Thursday, April 3, 2008
The Right Choice is Simple®
Unitrin Direct is dedicated to simplifying auto insurance with the right balance of competitive rates, stability and service.Learn more about us, our executive management and our parent company under Quick Facts. In addition to Quick Facts, you can find recent press releases under News, exciting employment opportunities under Careers and website partnering opportunities under Affiliate Information. We want to hear from you! Click the Contact Us link to ask questions or submit feedback.
The Right Price.Unitrin Direct has very competitive pricing. Our direct-to-consumer channel of distribution and streamlined marketing efforts allow us to offer customers lower rates. While actual savings vary by state, coverage levels and driver ratings, our goal is to provide customers a savings of 20% or more on auto insurance when they switch to Unitrin Direct.
The Right Protection.Price is often the first thing consumers look at when shopping for auto insurance, but it’s just as important to trust the company you choose. Unitrin Direct is a subsidiary of Unitrin Inc. (NYSE:UTR) and part of a family of companies that has six million policyholders and $9 billion in assets. The Unitrin Property and Casualty Insurance Group is rated “A” (excellent) by A.M. Best Company, a leading provider of financial information for the global insurance industry. With Unitrin Direct, customers know they have protection they can count on.
The Right Choice.True value strikes a balance between price, stability and service. Unitrin Direct delivers on all three. Customer care has always been a priority for us. From our friendly customer service professionals to our knowledgeable, licensed agents to our efficient and dedicated claims representative, we have an unwavering commitment to helping our customers when they need us. When it comes to a real value in automobile insurance, the right choice is simple™.
In business for over 150 years, Travelers has been an industry leader from the start. We issued the first auto policy in 1897 and continue to lead the way with innovative insurance products, first class service and industry-leading technology.
|1853||Alexander Wilkin and 16 fellow Saint Paul, MN businessmen found St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company.|
|1864||J.G. Batterson and nine others form The Travelers Insurance Company "for the purpose of insuring travelers against loss of life or personal injury while journeying by railway or steamboat."|
|1897||Issued the first automobile insurance policy.|
|1903||Opened the first school to train insurance agents.|
|1904||Organized the first corps of safety engineers.|
|1907||Organized to write property coverages.|
|1912||Offered first combination auto policy.|
|1936||Launched a drivers' education program.|
|1953||Developed the first automobile simulator for driver education purposes.|
|1956||Installed first computer, an IBM 650.|
|1956||First insurer to establish its own weather research center.|
|1966||Held first transcontinental conference call.|
|1968||Set up the first employee-staffed claim "hot lines."|
|1971||Established the first insurance office of consumer information to answer customers' questions about their policies.|
|1980||Developed the first interactive company/agency computer system.|
|1996||Developed the first automated fraud detection system as a potent new weapon in the battle against insurance fraud.|
|1997||Launched the first insurance policy to protect individuals using personal computers for online banking.|
|1997||After Hurricane Andrew, the company developed the industry’s first catastrophe response vehicles, self-contained claim offices on wheels.|
| Over the last several years, Travelers leveraged technological advancements to improve Ease of doing business for agents. Industry leading innovations include: |
|2003||Launched MyTravelers.com, allowing customers to pay their bill, check claim status, and view policy information online.|
|2004||The Saint Paul and Travelers Property Casualty merge to form St. Paul Travelers, creating a new company with 285 years combined experience in managing risk with integrity, innovation and discipline.|
|2007||Company consolidates under Travelers name and re-acquires famous red umbrella icon as its logo. Click here to view the print ads.|
During our existence, the Safeway Insurance Group has demonstrated time and again our commitment to the insurance markets that we serve. Our longevity is testimony to the discipline employed in providing insurance coverage that is both affordably priced and promptly serviced. Currently, over 250,000 policyholders rely on Safeway for their insurance needs. As an insurance entity, the companies within the Safeway Insurance Group are reviewed and rated by industry analysts. The A.M. Best Company, the most respected independent insurance industry analyst, rates the Safeway Insurance Group as "Excellent". We welcome your inquiry of the Safeway Insurance Group and stand ready to be of assistance as needed.
In 1898 a group of Enumclaw, Washington residents got together to create the Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company. The articles of incorporation stated that the purpose of the organization was “to insure farm and village buildings and personal property against loss by fire and lightning.” Funding was provided by assessment of the members to restore property after catastrophic loss. During the next 45 years, the company slowly expanded its insurance writings. In 1943, extended coverage perils were added to the fire and lightening coverage previously provided. In 1947 the company began to write non-farm properties. A year later casualty insurance was added to the portfolio of offerings putting Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company on an equal footing with other companies for the first time.
In 1952 the states of Oregon and Idaho were added to the service area. At this point the company was writing approximately $2 million in premiums. Ten years later Farmers’ Mutual merged with the Butteville Insurance Company of Woodburn, Oregon which brought total writings to $5 million. The company also began writing commercial insurance in 1963. On May 1, 1966, the name of the company was changed to Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company. Growth continued through the years and in the summer of 2002, the company expanded to Utah. Enumclaw Property and Casualty Insurance Company was launched in Washington in December 2002 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company. The new company was established to facilitate new marketing opportunities in both personal and commercial lines of insurance. As of December 31, 2007, Enumclaw Property and Casualty had more than $27 million in written premiums while Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company’s written premiums totaled more than $294 million.
At Nationwide®, we're working hard every day to meet the insurance and financial needs of our customers, at every stage of life. Whatever happens. You can count on it. With more than $157 billion in statutory assets, Nationwide is one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world. We offer a full range of insurance products and financial services for your home, car, family and financial security.
We support diversity and inclusion. Our workforce and business practices reflect this. Our associates have a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds much like our customers. We understand you, because we are you. And that makes it easier for us to provide you with the insurance products and financial services you value.
Our delivery on this commitment is the reason we’re now the 6th largest P&C insurance company in the United States, why we’ve earned an A.M. Best Co. ‘A’ (Excellent) rating, and why we have the breadth, depth and financial strength that you can always depend on - in the United States and around the world.