2014 April

Travelers Announces 2014 Personal Insurance Agents of the Year

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Travelers Award 520142014_Travelers_AOYbadgeTravelers recently presented its prestigious Agent of the Year Award to 11 of its top Personal Insurance independent agents. The agents were recognized for their strong commitment to Travelers, providing first-class customer service and achieving long-term profitable growth.

The honorees accepted the award at Travelers’ annual Personal Insurance leadership conference for its top independent agents and brokers.

“We are pleased to honor these business leaders for their accomplishments and partnership,” said Greg Toczydlowski, President of Personal Insurance for Travelers. “These agents demonstrate the level of motivation and commitment required to achieve the highest standard of success in our industry.”

The following are the Agent of the Year Award recipients:

• Dee Ann Binion, Cadence Insurance, Houston, TX.
• Steven Bender, Creative Insurance Solutions, LLC, Rockville, MD.
• Frank Castellano, SWBC Insurance Partners, San Antonio, TX.
• Ian Exelbert, GIA Group LLC, Glenwood Springs, CO.
• Mark Gayer, Gregory & Appel Insurance, Indianapolis, IN.
• Larry Manning, Pacific Interstate Insurance Brokers, El Dorado Hills, CA.
• Robert Powers, Assuralliance, Worcester, MA.
• Todd Rockefeller, DeRosa, Rockefeller, Sohigian & Werdal, Inc., Harrison, NY.
• Brad Scott, Spence & Mathews Insurance, Berwick, ME.
• Andy Siegel, Siegel Insurance Inc., Atlanta, GA.
• Jim Winter, Northwest Insurance, Spokane, WA.

Glenwood Insurance Agency earns award from SECURA

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Glenwood Insurance Agency, headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Colo., was named a 2013 top-performing agency for SECURA Insurance, a super-regional property and casualty insurance company based in Appleton, Wis.

This is the agency’s first time earning a top-performer award from the company. Glenwood Insurance Agency has represented SECURA as an independent agency since 2008.

The carrier recognized Glenwood Insurance Agency, along with six other independent agencies, as 2013 top performers at its annual Premier Agent Professional Development Conference in January. To earn this prestigious recognition, the agencies met specific criteria based on their premium volume, profitability, growth, retention, and loss history.

Glenwood Insurance Agency has been serving policyholders since 1911 and offers personal, business, life, health, and disability insurance.


Asa Jones (center), Owner at Glenwood Insurance Agency, accepted the award from SECURA CEO John Bykowski (left) and President & COO Dave Gross (right).

About Glenwood Insurance Agency

Glenwood Insurance Agency (GIA) has been serving the insurance needs of Western Colorado for more than 100 years.  Founded in 1911, Glenwood Insurance Agency has grown into one of the 100 largest privately held insurance agencies in the nation.  In addition to their Glenwood Springs location, they own and operate the Sterling Insurance Agency in Aspen, Colorado. Representing more than 30 insurance providers, they have the resources to provide valuable insurance at a competitive price.  GIA is a full-service agency offering insurance for home, auto, and business needs, as well as life, health, disability, and long term care insurance. They are a member of the nationwide Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance.


SECURA Insurance is rated A (Excellent) from A.M. Best for its excellent ability to meet policyholder obligations. Founded in 1900, the company is headquartered in Appleton, Wis. More than 430 independent insurance agencies in 12 states represent the company, which provides a broad range of competitive commercial, personal, farm, nonprofit, and special events products. SECURA is known for providing exceptional service to its agents and policyholders. Visit www.secura.net for more. 

Big Water Coming!

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We’re expecting a huge run-off this year, so be sure that your home owner’s policy covers you against flood, landslide or mudslide.  Flood insurance is not usually included in a home owner’s policy.  Here’s the link to the article in the Post Independent…


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