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Pekin Insurance Moves Claim Operations to Newly Renovated Building in Pekin

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in News

Pekin Insurance recently opened its new Property/Casualty Claim Building at 120 North Parkway Drive in Pekin, Illinois.Due to a shortage of space and the need for improvements in the company’s Home Office facility, the company purchased the vacant building in Pekin in October 2012. The 28,740-square-foot building, located on 3.8 acres of land, has 18,620 square feet of finished office space and is less than five minutes from the Home Office facility on Court Street. Construction and renovation began earlier this year with modifications and improvements to both the interior and exterior of the building. Not only does the new facility provide needed space, it also offers an option for disaster recovery should something happen to the current Home Office facility.In the design of the Pekin Insurance Parkway Office, safety for the employees working there is a critical issue...

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Pekin Insurance® Employee Shaves His Head for a Good Cause

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in News

Joe Ricigliano, Vice President – Commercial Lines Underwriting for Pekin Insurance and board member for the Center for Prevention of Abuse, challenged Pekin Insurance employees to help him raise money for the Center through their annual Duck Race fundraiser. To help raise awareness for this worthy cause, he pledged to shave his head if employees raised enough money to purchase 2,500 ducks. Pekin Insurance employees, along with their family and friends, helped Joe achieve his goal by donating over $12,500. On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Joe made good on his promise when a barber shaved his head in front of an audience of delighted employees. (Watch the video.)Joe was grateful for the opportunity to be able to give back to the Central Illinois community. He commented, “It takes individuals a tremendous amount of courage to move forward and change...

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Pekin Insurance® Supports the Invaluable Efforts of the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in News

Pekin Insurance has partnered with the Illinois Fire Service Institute to demonstrate our support of their commendable efforts to enhance and provide firefighter training across the full spectrum of first responder needs and to support their Firefighter Life Safety Research Fund.Today’s firefighters face a dynamic and changing work environment – from the fireground to the disaster scene. In order for today’s firefighters and first responders to be prepared to meet the challenges of these often high-risk environments, intensive training is required. In addition to the need to be skilled in the use of new equipment and technologies, today’s firefighters are called upon to deal with a host of new hazards, rescue situations, and fire characteristics.Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) is a nationally-recognized leader in providing this instruction. Over 93% of all training delivered by IFSI is for firefighters. IFSI...

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Android Phone Users Can Now Access Pekin Insurance® Mobile App

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in News

Make the most of your Android phone with the Pekin Insurance Mobile App that puts your important insurance information at your fingertips 24/7.The Pekin Insurance Mobile App offers an Accident Assistant feature, which will efficiently walk you through the claim process, as well as giving you access to My PI,* where you can find all the basic information about your insurance policies.Access to Auto ID Cards and a “Services Finder” that furnishes you with information concerning the location of area hotels, gas stations, restaurants, and locksmiths are two other valuable features you can now find on your Android phone.Have the Pekin Insurance Mobile App delivered directly to your Android Phone free of charge by going to Google Play.The insurance app is also available in the Apple Store for iPhones.* Policyholders must sign up for My PI online at...

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Pekin Insurance® Announces Ratings by A.M. Best (2013)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in News

A.M. Best recently affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of “A” (Excellent) of the Pekin Insurance Group and our two intercompany pool members, The Farmers Automobile Insurance Association and its wholly owned subsidiary, Pekin Insurance Company. The company has achieved this rating since 1960. This rating reflects the company’s excellent risk-adjusted capitalization, long-term operating performance, experienced management team, and solid agency relationships.It was also announced by A.M. Best that Pekin Insurance is the 107th ranked writer of Property/Casualty insurance in the United Stated based on 2012 net written premiums, which puts it in the top 4% of all Property/Casualty companies in the United States.In addition, A.M. Best affirmed the “A-” (Excellent) rating for Pekin Life Insurance Company. This rating reflects many positive rating factors including its integral role and generally positive contribution to the Pekin Insurance Group, growth in net...

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Pekin Life Insurance Company Holds 48th Annual Meeting

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in News

Pekin Life Insurance Company held its Annual Meeting on May 14, 2013, at the company’s Home Office in Pekin, Illinois. It is the 48th year of operations for the company that traces its roots back to 1965.The Company reported net income of $7.6 million. Premium income decreased by 1.5 percent to $221.1 million. Life Insurance in force exceeded $13.7 billion in the year 2012.At the meeting, shareholders elected directors Thomas C. Hornstein, Pekin, Illinois; Scott A. Martin, Peoria, Illinois; and Christine A. Schwartz, Pekin, Illinois, to three year terms to expire in May 2016.Other directors whose terms continue are: Steven R. Anderson, Loves Park, Illinois; Craig W. Concklin, Hinsdale, Illinois; Daniel V. Connell, Pekin, Illinois; Byron A. Dodd, Anna, Illinois; A. Richard Kriegsman, Pekin, Illinois; and Gordon M. Walker, Groveland, Illinois.On April 17, 2013, Pekin Life Insurance Company declared...

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