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CompWest Quarterly Archive

The Quarterly is our agent newsletter that keeps you informed on what matters to us, you, and our policyholders.

CompWest Quarterly — Fall 2023

CompWest Financial Overview CompWest is proud to bring you our financial overview report. Also included is a snapshot of 2022 financials for AF Group and the greater Workers’ Compensation Division, as well as top performing industries and class codes for CompWest. We truly appreciate our agent partners and look forward to a strong year-end push […]

CompWest Quarterly — August 2023

AF Group Named to Ward’s 50 — Five Years Running! We’re proud to share we’ve been named to the Ward’s 50 list of top performing insurance companies for 2023! A leading provider of benchmarking and best practice studies for the insurance industry, Ward examined nearly 3,000 property/casualty and life/health insurance companies to determine their top […]

CompWest Quarterly – May 2023

2022 Agent Award Winners We’re proud to recognize our 2022 Agency of the Year and President’s Club Award honorees, representing high-performing agent partners nationwide. Recipients of these awards exhibited outstanding results in premium, cumulative loss ratio and premium retention in 2022. The 2022 Agency of the Year recipient: Burnham WGB Insurance Solutions The 2022 President’s […]

CompWest Quarterly – December 2022

Happy Holidays from CompWest! A few days before Christmas, and Hanukkah’s here. We’re closing the books on a tumultuous year. We started the year with unfilled positions. We launched a new system. That’s a lot of transition. The market still soft, making prices too low. When will it change? We all want to know! We […]

CompWest Quarterly – October 22

Message from Gene   AmeriTrust Acquisition Update As we announced in April, AF Group, through its subsidiary Accident Fund, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase AmeriTrust Group. Rated “A-” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, AmeriTrust offers specialty insurance programs and products including workers’ compensation, commercial package and automotive business coverages, and comprehensive product offerings […]

CompWest Quarterly – June 2022

Agency of the Year Announcement We are proud to recognize United Valley Insurance Services as its 2021 Agency of the Year. “In just three years, our strong partnership with United Valley Insurance Services has made a significant impact on our organization,” said Steve Cooper, president of AF Group’s Workers’ Compensation Division. “We’re thankful for the […]

CompWest Quarterly – April 2022

AF Group Workers’ Compensation Division Announces National Account Unit We’re excited to announce a new National Account unit within AF Group’s Workers’ Compensation Division. National Account products and services are designed for customers seeking alternatives to guaranteed cost workers’ compensation, such as retrospective rating and large deductible plans. For the last several years, we’ve successfully […]

CompWest Quarterly – December 2021

(Click here to play video) From all of us at CompWest, we wish you a happy, healthy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! We’re so thankful for your support in 2021 and could not be more grateful for your partnership. Cheers! Gene Simpson Vice President, Underwriting & Marketing AF Group Named Customer Experience Innovator by […]

CompWest Quarterly – November 2021

New Self-Service Capabilities Are Now Live — Register for Training Today! We recently introduced new and expanded online capabilities for business effective Jan. 5, 2022. With these enhancements, you now have access to: New policy and billing inquiry applications New quote and bind application via our portal We understand the importance of being able to do business with […]

CompWest Quarterly – June 2021

Agency of the Year CompWest is proud to recognize Pacific Interstate Insurance Brokers (PIIB) as its 2020 Agency of the Year. “Our entire CompWest team has developed a great partnership with Tiffany Bertolini and the PIIB team,” said Steve Cooper, president of AF Group’s Workers’ Compensation Division. “Like CompWest, PIIB is clearly committed to its […]

CompWest Quarterly – February 2020

Greetings from Steve Cooper, CompWest President Get to know Steve Cooper, president of AF Group’s Workers’ Compensation Division, which includes Accident Fund, CompWest, United Heartland and Third Coast Underwriters. A Farewell from Al After nearly 14 years of dedicated service, Al Gileczek will retire on Feb. 1. View Al’s farewell message as outgoing Accident Fund […]

AF Group / Johns Hopkins Research on COVID-19 Identifies Industries Most Affected by Workers’ Compensation Claims

A new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that healthcare employment is associated with the greatest risk of developing COVID-19 infections and relatedly, submission of a workers’ compensation claim. The study, titled “What Industrial Categories Are Workers at Excess Risk of Filing a COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claim? A Study Conducted […]

CompWest Quarterly – December 2020

Putting People First We understand the significant challenges that COVID-19 has created – and continues to create – for businesses, their workers and our communities in general. And we want to assure you we’re committed to supporting you and our mutual customers as we navigate this pandemic together. Our People First Relief Program has ensured the health […]

CompWest Quarterly – October 2020

Message from Al To say this year has been a challenge would be an understatement. Since March, our “new normal” has been defined by shortened commutes, too many Zoom calls, a dress shirt-on-top/sweatpants-on-bottom wardrobe and a whole new appreciation for toilet paper. Yet, thanks to you – our valued agents – business continues to do […]

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CompWest Road Show

Thank you for attending the 2019 CompWest Road Show meetings! We appreciate the chance to share company information and hear valued feedback from our agent partners. Please find a copy of the meeting presentation and materials below. Survey Let us know your feedback! Please complete our meeting survey if you haven’t already. Meeting Presentation Click here […]

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Third Quarter 2017 CompWest Helps Shut Down Overbilling Scheme in Extensive Fraud Investigation Thanks to the diligent work of the CompWest claims department, California law enforcement and parent company AF Group’s Investigative Services Unit (ISU), CompWest will soon receive restitution following an insurance fraud investigation that spanned more than five years and uncovered 114 fraudulent […]

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Second Quarter 2017 2017 Agent Meetings Celebrate Shared Success The dedication and support of our partner agents in 2016 made for an extraordinary year. We took to the road in late May to celebrate these efforts and strengthen partnerships with agencies across California at the 2017 CompWest agent meetings. This year’s theme, “Commit to the […]

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First Quarter 2017 A.M. Best Reaffirms “A-” Rating for AF Group We are pleased to report that A.M. Best has reaffirmed an “A-” (Excellent) rating with a stable outlook for AF Group and its brands, including Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, CompWest Insurance, Third Coast Underwriters and United Heartland. “We are very proud of […]

CompWest Quarterly Archive

The Quarterly is our agent newsletter that keeps you informed on what matters to us, you, and our policyholders.

CompWest Monthly — July 2016

CompWest’s 2016 Agent Satisfaction Survey Results The 2016 CompWest Agent Satisfaction Survey results are in, and based on your responses, our agents have an overall favorable impression of the company and our current direction.  This annual survey is an important tool for measuring our success in meeting your needs and expectations and providing exceptional customer […]

Compwest Monthly — April 2016

Policy Renewals Made Easy in eLink On May 1, 2016, all remaining CompWest policies in our former policy quoting and submission system, Stone River, will be moved into our current system, eLink.  For many agents, this will be the first time policy renewals have been processed through a new system. To keep you informed throughout […]

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Fourth Quarter 2016 AF Group Earns High Marks as a Best Place to Work We’re proud to announce that AF Group – which includes CompWest and our three related brands (Accident Fund, Third Coast Underwriters and United Heartland) – has been selected as a Best Place to Work in Insurance for 2016 by Business Insurance. […]

CompWest Special Announcement

Attention AB 2883 – Changes to California Workers’ Compensation Law effective January 1, 2017 Effective January 1, 2017, requirements for Exclusions are changing: Corporations: Requirement that 100% of stock be owned by Officers and/or Directors has been eliminated.  However, only Officers or Directors who own 15% or more of the stock of the corporation can […]