Southern California Auto Insurer Tops J.D. Power Claims Satisfaction Study

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) - The Auto Club of Southern California Insurance Group has been ranked highest in the national J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study(SM), according to an announcement made today by the market research company. This is the first time the group has achieved the top ranking in the Auto Claims study.

"We are honored to receive this recognition," said Robert T. Bouttier, president and CEO of the Auto Club. "The Auto Club has been committed to providing an exceptional level of service to our members and policyholders for over 100 years. This acknowledgement of our commitment to customer satisfaction is particularly gratifying, because our insurance group has expanded during recent years to provide auto insurance to AAA members in 21 states. This recognition is a demonstration of our employees' commitment to work hard every day to ensure that we continue to provide high-quality levels of satisfaction."

The ranking is based on a study of nearly 12,000 auto insurance customers across all carriers who were asked to rate their primary insurance companies on six factors: first notice of loss, service interaction, appraisal, repair process, rental and claims settlement. The Auto Club of Southern California Insurance Group earned high rankings in all six areas, scoring a total of 889 points out of 1,000 possible points. The industry average score was 855.

"We know our members and policyholders count on us to always be there when they need us most, whether on the side of the road or resolving a claim," added Bouttier. "It is very important that our staff members are trained to respond with caring, courtesy, and competency to give our insured members peace of mind they've come to expect from the Auto Club. To ensure we are achieving our mission to provide exceptional service, we view the J.D. Power study as a respected, meaningful benchmark, and we have worked diligently to put systems and practices in place that allow our claims adjusters to respond quickly and appropriately to the claim while keeping the insured member informed. We are pleased to see from the results of the J.D. Power study that we are exceeding the expectations of our insured members."

Founded in 1900, the Automobile Club of Southern California, together with its affiliated motor clubs is the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs. Today, the Auto Club organization provides a wide range of products and services to benefit members, including roadside assistance, insurance, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services and highway and transportation safety programs.

The Auto Club of Southern California Insurance Group has more than 2.5 million policies throughout its territories, including auto, home, watercraft and umbrella. Insurance is underwritten by the Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club, AAA Texas County Mutual Insurance Company, Auto Club Indemnity Company, Automobile Club Inter-Insurance Exchange and Auto Club Family Insurance Company.

Information about the Auto Club and its products and services is available on its web site at

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