In The Community
UAIC employees live and work in the same communities as our customers. That's why we're active in the same causes you care about! We think it's important to give back to our communities, the places and people that have helped make us one of the fastest growing auto insurance companies in America! It's our small way of saying thank you. You may even see UAIC employees lending a hand at an event in your city!
United Automobile Insurance Company Expo a Success!
United Auto's Sr. Vice President of Operations Juan Ferrer and his Executive Marketing Assistant Terri O'Brien conceived the idea for the company's first Expo. The event was a success! More than 400 independent agents, vendors, dignitaries and UAIC employees participated. Some key insurance regulators and industry association representatives participated. Representing the National Insurance Crime Bureau was Ralph Garcia. Lidia Azque and Tom Green from the Florida Department of Insurance were also in attendance. A special thanks to the event sponsors including, Ansec Systems, TISG, NIMBUS Team, Insurance 101, BJ's Auto Glass, Apple Printing, Nation Safe Drivers, QQ Solution, Security Underwriters and Accu Auto.
UAIC is looking forward to next year's expo!
UAIC Supports Florida's Disaster Fund
UAIC recently donated $2500 to the Florida's Disaster Fund, a non-profit organization. The fund was created to raise money to aid Floridians with recovery from natural disasters through strengthening families and rebuilding communities.
UAIC Sponsors Florida's Children First Broward Child Advocacy Awards Reception
UAIC recently donated $5,000 and was the title sponsor for the 2012 awards reception that honors child advocates in the Broward area and raises awareness for child welfare issues. FCF is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of at-risk children, especially those in foster care and the handicapped.
UAIC Makes Major Commitment to Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois
UAIC recently donated $25,000 to the Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois. The organization was established in 1994 and is a non-profit guided youth organization with a mission to reduce juvenile delinquency. The organization promotes positive interaction by relying on athletics and recreational activities between law enforcement and youth-oriented communities that have historically high rates of juvenile crime.
UAIC Helps Fight Breast Cancer Supports City of Miami Gardens Pink Week
UAIC recently donated $5,000 to the City of Miami Gardens "Pink Week Walk" to benefit breast cancer awareness. The event was hosted by the City of Miami Gardens and took place during the last week in October. Event activities included a health fair, costume party, and the "Pink and Boobs Walk."
St. Brendan High School Varsity Cheerleading Receives Donations from UAIC
UAIC recently donated $500 the St. Brendan High School's varsity cheerleading squad. The donation was made on behalf of a UAIC employee's daughter. Opened in 1956, St. Brendan High School is a Catholic school and is a part of the Archdiocese of Miami.
UAIC Supports At-Risk Kids - Donates to Kids in Distress
UAIC recently donated $2,500 to Kids in Distress, a nonprofit organization that provides children and their families with the tools, skills, services and education they need to maintain a safe, stable, and healthy environment. Kids in Distress mission is to prevent child abuse, preserve family and treat children who have been abused and neglected.
National Diabetes Awareness Month Event
UAIC sponsors National Diabetes Awareness Month Event 2012, which educates residents, young and old, about healthy lifestyles. The event will also include healthy eating food demonstrations led by chefs and dieticians, along with music and entertainment. The event will be hosted by City of Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Lisa C. Davis. UAIC has donated $5,000 to the event.
Taste in the Gardens
The Miami Gardens Kiwanis Club sponsored Taste in the Gardens, a food and wine tasting event in support of the Miami Gardens Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund. The event took place in May. UAIC donated $10,000 to the event.
Women's Breast Health Initiative
United Auto donates $5,000 to the Women's Breast Health Initiative, an organization dedicated to educating women about the importance of breast health and providing them with the resources to beat the disease through free screenings, referrals and health awareness.
Boys' Town of Italy
United Auto recently donated $10,000 to the Boys Town of Italy, a Chicago nonprofit organization that provides migrant, refugee, and at-risk youths with a community base and support through education, career preparation, and self-government. United Auto has supported Boys' Town of Italy for more than a decade.
St. Jude Golf Tournament
UAIC recently sponsored and donated $10,000 to the St. Jude Golf Classic. The event took place August 6, 2012 in Chicago to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. St. Jude, a hospital for sick and suffering children, continues to provide care for children regardless of race, religion or ability to pay.
Our Lady of Lourdes
UAIC has donated $2,500 dollars in support of their programs to Our Lady of Lourdes in Chicago. Our Lady of Lourdes, established in 1892, dedicates its efforts to feeding the hungry and comforting the stranger. Since 1981, Our Lady of Lourdes opens its doors as a soup kitchen daily.
