SIAA Grows by 40 Agencies in October 2012

REF: www.siaa.net

The Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA) announced the signing of 40 new member agencies in October.

Of October’s signed members, 29 are “start-up” or “scratch” agencies new to the independent agency system, many of them former “captive” agents, bringing new premium dollars and new people into the system. SIAA helped create 299 new agencies in 2011 from a total of 412 newly signed members. 241 have been created so far in 2012.

“We are excited to be able to grow at a steady and aggressive pace.” said Jim Masiello, SIAA’s CEO. “After a first quarter announcing the most new members in any first quarter in our history, we are pacing for continued record-breaking growth. This is further evidence of how our model works irrespective of the economic climate.”

SIAA members created more than $780 million in new premium growth in 2011 – their third straight year over $750 million – and reached their 4000th signed Independent Strategic Member earlier this year.

Click below to see some of October’s New Members:

October’s new members include:

East:
Farah A. Evenson Insurance of Wethersfield, CT
Pioneer City Insurance of Carbondale, PA
Richard Schrade of Saratoga Springs, NY
Montemarano & Schwartz Group of Mineola, NY
GL Kreiner Insurance of Spring Grove, PA
K D Smith Insurance of Allentown, PA
Northern Chesapeake Insurance Services of Bel Air, MD

Midwest:
Insurance Services Corporation of Fenton, MI
The Wright Agency of Grantsburg, WI
F&S Diversified Services of Omaha, NE
McEldowney Agency of Flossmoor, IL
Premier Insurance Associates of Edwardsville, IL
Empson Insurance Agency of Scottsburg, IN
Multiline Insurance Agency of Indianapolis, IN
South Haven Insurance Agency of Burnsville, MN

West:
Andrea Edmundson of Valencia, CA
Centurywide Insurance Services of San Diego, CA
Onpoint Insurance Group of St. George, UT
Allen Insurance Services of Pueblo, CO
Way West Insurance Agency of Cody, WY

Southeast:
Affordable Secure Insurance of Fort Myers, FL
Donovan Insurance of Jacksonville, FL
The Wicker Agency of Birmingham, AL
Mark A. Demont Insurance Agency of Tallahassee, FL
Business Insurance Solutions of Louisville, KY
Michael Gray Agency of Birmingham, AL
All Axcess Insurance of Lakewood Ranch, FL
Insurance Dealer Connect of Naples, FL
Jones & Taylor Insurance of Gaffney, SC

South Central:
O’Neal Insurance Agency of Ratcliff, AR
Precept Insurance Services of Flower Mound, TX
The Gregory Agency of Van Buren, AR

 

Since it’s inception in 1995, SIAA has signed over 4,250 new members.

SIAA is dedicated to the creation, retention and growth of the Independent Insurance Agency distribution system. SIAA provides independent agencies with the company access necessary to become instantly BIG.