CUNA Mutual Adds Esurance as Car Insurance Carrier
Madison, WI — September 10, 2010
CUNA Mutual is expanding its MEMBERS Auto and Homeowners insurance program by partnering with Esurance, an insurance company whose mission is to make car insurance convenient and affordable.
Current partner Liberty Mutual, who underwrites MEMBERS Auto and Homeowners Insurance, is joined by Esurance as an insurance carrier for MEMBERS Auto and Homeowners insurance, a core offering of CUNA Mutual's MemberCONNECT program. For the past 12 years, MEMBERS Auto and Homeowners insurance has partnered with Liberty Mutual to serve more than 500,000 credit union members.
A subsidiary of the White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., Esurance is a direct-to-consumer car insurance company with more than 500,000 policyholders. The company launched its website in 1999 and has grown to be the third-most recognized brand among online consumers, according to Greenberg Brand Strategy.
"Partnering with Esurance for car insurance products is an excellent addition to our MEMBERS Auto and Homeowners insurance program," said Shad McKnight, vice president of consumer products.
"As more consumers turn to the Internet for their insurance needs, partnering with a strong online company that provides around-the-clock access to customer service and claims representatives makes sound business sense," added McKnight.
"We are pleased to partner with CUNA Mutual to help them better serve their members," said Esurance Vice President of Sales Tom Capp. "Esurance is uniquely positioned to help CUNA Mutual expand their insurance offerings to a broader range of tech-savvy members. We see this as a great opportunity to offer CUNA Mutual members our 'Best of Both Worlds' approach to car insurance."
"We look forward to introducing Esurance to the MEMBERS Auto and Homeowners program and continuing to grow our successful partnership with Liberty Mutual in serving Credit Unions throughout the country." McKnight added.
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.