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Associate Member Directory

Associate Members believe in our mission and have elected to show their unwavering support of the independent agency system.

By supporting Big I NJ, these companies allow us to continue to bring quality services, programs, and education to our members. Thank you!
Interested in becoming an Associate Member? Learn about the advantages here and contact Maria Keegan to get started today.

Since 1996, American Collectors Insurance has been providing Agreed Value coverage to protect the investments of passionate collectors. Recognized as the highest-rated collector car insurance company in the industry according to  Trustpilot, Google My Business, and Facebook, they specialize in delivering streamlined services, exceptional customer service, and a robust industry-leading TreasureGuard Collector Vehicle Insurance Policy.

Contact: Katrina Lenhart, Ph: 856-382-3252
951 Haddonfield Road, Suite 2A, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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America School of Business
Since 1983 The American School of Business has been offering licensing classes, continuing education seminars, and exam prep programs which are available in-class, online or as private group instruction.  Our programs for insurance include life, health, property, casualty, title, and securities. Our programs for real estate include salespersons, brokers, mortgage and appraisal.  Most classes are approved or accepted nationally, and we have several locations throughout NJ.   
 
Contact: Edward Davies, Ph: 800-288-5154, Fx: 973-244-0246
194 Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004 
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Anderson and Murison A&M is a privately owned, independent insurance wholesaler in business since 1965.  We've grown by helping independent agents and brokers find markets for their customers. We offer all types of commercial, personal lines, and professional liability coverage for virtually all types of risks on an admitted and non-admitted basis in all 50 states.  

We are highly regarded as specialist in Mono-line umbrella and have five A rated markets (admitted and non-admitted) to help our producers place business. We provide online quotes, direct bill, offer up to $25 million in coverage and have broad eligibility guidelines. In most cases a quote can be completed in under one minute.  Our umbrella program is endorsed by the IIABA and we look forward to working with you.  LIC #0323106 

Contact: Mitchell Jawitz, Ph: 800-234-6977 x-231, Fx: 323-255-0957
800 West Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
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ARC Excess & Surplus Lines, LLC
Contact: John Semeraro, 516-408-5767
113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753
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Berkely Management Protection
Contact: Michael Dwyer, Ph: 845-546-9152
832 Route 216, Poughquag, NY 12570

Contact: Jake Valkema, Ph: 201-951-9202
478 Quince Court, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Cincinnati Insurance Company
Contact: Shannon Garcia, Ph: 513-439-5048
6200 S Gilmore Rd., Fairfield, OH 45014
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Founded in 1844, Cumberland Mutual protects more than 100,000 policyholders with quality products and services. Cumberland is the oldest Mutual Property and Casualty Insurer domiciled in the state of New Jersey. We hold an A- (excellent) finanical rating from the A.M. Best Company, the insurance industry's leading rating organization, based on our ability to meet our obligations to our policyholders. Cumberland has built customer relationships by meeting these commitments as we have grown
for over 175 years. Throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, we're here to serve our policyholders. 

Contact: Glenn Watkins, Ph: 856-451-4050
633 Shiloh Pike, Bridgeton, NJ 08302

EMC Insurance Companies
Contact: Dean Styer, Ph: 610-427-6235 ext. 6235, Fx: 888-992-1368
11020 David Taylor Drive, Suite 206, Charlotte, NC 28262


Farmers Insurance Company of Flemington
Protecting home and business owners across New Jersey since 1856.  As a mutual company, we focus on providing our Policyholders with quality insurance products backed by solid financials and superior customer service from our team of local professionals.  Farmers of Flemington holds an A-, Excellent rating from the A.M. Best company and, with our 98.5% claims satisfaction rating, you can be confident our Policyholders receive the fair, friendly, first-class service they deserve.  After all, at Farmers of Flemington, we put our Policyholders first.

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Contact: Rick Hornick, Ph: 908-782-4120, Fx: 908-782-6168
23 Royal Road, Flemington, NJ 08822 
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Providing Superior Service with Personal Attention since 1851, Farmers of Salem is proud to be a regional mutual insurance company specializing in insurance for home and business owners. Owned by its policyholders, not stockholders, Farmers of Salem is focused on servicing our insureds needs with the freedom to reinvest profits in order to remain innovative, competitive and stable in the insurance marketplace.  These products are distributed through independent agents that serve as local experts and trusted advisors to our insureds.  Farmers of Salem is rated A-, Excellent by A.M. Best Company. 

