DES PLAINES, Ill., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ohio Mutual Insurance Group (OMIG), a regional property and casualty insurer based in Bucyrus, Ohio, is the newest addition to the nearly 1,100 companies that are members of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
"We are proud to welcome Ohio Mutual as a partner in our efforts to fight insurance fraud and vehicle crime," said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle.
Mark C. Russell, who became president and CEO of the Ohio Mutual Insurance Group in January, said fighting fraud is a responsibility his organization takes very seriously.
"We owe it to our policyholders and business partners to defend against those who would try to commit fraud," said Russell. "Today's insurance fraud is sophisticated and complex and it requires a strong partnership with other insurers and law enforcement to combat it. NICB offers more than 100 years of experience to support our fraud investigators, and our participation as an active member of NICB will be an essential component of our fraud-fighting efforts going forward."
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, founded in 1901 with its home office in Bucyrus, Ohio, and a regional office in Saco, Maine, partners with nearly 400 independent agencies to distribute quality property and casualty insurance products throughout Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Ohio Mutual has maintained a rating of "A / Stable" from A.M. Best Co. for 23 consecutive years, and was named to the prestigious Ward's 50 in 2009 - 2013. Additional company information is available at www.omig.com.
Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800-TEL-NICB (800-835-6422), texting keyword "fraud" to TIP411 (847411) or submitting a form on our website. Or, download the NICB Fraud Tips app on your iPhone or Android device.
About the National Insurance Crime Bureau: Headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., the NICB is the nation's leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing, detecting and defeating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through data analytics, investigations, training, legislative advocacy and public awareness. The NICB is supported by more than 1,100 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies wrote over $395 billion in insurance premiums in 2014, or more than 78 percent of the nation's property/casualty insurance. That includes more than 93 percent ($176 billion) of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more visit www.nicb.org.
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SOURCE National Insurance Crime Bureau