurance Group, Cascade National Insurance, Central Insurance Companies, InsurBanc, MSA Group, Merchants Insurance Group, Ohio Casualty Insurance, Selective Insurance Group and Summit Insurance (R.I.).

Lexington, Ky.-based Kentucky National offers a wide portfolio of personal and small business insurance products in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and West Virginia. Kentucky National’s commercial insurance products include programs designed specifically for artisan contractors such as skillpac general liability and commercial automobile programs. They also offer miscellaneous bonds, commercial package policies, inland marine and commercial umbrella coverage. A.M. Best rates Kentucky National Insurance Company a B++.

Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company, headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., annually writes approximately $43 million in property and casualty premium for personal auto, homeowners, and commercial insurance in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. A.M. Best rates Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company a B++.

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