In the News

The last several years have been remarkably eventful ones for VTC Insurance Group. Here you’ll find the latest news – articles and press releases – highlighting the people and activities of VTC.

February 2022

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) will begin efforts to return approximately $3 billion of its surplus to Michigan auto insurance policyholders. Working with the MCCA, insurance providers will issue Michigan drivers refunds in the amount of $400 for every eligible vehicle that had liability coverage as of 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2021.

December 2021

Now it’s national! VTC Insurance Group has been honored with a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation, by the National Association for Business Resources. This follows being named Best and Brightest in Metro Detroit five years in a row. This latest award will be recognized during the virtual Illuminate Business Summit in January 2022.

November 2021

VTC Insurance Group has once again been named among Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). VTC was recognized at the Best & Brightest Digital Awards Celebration on November 2nd, 2021.

April 2021

The Construction Association of Michigan has released their 2020 Annual Report video, including highlights of VTC’s charitable donations over the year. Also noted was VTC’s expanding presence in west Michigan with the acquisition of the Gates Insurance Agency.

VTC - Best and Brightest 2020
September 2020

For the fourth year in a row, VTC Insurance Group has been named one of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources.

April 2020

VTC joins an elite group of Michigan independent agencies that represent Michigan Millers’ top 10% in terms of production and professionalism.

March 2020

For their “excellence and expertise”, VTC Insurance Group as been recognized by Merchants as one of the 2020 Surety Elite. Agency’s honored with this distinction are considered among the most influential and trusted professionals in the surety industry.

August 2019

VTC Insurance Group has once again been named among Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). VTC will be recognized at the Best & Brightest awards gala on October, 2019, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

March 2019

“Winning the Agency of the Year award in 2017 was quite an honor and one we were proud of. Winning it again in 2018 means even more because it speaks to the long term commitment of both our companies. VTC is in the winning business.” says Al Chandler, President of VTC Insurance Group

ACE Mentor Program
November 2018

VTC Insurance Group has partnered with the ACE Mentor Program, a national organization that brings together leading professionals in the architecture, construction, engineering and related fields, to mentor young people pursuing careers in these industries.

November 2018

Sales, training, community outreach efforts, and more earn VTC recognition as one of 2018’s top 35 Elite Agencies nationwide by Insurance Business America.

August 2018

VTC Insurance Group has once again been named among Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). VTC will be recognized at the Best & Brightest awards gala on September 21, 2018, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

June 2018

If you aren’t busy this Saturday, join Matt Chandler & the VTC Oxford staff and watch the 2018 Lake Orion Fireworks from the Point! Matt is lead organizer for the event and VTC is a main sponsor.

April 2018

The Veterans Advocacy and Benefits Association is a member-driven organization connecting our military community with those that honor and serve them. Click below to learn more.

April 2018

Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company has named VTC Insurance Group its 2017 Agency of the Year, in recognition of VTC’s significant and continued contribution to Michigan Millers’ progress and pace of growth.

April 2018

The National Association for Business Resources has named VTC Insurance Group one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For.® This follows VTC’s recognition as one of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest for 2017.

April 2018

Facing rising claims related to their 50-vehicle fleet, Foris Solutions contacted VTC’s Lillian Durham and Amerisure’s Stacy Trent. Their technology solution was innovative and revealing, and when instituted, lowered claims by almost 80%.

VTC Amerisure Diamond Status
December 2017

To qualify, an agency must demonstrate exceptional market performance over the most recent five-year period. Less than half of Amerisure’s top agencies qualified when the Diamond level was introduced. VTC Insurance Group easily met the requirements.

Are You Prepared
September 2017

Hurricanes are capable of producing winds in excess of 155 miles per hour and causing catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Additionally, hurricanes can also lead to storm surges along the coast and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall.

Best and Brightest
August 2017

VTC Insurance Group has been named one of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources. VTC will be recognized on September 22, 2017, at the Best & Brightest awards gala at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

VTC Dueling Fireworks
June 2017

VTC is pleased to sponsor the Dueling Fireworks Grand Princess Cruise on Lake Orion. Saturday July 1, 2017.

VTC Appointed to Hanover Presidents Club
May 2017

VTC Insurance Group recently was appointed to The Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country.

Business Security
February 2017

Is your business safe from cyber attacks and other cyber liabilities? It is important for every type of company to know that their company and customer information and technology is safe.

Expert Tips
June 2016

Every day, new stories break of the latest corporation to fall victim to unauthorized access of their computer network. Threats loom large and your manufacturing firm must be diligent to protect its data from cyber criminals.

Key Conversations
June 2016

Cybercrime has been called one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. Why is that? Justin: Criminals have found a way to work more efficiently and effectively through cybercrime. Why take the time to burglarize an actual property when you can steal millions of data points in less time and with less effort? Technol- ogy has brought us to an unprecedented level of interconnectedness.

VTC: MITA Profile
February 2016

VTC Insurance Group is one of the largest independent insurance and surety providers in Michigan, with a growing presence in select markets throughout the United States.

VTC: A Global Boutique
January 2016

An interview with President Al Chandler, Executive Vice President and CFO, Bob Trobec, Executive Vice President of Surety Je Chandler, Senior Vice President of Group Operations Brian Klein, Personal Lines Manager Jaime Fazio.

VTC Acquires Houghtaling Agency
November 2015

Brian Klein, senior vice president of group operations for VTC, says the acquisition of the Houghtaling Agency was a natural for VTC in that both companies share the same focus on their customers and commitment to the community. “The people at the Houghtaling Agency know their customers very well. VTC will seek to reward and build on their customers’ loyalty.”

VTC Identity
October 2015

Valenti Trobec Chandler, Inc. – a Michigan-based insurance and surety bond firm – announced the consolidation of its member companies under a new corporate identity: VTC Insurance Group.

Insurance as Commodity
July 2015

There’s a time-tested, proven way to buy raw material for your product: contact three vendors, give them all the same request for quotation (RFQ), and ask for their best price and availability. It can work so well that some manufacturers use this same method to buy their insurance.

Surviving Premium Audits
July 2015

It’s month end and the phone won’t quit ringing and now your insurance carrier wants to perform a premium audit on the prior year’s policy — is there anything more worthy of an eyeball roll? Yet the process is an important one to keeping your insurance costs in line with your company performance and yes — it’s even required by the terms of your policy.

February 2014

If you own, lease, or possess commercial and industrial personal property with a market value of less than $80,000, you must submit the proper paperwork by February 10 to be exempt from Michigan’s Personal Property Tax (PPT).

Deadline Approaching
November 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals to help better protect workers from dangerous chemicals and reduce global trade barriers for American companies.

Blood Test
April 2013

Mode Diagnostics Ltd. wants to bring the medical laboratory into your bathroom — with a mobile phone- size device that can detect signs of cancer right before your eyes.

Tax Law
January 2013

If your business regularly utilizes the services of a person who you have designated to be an Independent Contractor, you should be aware that there has been a change in the Michigan Workers’ Compensation law pertaining to whether your company would be considered the independent contractor’s employer and liable for his/her workers’ compensation benefits.

June 2012

Insurance companies and local insurance agencies are great resources for customers to gather information on risk management. When it comes to weather-related catastrophes, it is important to know if your business is located in a high risk area and if you have the right coverages.