MONTEREY, Calif., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Insurance Group® (CIG), the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S., announced that today, Thursday April 4, 2013, marks the company's 115th anniversary.
In 1898, a group of prosperous farmers collaborated to form the Ventura County Mutual Fire Insurance Company to provide coverage and protect themselves from various disaster claims, especially fires. Through significant growth and mergers, the innovative company weathered more than a century of challenges and evolved into CIG, a strong, agile, employee-owned industry leader that provides insurance products in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho and New Mexico.
"We are proud to have reached this milestone and honored to commemorate our longstanding commitment to providing the highest quality protection for our policy clients, empowering our Independent Insurance Agents, employees, and supporting local communities," said Peter Cazzolla, President and CEO of Capital Insurance Group.In an ongoing effort to better serve its customers and celebrate its 115 th year, the company invested in new methods of communication and technologies, including its recently redesigned website, www.CIGinsurance.com, and the upcoming release of the CIG Mobile App for iPhone and Android devices. To further commemorate its anniversary, CIG has released a celebratory logo, which will be used in conjunction with the standard company logo throughout the year. CIG is also expanding its successful Community Safety Saturday™ events to more locations this year. At these free community and safety-oriented events hosted by the local CIG Insurance Advisor, families receive digital photo ID and fingerprint kits for every child, get a free child car-seat inspection, engage with local emergency and community leaders, and have fun while learning valuable safety and emergency preparedness tips. "We've been around a long time because we build strong, long lasting relationships with our customers, employees, and business partners, and leave a positive impact throughout the communities we operate in," added Walter Bennett, Vice President of Underwriting. "As we look toward the future, CIG reaffirms its commitment to providing professional, caring client service, offering superior insurance protection and value-added benefits and supporting our Insurance Advisors and employees every step of the way." To learn more about the history of CIG, visit www.CIGinsurance.com/about/cig-history About Capital Insurance Group Capital Insurance Group ® (CIG) is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The 115 year-old company is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the Ward's 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S. CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visit www.CIGinsurance.com CIG Delivers More. Continuously.™ SOURCE Capital Insurance Group