Trident President, Michael Arledge, stated, "Trident is pleased to be able to expand its offerings in Minnesota through this new alliance with Vaaler Insurance, a firm that understands the importance of VIP service. Combining Vaaler's 28 years of experience and dedication to Minnesota schools with Trident's comprehensive line of insurance products and services tailored to the needs of school districts presents a great opportunity to enhance both of our organizations. Together, we will be able to deliver an excellent product and uncompromising service to public schools in Minnesota."
Vaaler Insurance Executive Vice President, Bruce Vaaler, added, "Given its market leadership in the public entity sector, Trident was a natural fit for Vaaler's school insurance unit. Vaaler and Trident are proud to offer their unique and thorough understanding of the insurance and risk management needs of public entities to Minnesota educators."
Trident's property and liability school program offers General Liability, Educators' Legal Liability, Automobile Liability, Property, Inland Marine, and Identity Theft Recovery coverage with the goal of providing comprehensive protection at a reasonable cost. In addition to Minnesota, Trident underwrites public school programs in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.
ABOUT VAALER INSURANCE
Vaaler Insurance is a regional agency located in North Dakota and Minnesota providing professional insurance and financial service products to businesses and individuals across the upper Midwest. Vaaler has been providing VIP service since 1947, and today helps to insure businesses of all sizes and purposes, including schools, law firms, transportation companies, and manufacturers. Learn more about Vaaler Insurance at www.vaaler.com
ABOUT TRIDENT INSURANCE SERVICES, LLC
Trident, a wholly owned subsidiary of Argonaut Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGII), is a recognized leader and expert in providing services and solutions to Public Entity clients (preferred governmental entities and public school districts). Trident offers its clients an all-in-one solution, providing access to its expert sales, underwriting, risk control, and claims management capabilities. All programs are underwritten by A.M. Best "A" (Excellent) rated carriers, offer local insurance agency representation, and feature centralized claims service. Learn more about Trident at www.tridentinsurance.net
ABOUT ARGONAUT GROUP, INC.
Headquartered in San Antonio, Argonaut Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGII) is a national underwriter of specialty insurance products in niche areas of the property and casualty market, with approximately $3.4 billion in assets. Through its insurance subsidiaries, Argonaut Group offers a full line of high quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in three primary segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Select Markets, and Public Entity. Members of Argonaut Group include Colony, Argonaut Specialty, Rockwood, Great Central, Grocers Insurance, Trident, and Argonaut Insurance. Information on Argonaut Group and its subsidiaries is available at www.argonautgroup.com