Neff Risk and Cochrane Combine

December 28, 2011

Neff Risk and Cochrane and Co. will be officially operating as one as of Jan. 1.

The combined company will operate under the name Cochrane and Company and be headquartered in Spokane, Wash.

“The combination unites two market leaders in multiline insurance solutions, and enhances both organizations footprints,” according to a statement issued by the firms. “Together, we are uniquely positioned to provide our retail insurance partners with the most comprehensive set of insurance solutions available.”

The resulting footprint of the merger will include new states for Cochrane and Co., as well as new products and markets for Neff Risk, with the offices in Arizona, New Mexico, and Montana operating as branch offices.

Cochrane and Co. established in 1960, is a family owned and operated surplus lines wholesaler that is currently working with 1,700 retailer customers in the 14 western states, providing insurance solutions for property and casualty binding business, commercial brokerage business, transportation including long haul truck, personal lines, garage, programs, surety, and professional liability.

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