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Arbella Insurance Group

April 11, 2012 10:00 ET

Bearingstar Insurance Agency Named One of Connecticut's Best Places to Work for Second Consecutive Year

AVON, CT--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2012) - Bearingstar Insurance Agency, a member of the Arbella Insurance Group, was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut 2012. This is the second consecutive year the company has received the award, which was created by the Hartford Business Journal and Best Companies Group to honor companies that rank highest in employee satisfaction and that benefit the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.

A local agency with 11 offices across Connecticut, Bearingstar specializes in risk identification and protection to meet the needs of individuals, families and businesses. The agency offers a full range of personal and commercial insurance products.

"We are thrilled to yet again be named as one of Connecticut's Best Places to Work," said Margaret Surgenor, Bearingstar's Connecticut operations manager. "Bearingstar is committed to creating a work environment that inspires and motivates employees, and this award recognizes that commitment. It truly is a great place to work and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the team."

The awards program consists of two parts: Evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices and demographics (worth 25 percent of the total score) and measuring employee experience using a detailed, 72-question survey (worth 75 percent of the total score). The combined scores are used to determine the top companies and the final rankings.

"Bearingstar is a company that embraces teamwork and respect, and its employees are proud to be a part of that on-going commitment," said Rich Toce, customer service manager at Bearingstar Insurance. "This pride, along with the happiness and well-being of our employees, carries over into the great work we do for our customers."

This year's 25 Best Places to Work award winners were recognized at a special ceremony at the CoCo Key Convention Center in Waterbury, CT on March 21, 2012. Bearingstar earned fourth place in the large-size company category; awards for the top five small/medium and large-size companies were presented at the event. The rankings were also published in a special supplement produced by the Hartford Business Journal which can be accessed here: http://www.pageturnpro.com/A-division-of-New-England-Business-Media-LLC/37664-Hartford-Business-Journal-Best-Places-To-Work-In-CT-2012/index.html#1

About Bearingstar Insurance Agency
Bearingstar Insurance Agency specializes in risk identification and protection to meet the needs of individuals, families, and businesses. As a member of the Arbella Insurance Group, we service clients from multiple locations throughout Connecticut. Providing stellar customer service is at the forefront of every interaction and we strive to ensure that each customer contact is a memorable event. We work hard to make sure that you will have the right protection to meet your needs.

About the Arbella Insurance Group and the Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation

Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group (www.arbella.com) is a company with more than $600M in revenue with approximately $1B in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Arbella Insurance Group founded the Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation in 2004. The mission of the Foundation is to engage in activities and to support not-for-profit organizations that have a significant positive impact on the people and communities served by Arbella.

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