Heritage Insurance Group of Johnson City has become Keystone Insurers Group’s first agency partner in Tennessee.
Heritage sells property/casualty, life and health insurance. It has 18 employees in its home office and a branch in Kingsport. Stephen Bryant is president of the agency. Founded more than a 100 years ago, Heritage has grown through adding new customers and agency acquisitions to become one of the largest agencies in northeast Tennessee. It placed more than $23 million in premiums in 2010.
Keystone announced its intention to enter Tennessee last fall. Northumberland, Pennsylvania, Keystone is owned by its employees and already has franchise partners in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
With total property and casualty premiums exceeding $1.4 billion, Keystone ranked fifth on the list of the top 100 privately-held property/casualty agencies in America, according to Insurance Journal.
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