The Alera Group Acquires Controlling Interest In The Insurance Alliance

We are pleased to announce that The Alera Group now has majority ownership of The Insurance Alliance, effective June 30, 2018.

The Alera Group has corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, and has member firms and locations throughout the United States, including three Alliance agencies, AIA American Insurance Administrators, LLC, Hampson-Mowrer Agency, LLC, and Zinn Insurance, LLC.

All other Alliance agencies will remain independently-owned, and will remain members of The Alliance.

The Alliance office and management team will remain in place, with no contemplated changes in day-to-day operations, with the exception of an expanded geographic territory.

We are excited about the new opportunities this presents, including the ability to recruit quality independently-owned agencies, and being in the position to become part of The Alera Group’s national P&C platform.


Accellerations 2017 Award Winners Recognized

The results of the 2017 Accellerations sales contest were revealed this afternoon at the recognition luncheon held at the West Shore Country Club Camp Hill, PA. Presenting the awards were John McDonnell and John Milisits of Selective Insurance, the 2017 Accellerations Platinum Sponsor.
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Ryan Rispoli of HMK Insurance (pictured above) was the winner of the Commercial Lines Producer of the Year with $1,823,953 of new business.

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The Next Generation Award winner was Kenneth Serfass of Miers Insurance writing almost $1,400,000 of new business.

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Jessica McMullen of PDM Insurance was the winner of the Diversification Award writing $1,494,708 of new business in this category.

The Commercial Lines Grand Prize Winner (chosen by drawing) was Todd Collins of HMK (not pictured).

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American Insurance Administrators received the Personal Lines Agency of the Year award. (Accepting the award is Jim Smith)

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Paul I. Sheaffer Agency was the 2017 Commercial Lines Agency of the Year for the second year in a row. (Accepting the award is Don Myers.)

The overall new business written for the contest period was over $21 million in commercial lines business and $2.28 million in personal lines.

Congratulations to all of our participants!

Eastern Alliance Awarded Commercial Carrier of the Year at Connections 2017

On September 26, 2017, The Insurance Alliance of Central Pennsylvania presented Eastern Alliance Insurance Group with its Commercial Lines Carrier of the Year Award in recognition of the outstanding partnership between the organizations.

Jane Koppenheffer, President and CEO of The Insurance Alliance, presented the award as part of its Connections 2017 Carrier Recognition Event. The Insurance Alliance sponsored Connections 2017 as an opportunity for its employees to interact with the insurance company employees that they work with on a daily basis, as well as regional and executive management. Participating were CEO’s, Regional Vice Presidents, Underwriting Managers, Claims Managers, Field Representatives, Underwriters and other key insurance company personnel from approximately 35 different insurance companies.

In presenting the award to Eastern Alliance Insurance Group, Jane Koppenheffer commented:

The Insurance Alliance of Central Pennsylvania selected Eastern Alliance Insurance Group to receive this award based on the results of a survey of over 100 Alliance employees. Eastern Alliance Insurance Group ranked the highest in categories such as Underwriting Expertise, Responsiveness, Ease of Doing Business, and Claims Service.

The Insurance Alliance has written over $8.4 Million in new business with Eastern Alliance in the past 4 years. The Insurance Alliance has also been able to maintain an excellent premium retention ratio of 88.4% during that same time period. Even with these strong growth factors, The Insurance Alliance has also been able to remain extremely profitable with Eastern Alliance Insurance Group, generating a 4-year loss ratio of 28% of 48.7% from 2013-2016.

Some of the comments from Alliance member employees who completed the survey included:

“It’s the relationship with our underwriters.”

“Their underwriters are extremely responsive and know how to underwrite a risk.”

“They continue to find ways to bring additional value to our partnership. Great relationships from the desk underwriter to the Regional VP to the President’s office. They are working hard to build relationships with younger producers that will pay off dividends in the future.”