Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. Partners with American Alternative Insurance Corporation for Nationwide Automobile Facility

Oak Ridge, TN, June 30, 2011 --( Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) has been appointed by American Alternative Insurance Corporation (AAIC) to offer nationwide commercial auto coverage. Appalachian Underwriters is a licensed national Managing General Agency, and AAIC is predominantly a commercial lines insurer operating in all 50 states. AAIC is rated A+, XV (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and has an insurer financial strength rating of AA- (Very Strong) from Standard & Poor's.

Together, they have developed a nationwide program designed to provide coverage for light to extra heavy vehicles.

“AAIC’s wide range of insurance products and their in-depth knowledge allowed us to create a commercial automobile program that is tailored to meet our agents’ needs. We are excited to have AAIC as a program partner and look forward to utilizing their products to create more coverage options for our agents and insureds,” said Bob Arowood, President, Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.

This nationwide program focuses on the non fleet and/or small fleet segment of the business, including for hire trucking. By focusing on smaller fleets, they will give the AUI agent access to industry leading coverage and service.

“We are proud and excited about our new relationship with AUI. We look forward to building a book of commercial auto with such a well respected program administrator,” says Christopher Daley, Underwriting Manager at AAIC.

This partnership is important in the growth strategy of Appalachian Underwriters, and presents an auto market that will be essential to serving all of their clients. AAIC’s systems integrated with Appalachian allows them to provide the service levels customers have come to expect from these two companies.

American Alternative Insurance Corporation (AAIC) is an insurance company domiciled in Delaware. The company is an admitted insurer in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. is a full-service MGA and wholesale insurance brokerage, providing independent agents a national outlet to multiple specialized markets for Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Specialty, and Personal Lines of insurance. To learn more about Appalachian Underwriters, Inc., please visit

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