Main Street America Group to Serve on Coalition Against Insurance Fraud Board

February 18, 2005

The Main Street America Group has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, a Washington, D.C.-based global alliance of insurers, consumer organizations and state agencies fighting insurance fraud.

The Main Street America Group operates three property and casualty insurers: National Grange Mutual Insurance Co., Old Dominion Insurance Co. and Main Street America Assurance Co.

“We are pleased to have The Main Street America Group as our newest member,” Dennis Jay, CAIF executive director said. “This demonstrates Main Street America’s strong and growing commitment to combat insurance fraud, which is an $80 billion annual crime spree that is driving up premiums in all lines throughout the United States.”

The Main Street America Group will join the Coalition’s board as a full voting member represented by Stephen D. Canty, senior vice president, claims, and Robert Burgess, corporate special investigations unit manager.

“We take insurance fraud very seriously and have made a significant investment in CAIF to help curb this growing national epidemic,” Canty said.

The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud consists of over 50 national and international organizations dedicated to combating all forms of insurance fraud through public advocacy, research and consumer education. For more information, visit www.InsuranceFraud.org.

Founded in 1923, The Main Street America Group writes nearly $800 million in premium annually working with 1,100 independent agents. The company has headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., and Keene, N.H. It has regional offices in Richmond, Va., Syracuse, N.Y., and Auburn, Mass. It provides personal and commercial property and casualty insurance, programs and services to families and businesses along the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Florida.

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