Safeco Launches Manage-Your-Move.Com

Safeco Insurance (NYSE: SAF) today announced the availability of Manage-Your-Move.com, an online tool offering consumers a simple and cost-effective solution to moving.

Experts say moving to a new home can be among the most stressful and financially burdensome events for families in the United States. Manage-Your-Move.com collaborates with highly-regarded vendors to conveniently assemble in one location all the resources needed to make a successful move, simplifying the entire moving process into three easy steps.

For green-minded consumers, the tool offers sustainable moving options such as an online store where movers can order reusable plastic crates instead of cardboard boxes.

In an industry first, Manage-Your-Move.com is available free of charge to all consumers nationwide, not just Safeco policyholders.

“Almost everyone has experienced stress and anxiety while moving, and we are proud to offer an online tool that allows people to focus on what truly matters — family, safety and personal well-being — during this important life event,” said Jackie Craver, Solutions Architect at Safeco’s Open Seas. “We work to understand the needs of our current and future customers as they go through important life events such as moving, so we have built a well-rounded portfolio of services that provides solutions beyond insurance policies to the demands of today’s fast-paced world.”

Creating an account with Manage-Your-Move.com is easy, and it allows users to create a customized move planner, where they can edit tasks and store personal information as the move progresses. To ensure movers stay within their desired timeframe and budget, the planner prioritizes important deadlines, allowing users to send reminders to email, Outlook or a PDA.

For the extra busy mover, the tool offers a free personal “moving assistant” who will arrange all necessary logistics and details. Additionally, the site connects with the online shopping resource WhiteFence to find the best deals on services and products. Within minutes, it can switch utilities, file for a change of address and collect bids for the best local yard care providers.

With Manage-Your-Move.com, movers are never without the protection they need. Safeco customers can use the online insurance relocate tool to find a local Safeco agent, or to purchase a new home or auto insurance policy directly from Safeco.

Manage-Your-Move.com offers many of its services at no charge. Safeco policyholders will receive significant discounts on additional moving applications, including Homeminders, an online home maintenance service. Safeco understands the need from both consumer and insurance perspectives, to reduce home losses, so it is offering a free subscription to Homeminders for Safeco home policyholders.

Safeco, in business since 1923, is a Fortune 500 property and casualty insurance company based in Seattle. The company sells insurance to drivers, home owners, and owners of small- and mid-sized businesses principally through a national network of independent agents and brokers. Safeco is also one of the nation’s leaders in the sale and service of surety bonds.