Agent News

Transmission – December 2020

AF Group Accolades

As an enterprise, AF Group was once again (eleven years and counting!) recognized by Business Insurance as a “Best Place to Work in Insurance.”

AF Group was again recognized as a Ward’s 50 company. For this honor, Ward’s examined nearly 3,000 property/casualty and life/health insurance companies, and their recognition of AF Group was based on our outstanding financial results “in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period.”

And most recently, our financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent) with a ‘stable’ outlook was reaffirmed by A.M. Best. While this accomplishment reflects well on our organization, it also reflects the success of our continued partnership with our agents.


Business Insurance Profile: Lisa Corless

AF Group President Lisa Corless was recently interviewed by Business Insurance magazine, where she spoke to the challenges the workers’ compensation industry has experienced as a result of the pandemic, AF Group’s expansion into commercial auto and how technology is changing the sector. Read the full article, see page 21.


Commercial Trucking State Expansion

We continue our expansion into new states and are excited to announce that we are now writing business in California. This brings our total number of states to 28. For more information on our appetite, please visit our website.


Loss Control: A Culture of Service

Reducing accidents and creating a safer work environment is essential for any business. Our team of loss control professionals uses a consultative approach to create customized service plans for each client.

In addition to regular client meetings, we provide safety program assessments, loss trend evaluations, DOT file reviews and monthly newsletters, just to name a few services.

We also partner with RMIS leader Origami Risk to provide an easy-to-use online resource designed to:

  • Deliver robust and immediate information.
  • Proactively align the customer, broker and Fundamental Underwriters with a strategic platform to actively reduce lost costs.

For more information on our risk mitigation services, please visit the website or contact a member of the Loss Control team.


Fundamental Underwriters Annual Awards

We are excited to introduce our Agency and Driver of the Year Awards! Over the next month, we’ll be gathering submissions and selecting regional winners. From those winners, an agency and driver of the year award will be selected. More to come in Q1 of 2021!


Large Deductible Update

We have been working to provide a large deductible solution for our prospective accounts and current policyholders. We are targeting 2021 for the launch. Further information to follow!


Drexel Neumann Academy Donation

We recently donated $2,800 to Drexel Neuman Academy to support the school’s Adopt-A-Student program. The donation will cover the cost of tuition for a 4th-grade student from Chester, Penn. For more information on this great program, click here.


Providing Help During COVID-19

We understand the significant challenges that COVID-19 has created – and continues to create – for businesses, their workers and our communities in general. And we want to assure you we’re committed to supporting you and our mutual customers as we navigate this pandemic together.

Our People First Relief Program has ensured the health and safety of our workforce and provided more than $30 million in immediate financial and operational assistance to our agents, policyholders, injured workers and our communities as we collectively face the challenges of COVID-19.

As part of this program, we were proud to team up with one of our long-time agency partners — The Huttenlocher Group — and one of our valued policyholders – Union Joint Restaurants – to provide meals to frontline workers. Click here to hear more about our collective efforts to give back to our communities