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Press Release

March 7, 2019

Umialik, Western National Insurance Group Announce 2019 ‘Circle of Excellence’ Agencies and Award Winners

(Anchorage, Alaska) Umialik Insurance Company and Western National Insurance Group today announced their 2019 Circle of Excellence agencies and award winners:

2019 Western Region Circle of Excellence Agencies

  • Alaska USA Insurance Brokers

  • Business Insurance Associates

  • Central Washington Insurance Agency

  • Conrad-Houston Insurance

  • Davies-Barry Insurance

  • Dixie Leavitt Agency

  • Hale & Associates Inc.

  • Hanson Insurance Group

  • HUB International Northwest

  • Johnson Insurance Group

  • Malone Insurance Agency

  • Marsh & McLennan Agency

  • McGriff Seibels & Williams

  • PayneWest Insurance

  • Propel Insurance

  • P-W Insurance Inc.

  • Shattuck & Grummett Insurance

2019 Central Region Circle of Excellence Agencies

  • Advance Insurance Agency

  • Ansay & Associates

  • Atlas Insurance Brokers

  • Brown & Brown of Minnesota

  • Christensen Group

  • Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmerman

  • Corporate 4 Insurance Agency

  • Cox Insurance Associates

  • Coyle-Kiley Insurance Agency

  • Densmore Insurance Strategies

  • Dimond Bros Insurance

  • The Horton Group

  • Jim Martin & Son Insurance Agency

  • Kraus-Anderson Insurance

  • M3 Insurance Solutions Inc.

  • Marsh & McLennan Agency

  • Matetich Insurance Agency Inc.

  • Mel Foster Company Insurance

  • North Risk Partners

  • Rand-Tec Insurance Agency

  • Robertson Ryan & Associates

  • Timm Agency

  • Troxell

  • TrueNorth Companies

  • Weizenegger Engel Insurance

2019 Award Recipients

  • Fast-Track Agency of the Year (Central Region): Noah Insurance Group

  • Fast-Track Agency of the Year (Western Region): Rice Insurance

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

  • Commercial Lines Agency of the Year (Western Region): HUB International Northwest

  • Personal Lines Agency of the Year (Central Region): Atlas Insurance Brokers

  • Personal Lines Agency of the Year (Western Region): Silva Insurance Services

The 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 six years (2013 - 2018). 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 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 32 states. The Group writes over $660 million in 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
steven.norman@wnins.com