Illinois’ Auffenberg Insurance Joins Valley Insurance Agency Alliance

Article 0 Comments Auffenberg Insurance Services in Belleville, Illinois, has joined Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a family of over 120 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois. Owned by Mike Auffenberg and Nathan Schumacher, Auffenberg Insurance Services previously was known as Auffenberg Allstate. The full-service, independent agency specializes in […]

Keystone Insurers Group Adds 2 New Michigan Agencies

Article 0 Comments Keystone Insurers Group has named Shoreline Insurance of Muskegon and Combined Insurance Agencies of St. Joseph to its growing community of partners in Michigan. Since 1976, Shoreline Insurance has served clients in the West Michigan area with personal and commercial insurance, and employee benefits. Headed by President […]

Keystone Insurers Group Adds 2 More Wisconsin Agencies

Article 0 Comments Keystone Insurers Group has added Family Insurance Center of Seymour, Wisconsin, and the Walker Agency Inc., with locations in Berlin, Montello and Westfield, Wisconsin, to its growing list of partners in that state. Family Insurance Center was established in 1988 by Robert Thiel. In 2009, the agency […]

Why Insurance Agencies at Crossroad Are Turning to Aggregators: Viewpoint

Article 1 Comments Even as they look back on several years of steady growth and success, many owners of independent insurance agencies now find themselves at a crossroad where they are pressed to make critical strategic decisions about the future of their firms. Ongoing consolidation, intensifying competition from direct writers, […]