SafeAuto Announced Among Finalists for TechColumbus Innovation Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  SafeAuto Announced Among Finalists for TechColumbus Innovation Awards

January 4, 2010

Columbus, OH - TechColumbus Innovation Awards recently announced that SafeAuto Insurance along with Centric Consulting have been accepted into this year's group of Semi-Finalists for the Outstanding Technology Team category. On Thursday, February 4, 2010, the annual TechColumbus Innovation Awards will showcase Central Ohio's many achievements by honoring its top innovators. The night is filled with networking, prestige and celebration. From a record number of nominees, winners in 13 award categories will be announced to an audience of over 1,000 attendees.

"It is an honor to be a Semi-Finalist for this award and to be recognized for our innovations. Centric Consulting has been a valued partner. We look forward to the event to be recognized for our hard work and achievements and to learn if we will be named as the Outstanding Technology Team of the year," commented Jeff Fields, Chief Information Officer for SafeAuto.

SafeAuto has been working with Centric Consulting for two years now. Centric Consulting decided to nominate SafeAuto for the Outstanding Technology Team category this year based off the work SafeAuto did around the E-Commerce projects. SafeAuto first chose Centric Consulting due to their good experience in the IT insurance systems.

SafeAuto introduced the online quoting and binding feature to meet the needs of how customers preferred to do business. "We have seen an incredible increase in our online presence once we introduced the ability to quote and bind online at SafeAuto.com. Any time we can be aligned with the way customers prefer to work online and increase our web presence at the same time requires a new approach to how we do business," said Marco Capalino, Director of Marketing for SafeAuto.

About TechColumbus Innovation Awards
The TechColumbus Innovation Awards celebrate the spirit of innovation by recognizing outstanding technology achievements in Central Ohio. This prestigious evening showcases the region's advancements and promising future. For more information, visit www.techcolumbusinnovationawards.org.

About SafeAuto
SafeAuto Insurance Company is a Property and Casualty Insurance Company based in Columbus, Ohio. Today, the company provides the state required minimum insurance coverage to automobile drivers in 14 states including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas. SafeAuto is a direct-to-consumer automobile insurance company offering auto insurance over the phone via its famous 1-800-SafeAuto toll free phone number or by logging on to SafeAuto.com. For more information visit www.safeauto.com.