Associate Member Directory

The following companys have elected to show their support of the independent agency system by becoming associate members of Big I New Jersey. We encourage our agency members to contact these businesses when they are seeking services.
Advantage Specialty
Advantage Specialty is a managing general agency specializing in Workers' Compensation Insurance. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality coverage with the best customer service in the industry. Our approach is to help clients control cost through an aggressive risk management program coupled with the highest standard of client support. Not only will we help you prevent claims in the workplace, but in the case of an incident, our team of professionals is available around the clock for assistance. By way of underwriting profit for our carriers and reducing prices for our insureds, Advantage Specialty's experience allows us to anticipate our customers' future needs. Our goal is to protect both our insureds and our insurance company partners.
We have over 75 years of industry experience and our company size gives us the ability to provide clients with the attention they deserve. With millions in premium written, we are Workers' Compensation Specialists with the multiple Safety Groups and coverage for over 300 classes of business. We understand the importance of time management and provide innovative customer support services that are user-friendly, efficient, and easy on the bottom line.
Contact: David Scibal, Ph: 609-365-8990
23 Mays Landing Road, Suite 1, Somers Point, NJ 08244

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 

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 on line 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.  

Contact: Mitchell Jawitz, Ph: 800-234-6977 x-231, Fx: 323-255-0957
800 West Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Contact: Robert Crocitto, Ph: 516-408-5767
113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753


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BELFOR Property Restoration
As the country’s leader in property restoration and repair, BELFOR USA brings the most extensive network of resources to the rescue when you suffer property damage at your home or business. Regardless of the cause or extent of damage, one call will mobilize knowledgeable response teams and equipment from our many locations around the country.  We remain ready to respond immediately - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - to quickly secure your property and begin emergency services that stabilize and minimize damage.

Restoring property damage is our core competency and our passion.  Having focused on this challenging and unique area of expertise for over 35 years, BELFOR is your Single Source to restore your home, your facility and all forms of personal or mission-critical contents.  From emergency response, through structural drying and decontamination, through final rebuild – BELFOR is your Single Source for Restoration Solutions.  And we do it seamlessly and cost-effectively, focused on business continuity and getting your life back to normal – fast! 

Contact: Amir Gilani, Ph: 732-371-4500, Fx: 732-317-4502
Address: 50 Ethel Road West, Piscataway, NJ 08854 

Contact: Patsy Di Pasquale, Ph: 732-575-7990
1073 Acorn Drive, Toms River, NJ 08753

Founded in 1844, The Cumberland Insurance Group 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 170 years. Throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, we're here to serve our policyholders. For more information about Cumberland, visit You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

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

Encompass Insurance​

Encompass Insurance is one of the largest personal property and casualty insurance brands sold exclusively through a network of more than 2,400 independent agents. The EncompassOne Policy provides coverage-rich protection for the things the consumer values under one comprehensive package. One premium. One deductible. One agent. It's as simple as insurance gets.

Contact: Mike Vitale, Ph: 908-252-5031, Fx: 866-351-9156
721 US Highway 202/206, Suite 100, Bridgewater, NJ 08807


Farmers Insurance Co. of Flemington
Contact: Corey Lebo, Ph: 908-782-4120, Fx: 908-782-6168
23 Royal Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Franklin Mutual Insurance Company
Contact: Gary Capone, Ph: 973-948-8810
PO Box 400, Branchville, NJ 07826

G&G Underwriters
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: Pat Abrahamson, Ph: 908-686-7777, Fx: 908-686-3401
725 Lehigh Ave., Union, NJ 07083  


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​

Innovative Coverage Concepts
Contact: Joe Chamberlain, Ph: 93-526-7225
8 Wood Hollow Road, Suite 301, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Joline Associates
We've built our reputation by helping others build theirs. We are a nationally recognized, New Jersey based, wholesale brokerage agency specializing in life, long term care, and annuity products. Our goal is to turn every quote into a paid case through our ability to offer you products from leading carriers, our advanced marketing and underwriting expertise, our constant and reliable communications, top compensation schedules and even point-of-sale support. Insurance is a business of risk, and when you must tackle it on a daily basis, it's nice to know you don't have to go it alone. Call today to learn how our personal service can be your competitive edge. ​

