The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. is launching a second region in the Western U.S.
A newly created Pacific region will be led by David Kuhn, who has joined Hanover as regional president. This new territory includes branch offices in Northern California, Southern California, Oregon and Washington.
Worcester, Mass.-based Hanover launched its presence in the West in 2009, led by Regional President John Casper. Since then, Casper and his team have built a book of commercial business of nearly $400 million.
The company’s western states will be allocated among two regions, with Casper continuing to lead the West region states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas, and Kuhn in the Pacific region.
Kuhn also will continue to build-out the company’s field team in the newly defined region.
Kuhn comes to Hanover from QBE Insurance where he served as business practice leader. He’s held senior management positions at Bank of America Insurance Group, Countrywide Insurance Group; and served as regional president St. Paul Cos.’ Pacific and California Regions.
The Hanover is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes Hanover Insurance Co., Howell, Mich.-based Citizens Insurance Co. of America, Chaucer Holdings PLC, based in London, and their affiliates.
Poms, Stone, Harris & Stone
Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers Inc. acquired Stone, Harris & Stone, a division of Brown and Brown.
Stone, Harris & Stone has provided commercial and personal insurance services to the greater Los Angeles area since 1925.
Poms & Associates provides services including commercial insurance, employee benefits, corporate wellness, personal lines, and risk management and risk control. The firm has offices in California, Colorado, New Mexico and Washington.
Brown & Brown, D. Bezona & Co.
Orange, Calif.-based Brown & Brown Insurance Services of California Inc. acquired substantially all of the assets of D. Bezona & Co. Insurance Services Inc. in Santa Rosa.
Brown & Brown Insurance Services of California Inc. does business as Sitzmann Morris & Lavis Insurance Agency.
Bezona & Co. provides a variety of employee benefits products and services to clients throughout northern California. The company has reported annual revenues of $450,000.
As part of the transaction, Bezona founder Deborah A. Bezona and her team will join SML’s office located in Santa Rosa, California.
Brown & Brown Insurance Services of California Inc. is a subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc. Brown & Brown Inc. through its subsidiaries offers a range of insurance and reinsurance.
Rock Hill, N.Y.-based Irwin Siegel Agency Inc. has opened an office located in Boise, Idaho.
ISA, a national insurance and risk management provider, also named Chad Williams as a business development director.
ISA offers tailored insurance products to developmental disability, addiction treatment, behavioral healthcare, mental healthcare, home healthcare and youth development providers, as well as products like directors and officers, cyber liability, volunteer accident protection and workers’ compensation.
Bell-Anderson, Michael J. Girias
Washington-based Bell-Anderson Agency Inc. has acquired Michael J. Girias Insurance of Renton, Wash.
This is Bell-Anderson’s third acquisition in the past 18 months. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bell-Anderson Insurance is an independent agency providing personal and business policies, and has six offices across Washington.