November 17th, 2011 – Hampton, NH: SIAA, Inc. – the largest Alliance of Independent Property & Casualty Insurance Agencies in the country – is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance (MIAA) as an SIAA Master Agency. According to SIAA Chairman & CEO Jim Masiello, “Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance has achieved a significant milestone for which our Master Agencies across the country strive. On the national level, 60% of our Master Agencies have been with us for over a decade. It’s this type of tenure that affirms SIAA’s standing as the premiere Alliance of independent
insurance agencies in the country. Our model has worked for nearly 30 years now – through soft and hard markets, economic downturns, extreme competition – virtually all conditions.”
“Our Alliance is designed to help insurance agents at all stages.” said MIAA CEO Mike Meacham. “Our retail agency, All American Insurance of Lincoln, Nebraska, celebrates 40 years in business in 2012, and we’ve managed growth from a small single storefront to multiple offices. Along with our agency management experience from Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance, SIAA’s resources help P&C Agents, direct writers/captive agents, and producers continue or start their independent insurance agency by making them instantly big as part of our organization. The resources available to members help them navigate through the difficulties that often prevent a smaller or new independent insurance agency from succeeding.” Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance has been a Master Agency partner of SIAA since 2001 and a perennial winner of the “Top Recruiter” award. With territory including North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Minnesota, they are the largest independent agency group in the area. They are also the second largest Master Agency in the SIAA organization, with 117 active member agents. For more information on MIAA, visit miaainsurance.com. The SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) concept originated in New England in 1983 where many local insurance agencies were finding it difficult to receive carrier appointments, start new insurance agencies, compete against larger insurance agencies, and receive profit sharing. Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance has grown to be second in size only to the founding Master Agency, SAN Group. SIAA is a national alliance with billions in combined profitable premium. SIAA utilizes its stability and strength through traditional and alternative market channels for the purpose of providing insurance consumers with competitive choices in addition to providing significant profit and equity appreciation opportunities for SIAA Member Agencies. This national alliance of insurance agencies has engaged more than 3,900 members. For additional information about SIAA, visit www.siaa.net. – James Lane Senior Marketing Manager – SIAA, Inc.