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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, 2014. Current customers can rest easy knowing Evergreen USA is still fully behind their policy until it expires.
When Evergreen began, the camping industry had almost nowhere to turn for insurance. Rates were high and the coverage was terrible. Poor customer support made business more challenging. Evergreen USA changed all that.
"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 work with Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance "Leavitt Rec", to provide renewal options to replace the Evergreen USA coverage when it expires.
Evergreen will continue to service 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.
Chris Hipple, managing general partner of Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality said they were preparing for the transaction. "Good competition keeps you very sharp, and while we’re saddened at the loss of an excellent, and honorable competitor, we are very excited to bring some of their staff on board as part of the transition."
"Our goal is to make this transition as smooth and seamless for the customers as possible," said Hipple, "This change will be a big one, but we feel that by communicating with our clients and working with our carrier-partners, we can make this as positive as possible."
Customers with questions can either contact Evergreen USA as they normally would or they can contact Chris Hipple at Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance at 1-800-525-2060 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, Leavitt Rec is very pleased that the three of the account executives who previously worked at Evergreen are now working at Leavitt Rec. If you want you can reach them directly at: