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Contact: Nicole Vasile
Director of Communications


Washington, D.C. – June 1, 2022 – The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (The Council) announced today that it has welcomed 10 new member firms and 13 new sponsors thus far in 2022. The new members include: Benecon (Lancaster, PA); BKCW Insurance (Killeen, TX); Descartes Underwriting (Puteaux, FR); DiOT-SIACI (Paris, FR); Flexible Benefit Service (Chicago, IL); Highstreet Insurance Partners (Traverse City, MI); Horan Insurance (Cincinnati, OH); PCF Insurance Services (Lehi, UT); Platform Insurance Management (Toronto, ON); Underwriting Management Experts (Lansdale, PA).

“The Council’s success is a barometer for the growth of the commercial insurance industry, and we’re proud of how our community has responded to the everchanging needs of their clients throughout the past several years,” said Ken A. Crerar, President/CEO of The Council. “We’re grateful to our member firms and sponsor partners for their continued engagement and support, and we’re excited to welcome our newest members and sponsors to the Council community.”

“As the market continues to experience unprecedented change, The Council remains a steady and trusted resource, convening industry leaders to find opportunities within each challenge,” said Nancy M. Mellard, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for CBIZ and The Council’s 2022 Board Chair. “Fresh perspectives and unique vantage points from our new members will result in richer conversations and better outcomes for our industry, and we are excited to work and learn alongside them in the future.”

The Council also welcomed four new Gold Partners: Aon, Baldwin Risk Partners, Equitable, and Globe Life Benefits, as well as six new Event Sponsors to its flagship meetings – Ascend (ILF), Broker Buddha (ILF), Ennabl (ILF), Lockton Re (ILF), Marathon Health (EBLF), and 1970 Group (ILF). Additionally, three partners increased their investment in The Council: Applied (Gold to Platinum Partner); Old Republic General Insurance Group (ILF Event Sponsor to Platinum Partner); and UnitedHealthcare (EBLF Event Sponsor to Gold Partner).

“It would not be possible for The Council to continue to expand and enhance its programming each year without the generosity of our sponsor partners. We are grateful for their continued investment in the vitality of our industry and the success of The Council,” said Mellard.

The Council is hosting its annual Employee Benefits Leadership Forum this week in Colorado Springs, CO.