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Esurance Named One of the Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay

San Francisco, CA — April 26, 2011

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, today announced that it was recognized by the St. Petersburg Times as one of the Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay in 2011.

This is the second consecutive year that Esurance made the list of best places to work in Tampa, with the company ranked eleventh among midsize companies in this year's survey. The program, administered by Workplace Dynamics, is based on survey feedback from Esurance associates, and speaks to current and prospective employees about the company's values and corporate culture.

The accreditation recognizes Esurance as a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse workplace that rewards individual achievement as well as promotes personal development. Employees nominated their employers and were surveyed about several topics, including practices and policies that make these companies the top places to work. The companies were ranked based on leadership, compensation and training, workplace flexibility, and diversity.

"Our goals are to make each associate feel valued, to provide opportunities for career growth, and to actively participate in the communities where we live and work, and this award shows that we are achieving those goals," said Sandy Hynes, Esurance vice president of human resources. "It reinforces Esurance as an exciting place to build a career and will help us attract and retain valuable talent."

Esurance expects to hire more than 400 new employees in 2011 in every discipline across the company. Associates enjoy competitive salaries, a generous bonus system, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes 401(k) matching, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts, flex time, and a charitable gift-match program.

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,, 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,, and over the phone.


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