NASHVILLE, TN, APRIL 14, 2009:
Blue Haggard, LLC announces the launch of its new web property, EcoSmartInsurance.com, the internet’s first website dedicated to recognizing and promoting environmentally-friendly auto insurance companies. Using a good, better, best scale EcoSmartInsurance.com helps consumers find out if their current auto insurance provider is green. If not, the site offers users many options to choose a greener alternative to their current provider.
Publisher Michael O’Dell says, “The U.S. is behind much of the developed world in choosing eco-friendly auto insurance. So this site is a way for the nation’s green consumers to start speaking with their wallets when looking to insure a car.” EcoSmartInsurance.com awards good, better and best recognition to insurance providers based on a number of factors including: environmental policy, giving back to the community, paperless billing, discounts for hybrids and pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) programs. Of the country’s many auto insurance companies only about 20 make the cut as “green” auto insurance providers. O’Dell says, “lots of insurance companies offer, say, paperless billing. But few really make green practices part of their business imperatives.”
Among the nation’s greenest auto insurers are the biggest names. State Farm, Progressive, Geico, Allstate and Esurance take the top five spots. However, a crop of smaller and newer insurers are making big strides in eco-conscious insurance. “MileMeter is making a big mark as the first PAYD program down in Texas. We hope to see these guys grow and other similar by-the-mile programs spring up as more states allow this kind of policy”, states O’Dell.
EcoSmartInsurance.com is the web’s first comprehensive resource for finding and selecting green auto insurance. Based on research of several hundred car insurers the site gives environmentally-minded consumers recommendations for the top green insurance providers in their state. Thanks to a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, EcoSmartInsurance.com will preserve 250 square feet of rainforest for every completed green insurance quote through the organization’s Rain Forest Rescue® program. To find out more, visit http://www.ecosmartinsurance.com.