Agents of Distinction

A model insurance agency alliance designed by agents for agents
Renaissance Alliance is a model insurance agency membership organization in a league of its own. Unlike insurance aggregators, clusters, and loosely formed agent groupings, the Alliance delivers a unique value proposition and on-going support to its members. At the core of its success are the finest and most profitable independent agencies who qualify for membership on many levels. Forward-thinking and united in their passion for personal and professional growth, they recognize increased access to markets and higher profit share alone are no longer sufficient for their businesses to thrive and remain relevant. Alliance agencies enjoy exclusive customized member products and services designed by agents for agents to meet their goals in an ever-changing and disruptive industry marketplace. Achieving the winning combination of sustainable growth, personalized customer services, controlled overhead, and maximized revenues are the cornerstones of the Alliance’s mission in serving its members.


Bruce Cochrane named to Insurance Business America's “HOT 100” for 2015

Founder, President of Renaissance Alliance Bruce Cochrane recognized for innovation, pushing the industry forward J. Bruce Cochrane, founder and...
Bruce Cochrane named to Insurance Business America's “HOT 100” for 2015

Bruce Cochrane Named Chair of Governing Committee, WCRIBMA

Bruce Cochrane has been named Chair of the Governing Committee, Workers’ Compensation Rating & Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts (WCRIBMA)...
Bruce Cochrane Named Chair of Governing Committee, WCRIBMA

Renaissance Alliance grows with 7 new independent insurance agencies in CT, MA, NH

Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services, a gold standard coalition of forward-thinking industry leaders, created by agents for agents, announces the...
Renaissance Alliance grows with 7 new independent insurance agencies in CT, MA, NH

Renaissance Alliance wins award for Market Innovation

We were honored, pleased and appreciative to be recognized with the Market Innovation award by the Professional Insurance Agents of CT Young Insurance...
Renaissance Alliance wins award for Market Innovation

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Meet Our Partners

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85Member Agencies
40Standard Carriers
22Avg. Yrs, Marketing & Placing
200Combined yrs. Experience


Click on any of the leaders below to view their full biography

J. Bruce Cochrane, CIC



Pioneer. Visionary. A leader in every sense of the word.

Janet H. Cochrane


Chief Operating Officer

Creative. Efficient. Keeper of the mission. Standards bearer.

Heather Cochrane Russo


Vice President, Change Management

Dedicated. Innovator. Insurance is in her DNA.

"Times of change offer tangible opportunities for those who can recognize and capitalize on them."



Insurance Agent Blog

Workers comp and Terrorism: A Bad Match

When people are injured at work, they are protected by workers comp. But what happens when a terrorist attack occurs in the workplace? In the 2015 attack by Syed Farook,a co-worker, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, at San Bernardino's Inland Regional Center, 14 people were killed and 22 more injured. The county is both self-insured and self-administered for workers comp. The survivors, who were in the course and scope of employment at the time of the attack, are covered by the county's comp policy. But it appears that the coverage leaves a lot the be desired.

Seasonal celebrations, winter safety and & more: Agency social media themes for December

December is a good month to issue seasonal greetings to your customers. It’s also a great time to remind your customers about winter maintenance and safety issues for home and auto.  With a cluster of holidays, there are many opportunities to offer messages seasonal liability and consumer protection tips. These could include reminders to businesses and consumers alike about liquor liability related to entertaining and sober driving promotions. Other reminders that your insureds might appreciate would be tips for home, auto and business storm preparation; winter driving tips; online and offline shopping safety and ID theft prevention. We’ve compiled links to special events to use in your social media campaigns – some offer a good opportunity to create a dialogue about coverage.

Overtime rules scheduled for Dec. 1 suspended

Human Resource directors everywhere were braced for a major change in overtime rules that would have affected millions of workers nationwide by increasing the pay threshold to qualify for overtime from $23,660 to $47,476. The change was scheduled to go in effect on December 1, but in an eleventh hour reprieve for employers, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction.


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