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The Hanover Insurance Group Joins The PIA Partnership

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is pleased to announce that The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has joined The PIA Partnership.

Comprised of senior insurance company executives, The PIA Partnership identifies areas of opportunity in the agency-company partnership, facilitates dialogue between senior company executives and PIA leaders and conducts solution-oriented research to enable the creation of practical hands-on tools for agents.

"We are extremely pleased that The Hanover, a distinguished company that distributes its insurance products exclusively through independent agents, has joined The PIA Partnership," said PIA National President Andrew C. Harris. "The Hanover's participation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the continuing success of Professional Independent Agents across the country."

"We are very pleased to join The PIA Partnership," said Dick Lavey, president of field operations and chief marketing officer at The Hanover. "As a company that has partnered exclusively with independent agents for generations, we have great appreciation for PIA and its membership. We continue to advance our company's journey in partnership with the best agents in the country, whether large, mid-sized, or small, to meet their customer's commercial, personal and specialty insurance needs."

Founded in 1996 with start-up funding from PIA National, The PIA Partnership identifies areas of opportunity in the agency-company partnership, facilitates dialogue between company executives and PIA leaders and conducts solution-oriented research designed to enable both agents and companies to profit from these opportunities. Recent projects of The PIA Partnership have included Reaching Gen Y and Making the Internet Work for You; A Practical Guide to Successful Planning; Perpetuation Central; Agency Touch Points – The Voice of the Customer; and Closing the Gap – Growth & Profit."

About PIA
Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America (SM). PIA's web address is www.pianet.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.

This press release online at: http://pianet.com/news/press-releases/2013/thehanoverjoinspiapartnership090613

SOURCE National Association of Professional Insurance Agents



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