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The Hanover Insurance Group Receives 2020 Company Award of Excellence From the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

PIA's highest annual company honor.
The Hanover Insurance Group Receives 2020 Company Award of Excellence From the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
September 29, 2020

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) has named The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. as the recipient of its prestigious 2020 Company Award of Excellence. The presentation was made on September 23, 2020, during the annual fall meeting of the PIA National Board of Directors.

“This is our Association’s highest annual company honor,” said PIA National President Dennis Kuhnke, in presenting the award. “For nearly 170 years, The Hanover has been dedicated to independent agents as its exclusive source of distribution.”

“The Hanover has done a tremendous job partnering with agencies across the country to help solve the challenges of today, while also building for the future,” Kuhnke said. “Its focus and dedication has remained constant throughout the years, consistently reinforcing the value of the independent agent.”

The Hanover plays an important role in helping independent agents navigate the ever-changing marketplace in multiple ways. Its analytics and data-based consultation are unmatched, identifying agency-customer vulnerabilities, and growth and efficiency opportunities, including improved customer experiences. In addition, the company continues to deliver new products and innovative digital solutions, automation and resources.

“Thank you for honoring our company with the PIA National Company Award of Excellence,” said Richard W. Lavey, President, Hanover Agency Markets. “Our company takes great pride in our select partnerships with the best independent insurance agents across the country, so this award is particularly meaningful to us. We’ve worked hard to foster mutually beneficial relationships with our agent partners and this award is a testament to our continued commitment to this channel.”

In an acceptance video, Lavey said, “Here at The Hanover, helping the independent agent channel thrive is at the heart of the decisions we make, the programs we produce and the coverages we provide. We’re going to continue to focus our energies and our efforts on being one of the most innovative markets dedicated to the independent agent channel.”

About PIA

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.

About The Hanover

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. is the holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies, which together constitute one of the largest insurance businesses in the United States. The company provides exceptional insurance solutions through a select group of independent agents and brokers. Together with its agent partners, The Hanover offers standard and specialized insurance protection for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as for homes, automobiles, and other personal items. For more information, please visit hanover.com.

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