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UFG Insurance Launches ProSeries Insurance Products for Small Businesses


Trio of insurance products offer small business owners the coverages they need, and agents the underwriting expertise they are accustomed to when working with UFG.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (PRWEB) July 26, 2018

United Fire Group, Inc. (UFG) has created ProSeries— a series of insurance products to address the needs of small business owners, while also offering its independent agents a streamlined quoting process and the underwriting expertise the company is known for.

While UFG has long sold and serviced insurance protection to small businesses, the recent launch of the ArtisanPro® program for contractors, completed the company's goal of developing "out of the box" coverages created for specific industries. Along with GaragePro® insurance for garage operations and PremierPro® insurance for main street types of businesses, ProSeries® products all offer combined broad property, liability and crime protection with optional coverage enhancements.

Karen Harpole, UFG's corporate small business manager, says the ProSeries product line was developed as a way to provide benefits for both UFG insureds and UFG's independent insurance agents.

"We saw a need for a more streamlined approach and faster turnaround time when quoting small business policies, yet we wanted to be sure we continued to offer agents our underwriting expertise throughout the process."

Harpole says this goal of offering top-notch service to agents even in a fast-paced program resulted in the development of dedicated Small Business Unit teams in each of the company's six regions.

"We know all small businesses are different, so having the three distinct programs helps us ensure the products are right for that businesses' industry," said Harpole. "We also know businesses can be different based on their state or region of the country. That's why we'll continue to use our underwriting expertise and regional decision-making to ensure our agents are able to present the best coverage options available to their small business customers."

All of the ProSeries products are available only through UFG independent agents, and are not available in all states. Insureds must meet eligibility requirements outlined for their particular region. For more information, small contractors and business owners are encouraged to contact an agent in their area: Find a UFG Agent.

About United Fire Group, Inc.

Founded in 1946 as United Fire & Casualty Company, UFG (Nasdaq: UFCS) is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance through its insurance company subsidiaries. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, UFG is licensed as a property and casualty insurer in 46 states, plus the District of Columbia, and is represented by approximately 1,100 independent agencies. A.M. Best Company assigns a rating of "A" (Excellent) for the members of United Fire & Casualty Group. In addition to its Cedar Rapids office, UFG also operates regional offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Jersey and Texas. For more information, visit

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