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About Zurich's Direct Markets
You don’t want to have to educate your insurance company about your business.
In an industry filled with generalists, the Direct Markets insurance unit of Zurich has a simple clarity of purpose. We specialize in the business that we know best.
We were created to serve the auto industry
In 1922, a group of Universal Motor Car Company (Ford) dealers was searching for a way to insure their rapidly growing businesses. Fire insurance was expensive and qualified professional insurance carriers were hard to find for the young industry.
So, the group formed a reciprocal insurance company and called it Universal Underwriters. Through the years, Universal Underwriters expanded its offerings, to serve not only vehicle dealers, but the entire automotive aftermarket. In 2007, Universal Underwriters took on the Zurich name. We're changing our brand, but we're not changing our legacy.
Our company entities include:
UUIC - Universal Underwriters Insurance Corporation
UUSC - Universal Underwriters Service Corporation
UUISI - Universal Underwriters Insurance Services, Inc.
UUT - Universal Underwriters of Texas Insurance Corporation
UULIC - Universal Underwriters Life Insurance Company
We have the stability you’re looking for
The financial strength of an insurance company should be one of your most important criteria in selecting an insurer.
The A.M. Best Company has been reporting on the financial condition of insurance companies since 1899. A Best’s Rating represents an independent opinion, based on an extensive quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the company’s financial strength and ability to meet its obligations to policyholders.
As part of Zurich American Insurance Company, we are proud to have earned a Best’s Rating of A+ (Superior) as of Novembet 19, 2010. For the latest rating access www.AMBest.com
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