Business News: MAPFRE, Safety National, GEICO

December 12, 2016
MAPFRE Insurance Launches Program To Help Insureds Restore Damaged Homes

As part of an ongoing effort to better serve its policyholders, MAPFRE Insurance, a Mass.-based provider of home and auto insurance, has launched the MAPFRE Select Home Restoration Program.

The new program provides support to policyholders whose homes have been damaged after an unexpected incident, helping them get back to pre-loss condition by providing claim related referrals to select restoration partners who will deliver fast, high quality home repair services while adhering to the highest of professional standards.

Policyholders are free to choose their own contractors. However, those policyholders who choose to participate in the MAPFRE Select Home Restoration Program are granted additional benefits that include:

  • Priority Contractor Service in the Handling of New Reported Losses;
  • Priority Emergency Service when Disaster Strikes;
  • On Site Inspection Performed;
  • Limited Warranty on Work Performed for Three Years and more.

MAPFRE Insurance has established contractual relationships that will provide its customers access to a national network of more than 2,000 repair contractors specializing in various disciplines including emergency response and mitigation, fire and smoke clean up, roofing, water remediation, as well as restoration and reconstruction services.

Safety National Awards Annual Safety First Grant to 3 Policyholders for Creative Risk Control Solutions

The first-place $10,000 grant was awarded to Capital Region Educational Service District 113 Workers’ Compensation Trust for implementing an easy set school bus safety brake system to alleviate the risk of soft tissue injuries related to repetitive parking brake application.

The second-place $5,000 grant was awarded to Smithfield Foods for implementing an interlocking handrail system to eliminate injuries due to falls off the back of delivery trucks.

The third-place $2,500 grant was awarded to South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust for reducing law enforcement use-of-force claims by adding an interactive simulator to their training regimen.

Full details on each winning risk-control solution can be found on the 2016 Safety First Grant Winners webpage.

The Safety First Grant Program is available to any Safety National workers’ compensation policyholder with a risk control solution that aligns with Safety National’s lines of coverage. The next application period will open in May 2017.

GEICO Announces New Job Opportunities Coming to Virginia and North Carolina in 2017

GEICO’s Virginia Beach office is recruiting new talent to join its expanding team of sales, service and claims associates. Auto damage adjuster positions are available at various locations throughout Virginia and North Carolina.

One of the company’s accelerated leadership programs – the Management Development Program (MDP) – is also seeking recent college graduates interested in launching their career.

Prior insurance experience is not required. GEICO will provide those with a willingness to learn with all required training for associates to become licensed insurance professionals.

GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, continuing education, tuition reimbursement, on-site college courses, career growth opportunities, community engagement opportunities and a friendly, supportive workplace. To learn more about career opportunities and to submit an application, visit

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