Press Release

Summit Updates COMPInsiders Reports on Injury Trends and Insight

LAKELAND, Fla. – October 17, 2023 – Summit, a leading regional provider of workers’ compensation insurance services, announces the release of its updated COMPInsiders® reports, designed to provide valuable insight into claims and injury trends.

The industry-specific reports include claims data from 2017 through 2022 for Summit-managed insurers. The reports examine the top five claims—and safety tips on how to help prevent injuries—in construction, health care, manufacturing, hotels and motels, retail and food service. Other report topics include safety tips for delivery drivers and the top industries affected by motor vehicle accidents. The Loss Prevention COMPInsiders reports can be accessed at

Summit provides premier workers’ comp coverage, as well as numerous resources to help educate insured businesses and their employees on safe work practices.

About Summit Consulting LLC (“Summit”)

Based in Lakeland, Florida, Summit is a leading regional provider of workers’ compensation insurance services in the United States and is a member of Great American Insurance Group. Summit manages the day-to-day operations of five workers’ compensation insurance companies that include its two affiliates, Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company and Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company, and three non-affiliates, BusinessFirst Insurance Company, RetailFirst Insurance Company and Retailers Casualty Insurance Company. Summit provides its comprehensive workers’ compensation insurance services to businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Summit has offices in Lakeland, Florida, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Gainesville, Georgia. For more information, visit

About Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for 115 years and is currently rated “A+” (Superior). The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.


Summit Contact:

Carol Sipe
President and CEO
Summit Consulting LLC

Great American Insurance Group Media Contact:

Diane P. Weidner
Vice President, Investor and Media Relations, American Financial Group


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