Co-operative Insurance wins ValChoice Award for 'Number One Best Value'

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Co-operative Insurance wins ValChoice Award for 'Number One Best Value'

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 6:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Co-operative Insurance Companies, with over 100 years of providing reliable insurance coverage, today announced that it has won the prestigious ValChoice award for Number One Best Value in the states of New Hampshire and Vermont for the year 2016. To win this award, Co-op provided their customers with a unique combination of excellent customer service, claims handling and value in the auto insurance products they sold over a three-year period. They ranked ahead of 62 other insurance companies in Vermont, and 80 other insurance companies in New Hampshire

ValChoice awards recognize the best insurance companies, state-by-state. The company’s data analytics engine is the first to let consumers know which insurance companies offer the best claims handling, service and value.

“Our goal is to provide financial security and protection to our members,” said Marie Jewett, President and CEO of Co-operative. “Our employees are committed to providing members the exceptional service and financial protection they deserve. I’m pleased that having been in business for more than a century, ValChoice recognizes our on-going dedication and commitment to customers”.

“I founded ValChoice to bring transparency to the insurance industry and help consumers find the protection and value they deserve from the insurance they must buy,” said Dan Karr, Founder and CEO of ValChoice. “It’s great to see Co-operative, a local Vermont company, achieving such excellence in service, claims handling and value. The level of excellence Co-operative has achieved is something in which both the company, and the communities they serve, can take great pride.”

About Co-operative Insurance

Organized in 1915 as Patrons Co-operative Fire Insurance Company, Co-op’s roots were in farming.  Today, they offer protection for farms, homes, autos, businesses and more throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.  Headquartered in Middlebury, Vermont, they are represented by 47 independent agencies throughout the two states.

About ValChoice

ValChoice® is the only company to provide consumers, agents and advisors with information on which home and auto insurance companies offer the best value: price, protection (claims handling) and service.  The company’s analytics platform collects and analyzes millions of financial and complaint data points and delivers the results in an easy-to-use service that Forbes Magazine describes as "Carfax for insurance." Using ValChoice, consumers are finally able to shop for insurance based on value rather than making decisions blindly based on price or advertising campaigns.

Source: MIDDLEBURY, VT – October 4, 2017 – Co-operative Insurance

Photo: L-R: Marie Jewett, Co-op President/CEO, Brad Fortier, Co-op EVP Operations, Dan Karr, ValChoice Founder/CEO