Western Security Surplus Forms New MGA Facility

October 12, 2009

Dallas-based Western Security Surplus Insurance Brokers (WSS) has announced that all managing general agency business and specialty programs that it has been handling will now be written through a new exclusive MGA Dallas facility called WestPro Insurance Services.

According to Kyle Stevens, president and CEO, the change brings WSS back to its roots when it was founded in 1981 as an exclusively brokerage operation by Richard and Georgina Polizzi. In the mid-1980s, WSS began accepting MGA business to complement its brokerage business but now it has decided to return to WSS being strictly a brokerage operation.

“Now, the board has decided that by going back to its roots as a brokerage facility, WSS can provide a more focused direction through an effective alignment of our resources to better serve the long term needs of our clients,” Stevens said.

WestPro will be the MGA operation and will handle PhoneQuotes (now called TeleQuotes), personal lines, programs and other traditional products offered through an MGA facility.

Brokerage clients will continue to work with WSS and the brokers and offices they are familiar with and currently use.

PhoneQuotes (formerly TeleQuotes) is WestPro’s service that quotes and binds commercial and personal lines risks in just minutes.

Users of the PhoneQuotes facility can call or use the new Web site that will identify the markets available from WestPro. PhoneQuotes is retaining the same toll free number 866-924-5131. New email address is phonequotes@westproins.com.

In addition to WestPro’s eight binding facilities, the firm will also be expanding its exclusive Package Liquor Liability Program for Bars, Taverns and Nightclubs. Originally available to Texas agents, this is now being written in Florida and Hawaii and other states will be added this year.

Source: WestPro Insurance Services

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