MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio � May 9, 2007 � The nation’s third largest auto insurance group, The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, today announced that its Web site � www.progressive.com � has received The Webby People’s Voice Award. The online public voted and selected the site as the best insurance Web site of 2007.
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile Web sites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and the People’s Voice awards are voted on by the online public.
More than 400,000 votes were cast around the world for People’s Voice favorites in a broad array of categories ranging from Activism to Insurance and Fashion to Politics.
“People want car insurance that’s easy to shop for, buy and own, so that’s what we deliver on progressive.com,” said Toby Alfred, customer experience general manager, Progressive. “The people have spoken, and this award is affirmation that we’re giving them what they want. The online community chose us as the best in our industry and we couldn’t be happier.”
Progressive was the first major car insurer in the world to introduce a Web site (1995), first to sell auto policies real-time online (1997) and first to give its customers online access and control of their policies via a customer service site (1998). In 2006, Progressive launched an interactive online claims reporting tool that allows customers to report a claim and track its status from start to finish; this functionality is now available countrywide.
Progressive.com also features the first-ever auto insurance “Rate Ticker,” showing Progressive rates side-by-side with those of other top insurers in real-time. The site also uses “Talk to Me” Voice Over Internet Protocol technology, allowing online shoppers to speak with a licensed sales representative immediately, over the Internet, with a click of the mouse.
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, now celebrating its 70th year in business, is the country’s third largest auto insurance group and largest seller of motorcycle and personal watercraft policies based on premiums written, and is a market leader in commercial auto insurance.
Progressive is committed to becoming consumers’ #1 choice for auto insurance by providing competitive products and rates that meet drivers’ needs throughout their lifetimes, superior online and in-person customer service, and best-in-class, 24-hour claims service, including its concierge level of claims service available at service centers throughout the United States.
Progressive companies offer consumers choices in how to shop for, buy and manage their auto insurance policies. The Agency Business sells Progressive Drive Insurance private passenger auto insurance through more than 30,000 independent agencies. To find an agent, go to www.driveinsurance.com. The Direct Business sells Progressive Direct� private passenger auto insurance online at www.progressive.com and by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE. Both businesses offer Progressive’s other insurance products, including Progressive Commercial, Progressive Motorcycle, Progressive Boat, etc. Each business makes independent decisions about private passenger car insurance product design and pricing. Progressive and Drive are registered trademarks.
The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, are publicly traded at NYSE:PGR. For more information, visit www.progressive.com.