Inaugural Foremost eConference a Success

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foremost Insurance Group has released the results of the first ever Foremost® eConference, a digital convention presented entirely online to independent insurance producers. The recently held three day event, gave producers unprecedented access to Foremost resources and staff from throughout the company including marketing, underwriting, training and more.

During the Foremost eConference thousands of visitors accessed virtual booths, chatted live with Foremost staff, completed education courses and downloaded brochures. The event also featured video presentations from Foremost executives that were viewed over 3,000 times.

"We are very happy with the results from the Foremost eConference but more importantly our producers were excited about having a new, convenient way to interact with us," says Bob Sadler, Head of Foremost Independent Agency Operations. "I've heard from a number of producers who enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Foremost and chat with members of our underwriting and marketing teams — all from the comfort of their own office."

Foremost has become a leader in using new technology and utilizing it to enhance independent producers experience with both the company and their own customers. The Foremost eConference was a unique user experience that combined Foremost's commitment to technology with their over 60 years of experience in the industry.

The Foremost eConference showcased the resources Foremost offers to help agencies succeed, including online education courses, marketing tools and the Foremost Social Media Suitcase, a one-stop website where producers can get helpful tips, suggestions and content for marketing their agency online.

"We're always looking for new ways to enrich our relationship with independent producers," added Sadler. "From our market leading suite of commercial and personal specialty lines products, to events such as the Foremost eConference, when we say Foremost means more – we mean it."

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A part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, Foremost Insurance Group ("Foremost") has been a leader in personal lines insurance since 1952. Foremost is headquartered in Caledonia, Michigan. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of more than 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manages the non-claims insurance operations of the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc. is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at

CONTACT: Renee Kolzow 616-956-4669 renee.kolzow@foremost.comSource:Foremost Insurance Group