Grand Rapids, MI (December 13, 2012) – The Foremost Insurance Group has long been recognized for their experience in the specialty lines insurance market and beginning January 2013, Foremost® is introducing business insurance to its broad portfolio of products. With over 60 years of experience in the industry and thousands of exceptional independent insurance producers across the country, Foremost is among the most stable and longstanding group of companies in the industry as a part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®.
Zurich North America® is ending the Zurich Small Business® program and is working with Foremost to offer small business policyholders and agents the opportunity to become part of the new Foremost program- a brand dedicated to independent producers.
“The addition of business insurance makes Foremost a market leader with a versatile product line and easy-to-use systems and processes for independent producers,” said Mark Testa, Head of Business Insurance, Independent Agency Sales and Distribution. Testa says that Zurich Small Business has long been recognized as easy to do business with, and Foremost is committed to continuing that tradition.
The addition of Business Insurance to the Foremost portfolio allows the company to offer its producers, and in turn their customers over 600 classes of business under one brand. The company also offers a single quote engine and many other resources for independent producers.
“Foremost is focused on helping independent producers grow their business and offering more tools to help them sell. We offer an easy to use quoting system, marketing tools, a powerful online presence and social media that all Foremost producers will now be able to take advantage of,” says Testa.
Beginning January 2013, Foremost will begin rolling out new business - Business Owners Policies, Employment Practices Liability, Commercial Auto, Workers’ Compensation and Umbrella. In addition, the new business rollout will be phased nationally with the rollout for renewals following. The transition process will be completed by 2015.
A part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®
, Foremost Insurance Group ("Foremost") has been a leader in personal lines insurance since 1952. Foremost is headquartered in Caledonia, Michigan. Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit www.Farmers.com
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