Mel Foster Insurance recognized as top industry performer

Mel Foster Insurance has been recognized as a top performer by Westfield, a super-regional, customer-focused insurance carrier.

The Davenport-based insurance company was honored for demonstrating a proven commitment to customers and superior performance industry wide. A biennial, rigorous review by Westfield evaluates more than 1,200 independent agencies in nine key areas including long-term growth, strategic focus, agency planning, tech investments and their digital footprint.

Mel Foster Insurance scored as a top performer in these areas, qualifying for Westfield’s Propel program.     

Propel agencies represent the top performers of Westfield’s overall agency force and are identified as “the best of the best,” according to a news release. These agencies align with Westfield’s promise to provide solutions and will continue demonstrating excellence in various performance metrics including responsiveness and focus on customers and key investments. 

“We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield and are committed to working together to protect what’s important to our shared customers,” Marc Engels, president of Mel Foster Insurance, said in the release.  

Westfield, founded in 1848 by a group of hard-working farmers, has grown into one of the nation’s leading property and casualty companies. 

“We continue to make investments in our agency partners to positively impact their growth and success,” said Craig Welsh, Westfield’s chief distribution officer. “Perhaps the most important benefit to our Propel program is providing individual insight to each agency to ensure our partners stay on the leading edge and remain highly competitive.” 

Mel Foster Insurance is a full-service, independent agency with specialized professionals in the areas of business risk management, employee benefits, individual/group retirement planning and personal insurance. 

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