OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 29, 2009) — Big O Tires Inc., a retail subsidiary of TBC Corp., has selected Zurich North America Commercial as its preferred property and casualty insurance provider for its approximately 500 franchise tire store owners in 21 states.
Big O franchisees can receive insurance coverage under Zurich's Unicover VI policy, the newest version of that policy, according to Zurich. Under the new agreement, the company will make available to Big O franchisees the following types of business insurance coverage: garage; garagekeepers; property; general liability; business auto; commercial umbrella; and pollution liability.
Big O's stores are primarily in the Western and Midwestern states. The franchiser also distributes tires and other automotive service products to associated dealers in Western Canada.
Zurich's North America Commercial and Global Corporate in North America business divisions are part of the global Zurich Financial Services Group, which is based in Zurich, Switzerland.