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Plymouth Rock Assurance Offers Lifeline to Federal Workers Facing Shutdown Uncertainty

Plymouth Rock Assurance has taken steps to ensure its current federal employee customers and prospective customers will have one less thing to worry about should there be another federal government shutdown – this week or any time in the future.


Plymouth Rock Assurance Responds to Customers Affected by Government Shutdown

As the federal government shutdown reaches its fourth week, many federal employees are working without pay or have been furloughed from their jobs. Plymouth Rock expects that a number of its customers have been affected.



Plymouth Rock Receives Approval to Acquire MAPFRE Insurance Company of New York

Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation today announced that the New York Department of Financial Services has approved its acquisition of MAPFRE Insurance Company of New York. The agreement to purchase MAPFRE’s New York personal auto and home insurance business was announced in June, pending regulatory approvals.


Plymouth Rock Assurance Introduces “College Perks Program” for Fans of Penn State Athletics

Plymouth Rock Assurance, a leading auto and home insurance provider in the Northeast, is proud to introduce its College Perks Program – a unique new program that brings fans of Penn State Athletics exciting perks for the team they love. College Perks is now available to Penn State fans in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Palisades Group and High Point Homeowners Group Upgraded to A- "Excellent" Rating by A.M. Best

Plymouth Rock Assurance today announced that the Financial Strength Ratings of the Palisades Group and High Point Homeowners Group have been upgraded to A- ("Excellent") by A.M. Best Rating Services, Inc., the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. Further, the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings have been upgraded to "a-."


Bunker Hill Insurance Group Upgraded to A- "Excellent" Rating by A.M. Best

Bunker Hill Insurance Group today announced that its Financial Strength Rating has been upgraded to A- ("Excellent") and its Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings to "a-" by A.M. Best Rating Services, Inc., the world's oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. The rating, which was issued along with a revised outlook of "stable," reflects Bunker Hill's strong operating performance, risk-adjusted capitalization strategies and balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorized as "very strong."


Plymouth Rock Names Mary Boyd President and CEO of its Independent Agency Group

Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation today announced that it has appointed Mary Boyd as the company’s new president and CEO of its Independent Agency Group, effective August 6, 2018. Boyd will succeed Chris Olie, who will assist in the transition before retiring from his full-time role with the company. Olie’s retirement plan was announced in December 2017.


Plymouth Rock Acquires MAPFRE Insurance Company of New York

Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation reached agreement today to continue its expansion into the New York State insurance market with the acquisition of MAPFRE Insurance Company of New York, subject to regulatory approvals. The transaction involves both personal auto and home insurance business in New York. Additionally, certain Plymouth Rock companies also acquired replacement carrier rights for auto and home insurance business in New Jersey from American Commerce Insurance Company (ACIC), a MAPFRE company.


Plymouth Rock Assurance and the New York Yankees Introduce Pinstripe Perks Program for Auto Insurance Consumers

Plymouth Rock Assurance has announced a partnership with the 27-time champion New York Yankees. Together, Plymouth Rock and the Yankees have launched the Pinstripe Perks Program, an exclusive auto insurance program delivering both Yankees fan benefits and extra car insurance coverages to drivers in Connecticut and New Jersey.


Plymouth Rock Assurance, the Boston Bruins and TD Garden Announce New Program

Plymouth Rock Assurance, the Boston Bruins® and TD Garden have teamed up to launch an auto insurance program exclusively for Bruins fans and TD Garden concert and event-goers. In the Boston Bruins® and TD Garden Auto Insurance Program from Plymouth Rock, customers can enjoy special benefits, including discounted ticket offers to select Bruins games, priority access to TD Garden concerts, a discount at the Boston ProShop at TD Garden and more!


Plymouth Rock Assurance Entering the New York State Auto Insurance Market

On the heels of its expansion into Pennsylvania, Plymouth Rock Assurance is poised to bring its innovative approach to auto and home insurance into New York. Already a leading insurer in five northeastern states, Plymouth Rock will introduce drivers in the Empire State to its unique product and service offerings like the Crashbusters® mobile claims vans, Door to Door Valet Claim Service® and its Pledge of Assurance®.


Plymouth Rock Assurance Launches Its Safe Driving Rewards Program

Today, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation, a leading auto insurer in the northeast, announced the launch of its safe driving rewards program, named Road Rewardsâ„ . The Road Rewards concept is simple: safe drivers earn rewards.



