Kingstone Insurance Company (“KICO”) finished first in the 2010 PIA Company Performance Survey. The survey is conducted through voting by the New York State members of the Professional Insurance Agents Association (“PIA”). KICO is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kingstone Companies, Inc. (“KINS”) (NASDAQ: KINS).
Barry Goldstein, KICO and KINS Chairman, explained that “Each year the PIA surveys its membership, asking them to rate the carriers they do business with. The survey covers twenty different performance categories such as claims, underwriting, agent support, and technology. In 2010, 81 companies were rated along with KICO, including Allstate, Chubb, Progressive, MetLife, Travelers, etc. KICO received the highest rating of all carriers.” Mr. Goldstein continued, “We take great pride in the results. This reflects KICO’s commitment to provide the highest quality of service to its customers.”
KICO, about to enter its 125 th year, prides itself on being consistent and fair. We treat our insureds, producers, employees, reinsurers and vendors with the same respect we expect to receive. KICO continues to expand its lines of business to better serve its producers. We sell only through agents and brokers, and are selective to include only those who have the expertise and knowledge to guide their clients in securing the appropriate coverage.
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