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Nationwide Launches New Small-Business Site for Agents

Columbus, OH - Nationwide just launched a new small-business site for insurance agents in light of National Small Business Week (May 1-7).

The site (best viewed in Firefox or Chrome) provides information for both current agents and those who are interested in requesting a commercial contract appointment.

It continues the company’s longtime commitment to the commercial market and promise to support agency partners. As the No. 1 total small-business insurer1 in the country, Nationwide remains the carrier of choice for more than 500,000 small-business clients.

“We have a long heritage of serving small businesses,” said Mark Berven, president and chief operating officer of Nationwide. “For over 90 years, we’ve been helping agents and businesses protect what matters most. This tool is just one more example of our commitment to the commercial market — especially those on Main Street.”

Nationwide’s small-business site offers agents information about:

  • The commercial industry, such as the fact that 63 percent of small-business owners have been victims of at least one type of cyber attack2
  • The Nationwide Academy, which offers more than 50 continuing education courses; last year alone, the academy delivered over 38,000 continuing education credit hours across commercial lines, personal lines, life insurance and financial services
  • FastPath, Nationwide’s commercial quoting system that provides faster quoting with an average of 80 percent fewer screens; since the launch of FastPath, business owners policy and business auto quotes have increased significantly; in addition, over 4,000 agents are participating in the Nationwide AdvantageRewards catalog incentive program supporting the FastPath system — one of the many benefits agents receive from quoting and placing small commercial business with Nationwide

In addition to being the No. 1 total small-business insurer, Nationwide is the second largest domestic specialty commercial lines insurer3 — and the No. 1 farm insurer4 and provider of pet health insurance as a voluntary benefit among U.S.-based businesses.

“As one company with a diverse portfolio, we’re a solutions-oriented partner,” Berven said. “That’s why over half a million small-business clients trust us to help protect their life’s work.”

For more information or to request a commercial contract appointment, visit Nationwide’s new small-business site.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.