The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies has been named to the 2007 InformationWeek 500 — a top 500 ranking of the nation’s largest and most innovative users of information technology — for the eighth consecutive year. Progressive jumped more than 160 spots to place 36th on this year’s list.
“The InformationWeek 500 is made up of the best and brightest users of IT, and we’re delighted to receive this honor for the eighth consecutive year,” said Ray Voelker, chief information officer, Progressive. “The backbone of our IT organization rests on two things: our people and our constant drive to innovate. This ranking is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our organization.”
“These companies represent today’s leading technology innovators,” said John Siefert, InformationWeek vice president and publisher. “This group has prompted fascinating discussion on some of the most forward looking business technology initiatives to date.”
Progressive is always looking for innovative ways to re-invent the customer experience to make it easy for people to shop for and buy insurance. It was the first major car insurer in the world to introduce a Web site (1995), first to sell auto policies real-time online (1997) and first to give its customers online access and control of their policies via a customer service site (1998). In 2006, Progressive launched an interactive online claims reporting tool that allows customers to report a claim and track its status from start to finish.
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, in business since 1937, is the country’s third largest auto insurance group and largest seller of motorcycle and personal watercraft policies based on premiums written, and is a market leader in commercial auto insurance.
Progressive is committed to becoming consumers’ #1 choice for auto insurance by providing competitive products and rates that meet drivers’ needs throughout their lifetimes, superior online and in-person customer service, and best-in-class, 24-hour claims service, including its concierge level of claims service available at service centers located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.
Progressive companies offer consumers choices in how to shop for, buy and manage their auto insurance policies. Progressive offers its products, including personal and commercial auto, motorcycle, boat and recreational vehicle insurance, through more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the U.S. and online and by phone directly from the Company. Private passenger auto products and prices are different when purchased directly from Progressive or through independent agencies. To find an agent or to get a quote, go to www.progressive.com.
The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, are publicly traded at (NYSE:PGR).