NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) today congratulated 11 partner agencies that made the 2016 “Best Practices” list of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA). IIABA, also known as Big “I,” issues its list of top-performing agencies every three years with an in-depth analysis of the practices and methods that propelled them to the top of their field.
“We are proud of our Keystone partners who made the 2016 list,” said Chief Operating Officer Lea Ann Hawk. “They embody the quality and standards that drive every one of our partner agencies. We congratulate them for their achievement and for representing Keystone at the highest levels of professionalism.”
The Best Practices list is part of the IIABA Best Practices Study initiated in 1993 to help independent agencies build value by adopting performance benchmarks and business strategies. The study is conducted in three-year cycles. Aggregate results released as part of the study provide performance benchmarks in six revenue categories including income and expense distribution, revenue growth and profitability, staffing and productivity, carrier representation and producer performance.
Keystone agencies on the 2016 list:
– Turner & Associates, Brunswick, Ga.
– Nicoud Insurance Services, Springfield, Il.
– Harrington-Hoch, Richmond, In.
– Epic Insurance Solutions, Louisville, Ky.
– Insurance Service Centers of Southeast Kentucky, Corbin, Ky.
– Granite Insurance Solutions, Granite Falls, N.C.
– Main Street Financial Group, Forest City, N.C.
– Jacobs Vanaman Agency, Coshocton, Oh.
– K&J Flickinger Insurance Agency, Norwalk, Oh.
– The Wiseman Agency, Galipolis, Oh.
– Paul Sprowls Agency, Uniontown, Pa.
About Keystone – Keystone started in 1983 when four independent insurance agencies teamed up to pool their experience and expertise. Determined and scrappy 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 continues, as Keystone has grown to almost 300 independent agency partners in 10 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