Westfield Named Partner Carrier of the Year


Old National Insurance, Indianapolis, IN, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the United States, has named Westfield Insurance 2009 Partner Carrier of the Year.

Carriers are nominated for the award and then evaluated by ONI leadership and management from a pool of commercial, personal and employee benefit carriers. They are then evaluated on the following criteria: willingness to support Old National's short and long-term business objectives; commitment to growth through a concerted and successful effort to help ONI grow profitably; exhibits claims handling expertise, non-claims service, underwriting staff knowledge, ease of doing business and automation-related efficiency; implements a competitive compensation package.

Westfield Insurance and ONI look forward to continuing their highly successful relationship. Jim Hynes, vice president commercial lines, ONI, notes, “Obviously, Westfield excelled in almost every one of these areas during 2009 and we're off to an excellent start in 2010.”

ONI insures thousands of individuals and businesses regionally, nationally and internationally. Indiana’s largest independent retail insurance agency, Old National was named as one of the Top 100 U.S. insurance brokers in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine and is the 13th largest bank-affiliated insurance brokerage in the nation. The organization employs 300 insurance professional along with 70 sales professionals to provide a full range of professional services including retail property and casualty, employee benefits, third party administration, risk management and alternative risk solutions.

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