UAIC Supports Mystic Force Foundation's Annual "Walk for a Cure"
The Mystic Force Foundation hosted its annual "Walk for a Cure" benefit raising money for childhood cancer research. The walk included entertainment, face painting, bounce houses, barbeque, and raffles. The even took place April 22. UAIC donated $ 2,500 to the foundation.
UAIC Supports the Environment with Citizens for a Better South Florida
Citizens for a Better South Florida, a non-profit, membership based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Florida with environmental education, hosted its second annual "An Afternoon with Nature" fundraiser. UAIC donated $20,000 to the organization. The event was held at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center and featured food, drink and a silent auction.
AGA Khan Foundation Receives Support from UAIC
UAIC recently donated $20,000 to the AGA Kahn Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on developmental problems, illiteracy, and continues to aid Hurricane Katrina and Rita victims . The foundation reaches out to those most vulnerable, regardless of race, religion, or gender.
UAIC joins with LEO Foundation and the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police to Honor Law Enforcement
United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) teamed with the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police to honor fallen officers of Miami-Dade County law enforcement at the Twelfth Annual Law Enforcement Officers Gala. Mr. Parrillo was honored as well for his work with the families of the fallen officers, including setting up $25,000 College funds for the children of those brave officers. He received a Donald Farlin award for his ongoing support. The event took place at the Miami Beach Convention Center on January 21, 2012 and drew more than 900 guests and honorees. Officers throughout Miami-Dade County were honored in categories of Uniform Services, Safety, Specialized Services, Support Services, Investigative Services, and Federal Agent of the Year, Task Force of the Year, and State and Federal Prosecutor of the Year.
UAIC Sponsors Legal Aid Service's 11th Annual "For the Public Good" Event
United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) sponsored Legal Aid Services of Broward county/Coast to Coast Legal Aid Services' annual "For the Public Good" fund raising event, which attracted more than 350 local attorneys, judges and businesses. The event, which was held on September 28 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina raised almost $200,000 for this worthy not-for-profit organization. UAIC donated $5,000, which will help assure that the most vulnerable population of Broward County has a voice in the justice system. Legal Aid assists more than 10,000 individuals and families each year by providing free legal services. The organization also helps out more than 150 of the area's non-profits, acting as the legal arm for them.
UAIC Title Sponsor of Twelfth Annual Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Prayer Breakfast
United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) was the title sponsor in the Law Enforcement's "Prayer Breakfast" to honor the sacrifice and dedication of fallen officers, held on May 1st at the Big Five Club in Miami. Their sponsorship underwrote the cost of the breakfast and event held at Tropical Park. Many of the officer's families attended and were recognized.
UAIC Sponsors Dade County Police Benevolent Association Law Enforcement Awards Gala
May 19, 2012
The Dade County Police Benevolent Association, which represents more than 6,500 law enforcement officers, held their 19th annual Law Enforcement Awards Gala May 19, 2012 at the Miami Beach Resort. More than 600 guests attended, including law enforcement officers and their families, state and local government leaders and citizens. The event pays tribute to the women and men of Dade County's "Thin Blue Line" for their outstanding acts of bravery and courage. Donations specifically went to the Love Fund that assists families of officers killed in the line of duty.
Do the Right Thing
United Auto is the title sponsor of the 2012 Do the Right Thing Summer Salute Dinner. This tribute recognized the top Do the Right Thing winners of the 2011-2012 school year. UAIC's Blanca Aparicio has been an Advisory Board member of DTRT for almost five years and helps select monthly winners throughout the county. The organization works with the Miami Police Department to reward local children for positive behavior, accomplishments and actions in the community.
Multiple Sclerosis Walk
United Auto's CFO Paul Polachek participated in the 2012 MS Walk in Aventura as the title sponsor. UAIC donated $25,000 and Paul recruited two different teams, about 55 people to walk in his name - in hope for a cure for MS. Paul also participated in the walk, although he was pushed in a wheelchair due to the disease. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a year ago.
Breast Health Initiative
UAIC is "Conqueror" Sponsor of the The Women's Breast Health Initiative (WBHI), an outreach organization dedicated to educating women about the importance of breast health and providing them with the resources to beat the disease. WBHI provides free breast health awareness, education, screening and referrals through neighborhood door to door outreach.
Broward Crime Stoppers
United Auto sponsors the Broward Crime Stoppers Ball, which celebrates the hard work of the officers and team members of The Broward Sheriff's Office. The program is designed for citizens who have information about criminal activity and are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers and report their information anonymously.
