Core Insurance, Risk Management
Newswire | July 25, 2023
ALKEME, a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage, announced the acquisition of the Paul Kinan Insurance Group and Wiggins Farha Insurance Group, both full-service insurance agencies operating out of Placentia, California, and Wichita, Kansas, respectively.
Tracing its roots back to 1986, Paul Kinan Insurance Group has a long track record of success in Southern California built on its strong customer service philosophies. The company provides a wide variety of property and casualty insurance solutions to individuals, families and businesses.
Wiggans Farha Insurance Group is an independent insurance agency serving the state of Kansas and the Midwest region as a subsidiary of Paul Kinan Insurance Group.
"Paul Kinan Insurance Group and Wiggans Farha add more industry-leading insurance brands to our growing platform" said Curtis Barton, CEO of ALKEME. "They have an amazing, highly experienced team and an approach to customer service that fit in perfect with the ALKEME culture."
"We are excited to join forces with a national-scale partner to expand the resources and capabilities of our group," said Paul Kinan and Greg Locy of Paul Kinan Insurance Group and Wiggans Farha, respectively. "As the insurance industry is changing every day, it made perfect sense to take advantages of the many benefits we can pass along to our clients by working with ALKEME."
ALKEME helps insurance brokerages realize sustainable growth and success through the creative use of innovation, shared services, consultation, and marketing. Our proven methodology, unmatched expertise, and externally validated results have quickly propelled us into the top-50 privately held insurance agencies in the U.S. Partners across the country rely on ALKEME's proven platform coupled with experience, resources, and long-term perspective to help them realize sustainable growth and success in a rapidly modernizing insurance world. Based in Ladera Ranch, California, and backed by GCP Capital Partners, ALKEME serves thousands of clients with a wide range of offerings including P&C, Benefits, Surety, Risk and Wealth Management.
Risk Management, Insurance Technology
PRnewswire | July 06, 2023
Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC (Oakbridge), one of the largest independent insurance and risk management agencies in the United States, today announced a new partnership with JHA Risk Management (JHARM), a personal and commercial property and casualty insurance agency in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Specializing in risk management solutions, surety bonds, employee benefits and construction and educational coverage, JHA Risk Management has deep roots in North Carolina.
"JHA Risk Management is a great agency and we're excited to partner with them in North Carolina," said Oakbridge CEO Robbie Smith. "Our shared values and commitment to the community make them an excellent addition."
The partnership provides both firms with access to a broader pool of resources, industry knowledge and continued opportunities for growth in North Carolina.
"In our business, relationships matter and Oakbridge's culture and reputation for outstanding service were key factors in undertaking this partnership," said JHA Risk Management president Paul Bauer.
"Our partnership with Oakbridge is going to help us accelerate growth," adds Thomas Rhodes, JHARM Vice President. "Their back-office resources will free us up to concentrate on service and focus on organic growth. This move allows us to scale our business quickly."
As an Oakbridge partner, JHA Risk Management will maintain its office in Rocky Mount, NC.
About Oakbridge Insurance Agency
Founded in 2020, Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC is a rapidly growing partnership model for firms seeking accelerated growth, access to capital and an expanded suite of resources with which to serve clients. Ranked a "Top 100" insurance brokerage by Business Insurance and Insurance Journal magazines, Oakbridge is one of the largest privately owned insurance, risk management and employee benefits agencies in the country. The agency has specific experience in the agriculture, employee benefits, bond/surety, construction, financial, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, nonprofit, senior living, hospitality, and transportation industries. Learn more: oakbridgeinsurance.com.
About JHA Risk Management
For over 115 years, JHA Risk Management has made it their mission to help clients protect themselves from the unique risks they face. By adhering to the principles of exceptional service, integrity, and professionalism, JHA Risk Management is committed to providing clients with insurance solutions that work for them. JHA strives to always exceed the customer's expectations while providing a positive work environment for employees that allows them to achieve their personal goals. Learn more: jharm.com
Core Insurance, Insurance Technology
PR Newswire | August 25, 2023
Careington Benefit Solutions, affiliate of Careington International Corporation, announces the expansion of its service offerings to now include customizable commercial lines for property and casualty insurance. Backed by more than 40 years of industry experience, Careington Benefit Solutions is a single-source solution for insurance, administrative and marketing solutions.
As a nationally licensed insurance agency and Third Party Administrator, Careington Benefit Solutions wanted to broaden its existing suite of insurance products to include business and commercial coverages including liability, business property, workers compensation, commercial automobile, cyber security and more. This new program is designed to provide businesses with a custom, industry-specific risk management solution. With a wide variety of carriers and products to choose from, Careington Benefit Solutions' High Performance Sales Unit consists of nationally licensed Life & Health and Property & Casualty agents that can help clients shop coverage options, get cost-free quotes and enroll in a commercial line insurance policy that is tailored to the specific needs of small employers.
"We are proud to expand our property and casualty coverage options to include commercial lines," said Chuck Misasi, Executive Vice President of Direct Marketing and Customer Engagement at Careington Benefit Solutions. "After successfully providing protection to individuals and their families with our personal lines coverage options, we recognized that we could bring the same white-glove approach to businesses to address their unique financial risks. With this new program, we're offering customized risk management solutions to businesses across a wide variety of industries."
Beyond commercial lines insurance, Careington Benefit Solutions offers a robust suite of insurance products, as well as 150+ money-saving health, wellness, lifestyle and virtual health products. Careington Benefit Solutions partners with industry-leading carriers nationwide to offer a range of innovative, competitive solutions. As a TPA, Careington Benefit Solutions is a single-source solution that expertly manages licensed enrollment, billing, claims processing, customer service, policy fulfillment, custom product development and more. Careington Benefit Solutions serves employers of any size or industry, carriers, Medicare Advantage companies, TPAs, associations, unions, affinity groups, municipalities, school districts, colleges and universities, dental support organizations and brokers and benefits consultants.
"Careington Benefit Solutions is dedicated to delivering competitive insurance product options and full-scale administrative services to our diverse clients nationally," said Careington Benefit Solutions Chief Executive Officer Stewart Sweda. "We are always looking to enhance our product and service offerings, and we are pleased to now be able to connect small employers with the coverage they need to protect their businesses against potential financial damages."
About Careington Benefit Solutions
Careington Benefit Solutions, an affiliate of Careington International Corporation, is a nationally licensed insurance agency and Third Party Administrator that provides a range of competitive insurance product options and comprehensive suite of administration services, including claims administration, individual and group billing, premium collection, enrollment, policy fulfillment, custom product manufacturing and more to support our many diverse clients, including large insurance companies. Our flexibility in the level of administrative support we provide allows us to customize any client solution as an a-la-carte scenario or a complete turnkey option as a single-source product, service and administrative solution. Careington Benefit Solutions includes a direct-to-consumer brand, QuoteSavant, created to help consumers navigate the complex process of buying insurance. Our licensed agents shop top plans and provide quotes to help individuals find coverage to fit their budgets. To learn more about QuoteSavant's personalized policy shopping process, visit www.quotesavant.com.