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Esurance Earns Top Marks in 2010 Corporate Equality Index

San Francisco, CA — September 14, 2009

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, proudly announced that it has earned a 100-percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the third year in a row. The CEI is an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign. Esurance joins the ranks of 305 other major U.S. businesses that get top marks for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers.

Gary Tolman, Esurance CEO, stated, "Esurance is honored to achieve a 100-percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign for our third year in a row. Our company has emphasized treating all of our associates and customers fairly and equally since our inception almost 10 years ago, and we're very proud of the Human Rights Campaign's continued recognition of this."

The CEI rated 595 businesses in total, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits, and domestic partner benefits. Esurance's efforts in ensuring LGBT equality in each of the survey's main criterion earned it the prestigious 100-percent ranking.

For more information on the 2010 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About Esurance®

Esurance, a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal auto insurance direct to consumers online and through select online agents. 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.

Since the company's inception almost 10 years ago, Esurance has worked to bring equality and diversity to communities across the nation. For the past 3 years, Esurance has continued to receive 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, joining hundreds of other major U.S. businesses that get top marks for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and consumers. Esurance also proudly champions equality through measures such as its national Pride Steering Committee and support of LGBT events nationwide. For more information on Esurance's LGBT initiatives, please visit


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