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State Farm earns I-CAR Insurance Gold Class corporate status

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 08:00
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I-CAR® has awarded Insurance Gold Class® business recognition at the corporate level to State Farm®, an achievement reserved for insurance carriers that are committed to improving the performance and quality of auto collision repairs.
State Farm’s appraiser staff has completed the PlatinumTM Auto Physical Damage Appraiser (APDA) training requirements in I-CAR’s Professional Development ProgramTM (PDP), therefore achieving corporate Insurance Gold Class. State Farm’s Select Service® Program also recognizes I-CAR’s Welding Training & Certification™ as part of its network education, equipping each of its network technicians with the necessary information, knowledge and skills to perform quality welds.
“State Farm’s enthusiasm and encouragement for its appraiser staff to adopt APDA training and as a result, become a corporate Gold Class organization, confirms a dedicated commitment to training throughout the organization,” said Brad Gutcher, I-CAR manager, segment development - insurance. “Today’s vehicles are incredibly complex, and proper training is essential in ensuring they are repaired correctly. I-CAR appreciates its supporters like State Farm who embrace ongoing training for their staff, collision repair networks and other stakeholders.”
State Farm’s achievement of corporate Gold Class is a significant milestone for I-CAR as well. I-CAR currently recognizes 12 major insurance carriers as corporate Gold Class for their commitment to APDA training.
“We are pleased that I-CAR has recognized our Insurance Gold Class accomplishment at the corporate level,” said Chris Evans, State Farm Claim Consultant. “State Farm has had a longstanding commitment to collision repair training and education, and we have enjoyed our close partnership with I-CAR over the years. Achieving Gold Class corporate status will help keep our staff knowledgeable about the latest repair practices and benefit our members.”

About State Farm
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and nearly 70,000 employees serve more than 84 million policies and accounts – more than 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies, and more than 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 33 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit

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