Contact: Kim Lorenzini, Ph: 856-628-0150, Fx: 856-887-8049
PO Box 263, Salem, NJ 08079

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First OnSite Property Restoration
Contact: Donna Meyer, Ph: 973-338-6767
415 Hamburg Tpke., Bldg. D, Wayne, NJ 07470
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Franklin Mutual Insurance Company
Contact: Chelsea Vandergroef, Ph: 973-948-8815
PO Box 400, Branchville, NJ 07826
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G&G Underwriters
G&G Underwriters is an MGU writing multi-line commercial lines business in the states of NJ, PA, & DE.  G&G offers flexible programs and products to the independent agent in a professional partnership for placing commercial risks with standard lines, A- rated carriers.  Our experienced and dedicated underwriters handle all aspects of submissions and all policies are issued on a direct bill basis.  G&G has committed itself to providing its agency force and insureds with exceptional and personalized service.  We even pick up the phone!  For more information on G&G please visit our website at www.ggund.com or contact our office @ 888-654-3100.

Contact: Steve George, Ph: 609-219-9100, Fx: 609-219-9101
411 S. State Street, Suite 1A, Newton, PA 18940

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Gemini Restoration

Contact: Erin Molinaro, Ph: 908-686-7777, Fx: 908-686-3401
725 Lehigh Ave., Union, NJ 07083  

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Great Bay Insurance Group

Contact: Sharon Karlsson, Ph: 201-407-7151
8025 Black Horse Pike, Suite 400B, West Atlantic City, NJ 08232 


Highview National Insurance Company
HNIC is a Workers Compensation Insurer. We stand out as the optimal dedicated carrier, committed to brokers, risk managers and insureds alike. We value team efforts, and we believe that success comes from looking after all elements and all involved parties. We are rated A-Excellent by Demotech FSR. Please follow us on LinkedIn and sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop as we expand. Send your submissions to underwriting@highviewins.com

Contact: Isaac Muller, Ph: 845-363-0500
1 Alpine Court, Suite 102, Spring Valley, NY 10977 

Imperial PFS
Imperial PFS is The Natural Choice for premium financing, offering solutions for the commercial and personal insurance industry. For over 35 years, we have built solid relationships with our agency partners. Together, we have developed innovative services and flexible programs that provide additional resources to grow your business.

Contact:
Scott L. DiCarlo, Ph: 716-564-3300 Fx: 800-569-2749
Address: 455 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Amherst, NY 14228
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Jimcor Agency
Jimcor Agencies is an independent MGA & wholesale brokerage headquartered in New Jersey, writing nationwide, currently in 43 states. We specialize in hard to place commercial & personal lines accounts representing over 175 carriers with our in-house binding authority and brokerage capabilities. Our online systems OASIS, Specialty Teams and Programs are all reasons to learn more about Jimcor. Uniquely focused on family values, independence, and innovation- Jimcor is a different wholesale experience!

Contact: Joe Linneman, Ph: 201-573-8200
60 Craig Road, Montvale, NJ 07645
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Johnson & Johnson
Contact: Katie Samples
PO Box 899, Charlston, SC 29402

McGowen Excess & Casualty

McGowan Excess Casualty (“MEC") is a program administrator and specialized, wholesale insurance brokerage.  MEC specializes in writing Primary Casualty and Umbrellas/Excess Casualty for Commercial insureds.  MEC has various divisions that specialize in writing accounts of various sizes and complexity, from Small Business accounts up to Multi-National accounts. 

Contact: Cole DeAnglis, Ph: 732-335-8470 
234 Industrial Way,  Suite 201, Eatontown, NJ 07724


Mercury Insurance

Contact: Craig Kendrick, Ph: 800-987-6000
1901 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33762
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Method Workers Comp

We're Method, and we only do one thing: workers' comp insurance. Our singular focus allows us to support our agency partners with exclusive, full-service programs and a broad appetite for sophisticated accounts. Method has exclusive programs in all non-monopoly states. Coverage highlights include: guaranteed cost, no ex-mod caps, flexible payment options, and competitive commissions. Send submissions to submissions@methodinsurance.com.

Contact: Zach Johnston, Ph: 402-281-9551
13321 California Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68154
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Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poors. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.

