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Elkins Jones Insurance Agency Earns Capital Insurance Group Agency of the Year Award for 2013

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SOURCE Capital Insurance Group

MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) announced that Elkins Jones Insurance Agency has been named its Agency of the Year for 2013. Elkins Jones received the elite recognition, surpassing other high performing candidates, based on long-term performance in a combination of profitability, partner commitment and growth areas. In addition to being selected for the overall award, Elkins Jones Insurance Agency also received the Anaheim regional award for strong annual performance and dedication to developing business relationships. The agency is based in Los Angeles with offices in Irvine and West Hollywood, and has worked with CIG since 1999.

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Elkins Jones Insurance Agency, founded 85 years ago, handles all aspects of business insurance as well as a variety of personal insurance needs, including property, professional and general liability, homeowners and auto, life and health, and employment practices liability. The agency prides itself on securing a service-oriented niche, which tailors premium insurance products to client needs.

"Working with the CIG team all these years has been a fantastic experience. CIG's underwriters are knowledgeable and really make an effort to work with us-their claims response is second to none," said Janet C. Jones, President of Elkins Jones Insurance Agency. "I remember a large claim coming through on a Saturday morning, and the insured was frantic. A CIG adjustor drove two hours to meet me at the site, and provided needed services to the tenants of my client's building. My client was so appreciative. CIG is the best!"

Each year, CIG Regional Management selects top performing agencies across all its regions and product lines. An executive committee then evaluates and selects a deserving honoree based on a year-long review of business sales performance, customer service, and relationship commitment. Stringent performance criteria spanning three or more previous years must be met in order to be considered for the overall Agency of the Year award.

"Now in our 15th year of partnership, we are honored to recognize Elkins Jones Insurance Agency's commitment and look forward to continuing our prosperous relationship for years to come," said Mark Houghton, CIG Anaheim Regional Manager. "The Elkins Jones team represents a true force in the market."

"Our highest award, Agency of the Year, is a recognition of a peerless culmination of hard work throughout the year-a combination of profitability, commitment and growth," said Peter Cazzolla, President and CEO of Capital Insurance Group. "We wish to both thank and congratulate Elkins Jones Insurance Agency."

About Capital Insurance Group
Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The 115 year-old company is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visit www.CIGinsurance.com

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Left to Right:  Mark Houghton, CIG Anaheim Regional Manager; Jeff Shibata, Elkins Jones Executive Vice-President;  Janet Jones, President of Elkins Jones Insurance Agency; and Peter Cazzolla, President and CEO of Capital Insurance Group

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