Co-operative Insurance Companies has been meeting insurance needs since 1915, offering protection for farms, homes, autos, businesses, and more in Vermont and New Hampshire. We are owned by our members and are committed to protecting them with knowledge of farm safety practices, fast and fair claims service, and a local presence. We have headquarters in Middlebury, VT, and claims offices around Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as agents in more than 100 offices across both states.
2018 has been a busy and exciting year for Co-op. Continue reading to hear about some of the excitement!
Best Places to Work
We’re proud to have been named a Best Place to Work in Vermont again for 2018! In our second year of participation, Co-op ranked #5 in the small and medium businesses that made the list.
The process includes a review of company practices and policies, but the results depend mostly on direct survey feedback from company employees. Our benefits package, competitive pay, commitment to work-life balance, and opportunities to give back to our communities are all factors in recruiting and retaining the strong team we have.
Co-op was recognized as the #1 Best Value for Auto Insurance in Vermont and New Hampshire for 2017-2018 by a service that Forbes Magazine calls “Carfax for
This is the second consecutive year the company has won the awards. To win these awards, 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. The company ranked ahead of 59 other companies in Vermont, and 78 other 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.
“We continue to focus on an exceptional customer experience for members, agents and employees,” said Marie Jewett, President & CEO of Co-op. “Receiving the ValChoice award for #1 Best Value affirms that our efforts are being recognized in the two states where we currently do business”.
“Helping consumers by bringing transparency to the insurance industry is the primary objective of ValChoice,” said Dan Karr, Founder and CEO of ValChoice. “It’s great to see Co-operative, a local Vermont company, consistently performing as a great value for consumers.”
Co-op and the Community
We are committed to supporting our customers and the community, and by giving back to them we hope to foster a true partnership of loyalty, trust, and mutual respect. Co-op awarded eleven Community Grants to organizations in VT and NH in 2018 totaling almost $6,000. To see a listing of who the funds were awarded to, visit www.co-opinsurance.com/about-co-operative-insurance/community
Wish Kids Golf Classic
In July, Co-op and our agencies hosted the 18th annual Wish Kids Golf Classic to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont. We are pleased to report that this year’s efforts generated net proceeds of over $34,000. Over the past 18 years, Wish Kids Golf Classic has been able to donate close to $350,000 to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont.
Supporting American Red Cross
Co-op continues to be a huge supporter of the American Red Cross. Along with being the title sponsor for the American Red Cross Everyday Heroes event, the company hosted two blood drives in 2018 donating over 38 pints of blood!