UAIC Donates to Police Officer Assistance Trust
UAIC recently donated $5000 to the Miami-Dade Police Officer's Police Officer Assistance Trust. This trust is an account established for the families of slain Police Officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth who were killed while serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County.
UAIC Donates to Crestview Elementary's CA.R. nival
May 14, 2011
UAIC made a cash donation to Crestview Elementary School for their First Annual Accelerated Reader CA.R.nival. Crestview Elementary, a science magnet school located in Miami Gardens, is hosting the event to promote the school's Media Center and fosters a love of reading through the purchase and distribution of age-appropriate books and magazines. Through the PASS program, UAIC adopted Crestview as its corporate sponsor from 2008-2011.
UAIC Sponsors 6th Annual Jazz in the Gardens at Dolphin Stadium
March 19, 2011
UAIC was one of the sponsors of the 6th annual Jazz in the Gardens at SunLife Stadium. Headliners of the annual event, which took place on March 19th and 20th 2011 included Lauryn Hill, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, former members of Boys II Men and En Vogue. The event included concerts, food and a shopping area.
Richard Parrillo Sr. Receives Don Carlin Award at 2011 L.E.O. Awards
May 14, 2011
Richard Parrillo, Sr. was recently honored by the L.E.O. foundation at the 11th Annual Law Enforcement Officer (L.E.O.) Awards Banquet. "Mr. P" received the Don Carlin Award, which was named after the founder of the L.E.O Awards and recognized the ongoing support and commitment of the Parrillo family to the law-enforcement community throughout the years.
UAIC Sponsors Sons of Italy in America
May 14, 2011
Richard Parrillo, Sr. was recently honored by the Boys' Town of Italy at their recent annual event "Gran Bello" at the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Mr. Parrillo was recognized for his generosity as an ongoing benefactor of the organization. The event also honored singer-actress Connie Francis as "Celebrity of the Year" and businessman Frank Congemi as "Man of the Year."
Investigators Uncover Clinics with Ties To Staged Accidents
May 14, 2010
Undercover agents broke up a ring of at least 55 people with assets relating to staged accidents, insurance fraud and racketeering. Based on what we have heard about widespread fraud in the Tampa Bay area, more investigations and arrests are needed. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) fraud is a huge problem, not just in Tampa Bay, but across the state. In announcing the arrests, the Sheriff's office gave the media an inside look at how these rings operate, complete with a video of a staged accident... click here to view full report.
UAIC Sponsors Legal Aid Society's "For the Public Good" Event
May 14, 2010
United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) recently participated in the Legal Aid Society's "For the Public Good" fund raising event, held on May 14th at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale. As Vision Circle Sponsors, UAIC donated $2,500 to the organization, which assures that the most vulnerable population of Broward County has a voice in the justice system by providing free legal services to families and children
Crestview Elementary School and their CEO, Beau Parrillo of UAIC host the annual South Florida PASS© networking session
April 29, 2010
On April 29, Crestview Elementary School, UAIC's PASS program beneficiary school, hosted the annual South Florida PASS networking session. Participants included all of the PASS principals, PASS CEOs, and the PASS coaches in South Florida, as well as the new CEC Board Chairman, Gene Marshall and Board members Karen Fryd, Jeffrey Miller, and Steve Wasserman.
UAIC Title Sponsor of Boys and Girls Club of Broward County 14th Annual Ranch Roam
March 20, 2010
United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) recently sponsored the 14th Annual "Ranch Roam" benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. The event was hosted by Bergeron Land Development and held on Ron Bergeron's Green Glades Ranch.
UAIC Donates $5,000 for City of Miami Gardens Beautification Project
United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC), recently donated $5,000 to The City of Miami Gardens to support a citywide beautification project. The project placed statues of dolphins, the city's mascot, in strategic spots throughout the city.
United Auto Insurance Company Recognized for Generosity to Boys' Town of Italy
March 12, 2010
Richard Parrillo Sr., founder and Chairman of United Automobile Insurance Group was recently given special recognition as a longtime benefactor to the Boys' Town. Recently, Parrillo donated $10,000 to the organization, and was recently recognized at the Boys' Town's Florida Committee annual event, the "Gran Ballo", at the Biltmore Hotel Country Club in Coral Springs, FL. This year marked the 65th Anniversary of the organizations' founding.
UAIC joins with LEO Foundation and the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police to Honor Law Enforcement
March 06, 2010
United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) recently teamed with the Miami-Dade police department to honor members of Miami-Dade County law enforcement from municipal, county, state and federal agencies at the Ninth Annual Law Enforcement Officers Gala. The event took place at the Fontainebleau Hotel on March 6, 2010 and drew more than 900 people guests and honorees. Officers from all over Miami-Dade County were honored in categories like Uniform Services, Safety, Specialized Services, Support Services, Investigative Services, Federal Agent of the Year, Task Force of the Year, and State and Federal Prosecutor of the Year.
