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Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020

Central earns independent agents award

VW independent/submitted information

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

Central’s Vice President of Marketing Tim Rauch (left) accepts the Best Practices Award from Robert Rusbuldt, Big "I" president and CEO. (photo submitted)
Central’s Vice President of Marketing Tim Rauch (left) accepts the Best Practices Award from Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president and 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 five carriers 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 their 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 participating agencies.

“Since 2005, through countless company-wide 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 & CEO. “We applaud Central’s ongoing dedication, leadership and cutting edge efforts.”

Central Mutual Insurance Company was founded in 1876, and has evolved into the Central Insurance Companies, a successful property and casualty group providing insurance for more than 350,000 automobiles, homes, and businesses in 20 states.

Central is based in Van Wert 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).

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