October 16, 20108th Annual Report Names Top Carriers7,800 independent agents and brokers assessed the performance of over 200 property and casualty carriers in our 8th annual survey results. In the survey, agents rated how easy it is to place business with carriers based on 11 factors. We are proud to present the top performers in the industry.This year there is a virtual tie for the top spot between three carriers: MEMIC, a workers’ compensation carrier headquartered in Maine, and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and ACUITY, both multi-lines carriers headquartered in Wisconsin.The Deep Customer Connections Index measures a carrier’s performance against agents’ expectations when choosing which carrier they will write their business with. In addition to sharing the overall top spot, West Bend earned Top Ten status in every one of 11 key-factor categories. ACUITY made the top ten in eight individual factors and MEMIC in seven factors.In rank order other carriers which earned overall Top Ten status include:4. SECURA Insurance5. MMG Insurance Company6. Frankenmuth Insurance7. Central Insurance Companies8. Westfield Insurance Company9. Auto-Owners Insurance10. United Fire GroupTo learn more including the names of the top carriers in each key factor and other details, get your copy of Deep Customer Connections’ 2010 8th Annual Benchmark ReportCall us at 978-263-6100 to get more information about your company’s results, or visit our website at http://www.deepcustomerconnections.comAbout Deep Customer Connections, Inc.Deep Customer Connections, Inc. specializes in research and consulting to help property and casualty carriers achieve profitable growth by making it easier for their agents to write more business with them.