In The News
Date: January 11, 2012

MiniCo Insurance Agency Partners with Zurich in North America to Offer Agribusiness Insurance Program

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, has reached an agreement with Zurich in North America to offer an agribusiness insurance program in select states. MiniCo will begin underwriting coverage in January 2012.

MiniCo Agri Insurance offers comprehensive insurance products for commercial agribusiness and farming operations including unique coverages such as “green” property and equipment breakdown coverage. Other specialized coverages include identity fraud expense, employment practices liability insurance, and enhancements for dairy, equine and vineyards. The program will be managed by Jim Henry, Chief Underwriting Officer, and Kevin DeMoss, Vice President of Product Development. Don Sedlacek, Vice President, will oversee agribusiness claims.

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.

“The opportunity to work with MiniCo and their leadership staff is something we are very enthusiastic about,” said David Banks, Senior Vice President, Zurich Alternative Programs in North America. “I think agribusiness policyholders are really the ones who are going to benefit from this agreement.”

MiniCo President and CEO Mike Schofield commented, “We look forward to working with Zurich to offer MiniCo Agri with leadership from Jim, Kevin and Don, all seasoned agribusiness insurance veterans, who combine their many years of experience with MiniCo’s over 37-year history of program administration.”

Jim Henry, Chief Underwriting Officer, added, “MiniCo Agri offers independent agents a valuable comprehensive agribusiness insurance product for their insureds backed by the financial stability and program experience of Zurich, a truly global insurance leader.”

About MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC
MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, was founded in 1974 as a provider of specialty insurance products and publications for the self-storage industry. Today the company is a full-service managing general agency offering multiple specialty property and casualty insurance products for a variety of unique industries and exposures. MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, the parent company of MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, is a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group.

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