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Insurance Industry News from ProgramBusiness.comFive Year Winner
Tiger Woods is not the only one in the golf industry to post an impressive winning streak recently. For the fifth consecutive year, the Storefront Owner Venture Programs Preferred Club Program received the Award of Excellence for “Best Insurance Provider to the Club Industry” from The Boardroom, the official magazine of the Association of Private Club Directors (APCD).
The 2005 award, originally scheduled to be announced in July 2006, was postponed until this year to coincide with the Golf Industry Show, held Feb. 22-24, with coverage provided by the Golf Channel. The 2006 winner also was announced at that time.
Awards are presented to companies that provide noteworthy services to the club industry. The winners are selected by an independent panel of industry experts representing diverse facets of course and club operations, all recognized for their overall excellence, achievements, innovation, vision for future growth and impact on club operations.
"Receiving this award for five consecutive years illustrates the long-term commitment of the Preferred Club Program to the golf and club industry, the continued quality of our coverage and the ability of our risk management services to improve safety and lower claims," said Philip J. Harvey, managing director of the Preferred Club Program. "In the past two years, we distinguished ourselves with our response to the Florida wind crisis, offering coastal clubs and courses new coverage options."
The Preferred Club Program insures more than 1,150 private, semi-private and daily-fee clubs, and is the leading writer of golf management companies. It is part of Venture Insurance Programs, a leading program administrator that designs, underwrites and administers “best-in-class” insurance packages to select industries.
For more information about the Preferred Club Program and Venture Programs, visit their storefront at www.programbusiness.com.
About The Preferred Club Program: The Preferred Club Program® is the leading insurance provider to the golf and club industry. The Program originated in 1994 in response to a national workers compensation crisis and expanded to a Package solution in 1998. Today, the Program insures more than 1,150 clubs including more than 25 of the top 100 clubs in the U.S. Coverage is provided through Chubb, The Hanover, The Hartford, RSUI, USLI and ICW Group. The Program features the highest-rated, financial stability for all lines, the most experienced club risk management services, and the highest level of satisfaction for claim resolution. The Program is available in all states.
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