Texas-based Combined Agents of America LLC (CAA) announced that Lauri Benefiel has joined as the new agency manager of its CAA Insurance Services (CAAIS) division.
CAA has 47 agency members in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Benefiel, who has a background as an operations manager for a large insurance agency, will report directly to CAA’s second vice president Bill Martin. Before joining CAA, she worked for Heffernan Insurance Brokers in northern California. Benefiel began her career at The Hartford in underwriting, sales, and finally management in their Select Customer Insurance Center.
In 2007, CAA opened the doors to CAAIS, a closed brokerage exclusively for member agencies of CAA. This brokerage was developed to provide a solution and a marketplace for many classes of business that cannot be placed with an agency’s current carriers. In 2011, CAAIS generated more than $5 million in annual premiums.
Source: Combined Agents of America LLC