A trusted advisor for business insurance

With an 84-year track record and a staff of more than 85 seasoned professionals, the Protector Group has the resources, depth and experience to meet the insurance needs of mid- to large-size companies in today’s challenging risk management environment.As one of the largest independent insurance agencies in New England, it offers a full range of commercial insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits, loss-control, surety and financial services.But the company’s relationship with its estimated 1,500 corporate clients goes beyond selling policies, according to President and CEO Robert Vaudreuil.”When we survey customers, it comes back loud and clear that they consider us their trusted advisor when it comes to insurance and risk management. From an initial detailed process of assessing a customer’s insurance coverage and risk-management needs, to tailoring a plan to meet those needs and planning for future growth, the Protector Group offers custom service and individualized attention,” said Vaudreuil.At the same time, the company – which writes $180 million in premiums a year – has an outstanding relationship with major insurance companies that gives it the edge in keeping customer costs competitive.That, combined with its staff’s ability to provide industry-specific expertise and the latest in technology, means the Protector Group offers a range of services that smaller companies can’t match.Currently, the Protector Group does 80 percent of its business with commercial clients, which include construction firms, higher education institutions, manufacturers, nonprofit agencies and more, providing both property casualty insurance and employee benefits.Headquartered in downtown Worcester, the firm also has offices in Leominster, Wellesley and opened an office in Nashua, New Hampshire in June 2011.”The new office demonstrates our ever-expanding focus on the New England region. It will increase our visibility in the area and allow us to get more involved in the business community on a day-to-day basis,” said Vaudreuil.