COLUMBUS, Ohio – April 3, 2007 – Web-based rating for State Auto agents in Minnesota is now available via EZLynx, part of the company’s efforts to make State Auto the fastest, easiest, and most efficient business partner for independent agents.
EZLynx is a web-based comparative rating portal which integrates seamlessly with State Auto’s web-based quoting system, netXpress, creating a single data-entry point that provides accurate rate quotes for multiple carriers. After selecting a State Auto quote, the policy can be issued and processed via EZLynx and netXpress.
“Our agents want one-stop shopping when it comes to rate quotes,” said State Auto Chairman, President and CEO Bob Restrepo. “Our own netXpress product has been tremendously successful with our agents. With EZLynx, those agents will be able to enter once, then concentrate on selling the tremendous value they – and State Auto – offer consumers.”
Minnesota agents are the first to enjoy the benefits of the partnership between State Auto and Webcetera, EZLynx’s developer. Rollouts are planned for more of State Auto’s operating states.
The State Auto Insurance Companies, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, are engaged primarily in writing personal and commercial insurance products through more than 22,500 independent agents associated with approximately 3,000 agencies in 28 states. The State Auto Companies include State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC), and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, which is one of only 14 companies rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company every year since 1954.