Farmers Insurance Forms New Restaurant Association Offering Upfront Discounts and New Dividend Program for Colorado Restaurant Owners

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies , an active member of the National Restaurant Association and exclusive endorsed carrier of Sysco Foods, has formed a new program for restaurant owners; Farmers Restaurant Association of Colorado, to strengthen its member's benefits and reduce restaurant owners' membership dues.


"The new Business Insurance Program offers all Farmers Restaurant Association of Colorado Association Members up front discounts and reduced rates on their insurance, regardless of the company size," explains Maryann Vitkievicz, Farmers Commercial Association Manager. "An additional benefit is that you do not have to be a member of the Colorado Restaurant Association, or any other organization to receive these benefits, and there is a nominal fee of $50 to be a member of the Farmers Restaurant Association of Colorado."

Types of businesses eligible for this program are: Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Doughnut Shops, Deli's, Coffee Shops and Bakeries. "This relationship allows Industry specific services and/or benefits to all members that belong to the Association," Vitkievicz added. "These costs savings and benefits can have an immediate effect on the 'bottom line' of running a small business."

"We are excited to be among the first in the country to offer an innovative program to our members," said James Purcell, Farmers State Executive Director. "This is a mutually beneficial package that will enhance the business opportunities and bottom line for any member who participates."

  The new program offers:
  --  Small Restaurants, bakeries and coffee and doughnut shops the ability
      to have the same benefits as larger restaurants and franchises
  --  Potential dividend to the Association and its Members
  --  Loss Prevention and Safety Programs
  --  Local specialized agents
  --  Additional discounts available when the Workers Compensation and
      Business Owners policy is combined
  --  Guaranteed franchise discounts
  --  Award winning claims services
  --  Specialized Coverage's including:
      --  Employment Practices Liability
      --  Property & Casualty
      --  Workers Compensation
      --  Commercial Auto
      --  Business Interruption
      --  Group Life and Long Term Care

      --  Financial Solutions

  Information on this program is available by contacting:

  --  Curt Currado (Administrative Agent for the  program)
      --  Phone (303) 220-7688 or email
  --  Terry Rogers (Farmers Commercial Wholesaler),  Farmers Insurance
      --  Phone (303) 478-7282 - email
  --  Jeff Lindeman (Farmers Commercial Wholesaler),  Farmers Insurance
      --  Phone (719)432-8835 - email
  --  David Shaddy (Farmers Commercial Wholesaler),  Farmers Insurance

      --  Phone (303) 283-6105 - email

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at

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SOURCE: Farmers Insurance Group of Companies



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