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07-22-2013

USAA Honors Safelite® Solutions with Supplier Recognition Award for Innovation

Safelite’s Advancements in Glass Claims Enhance USAA Members’ Experience

COLUMBUS, Ohio – July 23, 2013 - Safelite® Solutions, a leading P+C claims management provider, has earned a Supplier Recognition Award in the Innovation category from USAA. Selected by a panel of USAA judges, Safelite® Solutions was honored for three recent innovations: the self-service web tool, the technician profile e-mail, and national windshield recycling program.

 

“Through USAA and Safelite’s long standing relationship, Safelite® has always provided USAA’s membership with exceptional service. Their commitment to innovation is a critical component of that.  This recognition is well deserved,” said Jimmy Spears, USAA’s AVP Auto Physical Damage.

 

Recognizing that more and more USAA members turn to the Internet to file a glass claim, receive a cost estimate and schedule service, Safelite® developed an online self-service tool.

 

Once a mobile appointment is scheduled with Safelite AutoGlass®, a technician profile e-mail is sent to the member, providing the technician’s name, bio and photo, in an effort to provide comfort and peace of mind to customers.

 

Finally, Safelite® has implemented a national windshield recycling program to save roughly 14,000 to 20,000 tons of material going to landfills every year. Safelite® is the first company to recycle the entire windshield, both the glass and the laminate, and the repurposing materials are then used for U.S.-manufactured goods, including fiberglass insulation, paint, and carpet backing.

 

“We thank USAA for this esteemed award and for recognizing our innovative glass claims initiatives,” said Jerry Beigel, Senior Vice President of Safelite® Solutions.

 

Tom Feeney, President and CEO of parent company Safelite® Group added, “In our 25-year relationship with USAA, our number one goal has always been to create a delightful experience for its members and we feel a great deal of gratitude and pride in knowing we’re achieving that goal.”

 

About Safelite® Solutions

Columbus, Ohio-based Safelite® Solutions and its subsidiary Alliance Claims Solutions® provide property and casualty claims management services to more than 175 insurance and fleet clients, including 18 of the top 30 U.S. property and casualty insurance companies. A subsidiary of Safelite® Group, Safelite® Solutions operates four national contact centers and manages a network of more than 9,000 vehicle glass fulfillment providers.

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Media Contact: Melina Metzger, Safelite® Group PR Manager, (614) 210-9232, melina.metzger(at)safelite.com 

 

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