Progressive Introduces Paperless Policies

Launch coincides with 70th anniversary tree planting; first of six events held in Cleveland today

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio – Oct. 10, 2007 – The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies today introduced Paperless Policies, a feature that will allow customers who buy a policy directly from the company or through one of the more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies that represent it the ability to drastically reduce the amount of policy-related paper documents they receive. Having policy documents delivered electronically saves trees, expedites delivery of the documents and reduces the opportunity for misplaced documents.

This new initiative is an extension of a Paperless Billing feature introduced in early 2007 that allowed customers to opt for an electronic bill versus a hard copy bill delivered by the U.S. Mail.

The Paperless Policy launch coincides with the company’s “70 Years, 70 Trees” anniversary events being held in six call center cities. The first event, in which 70 large trees are being planted in city parks to celebrate the company’s 70th year serving U.S. drivers” car insurance needs, is being held today in Luke Easter Park in the company’s headquarter city, Cleveland.

The Paperless Policy is available in Indiana starting today. New and existing customers, regardless of how they bought their Progressive policy, can sign up at or through their local independent insurance agent. The feature will be introduced in all states where the company does business by the end of 2007.

About Progressive

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, in business since 1937, 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. Progressive offers its products, including personal and commercial auto, motorcycle, boat and recreational vehicle insurance, through more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the U.S. and online and by phone directly from the Company. Private passenger auto products and prices are different when purchased directly from Progressive or through independent agencies. To find an agent or to get a quote, go to