Effective January 1, 2016, Insurance Innovators, Inc., III of Maryland, Inc., Insurance Innovators of New Jersey, Inc., Innovators of New York, Inc. and Insurance Innovators of New England, Inc., collectively known as “The III Group”, will be renamed AmWINS Access Insurance Services, a division of AmWINS Group, Inc. In addition, a number of employees will be joining AmWINS Brokerage of Pennsylvania as well as AmWINS Transportation Underwriters.
“AmWINS is a firm made up of rich legacies, as many different brands have taken the AmWINS name,” said Ben Sloop, president of AmWINS Access. “The III Group is a well-known and well-respected firm, and we feel that there are a number of benefits from taking our next step together under a unified, common brand.”
The III Group’s five locations were acquired by AmWINS Group, Inc. in August 2015. The firm, founded in 1972 and based in Glenside, PA, specializes in general liability, professional lines, commercial auto, property, contractors and personal lines. They will continue to provide their clients with the same expertise and service to which they have become accustomed over the years, and these relationships will be supplemented with additional products and resources available within AmWINS.
“After spending time with AmWINS, we were impressed with their commitment to technology and the capabilities they provide to their employees, retail clients and insurance markets,” said The III Group president Michael Kravitz. “This partnership gives us the ability to expand our product offerings and become part of a national distribution platform. We are confident that our employees and clients alike will benefit from this combination.”