NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Keystone Insurers Group has expanded to 11 states with the addition of its first partner in Michigan, Saginaw Bay Underwriters. Saginaw Bay Underwriters has offices in Saginaw, Bay City and Midland.
“Being the first in a state is an honor, and a great deal of responsibility,” said Elizabeth Schenk, Keystone’s vice president of sales and geographic expansion. “They set the bar for all who follow and lay the foundation for success. No other firm performed such copious diligence, which ultimately led to their decision to become a Keystone partner.”
“We are always looking for opportunities to align ourselves with strategic partners who bring added value,” said President Peter Ewend. “By partnering with Keystone, we are expanding resources for our clients and enhancing our proprietary approach, The Clear AdvantageTM. The partnership allows us to strengthen our position in the marketplace while continuing to be committed to the Great Lakes Bay Region through our local ownership.”
About Saginaw Bay Underwriters – Saginaw Bay Underwriters was established in 1863 and is ranked in the top 2.5 percent of all agencies in the United States having a staff of more than 65 team members. Current President Peter Ewend is a native of Saginaw and joined the agency in 1986. Chief Operating Officer Jim Roberts joined the agency in 2003. The agency was featured in Rough Notes in June of 2016 highlighting their successful internship program. Over the last three years SBU has worked with various universities to expose their students to the insurance industry through 23 internships. They are a strong supporter of numerous charities. For more, visit www.sbuins.com.
About Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) – Keystone started in 1983 when four independent insurance agencies teamed up to pool their experience and expertise. In the face of a difficult market, this small group believed that agencies could be stronger and more successful if they linked arms. Today, that passion and spirit that started Keystone continues. Growing to almost 300 independent agency partners in 11 states, Keystone provides its agents with a community of like-minded agencies, industry expertise, and access to specialized products for their clients. Keystone is ranked number two on Insurance Journal’s 2016 list of Top 20 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agency Partnerships. For more information, go to www.keystoneinsgrp.com.
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Lea Ann Hawk