First Chicago Insurance Company Enters The Online Auto Insurance Market Through compare.com

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As a growing consumer market moves toward online auto insurance, First Chicago Insurance Company expands its delivery network to include online direct to consumer sales on compare.com.

First Chicago Insurance Company is now available through compare.com

We need to balance both consumer options to ensure that each customer is getting what they prefer. Whether it is the convenience of shopping online or the ability to speak a professional insurance agency

“One of the reasons First Chicago Insurance Company continues to be a thriving insurance provider is because we are committed to listening and responding to market trends, “ began Mike Rosenstein, President, First Chicago Insurance Company. “As a growing segment of today’s consumers are driven by social media referrals and are conducting more business online, First Chicago Insurance Company (FCIC) is expanding their online services to meet the demand. Having an online presence with compare.com will provide FCIC with the opportunity to reach this emerging market.”

Until now, FCIC has utilized their solid group of professional independent insurance agents to address the company’s marketing needs. FCIC was started in 1920 by ice manufacturing companies from Chicago, Illinois. Through the years FCIC has evolved into a property and casualty insurer, which writes not only commercial auto and general liability products, but also offers personal auto insurance to consumers through a network of independent agents.

“Our intention is to provide every customer the opportunity to visit their nearest insurance agency with whom they have a relationship with, as an educated consumer best understands the type of insurance he or she needs,” said FCIC Chief Operations Officer Michael Kaper. “We will continue to maintain our own customer service division and ask customers if they prefer to have a local independent agent support their purchase needs. By doing so, we will be able to send some additional business to our loyal independent agents who are more than qualified to service and further address the needs of the insureds.”

For those individuals who prefer to shop solely online for insurance, FCIC is also expanding their website to include FAQ’s to help consumers better address many of their questions independently. The added online information, combined with the ability to obtain rates through compare.com, will empower potential FCIC customers to become informed consumers.

Kaper concluded, “We need to balance both consumer options to ensure that each customer is getting what they prefer. Whether it is the convenience of shopping online or the ability to speak a professional insurance agency.”

ABOUT FIRST CHICAGO INSURANCE COMPANY
First Chicago Insurance Company and First Chicago Insurance Services are members of J & P Holdings. Their subsidiaries, which trace their roots back to 1920, provide auto insurance, both personal & commercial auto, supplemental health, accident, cancer, disability and other niche insurance products. Company questions can be directed to Sandra Horn at (708)475-6104, and consumers can call the company directly at 1-844-232-1200 or visit http://www.firstchicagoinsurance.com.

ABOUT COMPARE.COM
Compare.com is a limited liability corporation headquartered in Richmond, VA, majority owned by the Admiral Group, LLC, the UK’s second largest auto insurer and a member of the FTSE 100. Currently offering car insurance comparison services for US consumers in 48 states, compare.com allows consumers to fill out a single form and get multiple quotes from trusted auto insurers. Through simple side-by-side comparison, compare.com makes finding the best available rates on car insurance easy: http://www.compare.com.

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