Accident Fund Donates $10,000 to Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

Oct 25, 2010, 09:00 ET from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, a leading national workers compensation insurance company, recently donated $10,000 to the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation.

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The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation promotes the study and teaching of risk management and insurance.  The Foundation supports college and university risk management and insurance programs nationwide, provides risk management and insurance education programs for K-12 students, and offers basic principles seminars and workshops for public policymakers.

"I can't stress enough the importance of encouraging young people to seek careers in the risk management and insurance fields," Liz Haar, president and CEO of Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. and trustee for the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, said.  "We need to support bright, capable men and women to ensure our industry is well-staffed with top performers who reflect the diversity of our customers as we face new and complex issues.  The insurance industry offers significant opportunities for career advancement and new challenges that can lead to a multitude of career paths, and it allows for professionals to develop many different skills and capabilities.  We are proud to support the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation and the opportunities it affords our young people to enter into the risk management and insurance fields."

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Lansing, Mich., Accident Fund Insurance Company of America is licensed to provide workers compensation coverage in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Accident Fund is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accident Fund Holdings, Inc., the 9th largest workers compensation insurer in the United States. For more information, visit Accident Fund's website at

Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.

Accident Fund Holdings, Inc., located in Lansing, Michigan, is the ninth largest workers compensation insurer and the largest non-governmental specialty writer of workers compensation insurance in the United States. It conducts business through its four operating units: Accident Fund Companies, located in Lansing, Michigan; United Heartland, located in New Berlin, Wisconsin; CompWest, located in San Francisco, California; and Third Coast Underwriters, located in Chicago, Illinois. Its insurance company subsidiaries are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best.  Accident Fund Holdings is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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