Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services Expands to Florida

Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services, the premier membership alliance for independent insurance agencies, announces its expansion to Florida. CEO J. Bruce Cochrane says, “The Florida insurance market poses many growth challenges for agents, making the collaborative model that Renaissance Alliance offers a great fit.” Renaissance Alliance allows agencies to maintain complete independence while leveraging the power of large numbers achievable by membership. Cochrane adds, “This is an opportunity for forward-thinking Florida agencies to get in on the ground floor of the dynamic Renaissance Alliance growth engine’s expansion in the Southeast and help elevate and shape their own future and that of their industry.“

Two Florida agencies become Renaissance Alliance members

In its first month in Florida, two Miami-area agencies have already joined the Alliance: NEA Insurance Group, LLC, Miami, FL and Avante Insurance Agency, Miami FL; In addition, 9 regional insurance markets have already partnered with the Alliance, supplementing the 45 carriers currently in the Alliance network.

Kevin Callahan, Executive Chairman of Renaissance Alliance, says that the reception from agents and regional insurance carriers has been exceptional. “Insurance carriers and agents alike recognize the unique opportunity that our cooperative partnership represents. Our Alliance members have enjoyed stellar growth and results, far beyond what they could achieve as stand-alone agencies. We are thrilled to bring the many Alliance advantages to Florida agents and insurers.”

Senior leadership team named

Renaissance Alliance is building a local team supported by the existing infrastructure, expertise, technology and 80+ staff members. Two senior appointments have been named to lead the local Alliance team. Both have deep knowledge and expertise in the Florida insurance marketplace, as well as strong local relationships built over long-term careers in Florida.

  • Oscar Miniet, CIC, Executive Vice President, Southeast Region. Leveraging three decades of independent agency experience in the Florida insurance markets, Miniet will grow the Alliance membership and its roster of strategic southeast regional and national brokers and carriers.
  • Manuel Ruiz, JD, CIC, AIC, Vice President Southeast Operations. Ruiz holds 30+ years of experience in agency management, commercial insurance, claims and risk management. His focus will be enabling Alliance members to achieve accelerated growth, profitability, and optimized agency valuation.

About Renaissance Alliance: Founded in 1999, Renaissance Alliance is a membership alliance for independent agencies that specialize in property and casualty insurance. Renaissance Alliance provides its members with higher commissions, access to more carriers, products, and markets, and a set of services that lead to higher growth and profitability. Also see:

Caption: Owners of Avante Insurance and NEA Insurance Group join Oscar Miniet and Bruce Cochrane to become the first FL members of Renaissance Alliance.

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