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    AssuredPartners works with successful regional and local insurance firms, and as one of the fastest-growing independent insurance agencies in the U.S., they are excited to announce their new partnerships as they continue expanding in the Upstate.

    “Our transparent approach helps us remove frustrations that businesses tend to have when negotiating health coverage,” says Mack Ward, a partner in the firm. “As client services experts, we demonstrate the value in helping local businesses maximize health coverage and minimize costs.” They typically work with an average of 50 to 1,000 employees, advising and helping to navigate the complex world of employer healthcare and benefits.

    Diverse and well-established services remain intact, and employee benefits is just one area of expertise for AssuredPartners. They also specialize in commercial property and casualty insurance, risk management, and individual insurance coverage. In 2016 they acquired AssureSouth of Spartanburg and Southern Risk Insurance in Anderson. In 2017 they were excited to announce their acquisition of Herlong, Bates, Burnett Insurance in Greenville. Their President Michael Herlong advocates, “We are dedicated to insuring families, businesses, and homes – we’re thrilled to join with AssuredPartners, supplementing our expertise in risk management and business insurance with the trusted resources of a large, respected firm.”

    AssuredPartners continues to build solid foundations and strong partnerships, so it’s no wonder why it was an easy decision for Herlong Bates Burnett. Vice President Tom Bates says, “If you called any insurance carrier on any side and asked who the fastest growing firm is in the state, they would say AssuredPartners.” Jesse Dantice, another partner in the firm, adds, “We were too big to be small and too small to be big. Our clients needed national subject matter experts that AssuredPartners delivers.”

    Founded in 2011, AssuredPartners reached $1 billion in revenue in less than 7 years. In the last two years, with a staff of about 40 employees in the Upstate alone, they reported close to $6 million in revenue. They not only build partnerships, they give back. This year they are sponsoring Make-A-Wish Foundation and participating in the Trailblaze Challenge. When asked what the future holds for their growth in the Upstate, Michael Herlong says, “Our goal is to eventually consolidate offices and have more of a downtown presence in Greenville, where we can all be together, and continue to grow by providing high-quality products to our clients.”

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