2011 Ward's 50 Top Performing Insurance Companies to Be Named by Ward Group

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - The List of 2011 Ward's 50® top performing insurance companies will be revealed by Ward Group on July 12th at a special webinar event. The firm will recognize the insurance carriers that have achieved outstanding results in the areas of safety, consistency and financial performance over a 5 year period (2006-2010) and discuss how the top performers compare to the industry overall. Ward Group is a consulting firm specializing in the insurance industry and the leading provider of benchmarking practices.

Annually, Ward Group analyzes over 3,000 property-casualty insurance companies and nearly 800 life-health insurance companies domiciled in the United States and identifies the top performers in each segment. Each of the top fifty companies is awarded the Ward's 50® Seal and their names are listed as the Ward's 50 Top Performers for the year. Each Ward's 50 company has passed all safety and consistency screens and achieved superior performance over the five years analyzed.

The Ward's 50 analysis identifies the top performing insurance companies and provides meaningful benchmarks for companies to achieve. Separate Ward's 50 announcement webinars will be conducted for the life-health and property-casualty segments. Register for the webinar.

About Ward Group®
Ward Group is the leading provider of benchmarking and best practices research studies for insurance companies. The firm analyzes staff levels, business practices and expenses for all areas of insurance company operations to help companies measure results, optimize performance and be more profitable. For more information about Ward Group, visit www.wardinc.com.

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