Kemper, Safeco Insurance, Midstate Mutual Insurance Co., Chubb Group of Insurance Cos., Peerless Insurance Co. and Dryden Mutual Insurance Co. received the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York’s (IIABNY) 2010 Outstanding Company Partner Awards in a ceremony during day one of the group’s annual Capital Event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany earlier this week.

The Outstanding Company Partner Awards are given each year to those companies that earned the best scores in the IIABNY Industry Index, which is based on the results of twice-yearly surveys of New York insurance producers. IIABNY Chairman of the Board Lane Rubin presented the awards to the best national, super regional and regional companies in the personal insurance and commercial insurance categories.


Winners in the personal insurance category were:

National – Kemper, A Unitrin Business

Super Regional – Safeco Insurance

Regional – Midstate Mutual Insurance Co.


Winners in the commercial insurance category were:

National – Chubb Group of Insurance Cos.

Super Regional – Peerless Insurance Co.

Regional – Dryden Mutual Insurance Co.


The index, which IIABNY publishes in the winter and summer of each year, measures performance in areas such as underwriter empowerment, ease of use of technology, honest and fair treatment of agencies and customers, responsiveness of company personnel and fairness of compensation arrangements.

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