Agents of Distinction

A model insurance agency alliance designed by agents, for agents.
Renaissance Alliance is a model New England 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 insurance 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.


Renaissance Alliance Annual Meeting: Executive team expansion and growth initiatives...

Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services (RAIS), New England's premier membership alliance for independent insurance agencies, marked growth and...
Renaissance Alliance Annual Meeting: Executive team expansion and growth initiatives...

Bruce Cochrane honored by insurance industry

On October 15, nearly 500 members of our industry met to celebrate and honor Bruce Cochrane as the 2018 Annual Insurance Professional of the Year. The...
Bruce Cochrane honored by insurance industry

Renaissance Alliance named Network / Alliance of the year by PIACT-YIP

The Professional Insurance Agents of CT Young Insurance Professionals (PIACT-YIP) held their annual Golden Gala on Septmeber 27, an event that...
Renaissance Alliance named Network / Alliance of the year by PIACT-YIP

Renaissance Alliance secures $30M investment from Long Arc Capital

Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services (RAIS), a leading insurance distribution platform supporting the growth of independent insurance agencies,...
Renaissance Alliance secures $30M investment from Long Arc Capital

Bruce Cochrane named 2018 Insurance Professional of the Year

We are so proud to share the news that Bruce Cochrane, founder and President of Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services (RAIS), has been named the...
Bruce Cochrane named 2018 Insurance Professional of the Year

Renaissance Alliance Celebrates 5, 10 & 15 Year Members

Renaissance Alliance Renaissance Alliance is proud to recognize its agencies celebrating their 5, 10 and 15 year membership anniversaries in 2017.
Renaissance Alliance Celebrates 5, 10 & 15 Year Members

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Meet our New England independent insurance agency members – forward-looking, progressive and a cut-above! Learn More

Meet Our Partners

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86Member Agencies
45 Standard Carriers
23Avg. 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 AGENCY Blog

When the rubber hits the road: Customer experience after a large loss

One of the common reactions that people have about being replaced by robots is that "a robot couldn't do my job." But, indeed, millions of dollars in insurtech startups are betting on the idea that machines powered by artificial intelligence can indeed automate much of the insurance process, making things faster, easier and cheaper for both the insurer and the buyer. All well and good in terms of issuing a basic quote, but can machines deliver on more complex service?

2019 Insurance Industry Outlook: Deloitte Report

2018 has been a healthy year for property-casualty insurers and 2019 is shaping up to be a banner year, but "longer term challenges like the potential for economic slowdown and ongoing disputes over tariffs and trade rules may cast a shadow on the insurance market outlook." That's according to Deloitte's 2019 Insurance Industry Outlook, which you can view online or download a PDF copy. In addition, Sam Friedman offers his Insights on the Insurance Outlook in the Deloitte blog.

Bolster your agency's digital presence with these free tools

There are many free or low cost web tools to help you develop a robust digital marketing presence, both for your website, your emails and your social media accounts ... from tools that help you to polish your writing and design compelling posts to tools that will allow you to monitor and measure the impact of your efforts. We're posting a great infographic by Crello that lists 100 free tools, breaking them into various categories based on tasks and goals.


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