United Fire Group Selects Accenture to Optimize Claims Handling Processes and Provide Better Customer Service

  United Fire Group Selects Accenture to Optimize Claims Handling Processes
  and Provide Better Customer Service

   Insurer to deploy Accenture Claim Components software as its core claims
                              processing system

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 6, 2013

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by United Fire Group, Inc. and its
subsidiaries (“United Fire Group”) to implement its claims management software
application, Accenture Claim Components, to serve as the insurer’s core claims
processing system. The new system will help United Fire Group streamline
claims processes and improve service for both agents and customers.

“Providing superior claims handling to customers that have experienced a loss
is our top priority,” said David E. Conner, Vice President and Chief Claims
Officer, United Fire Group, Inc. “Accenture Claim Components will support
increased automation to maximize the efficiency of the claims management
process, allowing our agents and adjusters to focus on the people instead of
the process.”

Accenture Claim Components is a comprehensive claims management solution
covering property and casualty (P&C) claims functions from first notice of
loss to settlement and recovery, for all lines of business. The solution
provides real-time analytics and business-driven configuration consoles that
will assist United Fire Group to more efficiently manage individual claims and
more effectively balance its claims workload.

“We are pleased that United Fire Group has selected Accenture Claim Components
for their core claims management system,” said Michael A. Jackowski, global
managing director of Accenture Software for P&C insurance. “Built on a modern
technology platform that helps to achieve a lower cost per claim and reduce IT
costs overall, Accenture Claim Components provides a robust claims processing
solution to insurers of all sizes.Accenture Claim Components is highly
configurable, function-rich and is designed to seamlessly integrate with the
insurer’s existing IT infrastructure.”

Accenture’s policy and claims software offers insurance carriers an integrated
suite of software with modules that can be implemented individually or as part
of a broader migration strategy. The combined software enables insurers of all
sizes to benefit from a flexible suite of P&C software to configure products,
transact lines of business and process claims.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global managementconsulting,technologyservices
andoutsourcingcompany, with 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries.Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities
across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the
world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help
them become high-performance businesses and governments.The company generated
net revenues of US$27.9billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012.Its
home page iswww.accenture.com.

Accenture Software combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to
develop differentiated software products.It offers innovative software-based
solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve
high performance. Its home page is www.accenture.com/software. The home page
for Accenture’s P&C Insurance software products is
www.accenture.com/pcsoftware.

About United Fire Group, Inc.

Founded in 1946 as United Fire & Casualty Company, United Fire Group, Inc.,
through its insurance company subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of
writing property and casualty insurance and life insurance and selling
annuities. Our company's net premiums written totaled $546.5 million for the
nine-month period ended September 30, 2012, and our market capitalization was
$639.2 million at September 30, 2012.

Through our subsidiaries, we are licensed as a property and casualty insurer
in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia, and we are represented by
approximately 1,200 independent agencies. The United Fire pooled group is
rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

Our subsidiary, United Life Insurance Company, is licensed in 36 states,
represented by more than 900 independent life agencies and rated an "A-"
(Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

For more information about United Fire Group, Inc. visit
www.unitedfiregroup.com.

Contact:

Accenture
Francois Luu, + 33 6 60 53 84 28
francois.luu@accenture.com
or
Julie Bennink, 312-693-7301
julie.l.bennink@accenture.com