Who Are Risk Managers’ Preferred Providers? National Underwriter Property & Casualty Magazine Reveals Winners of the 2011 Risk Manager Choice Awards

Who Are Risk Managers’ Preferred Providers? National Underwriter Property & Casualty Magazine Reveals Winners of the 2011 Risk Manager Choice Awards

Zurich edges out Chubb and Chartis in ‘Best Overall’ rankings

New York, NY, May 5, 2011National Underwriter Property & Casualty, published by Summit Business Media, today announced the winners of the second annual 2011 Risk Manager Choice Awards.  Risk managers were asked to vote on their product and service preferences in 14 commercial insurance line categories.  The study was conducted in part with FLASPÖHLER Research Group for the second year.  Full details about the winning companies and the study are available on PropertyCasualty360.com and in the May 2, 2011 issue of National Underwriter Property & Casualty

“The Risk Manager Choice Awards provides an unbiased appraisal about what companies, products and services are helping risk managers the most,” said Bryant Rousseau, editor of National Underwriter Property & Casualty.  “Once again, we’ve partnered with FLASPÖHLER business-to-business research specialists to ensure that our results provide the most accurate reflection of what today’s risk managers – including opinions from risk managers who are not National Underwriter Property & Casualty subscribers – are actually thinking.  And what better endorsement is there than having customers vote for you as being best in your field?”

It was a tight race for the Best Overall Commercial Insurance Provider.  Zurich took the top prize by a margin of 0.2% over Chubb, and Chartis was a close third.  The following list includes all of the companies that were chosen as winners of the 2011 Risk Manager Choice Awards:

Overall Winners – Best Overall Commercial Insurance Providers (Top Three)
1. Zurich
2. Chubb
3. Chartis

Lines of Insurance Category Winners:
• Chartis - Best Marine Insurance Provider
• Chubb - Best D&O Insurance Provider, Best Employment Practices Insurance Provider, and Best E&O Insurance Provider
• CNA - Best Medical Malpractice Insurance Provider
• FM Global - Best Business Interruption Provider, Best Property Insurance Provider, and Best Terrorism Insurance Provider
• Liberty Mutual - Best Workers’ Compensation Insurance Provider
• Travelers - Best Surety Bonds Insurance Provider and Best Commercial Auto Insurance Provider
• Zurich - Best General Liability Insurance Provider, Best Umbrella Liability Insurance Provider, and Best Construction Insurance Provider

For more information about the study and the winners, visit PropertyCasualty360.com

About FLASPÖHLER Research Group
Founded in 1984, FLASPÖHLER Research Group has completed surveys in 95 countries and a dozen languages.  FLASPÖHLER Research Group specializes in conducting intelligent research with select audiences or about sophisticated / sensitive issues.  We are lauded for our unique ability to focus the efforts of an executive team - or an entire organization. Our promise is to change the way you think about marketing your business.  We firmly believe that it is impossible to be great at everything.  Instead, we've chosen to be great at just a few things.  Business-to-business research.  Research with affluent/highly educated target groups.  Research about especially sensitive issues.  Business leaders who demand more demand FLASPÖHLER Research Group.

About National Underwriter Property & Casualty
National Underwriter Property & Casualty provides complete coverage of the events and issues affecting the property and casualty insurance industry – both commercial and personal lines. It reports on the top stories of the week, gives perspective on the latest news shaping the market, examines trends in technology, provides updates on specialty markets and summarizes proprietary research results.  Unique from niche publications, National Underwriter Property & Casualty is the definitive source for the three audience segments driving the industry:

• Independent agents and brokers
• Risk managers and corporate buyers of insurance
• Insurance company executives, managers and staff

For more information, please visit PropertyCasualty360.com.

About Summit Business Media
Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media and information company serving the insurance, financial services, legal and investment advisory markets.  Summit strives to be “The Next Generation of Business Information” for executives and practitioners by providing breaking news and analysis, in-depth practice management strategies, business-building techniques and actionable data.  Summit services the information needs of its customers through numerous channels, including digital, print, and live events.  For more information, please visit SummitBusinessMedia.com.

Media Contact:
Chris Luke
Publisher, National Underwriter Property & Casualty
908-859-0893
cluke@sbmedia.com

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