WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Barney & Barney, LLC, a leading independent insurance broker headquartered in San Diego, Calif., was recently presented with The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.'s Assurex Global Partner of the Year Award. The award was presented to Barney & Barney at the 2013 Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers' Leadership Forum, an annual business meeting involving some of the most successful and innovative commercial agencies and brokers in the United States.
Assurex is an exclusive partnership of the world's premier independent insurance agents and brokers. To be eligible for this prestigious recognition, agencies must be a partner of Assurex Global and represent The Hanover. Member agencies offer locally-based insurance services and protection together with worldwide reach, with more than 500 shareholder offices on six continents.
"Barney & Barney exemplifies the most important qualities of an independent insurance broker," said Richard W. Lavey, president, field operations and chief marketing officer at The Hanover. "They are dedicated to consulting with their clients to reduce risks and solve problems by leveraging their tremendous industry expertise and innovative coverage solutions. As our partner, they are engaged across all levels of the company and committed to developing and executing strategies to grow together over the long term."
"The Hanover is among our most valued carrier partners and we are very honored by this recognition," said Paul J. Hering, Barney & Barney's chief executive officer and managing principal. "For Barney & Barney to be named agent of the year is something very special and reflects our companies' shared commitment to deliver distinctive value for our customers."
To further honor Barney & Barney, The Hanover will make a $5,000 donation to the Barney & Barney Foundation. Established in 2009 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Barney & Barney, LLC, the foundation is dedicated to provide for those in need, support local youth, advance the arts, and protect the environment—creating possibilities and ensuring a brighter future in communities where the company and its employees operate.
"Beyond our winning partnership in business, Barney & Barney and The Hanover share a deep commitment to work with our local non-profit partners, through charitable giving and the volunteer activities of our employees, to help make our home communities stronger, healthier and more vibrant places in which to live and work," said Lavey.
ABOUT BARNEY AND BARNEY
Founded in 1909, Barney and Barney is a leading provider of premier insurance, risk management and employee benefits solutions. With offices in San Diego, Orange County and the Bay Area, Barney and Barney offers a full range of services and coverages for business and individuals. Through its partnership with Assurex Global, Barney and Barney is able to place local admitted coverage worldwide, tailoring client programs to meet specific regional or local needs. To learn more, visit barneyandbarney.com.
ABOUT THE HANOVER
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in Worcester, Mass., is one of the top 25 property and casualty insurers in the United States. For more than 160 years, The Hanover has provided a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals, and families. The Hanover distributes its products through a select group of agents and brokers. Through its international member company, Chaucer, The Hanover also underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes including political risk, marine, aviation and energy. For more information, please visit hanover.com.
SOURCE The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.