Big Ten Announces Liberty Mutual as Corporate Partner
Oct. 6, 2005
The Big Ten Conference and Liberty Mutual have announced an exclusive marketing agreement that makes Liberty Mutual an official corporate partner of the Big Ten. Under the new three-year agreement, Liberty Mutual is "the official auto and home insurance company of the Big Ten."
"Big Ten graduates are not only known for academic prowess in the classroom, but also as smart consumers after college by choosing to save hundreds of dollars on their auto and home insurance through their alma mater's affinity program," said Tim Sweeney, Liberty Mutual senior vice president, Personal Sales. "We are proud to count the Big Ten universities - with their three-and-a-half million alumni - among the more than 400 alumni associations that have recognized that the Group Savings Plus® auto and home insurance program is a valuable addition to their member benefits."
Boston-based Liberty Mutual (www.libertymutual.com) is one of the largest multi-line insurers in the property and casualty industry. The company is the eighth-largest provider of personal lines insurance in the U.S., and sells full lines of coverage for homeowners, automobile, valuable possessions and personal liability, as well as a wide range of traditional and variable life insurance and annuity products, through more than 370 local sales offices, two call centers, and through payroll deduction and direct billing to more than 8,500 participating companies, credit unions, and professional and alumni associations.
The Big Ten Conference is an association of 11 world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes' lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Big Ten universities provide in excess of $82 million in athletic scholarship aid to more than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. In 2004-05, the Big Ten distributed over $116 million in revenues to its 11 member institutions. Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.