Safeco Recognizes Swingle Collins with H.K. Dent Society Award

Swingle Collins & Associates Recognized by Safeco Insurance™ for Excellent Performance (2011) Dallas, TX– Safeco Insurance™ announced that Swingle Collins & Associates has been named to its 2011 H.K. Dent Society, the company’s elite Personal Insurance agency recognition program.

The H.K. Dent Society, named for the company’s founder, was designed to recognize and reward agents for their partnership, performance and loyalty to Safeco. This special group represents Safeco’s very best agents and partners. Each year, fewer than 10% of Safeco agents will qualify for this distinct honor.

“Our agency has worked hard to serve our customers and community,” said Frank Swingle of Swingle Collins & Associates. “It’s an honor to be recognized by Safeco as being one of its top agent partners.”

“The H.K. Dent Society provides well-deserved recognition for our best agents,” said John Mileski, Safeco senior vice president and manager, distribution. “But just as important, it also features valuable tools to help our partners better serve customers.”

Hawthorne K. Dent founded the General Insurance Company of America in 1923. Safeco was created from the General in 1953 to provide better solutions for independent agents in an increasingly competitive insurance market.

Today, nearly 90 years later, Safeco remains focused on working with independent agents, and the H.K. Dent Society, which bears the founder’s name, is designed to be a distinguished honor for agent excellence.

About Swingle Collins & Associates

Swingle Collins is a trusted source for quality Commercial Insurance Agency and Personal Insurance Agency in Dallas. We have been recognized nationally by our industry peers as the Best Independent Insurance Agency in the Country (IIABA and Reagan Consulting) and the Best Insurance Agency to Work for in the Southwest(Insurance Journal magazine). The Dallas Business Journal has honored our company for the past two years as one of the Best Places to Work in Dallas, an award we were nominated for by our employees. Swingle Collins & Associates utilizes a unique sales process which clearly explains necessary coverage or gaps in current Commercial Insuranceand Personal Insurance coverage for business owners and affluent families, typically saving them 20-40%. Swingle Collins has beeninsuring Dallas’ finest companies and families since 1982. Please visit our website at www.SwingleCollins.com to learn more about us.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923 and based in Seattle, Washington, Safeco sells insurance to drivers and homeowners through a network of independent agents and brokers in eight regions throughout the United States.

Safeco is part of Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation, a strategic business unit of Liberty Mutual Group, consisting of property and casualty and specialty insurance carriers that distribute their products and services primarily through independent agents and brokers. Liberty Mutual Group ranks 82ndon the Fortune 100 list of the largest U.S. corporations based on 2010 revenue. The company has financial strength ratings of A (Excellent) from the A.M. Best Company, A2 (Good) from Moody’s Investors Service, and A- (Strong) from Standard & Poor’s.