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Pekin Insurance® Holds Annual Meeting (2012)

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in News

The Farmers Automobile Insurance Association held its annual meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at their Home Office in Pekin, Illinois.

The following directors were elected for three year terms: Craig W. Concklin, Hinsdale, Illinois; and Daniel V. Connell and A. Richard Kriegsman, both of Pekin, Illinois.

Subscribers elected Craig W. Concklin, Hinsdale, Illinois; and A. Richard Kriegsman, Pekin, Illinois, to the Advisory Committee.
Pekin Insurance officers elected included: Gordon M. Walker, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer; Steven R. Anderson, Vice Chairman of the Board; Scott A. Martin, President; Daniel V. Connell, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary; Todd A. Clark, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Brian K. Lee, Senior Vice President; Stephen H. Nunan, Senior Vice President – Underwriting; Peggy S. Collins, Vice President – Group and Claim Services; Curtis A. Eeten, Vice President – Claims; Gregory L. Feller, Vice President – Sales; Joel M. Jackson, Vice President – Marketing; Rodney L. McKimson, Vice President – Information Technology; Edward A. Mulvey, Vice President – Personal Lines Underwriting and Assistant Secretary; Joseph C. Ricigliano, Vice President – Commercial Lines Underwriting and Assistant Secretary; Diane K. Steiner, Vice President – Life Underwriting and Assistant Secretary; Michael A. Zabinski, Vice President – Controller; G. Christine McGann, Assistant Treasurer; Michele E. Ginther, Assistant Treasurer; Aaron Z. Potacki, Assistant Secretary; and Michael L. Norton, Assistant Secretary.

Pekin Insurance is a group name adopted to designate the combined operation of The Farmers Automobile Insurance Association, Pekin Insurance Company, PAC, Inc., and Pekin Life Insurance Company.

Pekin Insurance has been in business since 1921, and is one of the leading insurers in the State of Illinois, providing multiple lines of insurance. Pekin Insurance offers insurance coverage in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin through its growing agency force which now totals 1,210 independent agencies and 7,518 insurance producers in the six state area. The company is headquartered in Pekin, Illinois, with service offices at Champaign, Moline, Mount Vernon, Rockford, and Warrenville, Illinois; Indianapolis and Warsaw, Indiana; Des Moines, Iowa; Columbus, Ohio; and Appleton and Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Pekin Insurance Agencies Helped to Bring Joy to Troops Serving Overseas (2011)

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in News

Pekin Insurance agencies made the holidays more meaningful and merry with outstanding production of life insurance during Pekin Insurance’s recent “Help the Troops Call Home for the Holidays Sales Contest” culminating in USO phone cards being sent to active deployed units in the Southwest Asia region including Kuwait, Dubai, Qatar, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

For every life insurance application that a Pekin Insurance independent agent submitted during the contest, a USO phone card was donated to USO Operation Phone Home.

More than 1,300 USO phone cards were sent to our troops serving overseas. The company and its independent agencies take great pride in and sincerely thank the men and women who are making the sacrifice and commitment to fight for the freedom and safety of our country. We were happy to help members of our armed services have the opportunity to hear the voices of their loved ones during the holiday season.

In business since 1921, Pekin Insurance today offers multiple lines of insurance in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin and is represented by nearly 1,500 independent agencies.

Pekin Insurance independent insurance agencies can assist you with your auto, home, business, life, and health insurance needs with service that goes Beyond the expected.®

Visit www.pekininsurance.com to find out more about a company that provides peace of mind and long-term security for its policyholders. Also, take the time to sign up for their informative eNewsletter.

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2011 Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in News

Pekin Insurance is proud to be a part of the Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament hosted by Pekin Community High School on December 27, 28, and 29. This year marks the 47th year of the tournament featuring some of the best basketball teams in the state of Illinois. For more information on the tournament, visit www.holidaytournament.com.

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Pekin Life Insurance Company Announces New Health Claim Service

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in News

Pekin Life Insurance Company has been providing benefit administration services to their group health insureds for nearly half a century. Recognizing their long history of expertise in employee benefit administration and commitment to providing service that goes Beyond the expected,® a third party administration unit has been created to extend their professional support to businesses that prefer to self-fund their benefits.

Group Plan Solutions (GPS) Benefit Administration, a division of Pekin Life Insurance Company, was established to help guide employers through the maze of health care reform while providing direction to finding the optimal solution to employee benefit needs. Peggy Collins, Vice President – Group and Claim Services, remarks, “Many TPAs focus on how quickly your claims are processed. We focus on making sure that your claims have been examined for ways to save you money, while still making sure your employees are paid the benefits you have promised them. You can trust that we will be as fiscally responsible with your self-funded benefit dollars as we are with claims we process as an insurance provider.”