Contact: Pat Joline, Ph: 732-542-9600, Fx: 732-542-3510
1151 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Contact: Mary Jack, Ph: 570-473-2214, Fx: 570-473-2215
1955 Point Township Drive, Northumberland, PA 17857​

Kingstone Insurance Group

Contact: Colleen Greig, Ph: 732-300-0702
15 Joys Lane, Kingstone, NY 12401


Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liberty Mutual Insurance helps people preserve and protect what they earn, build, own, and cherish. Keeping this promise means we are there when your policyholders throughout the world need us most. In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today Liberty Mutual is a diversified insurer with operations in 30 countries and economies around the world. We are the fifth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2015 direc written. We also rank 73rd on the Fortune 100 based on 2015 revenue. As of December 31, 2015, Liberty Mutual had $121.7 billion in consolidated assets, $102.5 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $37.6 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Liberty  employs more than 50,000 people in over 800 offices throughout the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services. 

Contact: David Messinger, Ph: 201-396-4983
7 Becker Farm Rd., Roseland, NJ 07068

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Contact: Kevin Shannon, Ph: 856-237-7191
355 Maple Ave., Harleysville, PA 19438

​The Norfolk & Dedham Group

Contact: Dave McTernan, Ph: 800-688-1825
500 Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876​​

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company
Contact: Jeanne Harris, Ph: 800-333-7642, Fx: 607-847-9414
One Preferred Way, New Berlin, NY 13411

Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Contact: Jose Baamonde, Ph: 401-827-1800
340 East Ave., Warwick, RI 02886

Risk Placement Services
Contact: Bill Malone, PH: 201-261-5100
45 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus, NJ 07652​​

​Sipe Adjustment Group
Sipe Adjustment Group is a premier, family owned and operated public  adjustment firm dedicated to providing the highest level of ethical service to our customers.  For over 30 years Sipe Adjustment Group has been representing the rights of commercial and residential insureds on the East Coast. Our success has been driven with a team-oriented and open minded corporate culture involving employees, subcontractors and professional business partners through leadership and individual acceptance of delegated responsibility. As a result, our team has ensured equitable settlements by objectively relieving our client of the complicated and time consuming requirements in properly preparing and acknowledging all covered factors of an insurance claim.  Sipe Adjustment Group continues to improve the effectiveness of our quality and business processes through industry leading continuing education which has maintained the respect and recognition required to provide excellence in the Public Adjustment industry.

Contact: Jesse Sipe​, Ph: 732-506-6789, Fx: 732-506-5953
45 W. Water Street, 2nd Floor, Toms River, NJ 08753​

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Founded by industry veterans Sean Maher and Richard Trezza, Swyfft is disrupting the insurance industry by using analytics and AI to save customers time and money without sacrificing underwriting integrity. By partnering with independent agents and combining technology and big data to provide a better user experience, we intend to make protecting your home as easy as online shopping. 

What we offer: 
  • ​Home insurance with just an address - quote and buy in less than a minute.
  • Better Risk Prediction - for optimum coverage. LIDAR (light detection and ranging) data in our modelling allows us to gather and examine 3D information about natural and manmade environments, meaning we can assess risk at a specific address with precision unavailable to other insurers. 
  • Better Prices - with powerful insights, we pass any benefits back to home owners. We estimate almost half of US homeowners could save 10-20% per year with Swyfft versus other insurers.
  • Guaranteed Replacement Costs - unlike conventional insurers, we'll cover the full cost of the home in the event of a disaster, regardless of any coverage limits. Available in all states.
Rated A- Excellent by A.M Best, BBB A+ , Trusted Choice partner ​​
Contact: Tass Gunthelaka​, PH: 855-479-9338
44 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ 07960​

Contact: Michael Cerchio, Ph: 954-958-1200, Fx: 954-958-7247
1110 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

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Contact: Richard Coyne, Ph: 609-520-1188, Fx: 609-520-9882
506 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540