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Esurance Named One of Tampa Bay's Top Places to Work in 2010

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San Francisco, CA — March 24, 2010

On March 21, the St. Petersburg Times recognized Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, as a 2010 Top Place to Work in the Tampa Bay area. Of 111 companies that qualified, Esurance was honored as one of the Top Places to Work in the small business category. To determine the results, the Times conducted an online survey in which more than 80 percent of Esurance Tampa associates participated. They cited open-door policies with supervisors, positive re-enforcement, community/volunteer events, and a small-company environment as a few highlights of working for the organization.

Vice President of Human Resources Sandy Hynes reflected on this recognition by saying, "Our strength is our associates. This is a great honor for Esurance, and in particular a great credit to our team in Tampa. Each associate plays an integral role in contributing to the culture here at Esurance. Our associates tell us what's on their minds, and help us implement ideas that build a dynamic and engaging work environment. We could not have achieved this without their hard work and dedication to making Esurance a great place to work."

Esurance associates in Tampa have access to gym membership discounts, immediate eligibility in a tuition reimbursement program, 401(k) matching, a generous charitable gift match program, all-associate events and flex time, in addition to a competitive health and welfare benefits package. They also participate regularly in Esurance Volunteer Days — working with local schools, planting trees, and supporting the LGBT community — and cite this as a source of professional satisfaction.

Throughout all of its offices across the country, Esurance is deeply committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive work environment. As a result, they've scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for the past 3 years in a row. Additionally, Esurance conducts company-wide surveys in which associates can provide feedback on a variety of things, from benefits to community outreach to work environment, and offer their suggestions for improvement. Senior management reviews the survey results and develops programs and initiatives as a direct result of their ideas.

"The past few years have been tough on many businesses. At Esurance we worked hard to maintain numerous programs and benefits for our associates, including bonuses and merit increases. It's an honor to be recognized as a Top Place to Work among so many other great businesses in the Tampa Bay community," Hynes concluded.

For more information on the Esurance Tampa office, visit www.topworkplaces.com/index.php/company/esurance_tampa.

For more information on the awards and recognition that Esurance has received, visit www.esurance.com/about/insurance-awards.

Esurance is profiled along with other top companies at www.tampabay.com/specials/2010/reports/best-places-to-work-in-Tampa-Bay/.

To find out about current job opportunities with Esurance, visit www.esurance.jobs.

About Esurance®

Esurance, a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal auto insurance direct to consumers online and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. Esurance is dedicated to constantly improving the way people shop for, buy, and manage their auto insurance. By combining the best of technology with industry know-how, Esurance is able to offer hassle-free coverage with 24/7 customer service and claims handling at competitive prices.

Through Esurance's website, www.esurance.com, customers can get instant car insurance quotes, view comparison quotes, buy an Esurance policy, and print their insurance cards — all in minutes. Esurance also offers policyholders the ability to make policy changes and file claims instantly online, demonstrating its commitment to improving the entire insurance process from quote to claim.

Answer Financial, also a subsidiary of White Mountains, is one of the largest independent personal lines insurance agencies in the country. Answer Financial offers comparison quotes and provides auto and property insurance from more than a dozen top-rated insurance companies through its website, www.answerfinancial.com, and over the phone.