Foremost Announces the First Foremost Branded Business Insurance Policy on the Books, as Part of its New Business Insurance

Foremost Announces the First Foremost Branded Business Insurance Policy on the
          Books, as Part of its New Business Insurance Product Line

PR Newswire

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 20, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Foremost Insurance Group
announced that the first Foremost Business Insurance policy under its newest
product line has been placed on the books. The first Business Insurance policy
was written by the Scheetz, Hogan, Freeman and Phillips Insurance Agency in
Greenville, South Carolina. It is a Workers' Compensation policy for a
customer of the agency, a fine dining restaurant.

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The Foremost^® Business Insurance portfolio includes Business Owners Policies,
Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Commercial Auto, Workers'
Compensation and Umbrella coverage. The Foremost new business policies are now
offered by independent agencies in Ohio, Montana, South Carolina, South
Dakota, Arkansas, Georgia, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin, with the rest
of the states to follow in the coming months. The rollout for renewals (from
the Zurich Small Business^® brand) will follow and the transition process
should be completed by 2015.

"We have deep knowledge of many target segments in Business Insurance and are
truly dedicated to the independent agent channel," says Mark Testa, head of
Foremost Business Insurance Distribution. "Foremost is committed to developing
special niche products, like our restaurant program, that give agencies more
ways to stand out and this policy from the Scheetz, Hogan, Freeman and
Phillips Insurance Agency is a great example."

With more than 60 years of experience in the industry and thousands of
exceptional independent insurance producers across the country, Foremost is
among the most stable and longstanding group of companies in the industry as a
part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies^®.

Testa said that selling the first Foremost Business Insurance policy is a
milestone in a bright future for Foremost Business Insurance. "We are
committed to assisting our independent agencies in growing their business and
creating relationships with our sales staff," says Testa. "Foremost Business
Insurance has a strong presence in the marketplace and offers great
opportunities to independent agencies like Scheetz, Hogan, Freeman and
Phillips Insurance Agency to sell a quality product."

To learn more about Foremost Personal Lines or Business Insurance products or
to share feedback, visit www.Foremost.com, our blog at blog.foremost.com, our
Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ForemostInsurance or our Twitter page at
www.Twitter.com/Foremost.

A part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies^®, Foremost Insurance Group
("Foremost") has been a leader in personal lines insurance since 1952.
Foremost is headquartered in Caledonia, Michigan.

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of
automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of
other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to
serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual
policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and
independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and refers to the business activities of Farmers
Group, Inc. and the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its
subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group, and provides
non-claims administrative services to the Farmers Exchanges. The Farmers
Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire
Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries
and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. For more information about
Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at
www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

Contacts: Renee Kolzow
          616-956-4669
          renee.kolzow@farmersinsurance.com
          Noelle Kimble
          616-956-4289
          noelle.kimble@farmersinsurance.com
          Jerry Davies
          213-400-4459
          Jerry.davies@farmersinsurance.com

SOURCE Farmers Insurance Group

Website: http://www.foremost.com