The ICW Group has entered the small business market for workers' compensation insurance by launching Snap Instant Quote, the company's new small business underwriting software.

The ICW Group will now offer its coverage and claims services in over 40 small business categories, with premiums starting at $2,500, for policies with effective dates beginning January 1, 2009. The company will expand into 50 additional categories beginning in the first quarter of 2009.

Kevin Prior, president and CEO of the ICW Group, said: Snap Instant Quote allows our agents to instantly quote and bind small business, giving them the real time decisions they need to better serve their small business clients. The ICW Group continues to leverage technology to bring our customers innovative insurance solutions, and Snap Instant Quote for small business is our latest example.