Westfield Receives Prestigious Best Practices Award of Excellence

Washington, D.C., April 19, 2016 - At the Big I Legislative conference held in Washington, D.C. this April, Westfield Insurance was honored with the prestigious Best Practices Award of Excellence. This award recognizes those companies that have made imaginative, outstanding and unique contributions in advocating Best Practices philosophies that enhance the independent agency system. The Big “I” Best Practices program, which was launched in 1993, provides performance benchmarks and business strategies that serve as a guide to improving agency performance.

Westfield Insurance believes Best Practices is a valuable and critical approach to support agency efforts and helping them manage at a higher performance. This commitment ultimately results in a strong independent agency system. Westfield is recognized for numerous efforts including presenting Best Practices sessions, hosting guest speakers from Reagan Consulting, providing webinars, educating field staff and holding a webinar to train 100 of the Westfield field and underwriting teams on how to implement Best Practices within an agency and support the process.

“The dedication of Westfield Insurance, a Trusted Choice® company, to the Best Practices philosophy has resulted in hundreds of agents and insurance professionals obtaining excellent continuing education,” said Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, “We are proud to present this award to Westfield for its commitment to building a stronger independent agency system.”

About Westfield Insurance
Westfield Insurance is a part of Westfield Group, a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio, and in business for more than 168 years. Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 50 states. Westfield is one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Insurance was named as a Top Workplace in northeast Ohio in 2014 and as a Top Workplace in central Ohio in 2015, and as one of the Top 10 Best Private Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive Magazine in 2016. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Group at www.WestfieldInsurance.com and www.Westfield-Bank.com.

Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”)
was founded in 1896 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: http://www.independentagent.com.

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