Applied Underwriters Expands Workers' Compensation Business with Acquisition of Optimum Insurance Company

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Applied Underwriters is a leading workers' compensation insurance provider. A subsidiary of Applied Underwriters, North American Casualty Company, has acquired Optimum Property & Casualty Company.

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North American Casualty Company, a subsidiary of Applied Underwriters, Inc., today announced it has signed a definitive Stock Purchase Agreement with Quebec Corporation Optimum Insurance Company, Inc.

The agreement allows North American Casualty Company acquisition of all issued and outstanding stock of Optimum Property & Casualty Company, a stock insurance company domiciled in Texas.

“The acquisition of Optimum Property & Casualty Company is a solid addition to our company portfolio and positions us to expand Applied’s leadership position in the state of Texas,” said a company insider.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval by the Texas Department of Insurance and is anticipated to close before the end of 2014. A company name change will be effected after closing.

About Applied Underwriters, Inc.
Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Applied Underwriters, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance and financial services for companies nationwide. For more information, visit

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