Seattle– (February 11, 2010) – Safeco® Insurance, a member of Liberty Mutual Group, has been awarded the 2010 Outstanding Super Regional Personal Lines Company Partner by the Independent Agents and Brokers of New York (IIABNY).
For the second year in a row, Safeco Insurance was recognized for earning the best individual score among agents surveyed twice annually for the IIABNY Industry Index. Agency principals and carrier relations contacts rated companies in several areas: underwriter empowerment; ease of technology use; honesty and fairness towards agents and customers; responsiveness of company personnel; and fairness of compensation arrangements. Peerless Insurance™, Liberty Mutual Agency Markets’ regional Commercial provider, was similarly honored with the 2010 Outstanding Super Regional Commercial Lines Company Partner Award.
Receiving the Outstanding Super Regional Carrier Partner Award on behalf of Safeco was Christopher Alexander, Safeco Regional General Manager. The award was presented by IIABNY Chair of the Board Lane S. Rubin.
"This recognition is truly a great reflection of the joint efforts of both agency and company staff working together for the benefit of our policyholders," remarked Mr. Alexander. "We are extremely appreciative of our agents, their continued partnership and the trust they place in us every day."
In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.
Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2012 revenue.
For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to www.Safeco.com.