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National Interstate Joins Newly-Formed Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association -- Guest Speaker at Inaugural Convention
Richfield, Ohio – November 23, 2011 – National Interstate Insurance Company recently joined the newly-assembled Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association. The association was formed to support the bus and motorcoach industry by providing advice on laws and regulations, as well as various educational programs, conferences and activities to increase awareness of current issues facing bus operators, owners and the general public. The association currently represents members in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri.
The Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association kicked off its first annual convention on November 9-10, 2011 in Lisle, IL. Speakers from various industry associations presented, including Michelle Silvestro of National Interstate Insurance Company, who discussed the importance of implementing a proactive plan to deal with a catastrophic loss.
“We are excited to be a part of this dynamic new association designed to enhance education and awareness of bus and motorcoach operations,” said Michelle Silvestro, Assistant Vice President and National Commercial Marketing Manager for National Interstate. “The initial membership is strong, and we are proud that about a quarter of the members are also National Interstate customers. This new organization brings us an excellent opportunity to work together and strengthen the industry through education, safety and the sharing of best practices.”
Companies interested in joining the Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association may contact Cherie Houser, Executive Director, at Cherie@mbmca.org, or visit www.mbmca.org.
Since its inception in 1989, National Interstate has been a leader in providing passenger transportation insurance. The company’s products include traditional insurance programs as well as innovative alternative risk transfer solutions. For more information on National Interstate’s programs, contact Amy Bensen, Marketing Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-929-1500 x1470.
About National Interstate
National Interstate Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Interstate Corporation, is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a niche orientation and focus on the transportation industry. We differentiate ourselves by offering insurance products and services designed to meet the unique needs of targeted insurance buyers. Products include insurance for passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies, alternative risk transfer, or captive insurance programs for commercial risks, specialty personal lines consisting of insurance products focused primarily on recreational vehicle owners and small commercial vehicle accounts, and transportation and general commercial insurance in Hawaii and Alaska. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, which include Vanliner Insurance Company and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Founded in 1989, we are headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Fenton, Missouri.