SOURCE: The Main Street America Group

April 23, 2008 09:40 ET

The Main Street America Group's Old Dominion Insurance Company Ranked No. 1 in FAIA Annual Agent Survey

JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Florida's independent insurance agents rank The Main Street America Group's Old Dominion Insurance Company as the top property-casualty carrier in the Sunshine State, according to a new survey commissioned by the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA).

Nearly 600 independent agents participated in FAIA's annual survey and ranked Jacksonviille-based Old Dominion No. 1 among 63 peer companies that sell their products through independent insurance agents. This includes regional carriers Metropolitan, Florida Family and Citizens, and national carriers Safeco, Travelers and Zurich.

Old Dominion scored particularly high in three key 2008 survey categories: management approach, compensation and underwriting attitude.

"Being selected as the best carrier in Florida by our independent agent-customers is a terrific honor," said Joe Grauwiler, president of Main Street America's Jacksonville Region. "We have invested much thought, energy and resources into achieving their satisfaction by providing great products at competitive prices, exemplary customer service and attractive compensation. It is very gratifying to have our efforts recognized in this very special way."

Old Dominion Insurance Company, founded in 1982 and acquired by The Main Street America Group in 1996, provides commercial products to "Main Street" businesses throughout Florida, as well as personal and commercial products throughout Georgia. Florida is Main Street America's third largest state in terms of direct written premium.

About The Main Street America Group

With roots dating back to 1923, The Main Street America Group is a super regional insurance company that operates four property-casualty insurance carriers: Old Dominion Insurance Company, NGM Insurance Company, Main Street America Assurance Company and MSA Insurance Company. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Main Street America offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance products, and fidelity and surety bond products, to "Main Street" individuals, families and businesses.

With more than $850 million in direct premium written exclusively by nearly 1,200 independent insurance agents, Main Street America insures more than 500,000 policyholders along the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Florida. The company has regional offices in Jacksonville; Keene, N.H.; Richmond, Va.; and Syracuse, N.Y., and a claims reporting center in Auburn, Mass. A.M. Best Company rates The Main Street America Group as an "A" (Excellent). The Main Street America Group is the founding company partner of Trusted Choice®, the global branding program of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. For more information about The Main Street America Group, please visit

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