Winter Weather Threats Claim Information

January 17, 2017  |  by Paul

If you have a personal lines claim (Home, Auto, Boat, RV, etc.), please call your insurance carrier directly to report your loss.  Due to the size of this storm event, this is the most efficient manner to report your claim.  Be prepared to provide your policy number, the date of the read more >

Terry Payne was inducted into the Montana Business Hall of Fame

October 25, 2016  |  by Jena Lee

Though he was born in New York City and rose to stardom in Hollywood as The Fonz on the sitcom “Happy Days,” there’s a part of Henry Winkler that’s always in Montana, a place he has visited on fly fishing trips for years. “I usually say that my heart lives read more >

Oregon and Washington Storm Claim Information

October 14, 2016  |  by Paul

Did your property suffer damage as a result of the recent windstorm in Oregon and Washington?  Please know we are here to help. Report the loss: If you have a personal lines claim (Home, Auto, Boat, RV, etc.), please call your insurance carrier directly to report your loss.  Due to read more >

The cybersecurity insurance industry has matured over the years, according to some statistics.

With cyber insurance, knowledge matters

September 23, 2016  |  by PayneWest

A provider’s knowledge is necessary for making cyber insurance work.

Great Falls Storm Claim Information

August 18, 2016  |  by Paul

Did your property suffer damage as a result of the recent Great Falls storm?  Please know we are here to help. Report the loss: If you have a personal lines claim (Home, Auto, Boat, RV, etc.), please call your insurance carrier directly to report your loss.  Due to the size of read more >

PayneWest Insurance Opens New Oregon Office, Expands in Washington & Idaho

June 23, 2016  |  by Jena Lee

PayneWest Insurance Opens New Oregon Office, Expands in Washington & Idaho PayneWest Insurance began 2016 with expansion in markets that previously had colleagues working from home offices. On January1st, 2016 they opened an office in Pocatello, Idaho joining the other Idaho offices– Coeur D’Alene and Boise.  They also opened a read more >

Darla Avery of PayneWest Insurance earns Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award

June 9, 2016  |  by Jena Lee

Darla Avery of PayneWest Insurance earns Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award         Cottage Grove, Oregon (June 8, 2016) — Darla Avery, personal insurance sale executive of PayneWest Insurance in Cottage Grove, has received the Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award for 2016. The Personal Lines Achievement read more >

Rob Swallow and Megan Norby of PayneWest Insurance earns Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award

June 9, 2016  |  by Jena Lee

 Rob Swallow and Megan Norby of PayneWest Insurance earns Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award         Medford, Oregon (June 8, 2016) — Rob Swallow, personal insurance sales executive and Megan Norby, personal insurance account specialist of PayneWest Insurance in Medford, has received the Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines read more >

Billings Hailstorm Claim Information

May 21, 2016  |  by Paul

Did your property suffer damage as a result of the recent Billings hailstorm?  Please know we are here to help. Report the loss: If you have a personal lines claim (Home, Auto, Boat, RV, etc.), please call your insurance carrier directly to report your loss.  Due to the size of read more >

PayneWest to Acquire First Security Insurance Operations in Fort Benton, Three Forks, Montana

March 4, 2016  |  by PayneWest

PayneWest Insurance, Inc., the largest independent, employee-owned, insurance agency in the Northwest, announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement with First Security Insurance to purchase their Fort Benton and Three Forks, Montana insurance operations. Terms of the transaction, which closed on March 1, 2016, were not disclosed. PayneWest read more >

PayneWest to Acquire Wells Fargo Insurance Operations in Yakima, Wenatchee, Washington

January 29, 2016  |  by PayneWest

PayneWest Insurance, Inc., the largest independent, employee-owned, agency in the Northwest, announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement with Wells Fargo Insurance to purchase their Yakima and Wenatchee, Washington insurance operations. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close on or about April 1, 2016, were not read more >

Colleagues Paying it Forward

January 22, 2016  |  by Sarah Walsh

At PayneWest our mission is simple – take good care of our clients, colleagues and communities – our 3 C’s. We have tens of thousands of the first, 650 or so of the second, and 30 of the third.  And whenever we can link our 3 C’s together – we read more >

PayneWest Insurance Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

November 30, 2015  |  by PayneWest

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry PayneWest Insurance has been named among the elite insurance organizations as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Insurance.  PayneWest Insurance colleagues praised the company’s many employee benefit programs like Heathy Together Wellness Program, profit sharing, adoption assistance, continuing education, read more >

