CAPITAL INSURANCE GROUP® NAMES RICE INSURANCE ‘AGENCY OF THE YEAR – NORTHWEST’
Distinguished award recognizes agency for its outstanding partnership and commitment to community
MONTEREY, Calif. (April 16, 2019) – Capital Insurance Group® (CIG), the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western United States, is proud to announce its 2018 Northwest Agency of the Year: Rice Insurance. The CIG Regional Agency of the Year Award acknowledges three regional, independent insurance agencies throughout the West Coast, evaluated on agency relationship, profitability, and community involvement.
“The Northwest region remains an area we’ve targeted for profitable growth in all lines of business,” said Arne Chatterton, President and CEO of Capital Insurance Group. “But in order to achieve these goals and provide policyholders with trusted, regional expertise, we must partner with exceptional agencies that share in our mission. And that is where Rice Insurance more than fits the bill. The entire team is committed to protecting and restoring the lives of policyholders, a mission we are proud to share. Going above and beyond the call of duty, employees remain well in-tune with the needs of the local community and how best to serve them. We are so delighted to give the agency this recognition.”
Headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., Rice Insurance was first established in 1946 as an independently owned brokerage offering professional services and specialized insurance throughout the United States.
Today, they employ over 100 people and offer a wide breadth of insurance products for personal, business, and other specialty divisions including assisted-living, construction, transportation, and other specialized coverages. Employees are proud of their strong, Northwest heritage, and they remain committed to the people they serve and their greater Whatcom County community at large.
Headquartered in Monterey, Calif., CIG employs nearly 500 people across five states (Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona) with six satellite offices throughout its footprint. The company is known for providing trusted insurance products for the personal, commercial, and agricultural business segments, with an emphasis on property related exposures.
About Capital Insurance Group
Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. The company is known for providing trusted insurance products for the personal, commercial, and agricultural business segments, with an emphasis on property related exposures. CIG’s suite of insurance offerings include coverage for, but not limited to: personal and commercial automobile; home and condo owners; rental and seasonal dwellings; farm owners and commercial agriculture operations; and commercial real estate business focused on habitational, office, lessors risk, and other property related exposures. The 120-year-old company is rated “A-” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. The company also celebrates an average claims satisfaction rate of 96%. CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. For more information, please visit www.ciginsurance.com.