SOURCE: Plymouth Rock Assurance
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2012) - Plymouth Rock Assurance, the flagship automobile insurance carrier of The Plymouth Rock Group of Companies, which together write and manage more than $1 billion in auto and homeowner's insurance throughout the Northeast, today announced that it has signed an unprecedented 10-year underwriting agreement in support of WBUR, Boston's NPR news station. It is the largest and longest underwriting commitment in the station's history.
Plymouth Rock has been a WBUR underwriter for six years and values its relationship with WBUR as evidence of its commitment to Massachusetts communities. "WBUR is a treasured community resource and we are delighted to extend our long-standing support for this outstanding civic institution," said Hal Belodoff, Chairman of Plymouth Rock Assurance. "Just as WBUR offers its listeners more than just the news, we are committed to providing our customers with more than they would expect from ordinary insurance companies." The company also delivers on this commitment through unique customer programs and benefits, including Get Home Safe®, which covers the cost of a cab ride home up to $50 per year when a policyholder feels it would be unsafe to operate a motor vehicle, and its Door to Door Valet Claim Service (SM), which takes the hassle out of claims with vehicle pickup, delivery, and guaranteed repairs.
"We regularly hear from customers and agents alike who value Plymouth Rock's support of public radio and WBUR's superb programming and we are proud to align ourselves with their respected brand," continued Belodoff.
As an underwriter, Plymouth Rock is helping to ensure the non-profit media institution can deliver against its vital public service mission of bringing quality news and informational programming to an ever-expanding community of listeners and providing insight and cultural context that unites a diverse, complex and changing world. In addition to numerous savings options such as Savings Pass, the company also offers its policyholders a substantial discount if they are WBUR members.
WBUR, located at 90.9 on the FM dial, is also the home of nationally syndicated and beloved programs, including On Point, Here & Now, Only A Game and Car Talk, which reach millions of listeners each week on NPR stations across the United States and online. Plymouth Rock is one of several regional and national corporate leaders that support the station, including Bank of America, Biogen Idec, Boston Area Mercedes Dealers and Gentle Giant.
"Plymouth Rock Assurance is a responsible corporate citizen whose participation is invaluable to our daily work and larger mission," said Corey Lewis, Station Manager, WBUR. "They, like us, are a Boston institution committed to serving the local community and have a proven history of doing so. We're grateful for their continued support."
About Plymouth Rock Assurance
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation (prac.com) is the flagship of the Plymouth Rock Group of Companies, which together write and manage over $1 billion in auto and home insurance in the Northeast. Plymouth Rock Assurance provides auto insurance exclusively. Its industry-leading service innovations include the exclusive Plymouth Rock Savings Pass, which helps Massachusetts customers save hundreds of dollars on auto-related goods and services; Crashbusters® mobile appraisers, who travel directly to a customer's vehicle to assess the damage, and often issue a check on the spot; Door to Door Valet Claim Service(SM) that manages the entire auto repair process from start to finish, and guarantees repairs for as long as a customer owns or leases their car when they choose a Door to Door referral repair shop; Plymouth Rock Rewards and Rewards Plus that thank customers for their business and loyalty; the Get Home Safe® program, which covers the cost of a cab ride home up to $50 per policy year when a Massachusetts policyholder feels it would be unsafe to operate a motor vehicle; and its Pledge of Assurance®, an industry-leading written commitment to service excellence. Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation has an "A-/Excellent" rating from A.M. Best, the insurance industry's premier independent rating service. For more details and to find a Plymouth Rock independent agent near you, visit www.prac.com.