Farmers Insurance Group, a wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services, has entered into alliance agreement with US-based Ashford University.
Acoording to the University, the agreement will provide Farmers Insurance employees with an opportunity to advance their educations at Ashford.
The new agreement will make Ashford University degrees more affordable for Farmers Insurance employees by offering fee waivers for costs associated with attending the university.
Steve Mudler, director University of Farmers employee development said Farmers had more than 1,600 employees seeking bachelor’s or master’s degrees and participating in other supported learning programs.
"Beginning in 2011, Farmers employees who attend Ashford will receive a tuition discount along with college credit for selected Farmers learning programs," Mudler said.
Farmers Insurance Group offers both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, while also providing a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.
The insurer serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.