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Explorer’s Arceli Harvey Wins 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award From Brokers’ Insurance Group!

Orange, CA – March 01, 2012 – The Broker’s Insurance Group (B.I.G.) announced the BIGGIE award winners at its inaugural gala on February 23. Over 200 professionals, including carriers, suppliers, and agencies, came together to enjoy a spectacular evening and celebrate the achievements of those in the auto insurance industry.

Explorer’s AVP of Marketing, Arceli Harvey, won the 2012 B.I.G. Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. “It’s very gratifying to be recognized by our growing network of independent agents and brokers who Explorer is so committed to serving” she said. “While I am certainly proud of this award, I could not have won without the tremendous support of my marketing team, and the entire group of professionals that make up Explorer and ICW Group.”explorer-award-BIG-logo

Explorer was among the nominees for Non-standard Carrier of the Year. Winners were determined through a 2,600 B.I.G. member and subscriber survey distributed throughout the state of California.

“We created the BIGGIE awards to recognize companies and individuals for their innovation, dedication, and best in class service,” stated Jon Spaugy, president and co-founder of the B.I.G. Association. “It is wonderful to kick off the second anniversary of B.I.G. with an event that acknowledges superior commitment and contribution to the independent agency system.”

About Explorer Insurance Company

Explorer Insurance Company offers private passenger auto insurance in California, exclusively through independent agents and brokers. Explorer is a member company of ICW Group, a group of multi-line property and casualty insurance carriers that provide workers’ compensation, earthquake, and personal auto insurance. Explorer is headquartered in Santa Clarita, California. Explorer continues to transform itself into an insurance industry leader dedicated to meeting the needs of its agents and brokers and the people and companies they serve. More information is available at

About ICW Group

Based in San Diego, ICW Group Insurance Companies is the largest privately held insurance company domiciled in California. Quoting over $3 billion annually, ICW Group represents a group of Property, Auto and Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers, including Insurance Company of the West and Explorer Insurance Company. ICW Group is recognized nationally as an industry leader in helping policyholders achieve fewer and less costly claims. ICW Group continues to be committed to meeting the needs of its policyholders and elevating the trusted agents and brokers who advise them. More information is available at


ICW Group
Gary Whitfield
Director of Enterprise Marketing

About Brokers Insurance Group (B.I.G.)

The Brokers Insurance Group is a leading insurance association dedicated to serving the needs of its members through education, networking, and the delivery of a unified voice for all brokers/agents in the insurance industry. Through ongoing collaboration, our association creates an environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and information, increases productivity through new technology, and furthers legislation designed to benefit our industry. More information is available at