USI Midwest, Inc. Receives Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award, $3,000 Donation for Evans Scholars Foundation

Online Contest Gives Evans Scholars Foundation Opportunity to Win Up to $10,500 More

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CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

USI Midwest, Inc., (“USI Midwest”) headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the recipient of the Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with the Evans Scholars Foundation. USI Midwest is an operating company of USI Insurance Services.

The award includes a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for the Evans Scholars Foundation and entry into the Safeco Make More Happen Contest, where the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite charity and leave a virtual cheer for the independent agents who volunteer in their communities. Safeco Insurance will donate $10,000 to the charity with the most votes and $5,000 to the runner-up. All non-profit organizations in the contest will receive an additional $500 check from Safeco if a vote goal is reached.

To vote for Evans Scholars Foundation and cheer for USI Midwest, visit: http://www.safeco.com/about-safeco/community/make-more-happen-vote . Votes can be cast in the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen contest once every 24 hours until 1:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 19, 2014.

The Evans Scholars Foundation awards college scholarships to high-achieving students in need. The Foundation provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country. Each year, more than 800 caddies across the United States attend college on a four-year scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation. USI Midwest has supported this foundation since the early 1980s. Thomas R. Binzer, president of USI Cincinnati office, Robert E. Lambert, vice president of USI Cincinnati, and David A. Nurre, benefits consultants of USI Cincinnati, helped found the USI Caddie Classic event, which has raised $2 million since 1987 for the Evans Scholars Foundation. All three were also Evans Scholars before going on to leadership roles at USI.

About USI Insurance Services

USI is the 3rd largest privately held insurancebroker1, the 4th largest privately held commercial lines broker in the United States2, and the 14th largest insurance brokerage firm in the world3. With more than 4,000 dedicated, experienced and innovative professionals, USI is a leader in middle market property-casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, retirement, program and specialty business. USI has been recognized for its innovation by Information Week 500 the last three years and Best’s Review January 2014 Innovation Showcase. USI is headquartered in Valhalla, N.Y. and operates out of more than 140 offices across the United States. Additional information about USI may be found at www.usi.biz.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company. Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2012 revenue. For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to www.Safeco.com.

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1Insurance Journal Top 100 Privately Held Independent Agencies Ranking 2013
2Insurance Journal Top 50 Privately Held Commercial Lines Leader Ranking 2013 (excludes non standard auto brokers-aggregators)
3 A.M. Best Top Global Insurance Brokers Ranking 2013

Contact:
USI Insurance Services
Cecile M. Locurto, 914-747-6331
cecile.locurto@usi.biz

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