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Central earns Best Practices Award

Central Insurance Companies information

The Central Insurance Companies was recently awarded the prestigious Best Practices Award of Excellence from the National Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”).  This is the eighth consecutive year the company has received this award.

Pictured are Central Senior Vice President/Secretary Edd Buhl (left) and President/Chairman of the Board Bill Purmort (right) accepting the Best Practices Award from Bob Rusbuldt, Big "I" president/CEO. (photo submitted)
Pictured are Central Senior Vice President/Secretary Edd Buhl (left) and President/Chairman of the Board Bill Purmort (right) accepting the Best Practices Award from Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president/CEO. (photo submitted)

The award recognizes those companies that have made imaginative, outstanding, and unique contributions in advocating Best Practices philosophies that enhance the independent agency system. The Big “I” Best Practices Program provides performance benchmarks and business strategies that serve as a guide to improving agency performance. Central was one of only three companies nationwide to receive the award.

Central has long been a supporter of the Best Practices program, sharing these Best Practices concepts with our agents through education and business consulting, our website, and monthly agency newsletters.

Central’s vibrant personal lines program, in consultation with Reagan Consulting Inc., uses the Best Practices studies to educate agencies on developing and growing its personal lines books of business.  Throughout the years, the response has been very positive and the program has proven to be beneficial to both Central and the agencies that have participated.

“Since 2005, through numerous companywide and online initiatives, Central Insurance Companies, a Trusted Choice® company, promotes the philosophies of the Best Practices through materials in agent education, business consulting and numerous innovative efforts,” said Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president and CEO. “We applaud Central’s ongoing dedication, leadership and cutting edge efforts.”

Central Insurance was founded in 1876, and provides insurance for more than 335,000 automobiles, homes, and businesses in 18 states. Central is based in Van Wert, Ohio and operates regional offices in Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, and Van Wert. The Central group of companies has combined assets of over $1 billion. Central’s A.M. Best rating is A (Excellent).

POSTED: 10/06/14 at 6:14 am. FILED UNDER: Business