Evergreen Ending Campground Insurance Biz
After more than 20 years in the RV Park and campground industry, Evergreen USA Risk Retention Group Inc. (Evergreen USA) will cease writing new policies immediately and will cease renewing existing policies effective July 15, 2015, the company said in an announcement.
“Current customers can rest easy knowing Evergreen USA is still fully behind their policy until it expires,” according to the announcement.
Woodall’s Campground Management reported that when Evergreen began, the camping industry had almost nowhere to turn for insurance. Rates were high and the coverage was spotty. “Evergreen USA changed all that,” the company said in the announcement.
“Unfortunately, by showing the insurance world that campgrounds could be a good risk, we now face stiff competition from extremely large companies with the resources to beat our rates and provide incentives we can’t always match,” said Lucas Hartford, Evergreen USA president. “In these times, price is more important than ever to our customer’s success.”
As a result, the Evergreen USA board of directors voted to strike a deal with Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance to provide renewal options to replace the Evergreen USA coverage when it expires.
Evergreen will continue to honor all policies in effect until they expire. Notification will be sent out well in advance of this, and Leavitt Recreation will be working with those customers in conjunction with the notification. While Evergreen USA is leaving the insurance business it will continue to honor all policies and all future claims.
“Because we have competed for years with Leavitt Rec, we know they represent many great companies and will work hard and be successful providing our clients with great coverage, affordable pricing and the good service they’ve come to expect,” Hartford said.
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