Donegal Exits Personal Lines in Select States
Donegal Mutual has announced that it, along with several of its affiliated insurance companies, is exiting the personal lines business in the states of Alabama, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina and South Dakota . Donegal has entered into an agreement with Safeco Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Company, to provide Donegal’s independent agents in those states a compelling option for transitioning their Donegal policyholders to Safeco.
Donegal wrote approximately $25.0 million of personal lines premiums in the seven states in 2017, representing approximately 2.6% of its overall premium writings.
“While we are actively seeking growth in our commercial lines of business throughout our operating regions, Donegal also remains solidly committed to maintaining and expanding our personal lines of business in markets where we have sufficient scale and spread of risk to achieve profitability. This transfer represents an opportunity for us to exit seven states where we have been unable to achieve that objective and to enable us to focus our efforts on our personal lines operations in other states. We are pleased to partner with Safeco to provide an alternative for our independent agents and personal lines customers in these seven states, where we plan to continue growing our commercial lines premium writings.” – President and CEO of Donegal Mutual Insurance Company and Donegal Group, Kevin G. Burke.
“Safeco is committed to the success of independent agents, and we are excited to partner with Donegal to give their independent agents an opportunity to build their partnership with Safeco. Safeco’s innovative approach to book transfer leverages our leading products and services to help independent agents grow their business while providing their customers with a seamless experience.” – Senior Vice President of Distribution Strategy and Operations Support at Safeco, Gary Fischer.