Ohio State Auto Offers Reimbursement when Anti-theft Devise Installed

The State Auto Insurance Cos., a regional property and casualty insurance group, has announced enhanced coverage for customers who have installed technology that can help quickly recover stolen vehicles or equipment.

State Auto will reimburse the insured’s deductible on personal, farm, and business vehicles, and construction equipment, if they’re stolen but later recovered due to an activated vehicle/equipment recovery system (VRS).

VRSs utilize radio frequency or satellite technology to transmit a signal to law enforcement upon notification that the vehicle or equipment is stolen. When activated, the system can help law enforcement officers track the stolen property, hopefully recovering it before it is further damaged.

Some of the more widely-known VRSs include LoJack and OnStar. The reimbursement applies whether the VRS is installed at the factory or as an after-market item.

This State Auto benefit is available immediately, through the companies’ more than 22,000 independent agents, to all new and existing personal, business and farm policyholders. The appropriate coverage must be scheduled on the specific vehicle or equipment in order to qualify.

The State Auto Insurance Cos., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, primarily write personal and commercial insurance products through more than 22,500 independent agents associated with approximately 3,000 agencies in 29 states.

Source: State Auto Cos.