Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. Partners with The Republic Group for Workers’ Compensation, General Liability and Auto Coverage

Oak Ridge, TN, September 15, 2011 --( Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) has been appointed by companies of The Republic Group to offer nationwide workers’ compensation, general liability and auto coverage. Appalachian Underwriters is a national managing general agency. Companies of The Republic Group, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, provide niche, personal and commercial lines markets in over 40 states and are rated A- (Excellent), VIII by A.M. Best Company.

AUI and Republic have developed an attractive program designed to offer coverage in states that follow the AUI growth strategy in all three lines of business.

“Republic’s in-depth knowledge, product offering and expertise in program development has allowed us to create a program that is tailored to meet our agents’ needs. They have built an outstanding company, and we are proud to have the opportunity to partner with them in this new program. We 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 helping small employers in the construction, manufacturing, service and retail industries. The program will give the AUI agent access to industry leader coverage and service.

“Republic is pleased and proud to associate and work with the management and staff of Appalachian Underwriters in this new program. AUI’s network of producers provides an excellent platform and aligns with Republic’s values and strategic goals to meet the needs of underserved markets in these important lines of business,” says Jack Fulton, VP Program Management for Republic.

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

“The Republic Group” is an industry designation for a group of affiliated insurance companies and related entities which provides personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products to individuals and small to medium-size businesses through its Independent Agents segment and its Program Management and Insurance Services segments. In its Program Management segment, companies of The Republic Group capitalize on their unique combination of charters and licenses to develop and manage target-niche insurance products that are distributed through managing general agents and other producers in many states.

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.
Jillian Crownover
(865) 481-7060