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ASA adds Federated Insurance as member benefit provider

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COLLEYVILLE, Texas (July 29, 2014) — Federated Insurance has joined the Automotive Service Association (ASA) as a benefit provider.

Describing Federated as “a premier insurer of the automotive service industry,” the ASA said the 110-year-old company “has built a strong reputation of offering competitive products supported with value-added risk management programs and services. The company is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, a respected insurance rating authority.”

According to the ASA, Federated specializes in “affinity relationships and today is exclusively recommended by more than 400 state and national associations and buying groups.”

“We have a longstanding history of working with and supporting ASA affiliates and chapters,” said Mike Kerr, Federated’s executive vice president-director of marketing. “Partnering with ASA provides our local marketing representatives with the ability to better serve members with their insurance and risk management needs. We are extremely excited and look forward to providing members with access to our value-added programs.”

Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director, said “one of the most important decisions a shop owner makes each year is the selection of a business insurance program. Choosing a company with a proven track record of being an industry partner brings our members peace of mind and ensures that their businesses are protected.

“We’re excited to announce Federated Insurance as our newest partner for members’ property and casualty needs.”

Sponsored insurance programs include property, liability, life and disability. ASA said Federated’s specialized coverages include employee tools, pollutant cleanup and removal, business interruption, data compromise, defective product and faulty work, garagekeepers, employment-related practices liability, and commercial and personal umbrella. Among the risk management services offered by Federated are disaster preparedness and recovery, employment screening programs, drug and alcohol-free workplace programs, and on-site risk analysis.

According to the association, as an ASA-sponsored benefit provider Federated “will provide ASA members with a thorough review of their current coverage and analysis of their business needs, including business succession, estate planning and employee retention strategies.”

To take advantage of a complimentary, no-obligation insurance coverage review and learn about Federated’s risk management programs, ASA members can call Jack West at 800-533-0472 or visit Federated’s website.

More information about ASA’s entire benefits portfolio is available at the ASA Marketplace, and information about the trade group is available on its website or by calling 800-272-7467, ext. 361.

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