In The News
Date: August 8, 2011

MiniCo Insurance Agency Partners with AXA Art Insurance Corporation to Offer Specialty Collectibles Insurance Program

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, has signed an agreement with AXA Art Insurance Corporation to offer a specialty program to insure private collections including collectibles valued up to one million dollars in a home or storage facility. MiniCo will begin underwriting coverage nationwide effective September 1, 2011.

The MiniCo Collectibles Insurance program provides all-risk coverage, on an unscheduled basis, and with no appraisal required at application.

MiniCo President and CEO Mike Schofield commented, "The MiniCo Collectibles Insurance program provides a unique coverage opportunity for private collectors. Our program enables collectors and their insurance agents to avoid the limitations and requirements of insuring valuables through a homeowner policy and offers an option for specialized broad-spectrum coverage tailored to these risks."

Jim Henry, Chief Underwriting Officer, added, "AXA Art Insurance Corporation is the gold standard for art insurance all over the world. MiniCo is excited to partner with AXA Art to offer the highest level of coverage for smaller private collectors who will benefit from this expertise."

AXA Art Insurance Corporation is the only globally operating specialty art and collectibles insurance company offering tailor-made coverage solutions for private and corporate collections, museums, galleries and artists. The company has been assigned a rating of "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

About MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC
Since 1974, Phoenix-based MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, has been a self-storage leader providing superior specialty insurance programs, informative publications and valuable products and services created expressly for the self storage industry. MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, is a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group.

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