Unigard Insurance

Unigard Insurance
15805 NE 24th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008-2409

Unigard Insurance has been providing quality insurance since 1901. It is known at present as a multi-line property and casualty insurer active with its regional operations. The company’s corporate headquarters is in Bellevue, Washington, providing a wide array of centralized services, including commercial and personal lines policy processing, underwriting for all personal and selected commercial accounts, a claim telecenter and billing services.

Unigard sells its insurance through accredited independent insurance agencies in almost 600 locations in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The company has seven branch offices, providing local service and authority for commercial underwriting, sales and claims service to agents and policyholders.

QBE Insurance Group, one of the top 25 insurers and reinsurers worldwide headquartered in Sydney, Australia, purchased Unigard in 2007. Unigard is presently part of QBE the Americas and QBE Regional Insurance. QBE reported $1.34 billion in gross written premiums in 2009 and a combined ratio of 100.1 percent. QBE Regional Insurance’s executive team oversees all operations and directs the business services that sustain its insurance subsidiaries including Unigard. Peter Christen is the President and Chief Executive Officer, while Chris Alberghini is the Vice President of Strategic Planning. Mike Bondura is QBE Regional Insurance’s Chief Claims Officer. Andy Doll serves as the Senior Vice President of Commercial Lines, Norm Donelson as the Chief Actuary, and Tom Greenfield as the Senior Vice President of Regional Operations. Jim Henry is the Regional Vice President of Farmers Union Insurance, while Peter Logothetis serves as the Chief Information Officer, along with Charles Valinotti as the Senior Vice President of Personal Lines, and Jennifer Vernon as the Vice President for General Counsel and the Corporate Secretary.

Unigard is known for its strength, stability and service. The company has a rule of fast and fair claims handling. Keeping the prices affordable through cost-effective operation and loss control methods are the company’s ways to provide quality service to its customers. Its centralized facility is manned by expert adjusters working directly with a group of local professionals. The company ensures the best available insurance protection for its policyholders by operating through independent agents who are expert insurance counselors. Operating for over 100 years, Unigard’s longevity serves as a proof of the company’s good reputation, along with being a strong, stable and service-oriented company.

Unigard and its staff are also active in communities and helps numerous charitable organizations, including sponsoring the Red Cross, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, March of Dimes and United Way. The company’s employees regularly offer their time and money to nonprofit organizations, such as volunteering more than 400 hours and helping the company donate more than $100,000 to the United Way in 2007.

Unigard is presently rated with an “A” (Excellent) by industry analyst A.M. Best, the world’s oldest and most authoritative source of insurance company ratings and information. Its ratings are the industry’s standard measure of insurer financial performance.

Insurance for individuals and businesses, loss control services and premium audit services are the products and services offered by Unigard. Its variety of packages and programs is aimed to meet the insurance needs of its clients. Insurance for individuals include automobile, boat, homeowners, personal umbrella, and rental property. Insurance for businesses consists of commercial umbrella, farm, commercial automobile, commercial package, coverage and enhancements.