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Press Release

March 18, 2022

Umialik, Western National Insurance Group Announce 2022 ‘Circle of Excellence’ Agencies and Award Winners

(Anchorage, Alaska) Umialik Insurance Company and Western National Insurance Group today announced their 2022 Circle of Excellence agencies and award winners:

2022 Western Region Circle of Excellence Agencies

  • Alliant Insurance Services

  • AssuredPartners of Washington

  • Bell-Anderson Agency

  • Brown & Brown of Washington

  • The Buckner Company

  • Business Insurance Associates

  • Conrad-Houston Insurance

  • HUB International Northwest

  • Johnson Insurance Group

  • KPD Insurance

  • Marsh & McLennan Agency

  • Propel Insurance

  • Rice Insurance

  • RISQ Consulting

  • USI Insurance Services Northwest (Seattle)

2022 Central Region Circle of Excellence Agencies

  • Arthur J Gallagher (Bloomington, MN)

  • Arthur J Gallagher (Decatur, IL)

  • Atlas Insurance Brokers

  • Ansay & Associates

  • Bell Insurance Services

  • Boen & Associates

  • Bremer Insurance Agencies

  • Brown & Brown of Mankato

  • Choice Insurance

  • Corporate Four Insurance Agency

  • CSDZ

  • The Dana Company

  • Dimond Bros Insurance

  • First International Insurance

  • First Western Insurance

  • The Horton Group

  • Insurance Risk Managers

  • Kraus-Anderson Insurance

  • M3 Insurance Solutions Inc

  • Marsh & McLennan Agency

  • North Risk Partners

  • Rand-Tec Insurance Agency

  • Robertson Ryan & Associates

  • The Starr Group

  • Weizenegger Engel Insurance

2022 Award Recipients

  • Fast-Track Agency of the Year (Western Region): Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions

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

  • Commercial Lines Agency of the Year (Alaskan Region): Marsh & McLennan Agency - Alaska

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

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

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

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

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 five years (2017 - 2021). An agency must also demonstrate that they meet high standards of professional excellence and integrity to be considered for this recognition.

Umialik Insurance, 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 five active property-and-casualty insurance companies (Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, and American Freedom Insurance Company) and affiliate Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. Together, the affiliated Group writes over $800 million in personal and commercial direct premium in 19 states across the Northern, Midwestern, and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska: and surety bonds in 41 states. All of the companies’ products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

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