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Esurance Earns I-CAR Gold Class Professionals® Status Nationwide

Hoffman Estates, IL — June 16, 2009

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced today that Esurance, the direct-to-consumer auto insurance company, has earned the I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation. To reach Gold Class status, Esurance's material damage specialists nationwide underwent 1,500 additional training hours collectively.

Esurance's Material Damage Director Joe Laurentino stated, "Training is a crucial part of our commitment to being a top-notch claims organization. To meet our customers' needs and make the repair process as seamless as possible, we need to continually expand our knowledge so that we're always experts about the vehicles we insure and what it takes to repair them. Getting the I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation acknowledges the efforts of our regional offices to achieve our industry's highest standards."

"I am very proud of the way our staff worked alongside Esurance to help them accomplish their goal. I would also like to commend Esurance for their commitment to training and follow-through in this process," said Jeff Peevy, I-CAR director of field operations, North America. "Their full-on dedication was vital to achieving this accomplishment."

More information about Esurance can be found at Details on the Gold Class Professionals program are located at

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 auto insurance coverage with 24/7 customer service and claims handling at competitive rates.


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