Plymouth Rock Assurance To Fill Rideshare Insurance Gaps With New Coverage For NJ Drivers

Plymouth Rock Assurance is introducing two new insurance options that can help part-time New Jersey rideshare drivers cover medical expenses, damage to their car and more while working for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft.


Plymouth Rock Assurance Marks 20 Years of JDRF One Walk Financial Support and Participation

Over the past two decades, hundreds of Plymouth Rock Assurance employees, along with their friends and family, have turned out in the rain and shine to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) by participating in the JDRF One Walk.


Plymouth Rock to Bring Unique Insurance Portfolio to Pennsylvania

Plymouth Rock Assurance is launching a new way of buying home and car insurance in Pennsylvania. By inventing a process that delights customers, the company will enable agents to compete with online carriers, and allow online marketers to cross-sell their policies faster and easier than ever imagined. 


Plymouth Rock's Karen Murdock Named PIANJ's Company Person Of The Year

Karen Murdock, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Independent Agent Marketing and Distribution for Plymouth Rock Management Company of New Jersey, is being recognized by the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey with the prestigious Company Person of the Year award.


Plymouth Rock Recognizes Top Independent Agents With Circle Of Excellence Awards 2017

Plymouth Rock Assurance has announced the induction of 22 New Jersey insurance agencies into the 2017 Circle of Excellence. The Circle of Excellence appreciation program honors and rewards the insurer’s top performing independent agents.




New Study Reveals NJ's Top Causes of Holiday Stress

Traffic, holiday shopping and overly busy schedules are expected to raise stress levels in the Garden State this holiday season, according to research from New Jersey insurance group Plymouth Rock Assurance.


Plymouth Rock Assurance Marks 19 Years of Supporting the JDRF One Walk

On October 9, Plymouth Rock Assurance will bring a team of more than 200 people to the JDRF One Walk in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, to raise awareness of T1D and money for continued research. The company’s team will include Liam and his father, Brad Jones, Director of Plymouth Rock’s Service Center.


Plymouth Rock Assurance and the New England Patriots Announce Official Auto Insurance Program Benefiting Patriots Fans

Plymouth Rock Assurance and the New England Patriots have teamed up to launch an official auto insurance program for Patriots fans. Plymouth Rock Assurance customers will enjoy special benefits, including access to Patriots behind-the-scenes tours, special event invitations, home game ticket opportunities and discounted pro shop purchases, to name a few, when they become policyholders in the New England Patriots Official Auto Insurance Program from Plymouth Rock Assurance.




More Than 100 Plymouth Rock Assurance Employees Continue an 18 Year Tradition at the JDRF One Walk 

Liam and close to 200 Plymouth Rock Assurance employees, family and friends will participate in the Central Jersey JDRF One Walk in Avon-By-The-Sea, New Jersey. The October 11 event raises awareness of Type 1 diabetes and money for research. At Liam’s side will be his father, Brad Jones, Director of Plymouth Rock’s Service Center. 


Plymouth Rock Assurance Revolutionizes the Auto Insurance Lifecycle for Consumers  

New Product Provides Consumers with Unique Benefits of Online and Independent Agent Experiences


New Study Shows Reluctance Among NJ Residents To Obey Hurricane Evacuation Instructions

Plymouth Rock Assurance Study Finds Preparing for Hurricanes is Not a Priority; Company Launches #DontForgetDontRegret Urging Residents to Share Superstorm Sandy Lessons and Prepare Now. 


New Study Reveals Texting While Driving is Increasing on New Jersey Roadways

An annual study released today by Plymouth Rock Assurance in conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month shows the highest percentage of New Jersey drivers surveyed in the poll’s three-year history admitting to texting while driving. 


Plymouth Rock Recognizes Top Independent Agents with Circle of Excellence Awards 2015

Plymouth Rock Assurance® has announced 25 New Jersey agents were inducted into the 2015 Circle of Excellence. The Circle of Excellence appreciation program honors and rewards the car insurance company’s top performing independent agents. Each year, Plymouth Rock recognizes a select group of these agents based on prior year financial performance and superior customer care.


New Study Reveals Concerns About Conditions

98 Percent of New Jersey Drivers Report Concerns about Getting Into an Accident Caused by New Jersey Road Conditions; Company Offers Tips to Avoid Pothole Damage.


Nearly One-Third of New Jersey Teachers Would Choose a Different Career Path

A recent poll conducted by Plymouth Rock Assurance – Teachers’ Insurance Plan of NJ revealed that nearly one-third of New Jersey teachers polled would choose a different career path if they “were given a ‘do over,’ that is, an opportunity to go back in time and change your life.”




