Joella Rossignol of Allen Insurance and Financial has been honored with the Award of Excellence for her superior underwriting skills and long-term commitment to Safeco® Insurance, member of Liberty Mutual Group.
“This is a very personal award designed to recognize the most committed, loyal agents,” said Gil Fifield, president of Allen Insurance and Financial. “It is given to someone who understands, with extraordinary attention to detail, both the needs of her clients and the needs of the insurance company she is working with. This award recognizes expertise, trust and respect. Joella has all of these qualities and she richly deserves this award.”
The Award of Excellence celebrates those individuals with superior underwriting skills who have developed a solid underwriting partnership with Safeco and have qualified for membership in Safeco’s H.K. Dent Society, the company’s elite agency recognition program. Agents who earn this prestigious designation will have the ability to make selected underwriting decisions, attend an awards ceremony and receive a recognition gift.
“Underwriting – assessing an insurance risk and then determining the right amount of premium to charge – can be challenging. You want to make sure individuals and families are properly insured at a fair price,” said Rob Jacobson, Safeco personal lines zone underwriting manager. “The Award of Excellence is a wonderful way to recognize great agencies that help us hit the mark every time for our customers.”
Rossignol joined Allen Insurance and Financial in 1999. A native of Island Falls, she grew up in Belfast and now lives in Monroe. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), a designation showing commitment to continuing education in her field. She works in the company’s personal insurance division.
In business since 1923 and based in Seattle, Washington, Safeco sells insurance to drivers and homeowners through a network of independent agents and brokers in eight regions throughout the United States.
Safeco is part of Liberty Mutual Agency Markets, a business unit of Liberty Mutual Group, consisting of property and casualty and specialty insurance carriers that distribute their products and services primarily through independent agents and brokers. Liberty Mutual Group ranks 71st on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations based on 2009 revenues.