No Time? No Problem. Progressive Opens New State-of-the Art Claims Facility That Makes It Easier Than Ever to Get Cars Fixed After Accidents

Anyone who’s ever been in a car accident knows that even a minor fender bender can be a major hassle. But it doesn’t have to be that way thanks to a new Progressive concierge claims facility opening today in Willow Grove.

Drivers who choose to use the free service can simply drop off their damaged car at the concierge facility and be on their way in a rental car in about 15 minutes. Progressive then handles the details of the claims/repair process including finding a quality body shop that can get to work on the car quickly.

Without the service, drivers can spend several days managing the process on their own, including arranging for alternate transportation, getting repair estimates, and keeping tabs on the status of the repairs.

“Our concierge service is all about convenience,” said Mike Bilardo, manager of Progressive’s Willow Grove service center. “It’s designed for busy people who simply don’t have a lot of extra time to spend on the claims and car repair process.”

The optional concierge service is available at no charge to Progressive customers and anyone involved in a claim with a Progressive customer. The repairs are guaranteed by both Progressive and the body shop for as long as the customer owns or leases the vehicle.

Progressive began piloting the concierge claims service concept in 2000 and, in March 2002, opened what was then only its fourth test site in nearby Huntingdon Valley. The new facility in Willow Grove replaces the Huntingdon Valley site and becomes the company’s 54th concierge facility countrywide. In January of this year, Progressive received a U.S. patent for its concierge claims method. And, the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Insurance Claims StudySM found the service delivers repaired vehicles back to customers almost five days faster than the industry average.

In addition to having a more customer friendly and aesthetically pleasing design than the original facility, the new Willow Grove concierge center is also much more accessible to Greater Philly drivers, conveniently located at 2380 Maryland Road just off the Pennsylvania turnpike and Route 611.

About Progressive

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 rates and products 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.

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