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Foremost Insurance Group Newest Member of PLGA

foremost color logo1 Foremost Insurance Group Newest Member of PLGASPRINGFIELD, VA (January 25, 2011)—Foremost®, a part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® and a leader in personal lines insurance since 1952, joined the Personal Lines Growth Alliance, the association announced today.

The PLGA is a coalition of independent agents, carriers, user groups, solution providers and others, whose mission is demonstrate the value and stability of personal lines insurance products through a campaign of communications, education and leadership.

“The Alliance is grateful for the support of Foremost and looks forward to working with them to deliver the message of the power of personal lines, something they have clearly known for nearly 60 years,” said PLGA Chair Steve Brooks, CIC, CPIA, president of B & B Premier Insurance Solutions, based in southern California.

“Our singular mission at PLGA is to work with the entire industry to grow the Independent Agency Channel market share in personal lines,” said Brooks. “This is a coordinated communications movement to invigorate independent agency attitudes on personal lines. And we are extremely pleased to welcome Foremost as our newest carrier member to help agents and their business allies capture personal lines.”

“Foremost is pleased to support our agency force by joining PLGA,” said Jeff Bair, CIC, executive director – IA Operations, Strategic Marketing for Foremost. “The personal lines market represents more than $230 billion in premium and the PLGA will provide independent agents and brokers with a resource to help capture an increasing share of this market. We are excited to be affiliated with the Alliance and to bring our personal lines expertise to the independent agent and broker community to help strengthen their bottom line.”

About Foremost Insurance Group: A part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, Foremost Insurance Group (“Foremost”) has been a leader in personal lines insurance since 1952. Foremost is headquartered in Caledonia, Michigan. Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group.  The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit www.Farmers.com or www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

About the Personal Lines Growth Alliance: Launched in February 2010, the Personal Lines Growth Alliance (www.personallinesgrowth.org) is a virtual association dedicated to improving the competitiveness of the independent agency distribution channel. More than 300 independent agencies and brokers, trade associations and user groups, national and regional carriers, and several technology providers make up the Alliance membership.

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