UAIC Honors Police Departments of Miami-Dade County at the Chiefs of Police Reception and Dinner
United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) recently helped to recognize Chiefs of Police throughout Miami-Dade County as one of the sponsors of the Annual Chiefs of Police Dinner. The event, held at the Seaview Hotel, honored top officials in Miami-Dade's police units and hosted the police departments of Bal Harbor, Bay Harbour Islands, Golden Beach, Indian Creek, North Bay Village, Sunny Isles Beach & Surfside.
UAIC Title Sponsor of Boys and Girls Club of Broward County 43rd Annual Dinner Auction
Jan 23, 2010
United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC), recently was the title sponsor for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County's 43rd Annual Dinner Auction. The event was hosted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on January 23.
Man of the Year 2009
Dec 11, 2009
The Latin American Association of Insurance Agents, recognized Mr. Richard Parrillo Sr, President & CEO of United Automobile Insurance Company for his outstanding contributions to the insurance Industry. He was awarded Insurance Man of the Year 2009. Congratulations to Mr. Richard Parrillo Sr. on receiving this award!
North Miami Police Fake Insurance Card Sweep
Nov 24, 2009
On November 24th, 2009 the North Miami Beach Police Department in conjunction with the NICB Florida Medical Fraud Task Force conducted for the first time in its history a fake insurance card traffic check. Due in part to economic times, it was deemed by the North Miami Beach Police that drivers on the road with no car insurance pose a real threat to the public at large in the event of an accident, negatively impacting both the legitimate insured as well as the member companies.
This operation was a collaborated effort between the North Miami Beach Police Department, NICB, and the (19) member companies that participated in this operation which were State Farm, Allstate, Farmers, 21st Century, GMAC, MetLife, United Auto, Infinity Insurance, Seminole Insurance, Geico, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Titan, Victoria, Depositors, Allied, Unitrin Direct, Star Casualty and Mercury Insurance & (1) Non Member RAC Insurance.
This operation netted (5) arrests and over 60 traffic citations in a span of several hours. Thanks to the collaborated efforts of all involved the North Miami Beach Police Department plans on repeating this operation in the coming year.
WTVJ NBC6 Miami, FL South Florida Today: Do The Right Thing Summer Salute
June 09, 2009
Richard Parrillo Sr., CEO of UAIC, receives an Ellis Island Medal of Honor
March 28, 2008
Each year the Ellis Island Medals of Honor are presented on Ellis Island, in a dramatic ceremony, to American citizens of diverse origins for their outstanding contributions to their communities, their nation and the world. Past Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients include six Presidents of the United States, Nobel Prize winners, athletes, leaders of industry, artists and others whose work has made a lasting impact on humanity.
The 22nd Annual William Slaughter/Levine Golf Tournament, Benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County
March 28, 2008
The 22nd Annual William Slaughter/Levine Golf Tournament, benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County was a swinging success! The event took place at the Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac on March 28th and featured a shotgun start, buffet lunch, on-course refreshments and silent and live auction. The tournament was a sell-out event, raising more than $235,000.00 for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County.
The Florida's Breast Health Initiative's "Open the Door to Breast Health" To Benefit Screening and Education about Breast Health
March 28, 2008
The Florida's Breast Health Initiative's "Open the Door to Breast Health" reception and silent auction was held on March 28th.The event honored UAIG was recognized as a title sponsor of the event, which supports the Initiative's mission to provide free breast health awareness, education, screening and referrals to women of every economic station.
Miss Miami Gardens 2008 Scholarship Pageant
March 23, 2008
Miss Miami Gardens 2008 Scholarship Pageant was held on March 23rd at Florida Memorial University in Miami. The annual event promotes higher educational goals by awarding a partial scholarship to the winner. Contestants competed in several categories including talent and civic involvement. Additionally, the winner will go on to compete in the Miss Florida Pageant. Miami Gardens is the new home of UAIC's headquarters.
The 3rd Annual Jazz in the Gardens at Dolphin Stadium
March 16, 2008
Miami Gardens' signature music event, took place at Dolphin Stadium on March 15-16. The event, cosponsored by UAIG, featured both contemporary artists such as Kem and Wyclef Jean, as well as some classic performers such as Nancy Wilson and the O'Jays. The event spanned over two days and included food, shopping and entertainment.
