Making Online Car Insurance Shopping Easier Wins Progressive Two WebAwards and honored for outstanding achievement in Web site development

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio – October 1, 2009 – Two car insurance Web sites from Progressive that make it easier for drivers to buy and service their insurance policies or to find a local independent insurance agent recently received WebAwards from the Web Marketing Association. earned an Outstanding Web Site award and won a Standard of Excellence award.

Web sites entered in the WebAwards are evaluated on seven criteria including design, copywriting, innovation, content, interactivity, technology, and ease of use. Web sites from 47 countries and across 96 industries were judged during this year’s competition. The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 and produces the annual WebAward competition.

Key Facts

  • earned the Outstanding Web Site award.
  • earned the Standard of Excellence award.
  • is the Web site for car insurance shoppers who prefer to buy directly from the company.
  • is the Web site for car insurance shoppers who prefer to start their research on the Internet before buying from a local independent insurance agent.
  • These are the eighth and ninth WebAwards won by Progressive.


Toby Alfred, Progressive’s customer acquisition manager
“Winning WebAwards shows that we’ve created effective online tools for people who want to quote and buy insurance either directly from the company or through an independent insurance agent. We’re honored to once again be recognized by an organization with a history of setting high benchmarks and industry standards for Web site development.”

Karen Barone, business leader for Agency distribution
“Being honored with a WebAward is affirmation that is an easy-to-use Web site that makes it simple for independent insurance agents to do business with their customers and with us.”

About Progressive

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, in business since 1937, is one of the country’s largest auto insurance groups, the largest seller of motorcycle policies, and a market leader in commercial auto insurance based on premiums written.

Progressive is committed to becoming consumers’ #1 choice for auto insurance by providing competitive rates and innovative products and services that meet drivers’ needs throughout their lifetimes, including superior online and in-person customer service, and best-in-class, 24-hour claims service, such as its concierge level of claims service available at service centers located in major metropolitan areas 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