Thursday, June 12, 2008

AssuranceAmerica to Write Policies in Tennessee

Atlanta-based AssuranceAmerica Corp. announced that its insurance carrier has been approved by the Tennessee Department of Insurance to write automobile coverages in that state.

According to The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Tennessee generates almost $3 billion in automobile insurance premium annually, making it one of the top 20 states in the United States. Auto Industry Report reported that Tennessee has been a profitable auto insurance market for 9 out of the last 10 years. Its profit margin was 10.8% according to the latest reporting data distributed by Auto Industry Report.

In announcing Tennessees approval, Lawrence (Bud) Stumbaugh, president and CEO of AssuranceAmerica said, Our admission into Tennessee is yet another step forward in our geographic expansion plans. We look forward to beginning to write auto policies on behalf of our neighbors just north of our corporate headquarters.

AssuranceAmerica focuses on the specialty automobile insurance marketplace, primarily in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Arizona and Indiana. Its principal operating subsidiaries are TrustWay Insurance Agencies LLC, which primarily sells personal automobile insurance policies through its 50 retail agencies, AssuranceAmerica Managing General Agency LLC, which markets the companys insurance products through over 1,800 participating independent agencies, and AssuranceAmerica Insurance Company.

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