Conn. Gas Station Owners Receive Auto Insurance Deal
MANCHESTER & GLASTONBURY, Conn. — Members of the Gasoline & Automotive Service Dealers of America (GASDA) who live in Connecticut can now get a 5% discount on auto insurance policies from Nationwide Insurance.
The savings come from an exclusive group auto insurance program developed by GoodWorks Insurance for GASDA and its members. GASDA has about 375 members in Connecticut.
An independent insurance agency in Glastonbury, Conn., GoodWorks Insurance donates 50% of its operating profits to local nonprofits that support education, healthcare and public safety through GoodWorks Community Grants.
“Our members and their families can now enjoy a valuable benefit,” said GASDA executive director Michael J. Fox. “And part of their premiums will come back to support charities in their communities.”
Additional savings are available to members who also place their home or apartment insurance with Nationwide.
GASDA also named GoodWorks Insurance its top recommended independent insurance agency for its members’ business insurance. GoodWorks offers members two major advantages, Fox said.
First, it offers one-stop shopping among the many carriers it represents. Because gas stations have installed new federally mandated safety equipment over the last several years, they are low-risk now, Fox said. But many insurance companies haven’t recognized that and have kept their rates high.
“GoodWorks canvasses the broad market, finds the most competitive rates and provides comprehensive business coverage for our members,” Fox said.
Second, it provides hands-on local service. “They’re like the doctor in the old days, who took the time to talk to you,” he said. “They’re very good at diagnosis and making sure that service stations are neither underinsured nor over-insured.”
Based in Manchester, Conn., GASDA consists of Connecticut gas stations and auto service stations.