Plymouth Rock Assurance Hosts Third Annual Thanksgiving Toll Sponsorship Featuring Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card Giveaway

Plymouth Rock Assurance, a leading auto insurance provider serving Massachusetts and Connecticut, today announced that it will once again sponsor MassDOT’s Allston/Brighton toll plaza (Interchange 19 on the Massachusetts Turnpike) from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26.


Plymouth Rock Assurance Named a Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe

Plymouth Rock Assurance, a leading auto insurance company serving Massachusetts and Connecticut, has been named one of Massachusetts’ best employers by the Boston Globe’s annual Top Places to Work magazine.


New Study Reveals Extensive Road Rage and Dangerous Behaviors on New Jersey Roadways

A new study conducted by Plymouth Rock Assurance finds that nearly all New Jersey drivers have experienced road rage in the Garden State. Plymouth Rock offers tips to stay safe on our roads.


Plymouth Rock Assurance and Bunker Hill Insurance Recognize Top Massachusetts Independent Agents with “Circle of Excellence” Honor

Plymouth Rock Assurance and Bunker Hill Insurance, leading automobile and home insurance carriers serving Massachusetts, have announced the induction of 25 independent agents in Massachusetts into their 2014 Circle of Excellence.


Plymouth Rock Assurance Implemented Project CAP Consumer Portal for One-Stop Insurance Shopping

Plymouth Rock Assurance is pleased to announce its participation in the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association's (IIABA) Project CAP marketing effort.


New Jersey Drivers Report Spike in Pothole Claims Following Harsh Winter

Plymouth Rock's claim data reveals an increased number of car insurance claims due to damage caused by potholes during the 2013-2014 winter.


New Distracted Driving Survey Reveals Massachusetts Motorists Are 30 Percent Less Likely To Text While Driving Compared with Wider Population of Drivers in the Northeast

Auto insurance provider Plymouth Rock Assurance promotes roadway safety with distracted driving survey; sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for Most Pledges to a Safety Campaign.


New Distracted Driving Study Finds That NJ Motorists Are More Likely to Pull Over Before Texting

A new Plymouth Rock study issued during Distracted Driving Awareness Month shows evidence of a cultural shift in distracted driving behaviors.


Local Leaders in Commercial Insurance Announce Partnership

New insurance discounts are available to NJ businesses through the Preferred Business Partnership between Plymouth Rock Assurance and Franklin Mutual Insurance.


Best’s Review Magazine Recognizes Plymouth Rock Assurance’s Agent Quote Marketplace as a Leading Insurance Innovation

Plymouth Rock featured in Best’s Review Magazine for developing and offering one of the most groundbreaking insurance solutions brought to market in 2013 – its patent-pending Agent Quote Marketplace application.




Plymouth Rock Assurance and Bunker Hill Insurance Announce Auto and Home Insurance Program for AARP Members in Massachusetts

For the first time ever, AARP members in Massachusetts can enjoy the benefits of a program that includes both auto and home insurance.




Plymouth Rock Assurance Announces Services for Customers Affected by Recent Severe Weather

In response to this week’s severe weather and tornadoes in Western Massachusetts, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation announces steps to help customers in the region.




High Point Creating Jobs in New Jersey

New Jersey car insurance company hired 49 new employees since last August.


Plymouth Rock Assurance Outranks Progressive, Arbella, Travelers and Liberty Mutual

Statewide survey shows significant differences in quality, speed, and customer experience.


High Point Auto Insurance Partners with PATCO

High Point Auto Insurance is proud to be a partner in the new PATCO FREEDOM to Save Program by offering participants a discount on car insurance.




High Point Auto Insurance Rate Decrease Bring Up to 15 Percent Lower Rates to New Jersey Drivers

High Point, a leading New Jersey auto insurance company, announced a reduction in its car insurance rates, as well as changes to its underwriting guidelines.




High Point Honors 'Kids Who Rock' Winners

Banquet recognizes extraordinary children in Monmouth and Ocean counties




AM Best Affirms Palisades Group Rating

The Palisades Group today announced that A.M. Best, the world's oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source, has affirmed the Palisades Group's financial strength rating.


Palisades Group Acquires the New Jersey Property and Casualty Unit of Prudential Financial

The Palisades Group announced today that it has agreed to acquire The Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Company of New Jersey (PRUPAC-NJ), the New Jersey property and casualty unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

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