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State Auto recognized for technology leadership


COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 5, 2009 – The State Auto Insurance Companies have once again been recognized for their efforts to help independent insurance agencies do business faster and more efficiently.

State Auto ACORD awardState Auto was presented the “ACORD Innovative Implementation” award at the ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, held in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., May 17-19. The insurer was recognized for its work in the area of bridging technologies, which allow agency management systems and third party rating applications to interface with State Auto’s agency extranet, AgentSite.

 “We have embraced a service oriented architecture (SOA) approach using our ACORD standards throughout our agency interface connect points,” said State Auto Director of Application Development Leo Genders. “As a result, we’ve been able to quickly roll out technology to meet the demands of our agency partners and internal business customers. Without the industry standards that ACORD gives us, much of this would simply not be feasible.”

“We congratulate State Auto on receiving this award and applaud them for their leadership,” said ACORD Senior Vice President John Kellington. “State Auto shows how vital ACORD data standards are for improving data flow and consistency.”

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a super regional property and casualty insurance holding company. The company is primarily engaged in writing personal and business insurance products exclusively through independent insurance agencies in 33 states and is proud to be a Trusted Choice® company partner. State Auto Mutual is part of the State Auto Group. The State Auto Group is rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company and consists of State Automobile Mutual, State Auto Property & Casualty, State Auto National, State Auto Ohio, State Auto Wisconsin, State Auto Florida, Milbank, Farmers Casualty, Meridian Security, Meridian Citizens Mutual, Beacon National, Beacon Lloyds, Patrons Mutual and Litchfield Mutual Fire.

State Auto Mutual also writes specialty insurance and workers’ compensation products through its Rockhill insurance subsidiaries. The Rockhill insurance subsidiaries, rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company, write business on a non-admitted basis in 49 states and the District of Columbia, and are licensed on an admitted basis in 42 states and the District of Columbia.  Additional information on State Auto Mutual can be found online at


Pictured above, left to right: ACORD Chairman John Leonard, State Auto Applications System Architect David Bailey, and ACORD President and CEO Gregory Maciag.

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