PROGRESSIVE CORP : Progressive Named to InformationWeek 500 for 12th Year in a Row
09/14/2011| 12:30pm US/Eastern
InformationWeek magazine has named Progressive
car insurance to its annual list of the country's most innovative
users of business technology. Progressive was ranked on the InformationWeek
500 for its mobile
quoting platform, which gives consumers the ability to get
Progressive car insurance quotes with a mobile device. Currently, mobile
quoting is available in 40 states.
"We've worked hard to enhance our mobile capabilities over the past
year, adding high-value features like the ability to get a quote and buy
car insurance," said Matt Lehman, Progressive's mobile business leader.
"We're tapping into consumers' increasing use of mobile technology to
make it easier for people to connect with us."
Progressive recently unveiled new mobile offerings, giving consumers
even more ways to buy and manage their car insurance policies. Among the
new and enhanced mobile services are:
VIN Capture: Now customers can simply take a picture of a car's
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) bar code and find out what it
might cost to insure it.
Discount® updates: New customers can enroll in
Progressive's one-of-a-kind Snapshot program. Customers can review
their projected discount by visiting http://mobile.progressive.com
and logging into their policy.
Policy changes and payments on-the-go: Drivers can easily update their
address and contact information or make a payment by going to http://mobile.progressive.com
from their smartphone.
weather text alerts: Consumers can now receive advanced warning of
bad weather by signing up for free severe-weather text alerts at http://www.progressive.com/weatheralerts.
Enhanced access to important insurance information: Customers can now
access their VINs, policy dates, insurance coverages, and all vehicles
listed on the policy from their smartphones.
To learn more about Progressive's mobile offerings, visit http://www.progressive.com/resources/mobile-hub.aspx.
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to
understand, buy, and use auto
insurance. Progressive offers choices
so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever, and however it's most
convenient for them--online at progressive.com, by phone at
1-800-PROGRESSIVE, or in-person with a local agent.
Progressive offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and
trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. It's the
fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle
insurance, and a leader in commercial
auto insurance. Progressive also offers car
insurance online in Australia at http://www.progressiveonline.com.au.
Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering
shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like
Name Your Price®, the Snapshot Discount®, and a
concierge level of claims service.
The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village,
Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at (NYSE:PGR).
Brittany Senary, 440-395-7249
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