O'Kane & Tegay Insurance Brokers Honored as Capital Insurance Group 2013 Bay Area Agency of the Year

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MONTEREY, Calif., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Kane & Tegay Insurance Brokers, based in San Francisco, was named the Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) Bay Area Agency of the Year for 2013.

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Left to Right: Peter Cazzolla, President and CEO of Capital Insurance Group; Phil O'Kane, O'Kane & Tegay Insurance Brokers’ Sales Manager; Tom O'Kane, President & CEO of O'Kane & Tegay; and Jeff Batozech, Regional Field Executive of CIG’s Northern California Region

Originally established in 1947 by Charles Rush as The Charles Company, the firm was reorganized in 1977 by Rush and Tom O'Kane and remains an independent property and casualty insurance brokerage serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The brokerage brings more than 175 years of experience, specializing in Commercial, Personal, Claims, Bonding and Planned Unit Development (PUD). The 14-member agency has attained LBE (Local Business Enterprise) status by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.

"We are delighted to be the 2013 Bay Area Agency of the Year. The recognition this year is just as special and meaningful as our first CIG award in 2007," said Mike Poggetti, Commercial Lines and Office Manager with O'Kane & Tegay Insurance Brokers. "Being honored as Agency of the Year for the fourth time is really a testament to how great working with CIG has been for our agency and the entire team's responsiveness—client claims satisfaction and a consistent rate is why CIG has become our agency's preferred carrier."

The annual CIG Agency of the Year award recognizes the top performing agency in each region based on business performance, customer service, and agency relationships. A committee of CIG executives evaluates the candidates nominated by Regional Management to select the honorees.

"We are pleased to recognize the long-time success and performance of our integral partners, O'Kane & Tegay Insurance Brokers," said Jeff Batozech, Regional Field Executive of CIG's Northern California Region. "Through our combined efforts, Capital Insurance Group has earned a 98% client retention rate with consistently profitable, yearly growth. For this reason, we take this moment to recognize stellar agency partners, like O'Kane & Tegay, who contribute to CIG's success."

"CIG, like O'Kane & Tegay Insurance's clients, sees the Company as more than a successful business partner – a true partner in risk management and asset protection," said Peter Cazzolla, CIG President and CEO.

About Capital Insurance Group
Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The 115 year-old company is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visit www.CIGinsurance.com
CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

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