Monday September 23
PIA Presents Company Award of Excellence to Motorists Mutual Insurance CompanyThe National Association of Professional Insurance Agents has selected Motorists Mutual Insurance Company as the recipient of its 2002 Company Award of Excellence. The presentation was made September 7, 2002 during the PIA National annual meetings in Cleveland, Ohio.
The annual PIA National Company Award of Excellence honors companies for their commitment to PIA, to the American Agency System, to furthering the interests of and creating a better business environment for independent insurance agents.
"This year's recipient of the PIA National Company Award of Excellence is a company that truly believes in the independent agent," said PIA National President Steven J. Harter, CIC. "Some companies talk the talk, but Motorists Mutual Insurance Company backs it up in ways that count for the members of PIA."
Harter said Motorists Mutual offers a wide variety of educational programs, provides quality cooperative advertising and offers an array of other programs agents can use. In addition, Motorists offers significant financial resources to agents through its agency perpetuation and development programs as well as other financial assistance to help agencies grow and prosper.
"Motorists also furthers the interests of agents by being a very involved partner of PIA in Ohio," Harter said. "They share the same concerns as we do on a wide range of issues and are never afraid to back up their concerns. They are very active in support of PIA's legislative issues."
The award was accepted by John J. Bishop, Chairman, President and CEO of The Motorists Insurance Group.
"We have a great deal of respect for all independent agents," said Bishop. "They are crucial to our business and they play an important role in their communities. They deserve superior service and quality products from companies that operate with integrity every day."
Motorists Mutual Insurance Company was formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1928. It sells personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses.
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