PayneWest Giving Our Best 2015

November 6, 2015  |  by PayneWest

Community is core to our mission. This past October, our PayneWest Insurance offices participated in the PayneWest Giving Our Best Campaign.  This campaign encourages our colleagues to seek volunteerism within their community throughout the month.  Over six hundred colleagues participated in the PayneWest Giving Our Best campaign and many extend their community goodwill throughout the entire year read more >

PayneWest Insurance Presents Safeco Make More Happen Donation to Special Olympics Montana’s Five Valleys Area

October 2, 2015  |  by PayneWest

On Friday, October 2, Safeco Insurance presented Five Valleys Area a $3,500 donation on behalf of PayneWest Insurance. Safeco Insurance recognizes and celebrates those who make a positive difference with a Make More Happen Award. The award increases the impact of agents who volunteer with a donation to the qualifying nonprofit read more >

PayneWest Insurance Receives Circle of Excellence Award

September 18, 2015  |  by PayneWest

Missoula Chamber of Commerce Honors PayneWest at 125th Annual Banquet On Monday, September 14, the Missoula Chamber of Commerce recognized PayneWest Insurance with the Circle of Excellence award. The Circle of Excellence is the Chamber’s highest business award presented to one company at the Annual Chamber Banquet. PayneWest Insurance CEO Kyle Lingscheit accepted the honor on behalf read more >

PayneWest Insurance is on the Move in Spokane

August 14, 2015  |  by PayneWest

Starting August 17, PayneWest Insurance’s Construction Specialty Division in Spokane Valley will be moving into newly remodeled and expanded offices in the Spokane University District. The offices are located at 501 N. Riverpoint Bouelevard, Suite 403. This change allows the company’s Construction Specialty Division colleagues a greater opportunity to collaborate read more >

PayneWest Insurance Receives Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award

July 7, 2015  |  by PayneWest

 Online contest gives Special Olympics Montana opportunity to win up to $10,500 more  PayneWest Insurance in Missoula, Montana, is the recipient of a Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with Special Olympics Montana Five Valleys Area. The award includes a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for Special Olympics Montana and read more >

Helena Colleagues Begin Move to New Location

June 1, 2015  |  by PayneWest

PayneWest Insurance is proud to announce our new location at 1108 Livingston Street in Helena. Our team in Helena, now 46 colleagues strong, has begun moving into our new location. The new building is located behind the old location. We stand ready to serve our clients in Helena with their insurance needs, just read more >

Two Colleagues Receive Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award

May 18, 2015  |  by PayneWest

Rob Swallow and Trish Montague were both recognized by Safeco Insurance We are pleased to announce that colleagues Rob Swallow and Trish Montague in our Medford office have been recognized by Safeco Insurance® with the Personal Lines Achievement Award.Only a select group of employees at local independent insurance agencies across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and read more >

Billings is on the Move

May 1, 2015  |  by PayneWest

PayneWest Insurance is proud to announce our new location at 3289 Gabel Road in Billings. Our team in Billings, now over 80 colleagues strong, is combining our 2nd Avenue North and Overland Avenue locations into one beautiful, new west-end building. We stand ready to serve our clients in Billings with their insurance read more >

Paynewest Insurance Receives 2015 Best of Butte Award

April 27, 2015  |  by PayneWest

Butte Award Program Recognizes PayneWest Insurance BUTTE — PayneWest Insurance has been selected for the 2015 Best of Butte Award in the Insurance Agency category by the Butte Award Program. Each year, the Butte Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and read more >

Scott Sherbourne Recognized at Safeco National Sales Conference

April 8, 2015  |  by PayneWest

Sherbourne awarded “Outstanding Marketing Achievement and Leadership in the Large Agency Category.” PayneWest Personal Insurance Sales Director, Scott Sherbourne was recognized at Safeco’s National Sales Conference held in Orlando, Florida. He received the “Outstanding Marketing Achievement and Leadership in the Large Agency Category.” Sherbourne was one of three individuals selected to to discuss read more >

Montana Society of CPA’s Recognize Craig Stahlberg

March 20, 2015  |  by PayneWest

Stahlberg Selected as the 2015 Outstanding CPA in the Industry Stahlberg was recognized Wednesday, March 18, at the Industry and Financial Professionals Conference held in Helena, Montana. Stahlberg is the vice president of finance at PayneWest Insurance. Craig has worked for the company over the last 27 years. He has received numerous promotions including vice president, chief read more >

Spokane Downtown moving to expanded Riverpoint office

February 23, 2015  |  by PayneWest

PayneWest would like to announce the expansion of our location at 501 N. Riverpoint in Spokane, Washington. Colleagues currently working at 827 West 1st Avenue, Suite 225 will be relocating to the Riverpoint location in phases as construction is completed during the month of March, 2015. Individual contact information, including colleague phone read more >