Ҵý Announces SambaSafety As New Allied Vendor

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ҵý today announced the selection of , the leading provider of driver risk management solutions in North America, as the newest member of its Allied Vendor Program.

As part of this important new relationship, Ҵý will offer its commercial auto coverage policyholders SambaSafety's driver risk management services at a significantly discounted rate. The SambaSafety driver risk management platform continuously monitors drivers and delivers alerts that can improve driver performance, reduce accidents, and limits risks—providing organizations with a comprehensive view of driver behavior.

"Driver safety remains a top priority, and we continually look for ways to help our customers mitigate their risk," said Bill Boyd, senior vice president, Risk Control, Ҵý. "Ensuring safe driver performance starts with a robust motor vehicle records program that outlines hiring criteria and clearly communicates a company's performance expectations and consequences. It is a key component of Ҵý's three-point strategy to help our customers manage commercial auto and fleet risks."

"Ҵý's insurance expertise together with SambaSafety's innovative solutions makes driver risk management easier than ever before," said Richard Crawford, chief executive officer, SambaSafety. "Now, Ҵý's customers can mitigate the risk that is inherent every time a member of their workforce gets behind the wheel."

In 2007, Ҵý developed its Allied Vendor Program to provide its customers with access to additional risk control programming designed to create safer, more secure work environments. This program remains a key resource for providing tools to assist policy holders in mitigating risk and delivering on Ҵý's commitment to show its customers more than just an insurance policy.

For more information on SambaSafety or for a complete list of participating vendors, please visit Ҵý's .

About Ҵý
Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, Ҵý is the country's eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company.  Ҵý's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. Ҵý's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.  For more information, please visit Ҵý at . "Ҵý" is a service mark registered by Ҵý Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain Ҵý Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "Ҵý" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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About SambaSafety
Since 1998, SambaSafety has been the market leader in cloud-based risk management solutions for organizations with commercial and non-commercial drivers. Our innovative driver risk platform, anchored by FCRA compliant data, continuously monitors drivers to deliver a comprehensive view of driver behavior and performance to organizations across the nation. SambaSafety is unique in the industry as our solution delivers actionable alerts that improves driver performance, reduces accidents, lowers insurance costs, and limits risks—ultimately improving driver and community safety. For more information, go to .

Brandon Davis, Ҵý, 312-822-5167
Sarah Pang, Ҵý, 312-822-6394
Kurt Schmidt, SambaSafety, 505-359-6835

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