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Oregon Nurse Online Article [California Casualty] [02/25/13]

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California Casualty’s Sherry Hanacek and DeeDee Templeton

As a nurse, you understand the power of personal connection. You strive to give every patient the best possible care. And while patients come and go, there are some who impact you for life, and remembering them affirms why you became a nurse in the first place – why you pursue meaningful service to others.

Personal connection is also what distinguishes a great insurance company, its products, and a rewarding customer experience.

If you have not yet looked into taking advantage of the California Casualty Auto & Home Insurance member benefit, you may be missing out on significant savings and custom coverages exclusive to nurses. You’re also missing out on phenomenal service that accompanies California Casualty protection of your car and/or home.

California Casualty Field Marketing Managers Sherry Hanacek and DeeDee Templeton are the dedicated team serving ONA members throughout the state. Sherry was instrumental in early stage exploration of an ONA/California Casualty partnership. Both representatives are eager to explain the insurance options available to you and even walk you through the process of getting a no-obligation quote. They’re available to make group presentations and/or meet individually with new ONA members, too.

Hanacek and Templeton are passionate about supporting ONA members and about their company’s made-to-fit insurance programs for them.

“It really is an exclusive benefit. ONA members are the only RNs California Casualty serves in Oregon. The program not only saves nurses money but also offers coverages that aren’t available in the general marketplace,” Hanacek says.

Some of the specialized benefits for nurses include rates locked in for a full year, no-dollar-limits for towing and roadside assistance, and reduced deductibles (up to $500 each) for vehicle vandalism or collision when your vehicle is parked at work or where you volunteer as a healthcare professional. There are discounts for good drivers and multiple policies, and free ID Defense provides professional assistance for identity theft and fraud.

According to Templeton, “Once you experience it, you’ll understand – our customer service is topnotch. We take good care of our customers, and they tell us that again and again.”

Studies back up that claim, revealing a gold-standard 99.8 percent California Casualty customer satisfaction.

Offering insurance in Oregon for more than 40 years, the family owned company is committed to not only providing tailored-to-the-profession insurance, but also to giving back to its customers and their communities.

The nursing community regularly sees firsthand the devastation that poor driving habits can wreak. California Casualty is founding sponsor of a nonprofit educational program called Impact Teen Drivers, which is aimed at reducing the number one killer of teens in America -- reckless and distracted driving. This program brings together nurses, educators, public safety officers and other community resources to develop and implement programs and materials to provide awareness to teenagers, their parents and their communities. For more information about the program, visit

Recognizing the dedication, long hours and stress faced by nurses, California Casualty also sponsors a nationwide “Give a Nurse a Break” contest with a grand prize “spa weekend getaway” at the famous Hotel Hershey (yes, the chocolate one!) in Pennsylvania. Proving just how deserving a hardworking nurse can be, the contest’s first winner was en route to the airport last November after her spa weekend when she came upon the scene of a recent automobile accident. After asking the limo driver to pull over, she raced to the scene and assisted the elderly driver pinned in the upside-down vehicle until responders arrived on scene. To enter the next contest, visit

A list of the Oregon facilities covered by Hanacek and Templeton, as well as their contact information can be found on the ONA members section here (login required).  You can also call California Casualty directly at 866-680-5142 or visit


Sherry Hanacek
Sr. Field Marketing Manager
California Casualty
DeeDee Templeton
Field Marketing Manager
California Casualty



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