BusinessFirst Insurance Company Offers Workers' Compensation Beyond Florida's Borders

Jun 02, 2010, 09:00 ET from Summit Consulting Inc.

LAKELAND, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- BusinessFirst Insurance Company® is excited to announce that it is now offering workers' compensation insurance coverage to employers in Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Thomas S. Petcoff, BusinessFirst chairman, noted, "As a monoline workers' comp company, our focus is to deliver the coverage and services that business owners are looking for from their comp carrier. Our success in Florida has taught us how important it is to offer a strong and competitive product, and we're pleased to offer it as an option for our agents and their clients in multiple states."

BusinessFirst insures more than 2,800 Florida businesses and has recorded $8.1 million in policyholder dividends in its 7-year history. "Our disciplined approach to underwriting, loss control, claims management and responsive customer service has enabled us to achieve stability and long-term profitability," said Petcoff. "This, in turn, means dividends for our policyholders and a reliable market for our agents. We resist the short-term temptations of the marketplace in exchange for long-term relationships with our customers."

BusinessFirst is backed by Midwest Employers Casualty Company, a top-rated reinsurance company. BusinessFirst is managed by Summit Consulting Inc., a workers' compensation management company with more than 30 years of experience.

Workers' compensation business submissions are now being accepted through independent agents in Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee. Information on agency appointments is available by calling Summit's Agency Relations department at 1-800-282-7648. For more information about BusinessFirst, visit summitholdings.com.

SOURCE Summit Consulting Inc.



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