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Press Release

March 2, 2021

Umialik, Western National Insurance Group Announce 2021 ‘Circle of Excellence’ Agencies and Award Winners

(Anchorage, Alaska) Umialik Insurance Company and Western National Insurance Group today announced their 2021 Circle of Excellence agencies and award winners:rd’s 50 Benchmark Group of top-performing property-and-casualty insurance companies in the United States.

2021 Western Region Circle of Excellence Agencies

  • Alaska USA Insurance Brokers

  • Alliant Insurance Services

  • Arthur J. Gallagher (Salt Lake City, UT)

  • Bell-Anderson Agency

  • Biggs Insurance Services

  • Combs Insurance Agency

  • Conrad-Houston Insurance

  • HUB International Northwest

  • Johnson Insurance Group

  • Marsh & McLennan Agency (Alaska)

  • Propel Insurance

  • Redmond General Insurance Agency

  • RISQ Consulting

2021 Central Region Circle of Excellence Agencies

  • Arthur J Gallagher (Bloomington, MN)

  • Arthur J Gallagher (Decatur, IL)

  • Ansay & Associates

  • Boen & Associates

  • Bremer Insurance Agencies

  • Brennan & Stuart

  • Brown & Brown of Minnesota

  • Choice Insurance

  • Christensen Group

  • Corporate 4 Insurance Agency

  • CSDZ

  • The Dana Company

  • Dilley Insurance Brokers

  • Dimond Bros. Insurance

  • First Western Insurance

  • The Horton Group

  • J.A. Price Agency

  • Kraus-Anderson Insurance

  • M3 Insurance Solutions

  • Marsh & McLennan Agency

  • North Risk Partners

  • Rand-Tec Insurance Agency

  • Robertson Ryan & Associates

  • TrueNorth Companies

  • Weizenegger-Engel Insurance

2021 Award Recipients

  • Fast-Track Agency of the Year (Central Region): Kunkel & Associates

  • Fast-Track Agency of the Year (Western Region): Leavitt Group Northwest

  • Commercial Lines Agency of the Year (Alaska Region): Conrad-Houston Insurance

  • Commercial Lines Agency of the Year (Central Region): CSDZ

  • Commercial Lines Agency of the Year (Western Region): Propel Insurance

  • Personal Lines Agency of the Year (Alaska Region): Seward Insurance Agency

  • Personal Lines Agency of the Year (Central Region): Ekblad, Pardee & Bewell

The Western National Insurance Group Circle of Excellence recognition is announced annually to spotlight an elite group of partners who have excelled based on performance and growth over the past five years (2016 - 2020). An agency must also demonstrate that they meet high standards of professional excellence and integrity in order to be considered for this recognition.

Umialik Insurance Company, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, has served the property-and-casualty insurance needs of Alaskans since 1981. Umialik is a member of Western National Insurance, a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies providing personal and commercial coverage in 22 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 41 states. The Group writes over $800 million in personal and commercial Direct Premium through eight active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Western Home Insurance Company, Arizona Auto Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, American Freedom Insurance Company, and Nevada General Insurance Company—and through one affiliate, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. All of the Group’s products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT
Vice President – Communications & Customer Experience
(952) 921-5680 or (800) 862-6070 Ext. 7680