Aran Insurance Services Group Announces Zurich in North America as Carrier for Agribusiness Insurance Program

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Aran Insurance Services Group has announced an agreement with Zurich in North America for property and casualty subsidiary MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC. Zurich will provide MiniCo a package policy for agribusiness operations including commercial agriculture, farm and ranch, and specialty enhancements such as equine operations, dairies, and vineyards.

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MiniCo offers over 37 years of experience in program administration, and the company’s agribusiness team is seasoned and well known within the agribusiness industry.

Aran Insurance Services Group has announced an agreement with Zurich in North America for property and casualty subsidiary MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC. Zurich will provide MiniCo a package policy for agribusiness operations including commercial agriculture, farm and ranch, and specialty enhancements such as equine operations, dairies, and vineyards.

MiniCo Agri Insurance with coverage through Zurich will commence in January 2012. The program will be available in select states, and additional states will be added throughout the year. Jim Henry, Chief Underwriting Officer, and Kevin DeMoss, Vice President of Product Development, both longtime agribusiness experts, will be responsible for the program’s management. Don Sedlacek, Vice President, will oversee agribusiness claims.

“We see the agreement with Aran and MiniCo as a great opportunity for us to expand our presence within the agribusiness industry,” said David Banks, Senior Vice President, Zurich Alternative Programs in North America. “MiniCo offers over 37 years of experience in program administration, and the company’s agribusiness team is seasoned and well known within the agribusiness industry. We believe Aran and MiniCo will be a good fit for us as well as agribusiness policyholders.”

Zurich in North America is part of Zurich Financial Services Group, a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. The company has been assigned a rating of “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best.

Aran Insurance Services Group President and CEO John LaCava said, “MiniCo looks forward to working with Zurich to offer a comprehensive insurance product for agribusiness operations with specialty coverages and enhancements.”

Tim Kenny, Executive Chairman of Aran Insurance Services Group, commented, “Aran’s agreement with Zurich is another example of our continuing efforts to identify carriers to assist in the development of new programs to benefit independent agents and policyholders.”

About Aran Insurance Services Group
Aran Insurance Services Group is a multi-faceted company offering diversified insurance and financial services to the United States and Canadian markets. Aran specializes in both developing and acquiring insurance underwriting facilities, agency acquisitions and strategic consulting.

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