BRANCHVILLE, N.J., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIGI), announced today that its independent agent partners have issued more than $2 million in business through "One & Done," Selective's Internet-enabled business system that allows agents to quote, bind and process small business policies within minutes. "One & Done" is designed to reduce transactional costs for agencies and Selective by providing straight-through processing of small commercial insurance policies. The system is easy to use, reaches a targeted mix of business segments, and works with minimal company intervention, as agencies are able to complete a quote and proposal at the point of customer contact, with automatic delivery of policies. "We created 'One & Done' in response to agent requests for a tool to help them grow their small business accounts in a cost-effective manner," said Bill Becker, Selective's senior vice president of strategic business unit operations and chief commercial lines underwriting officer. "The system affords agents more time to work on larger, more complex accounts, and it enables Selective to enhance agency relationships, while lowering policy transaction costs." Selective began piloting "One & Done" in the second half of 2000. Today, it has been installed in more than 450 independent agencies and is available in all 20 states the company serves. Kathy Bennett, commercial marketing manager for the Avery W. Hall Insurance Agency in Salisbury, MD, says, "This is one of the easiest ratings systems to use. You see it once and you know what to do. You enter the information once online and it's done, just like the name says." KT&D Insurance Agency in Wilmington, DE, is Selective's largest producer of business through the "One & Done" system. Kevin P. Brady, the agency's chief executive officer, compares the system to one of his best business partners. "'One & Done' works and it works well," he said. "By being able to rely on the system, you present a favorable image to your clients that supports your credibility and professionalism. That's a success story in itself." Selective Insurance Group, Inc., headquartered in Branchville, New Jersey, is a holding company for five property/casualty insurance companies that offer primary and alternative market insurance for commercial and personal risks. Both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's Insurance Rating Services rate Selective's insurance companies A+. The company offers medical claim management services to insurance companies and other businesses through Alta Services LLC, a managed care organization, and through Consumer Health Network Plus, LLC, (CHN), a medical provider network; human resource administration services and risk management products and services through Selective HR Solutions, Inc.; flood insurance policy, administration and claim services through the National Flood Insurance Program, through FloodConnect, LLC; and software development and processing services through PDA Software Services, Inc. Selective maintains a website at http://www.selective.com. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X15692614
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