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Amica Insurance announced today a new partnership with Arizona-based CyberScout®, the nation’s leading provider of identity fraud education and resolution services. Joining the battle against identity theft, Amica is providing its policyholders with access to cutting-edge proactive education and one-on-one assistance from a fraud resolution expert.
“In J.D. Power and Associates’ recently announced study of Homeowners Insurance Customer Satisfaction, they found that more than 40% of consumers are looking to their insurers to provide protection against identity theft,” said Frank Maaz, Assistant Vice President of Personal Lines Products Division at Amica Insurance. “The experts at CyberScout will not only help us address this perceived need, but they will assist us in providing a service that is consistent with Amica standards.”
Identity Resolution Services
Recovering from the damage done by an identity thief can be a long and arduous process. CyberScout’s highly experienced resolution experts lead victims through the resolution process one-on-one until their identity is fully restored. Highlights of this service, available to Amica Insurance policyholders who become victimized, include:
- Ongoing fraud monitoring of more than 1,000 databases to identify fraudulent use of a stolen identity.
- Direct assistance with filing a police report, creating a fraud victim affidavit, plus a comprehensive case file to assist law enforcement and claims handling.
- Systematic notification to credit bureaus, creditors and collectors, government agencies, and relevant parties.
- A full year of active follow-up to judge the effectiveness of the fraud resolution and to detect possible recurrent fraud.
“As Amica nears its 100th anniversary, we remain thoroughly dedicated to providing exemplary customer service,” added Maaz. “In today’s climate, the potential disruption resulting from identity theft is of significant importance. Our partnership with CyberScout is most timely and once again reemphasizes our genuine concern for our customers.”
Surprisingly, the majority of identity theft cases do not result in substantial out-of-pocket expenses for victims; rather, the most significant losses are time and a sense of personal safety. Without assistance, victims can lose weeks of valuable time trying to restore their identity. CyberScout’s service alleviates these problems and provides support during difficult times.
“It is an honor to work with a company that has been ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among National Homeowner Insurers* five years in a row. We hope our partnership further enhances the excellent customer service Amica provides,” said Steve Christenson, President of CyberScout. “Recognizing the threat of identity theft and providing proactive education and coverage demonstrates Amica’s commitment to excellence.”
*Amica received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Homeowners Insurance StudySM. The 2006 Study is based on 9,045 responses from policyholders of more than 18 insurance carriers, who were surveyed from May-June 2006 about their experiences and perceptions. www.jdpower.com.
CyberScout provides enterprise-level fraud solutions to Fortune 500 companies, including many of America’s largest insurers and corporate benefits providers, as well as a wide spectrum of financial institutions, colleges and universities. CyberScout is the leader in identity theft victim resolution and education, serving more than 7 million households in its retainer-based program. For more information, please visit http://www.identitytheft911.com.
About Amica Insurance
Amica Insurance, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2007, is the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles. The company is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine, and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,000 people in 40 countrywide offices. For more information, please visit: http://www.amica.com.