CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Inszone | January 30, 2023
Austin Insurance was recently acquired by Inszone Insurance Services, a rapidly expanding nationwide provider of benefits, personal, and commercial lines insurance.
Founded by Cole Austin in 2005, Austin Insurance has been providing excellent insurance services to the Grand Prairie (Texas) area for over a decade. Through the years, Austin Insurance has been able to offer a variety of insurance products to the residents of Grand Prairie and contribute to the city's continued economic expansion and new job opportunities.
Inszone Insurance's Dallas office will now handle the day-to-day business previously run by Austin Insurance. As a result, customers may expect the same high quality of service from Inszone Insurance as they have in the past.
Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services, remarked, "Austin Insurance has built a strong reputation across Grand Prairie as a trusted partner for residents to protect their assets." He further added, "This acquisition is another important step in our growth in the Lone Star State as we continue to identify and invest in agencies that will help provide and offer increased services and options to our customer base."
(Source – Business Wire)
Nevertheless, in the coming days, Inszone Insurance is likely to reveal several acquisitions in addition to opening additional facilities.
About Inszone Insurance Services
Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage founded in 2002 with headquarters in Sacramento (California). It offers various insurance products, including property, casualty, and employee benefits. Supported by a strong and experienced management team, it has grown both independently and by buying other companies. The organization currently has 37 sites across the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, and Illinois and hopes to continue expanding across the country.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Simplicity Group and Insurance Designers of America | March 06, 2023
Simplicity Group Holdings, Inc. (Simplicity) recently informed that it has acquired Insurance Designers of America (IDA), a leading insurance marketing organization (IMO), in order to provide a comprehensive range of services.
As a result of this merger, Simplicity and IDA will now provide their respective members with a market-leading, tech-enabled distribution platform along with an unrivaled range of sales and marketing services.
Bruce Donaldson, Simplicity's President and CEO, expressed, "We have known the partners of IDA for many years and have always admired the spirit of true, equitable partnership, which was one of the founding characteristics of the group."
He continued, "Simplicity was founded on the premise that all our partners should be treated equitably and enjoy all the aspects of our growing platform. We recognize that independent distributors have a choice with whom they wish to affiliate and we are thrilled that IDA has chosen Simplicity to be its long-term partner."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Ethan Emmett, Executive Director of IDA remarked, "Partnering with Simplicity is a natural evolution in the growth of IDA and the furthering of our mission to best serve our member agencies and ultimately provide consumers access to the best insurance solutions across life, annuity, LTC and DI."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Simplicity Group
Simplicity Group offers holistic financial professionals and their clients a full range of products and services for every stage of life, guided by education, value, and cooperation. The company offers its advisor, agent, broker-dealer, and financial institution partners best-in-class and proprietary guaranteed income, life insurance, wealth management, long-term care products as well as operational support. Besides, it also provides sales, marketing materials, and training to help its partners build businesses and serve their clients.
About Insurance Designers of America
Founded in 1986, IDA is one of Georgia's oldest, largest, and most-esteemed IMOs. The company was founded by former agency heads of a national insurance carrier that was quitting the agency distribution system to fill the void as insurance companies focused entirely on product manufacturing and sought alternative distribution channels. Currently, it has over 50 agencies and $250+ million in yearly premiums, giving it the capacity and resources to support over 85,000 financial professionals with their client's insurance needs.
Risk Strategies | February 14, 2023
On February 13, 2023, Risk Strategies, a national specialty insurance, risk management and consulting firm, announced its acquisition of Bullen Insurance Group, bringing the expertise and services for the specialized needs of high-net-worth individuals and families.
Bullen Insurance Group is a specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm designed for the insurance needs of successful family offices and businesses, individuals, and families, protecting valuable assets and property worldwide. In addition, it customizes insurance programs, addressing the complex risks of properties like automobiles, yachts, aircraft, and art collections exposed to natural disasters. With a personalized service approach, it has been helping industries, financial institutions, historic properties, and non-profit organizations, developing trust and loyalty for generations of clients and renowned commercial businesses.
National practice leader for Private Client Services at Risk Strategies, Alison Murphy, said, "Effectively addressing the many complex risks faced by highly successful individuals and families requires deep expertise and dedicated specialization." She added, "Bullen Insurance Group has a well-earned, long-established reputation for excellence in serving high-net-worth clients and this provides us with a unique opportunity to expand our high-net-worth practice in a key market. I'm thrilled to welcome Matt and his team to Risk Strategies."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
President and CEO Matthew C. Fox said, "Given the firm's long history, and the trust our clients place in our service and knowledge, we wanted to be sure we were choosing the right partner to scale and perpetuate our business." He added, "The quality of the people and the operational platform we saw at Risk Strategies and their specialist approach to client service and collaboration gave us great confidence that we have found a partner that is aligned with our vision and will support our unwavering commitment to our clients."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
About Risk Strategies
Risk Strategies, an insurance service provider, has been offering financial benefits and protecting assets since 1997. It is a privately held National Specialty Insurance Brokerage and Risk Management Advisor, minimizing liabilities of its assets. Headquartered in Boston, it is one of the oldest firms in the private equity industry, investing in the insurance sector and offering financial benefits, compensations, and employment. It provides solutions in specialty insurance, brokerage, private clients, transportation, surety, captives, group benefits, risk management, high-net-worth, employee benefits, property, and casualty.