Awards and Recognition

Best Practices Award of Excellence
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big "I")
Central was recognized for the eleventh time for our imaginative, outstanding, and unique contributions in advocating Best Practices philosophies that enhance the independent agency system. The Big "I" Best Practices program provides performance benchmarks and business strategies that serve as a guide to improving agency performance. Central utilized the Best Practices studies by developing a plan with consultations from Regan Consulting, Inc. This program, "Developing a Vibrant Personal Lines Practice," is designed to help agents grow their most valuable asset: their agency. Central also conducts Best Practices seminars and gives scholarships to agents to attend this valuable program. These awards are a tribute to our continued strong commitment to the independent agency system.

Best Practices Award of Excellence

Central was recently awarded the Best Practices Award of Excellence from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. The award recognizes those companies that have made imaginative, outstanding and unique contributions in advocating Best Practices philosophies that enhance the independent agency system. This is the eleventh time Central has been recognized with this award and was one of only five carriers to receive the award nationwide. Pictured is Vice President and Northeast Regional Manager Evan Purmort (right) accepting the award from Big "I" President and CEO Robert Rusbuldt.

Pinnacle Award
Applied Systems
Central was honored with the prestigious Pinnacle Award, Applied’s top award recognizing their best customers and business partners for technology innovation and business success. Of the five Pinnacle awards given out in 2016, Central was the only carrier out of several hundred in the industry to receive this recognition. The award was presented at the 2016 Applied User Group National Convention held in Orlando, Florida attended by over 3,000 participants.

Crystal Image Award
Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce
Central was honored with the Crystal Image Award by the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce for demonstrating exemplary business leadership, exhibiting a commitment to quality and employee empowerment, and displaying outstanding community service.

Ward's Top 50 P&C Performers
Central was recognized by the Ward's Benchmark Group as one of the Top Performing property-casualty insurance companies for 2017. Ward Group conducts an annual analysis of nearly 3,000 P&C insurance companies to identify and recognize the top 50 companies that have excelled at balancing safety, consistency, and performance over the previous five years.

Leadership Award
IVANS Insurance Solutions – a division of Applied Systems
Central was recognized for displayed leadership in advancing carrier-agency connectivity, demonstrated innovative approaches to IVANS Download or IVANS Real-Time implementation, and driven exemplary initiatives around adoption of download or real-time solutions. Central is one of only six carriers nationwide to be honored with this award.

PIA Insurance Company Satisfaction Survey
Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Ohio
Central ranked first among Ohio insurance carriers in the annual survey. For the survey, agents rank carriers in several categories based on their level of satisfaction with the carrier’s performance. With an overall 4.2 mean ranking out of 5.0, Central ranked first for our Billing System, Claims Handling, Company Technology, Marketing Support, and Personal Lines Ease of Doing Business; second for our Commission/Compensation, Company Management, Personal Lines Turnaround, and Personal Lines Underwriting; and among the top ten for Commercial Lines Turnaround, Commercial Lines Ease of Doing Business, and Homeowners Competitiveness.

Super Regional Property/Casualty Insurer
The report from the Insurance Journal ranked Central 27th among 161 property/casualty companies. The companies were ranked by Demotech, an actuarial services firm which analyzed year-end 2016 data to classify and stratify those insurers reporting data to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

Quantum Award
Network of Vertafore Users (NetVU)
Central was recognized for our definitive commitment to NetVU member agencies to offer superior workflow productivity and profitability on both the regional and national level. Central was selected the regional winner from among three finalists for our dedication to continuous improvement to ensure our agents have access to the most efficient systems.

Company Award of Excellence
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)
Central was recognized for our commitment to the PIA, the American Agency System, and to furthering the interests of and creating a better business environment for professional independent insurance agents.

Download Implementation Award
Applied Systems
This award recognizes carrier partners and individuals who have worked closely with ASCnet membership to advance agency technology and interfaces with innovations and contributions to those ends.

Industry Vision Award
Lexis Nexis
Central was recognized as a "C.L.U.E. Commercial Early Adopter" for our contribution leadership to accelerate the adoption of the commercial loss history database to reduce costs and bring claim history transparency across the commercial insurance property and casualty industry.

Energy Efficiency Awards

Energy Savings Award
Waibel Energy Systems
Central received this award in honor of our commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency and $1,000,000 in energy savings.

Certificate of Recognition
AEP Ohio
Central was recognized for our commitment to energy efficiency and the environment and taking part in AEP Ohio's savings incentives program for business.

Energy Star Award
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Central was recognized for using 35 percent less energy and generating 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.