Terrie Strebing is the company’s new TPA Administrator. With over 10 years of experience in the third party administration arena, she will guide businesses to provide an outstanding benefit package for their employees.

Strebing hails from Danville, Illinois, where she attended Danville Area Community College. Her previous experience as an account executive; manager, client development; and client development coordinator in the health industry will aid in the building of trust with new TPA clients while finding innovative solutions to client problems.

A multi-line company, Pekin Life Insurance Company also offers individual and group life and health products; including term life, universal life, major medical, Medicare supplement, annuity, credit insurance, debt protection, and pre-need coverages.

Other products offered by the Pekin Insurance group include automobile, homeowners, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, boatowners, commercial automobile, businessowners, commercial property and liability, workers compensation, and bonds.

Pekin Insurance offers insurance coverages in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin through its independent agency network.

Information about Pekin Life Insurance Company can be obtained by visiting www.pekininsurance.com and like them on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/pekininsurance.

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Pekin Insurance Announces Partnership With PGA Pro D.A. Points

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in News

An already great year got even better for D.A. Points on Wednesday when the professional golfer entered into an agreement with hometown company Pekin Insurance to become his primary sponsor.

Just hours before he appeared on the Golf Channel program “The Grey Goose 19th Hole,” Points reached an agreement to represent Pekin Insurance on the PGA Tour.

“It’s definitely icing on the cake,” said Points, the Pekin native who won his first PGA Tour event this year and currently has more than $2 million in earnings. “Hopefully it’s a sign of great things to come.

“I’ve always been looking for a way to give back to the Pekin community, and partnering with Pekin Insurance will allow me to do so much better than I could have on my own.”

Points will wear the Pekin Insurance logo on the left chest of his golf shirts, replacing the logo for American Blood Centers he has worn the past two years. The two-year agreement, worth an undisclosed amount, will also include appearances at various meet-and-greets with Pekin Insurance clients.

Points also said there are plans to develop some kind of charity component to the agreement. Points said the deal came together thanks to his agent, Brad Buffoni. The Milwaukee-based agent has been successful in setting up insurance company endorsements for his other high-profile clients, Iowa’s Zach Johnson and Wisconsin native Mark Wilson.

“This is obviously a unique opportunity for us,” said Joel Jackson, vice president of marketing for Pekin Insurance. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we’re excited to take advantage of.”

Jackson added that the charity component of Points’ involvement would likely take the form of some sort of “Birdies for Charity” fund, although no specific details had been worked out.

Points also has sponsorship agreements with TaylorMade, Titleist/FootJoy, Westin Orlando, and Marquis Jet.

In 24 starts this year, Points, who won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February, has made 17 cuts and earned $2,025,076.

TRAVEL PLANS: The remainder of the 2011 tournament schedule for D.A. Points will include the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Ga. (Oct. 13-16), the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at Disney World (Oct. 20-23), the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia (Oct. 27-30) and the HSBC World Golf Championship in Shanghai, China (Nov. 3-6). The events in Malaysia and China will be the first time Points will compete in Asia.

Article courtesy of the Peoria Journal Star.

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Pekin Insurance Employees Participate in 30th Annual St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in News

The St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run has come to be one of the foremost charity running events in the nation. Each year, runners participate in this unique, 465-mile event that has raised over $11 million for St. Jude kids.

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay. Pekin Insurance has been an avid sponsor of this mission for many years.

This year’s run is the 30th anniversary. In addition to being a sponsor of the run, there are four Pekin Insurance employees running in the event. Chris Smith, Underwriting Administration,, and Terry Wade, Claims, will be participating in the Memphis to Peoria Run, while Christina Calvert, Commercial Lines Underwriting, and Eric Higgs, Personal Lines Underwriting, will run in the Pekin to Peoria event. Terry Wade celebrates his 25th year on the Memphis to Peoria Run this year.

Having run in 20 previous St. Jude runs, Chris Smith is also the St. Jude Runners Association Treasurer and was named Volunteer of the Year by St. Jude for the countless hours that he dedicates to the worthwhile organization.

The run will actually culminate in Peoria at the Civic Center where the St. Jude Telethon is kicked off. If you wish to donate to this very worthy organization, please contact one of our Pekin Insurance employees participating in the event or you can visit www.stjude.org/donate. You can also watch the annual telethon on WEEK TV-25 on August 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and during these times you can call in to make a donation

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