Florida Children's First (FCF)
December 1, 2007
For the second consecutive year, United Auto is the statewide sponsor for Florida Children's First (FCF), a non-profit organization that represents the interests of Florida's foster children. General Counsel Chuck Grimsley received special recognition at the FCF Broward Reception for United Auto's generous support of the organization.
Grand Ghoul Night Featuring Oj Macduffe To Benefit Boys And Girls Club Of Broward County
October 31, 2007
Grand Ghoul Night Featuring Former Miami Dolphin Football Star OJ MacDuffe, was hosted by UAIG and benefited The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. The annual event was held at the Fort Lauderdale Signature Grand and featured music, food and entertainment. The event hosted more than 1000 guests and raised $100,000. The event benefited the Boys and Girls YET Center of Fort Lauderdale.
2007 Party with a Purpose Benefits Vision-Based Organizations
September 8, 2007
The 2007 Party with a Purpose, benefiting HeartSight Miami, Hope for Vision and The Foundation for Fighting Blindness, was held at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood. United Automobile Insurance Group was the title sponsor, underwriting most of the costs of the star-studded event. Richard Parrillo Sr. was an honoree of the event. Party with a Purpose raised more than $700,000. Carlos and Betsy Lidskey co-chaired the event.
Heart Sight Miami, Hope for Vision, and The Foundation Fighting Blindness
September 1, 2007
Heart Sight Miami, Hope for Vision, and The Foundation Fighting Blindness honored Richard Parrillo, Sr., chairman and CEO of United Auto, at the annual 'Party with a Purpose' at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood for his commitment to helping raise awareness and funding for blinding disease research.
Miami Police Department
July 1, 2007
United Auto helped the City of Miami Police Department install a Lo-Jack tracking unit in a police helicopter to combat auto theft and insurance fraud in Miami.
Do The Right Thing
June 7, 2007
United Auto is the title sponsor of the 2007 Do The Right Thing Summer Salute Dinner. This tribute recognized the top Do The Right Thing winners of the 2006 - 2007 school year. DTRT works with the Miami Police Department to reward local children for positive behavior, accomplishments and actions in the community.
March 11, 2007
United Automobile Insurance Group is committed to South Florida's vibrant Hispanic community. Each year United Auto exhibits at Calle Ocho, which is the party that marks the culmination of Carnaval Miami. More than a million people line the streets of Little Havana for the largest Hispanic celebration in the country.
St. Jude Shoot Out Charity Golf Tournament
February 16, 2007
United Auto sponsored the 2007 St. Jude Shoot Out charity golf tournament, dinner and auction at the Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac. The event, hosted by Bo Jackson and United Auto executive vice president Beau Parrillo, raised a record $500,000 in support of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and its fight against cancer and other diseases. Mr. Parrillo announced that the company will double its signature sponsorship to $100,000 next year and offer St. Jude patients access to the United Auto Insurance Group aircraft for transportation to the hospital in Memphis.
Presidents' Fest in the Park
United Auto hosted more than 1,500 children from JAFCO, ChildNet, Boys & Girls Club, and Kids In Distress to enjoy the 2007 Presidents' Fest in the Park. For 15 years, Presidents' Fest has been a community celebration that thousands of South Florida residents enjoy. This is the second consecutive year that United Auto has sponsored this event.
Miami Children's Hospital Holiday Party
December 1, 2006
United Auto spread holiday cheer at Miami Children's Hospital with a party for sickle cell anemia patients. United Auto employees collected hundreds of presents through a gift drive and distributed the gifts to many smiling faces at the party.
Miami Children's Hospital - Child Safety Seat Check Station
United Automobile Insurance Group teamed up with Miami Children's Hospital to provide one of the only indoor Child Safety Seat Check stations in the country. The program, which operates year round, teaches parents how to choose the right child seat, how to install the seat and how to position the child properly. United Auto covers most of the program's costs, including equipment and staffing. The company has also donated hundreds of safety seats to local parents.
ASPIRA of Florida Career and College Expo
Nearly 200 local students participated in ASPIRA of Florida's Career and College Expo in South Florida. United Automobile Insurance Group co-hosted the "Keys to Catching your Dreams" career fair for two consecutive years in an effort to encourage students to pursue and achieve their dreams.
Mike Lowell Celebrity Golf Tournament
November 3, 2004
United Automobile Insurance Group was the title sponsor for Mike Lowell's Celebrity Golf Classic. Proceeds from the tournament benefited cancer patients and their families.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County's Annual Golf Classic
April 21, 2004
"To enable all young people, especially those who need us most. To reach their potential as productive, caring, responsible citizen."