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UFG Insurance announces 2020 Go Beyond winners

Released on: Nov 16, 2020, 08:00 AM
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – November 16, 2020

UFG Insurance has announced the 2020 winners of its annual Scotty McIntyre, Jr., Go Beyond Award. Each year, the property and casualty insurance carrier welcomes nominations from its employees and agency partners that highlight the outstanding community service efforts of colleagues. This year’s honorees are Ray “Andy” Buck, UFG claims supervisor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Phil Collins, commercial lines account executive at Mitchell, South Dakota, partner agency Fischer, Rounds & Associates. 

Buck has participated in 12 mission trips with HERO Makers, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children. Collins does inspirational work with the Special Olympics and several other organizations, advocating to build paths to success for all.

“Both Andy and Phil truly go above and beyond to make a difference,” explains UFG President and CEO Randy Ramlo. “Their efforts demonstrate the importance of volunteerism and philanthropy that Scotty McIntyre, Jr., instilled at the heart of UFG’s corporate principles.”

Scotty McIntyre, Jr., former UFG president and son of the company’s founder, viewed insurance as a people business, choosing to go beyond numbers to seek the human side of every interaction. 

The Go Beyond honor pays tribute to McIntyre while uplifting UFG’s corporate mission of support to communities — UFG will award a $5,000 gift to a nonprofit of each honoree’s choosing. 

Collins has selected Special Olympics of South Dakota to receive $5,000 from UFG in honor of his work. Buck has chosen HERO Makers as the recipient of the $5,000 gift in his honor. 


About UFG

Founded in 1946 as United Fire & Casualty Company, United Fire Group, Inc. (UFG, Nasdaq: UFCS), through its insurance company subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance. Through our subsidiaries, we are licensed as a property and casualty insurer in 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, and we are represented by approximately 1,000 independent agencies. A.M. Best Company assigns a rating of “A” (Excellent) for members of the United Fire & Casualty Group. For more information about UFG visit www.ufginsurance.com.