Contact: Kevin Shannon, Ph: 856-217-9901
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Contact: Dave McTernan, Ph: 800-688-1825
500 Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876
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Plymouth Rock
In just 35 years, Plymouth Rock Assurance has grown to be one of the leading auto and home insurers in the Northeast. With unique features like Crashbusters® mobile claims vans, Door to Door Valet Claim Service®, the Get Home Safe® taxi and rideshare benefit, Road Rewards® and our Home Insurance Quick Quote, we're committed to delivering our customers “More Than Just Insurance." To get a free quote, visit plymouthrock.com or talk to a Plymouth Rock agent.

Contact: Wayne DeSantis, Ph: 908-790-7800, Fx: 908-790-7841
587 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 
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Contact: Jeanne Harris, Ph: 800-333-7642, Fx: 607-847-9414
One Preferred Way, New Berlin, NY 13411 

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Contact: Sandra White, Ph: 732-366-9300
432 Lincoln Blvd., Middlesex, NJ 08846

Renaissance is the premier insurance agency network for independent agencies looking to build, grow, and optimize your business.  Supported by a differentiated suite of technology products and services, Renaissance drives organic, profitable revenue growth. With no entrance or exit fees, Renaissance is the partner to help maintain your independence.

Contact:  Joe LaPella, Director, Business Development Ph: 908.465.0038
155 N Wacker Drive, Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60606

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Risk Placement Services
Contact: Jay Walker, Ph: 201-641-5100
245 Main St., Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

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Selective Insurance has provided individuals and businesses with best-in-class insurance products and services since 1926. We proudly partner with local independent agents to deliver tailored coverage solutions for personal, flood, and commercial insurance customers in New Jersey. In 2022, AM Best affirmed our "A+" (Superior) Financial Strength Rating. 

Contact:  Teresa Caro, NJ Region SVP, Ph. 609-689-4401
200 Clocktower Drive, Suite 201, Hamilton, NJ 08690
202 Broad Street, Riverton, NJ 08077
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Strategic Agency Partners
Strategic Agency Partners is different because we were created by agency owners, are managed by an experienced agency network executive, and are focused on our affiliated agencies. It’s like that advertisement on TV about the investment company, “We’re clearly different.”

Our approach is simple. You bring together good agencies, doing the right thing for their clients. You provide the agencies with more influence and better communication with carriers. Provide insight on technology, growth strategies and the opportunity to interact with other agency owners, the result is a rising tide that lifts everyone up.  More info...

Contact: 
 John Teine, Managing Director, Ph. 609-923-5280
202 Broad Street, Riverton, NJ 08077

Utica National Insurance Group is a nationally recognized group of insurers, providing personal and commercial insurance products and services, with the second-largest errors and omissions business in the United States. 

The member companies of Utica National sell their products through more than 2,500 independent insurance agents and employ over 1,300 people countrywide. The lead insurance company of the group, Utica Mutual Insurance Company, was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in New Hartford, New York, with eleven offices. 

The member companies of the Utica National Insurance Group earned an AM Best Financial Strength Rating upgrade to A (Excellent), effective October 2020. Learn more at www.uticanational.com.

Contact: Patrick Doherty, Ph: 315-25-6633
180 Genesee St., New Hartford, NY 13413
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Withum Smith & Brown PC
Contact: Richard Coyne, Ph: 609-520-1188, Fx: 609-520-9882
506 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540 

Wright Flood
The largest flood insurance provider in the nation – offers federal, excess and private flood insurance with industry-leading expertise. Our roots in federal flood insurance date to the very beginning of the National Flood Insurance Program.

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ur network of more than 17,000 independent agents has assisted flood insurance policyholders to recover through more than 40 years of hurricanes, nor'easters, spring thaw flooding, levee failures and even some unexpected downpours.

Wright Flood also offers its ResiFlood primary private residential insurance program in 12 states,
with expansion plans to introduce admitted private flood to homeowners in additional states across the county. Its portfolio includes admitted flood products and – as a Coverholder at Lloyd's –  excess and surplus lines products with AM Best ratings of A- (Excellent) or higher in almost all 50 states.


Wright Flood takes pride in user-friendly technology, exceptional claims reputation, and providing service customers deserve. The company recently had both its financial strength rating and its long-term issuer credit rating is A (Excellent) from AM Best.

Wright Flood enjoys a strong reputation for excellence with FEMA and participates on industry councils and advisory boards in Washington, D.C., to strengthen the flood program that serves 5.6 million flood policyholders.

Contact: Greg Cummings, Ph: 727-430-0567
801 94th Ave. N, Suite 110, St. Petersburg, FL 33702