2018 Renaissance Alliance Annual Meeting

2018 Renaissance Alliance Annual Meeting
October 11 - 12, 2018
Gurney's Newport Resort & Spa, Newport, Rhode Island

We’re returning to beautiful Goat Island in Newport for this year’s annual meeting. We hope you can join us!


We invite our members to:

Relax in first-class accommodations  – Gurney's is a waterfront, resort style hotel offering numerous accommodations for guests.

Join us at our Executive Evening – On Thursday evening, agency principals and carrier executives will enjoy a magnificent event at Belle Mer, including a cocktail reception, dinner, dessert and cordials overlooking the breath-taking ocean view.

Interact with your colleagues – our Annual Meeting is a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy substantive face-to-face conversations with the very people who make the RAIS model work: your fellow agents, our carrier and vendor partners, and our staff. Our Carrier Pavilion will be open both days, providing plenty of chances to catch up, ask questions, and learn from each other.

Envision the future – On Friday we will convene for a day of learning, recapping the year’s successes and outlining the vision for the coming year.

Thursday Events

Lunch in the Carrier & Vendor Pavilion at noon; Pavilion open all afternoon
Creative & dynamic interactive sessions for Principals, Producers and CSRs
An evening of ocean-side cocktails, dinner, dessert and cordials at the fabulous Belle Mer

Friday Events

Carrier & Vendor Pavilion opens bright and early
Full breakfast buffet at Gurney's
RAIS senior team reports on past & future initiatives
Seminars & breakouts on timely topics

Click here to book your discounted hotel room now!

Marriott Rewards member? We also have a block of discounted rooms available at the nearby Newport Marriott. 

Not yet a Renaissance Alliance member? You’re missing out! 

Call 800-514-2667 today!

Platinum Sponsors

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  • NGMLogo
  • QuincyLogo
  • SafecoLogo
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Liberty Mutual Insurance helps preserve and protect the things people earn and own and build and cherish. Keeping this promise means we are there when our policyholders throughout the world need us most.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today Liberty Mutual is a diversified global insurer with operations in 30 countries around the world. The company is the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premium written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Liberty Mutual is ranked 76th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2013 revenue. As of December 31, 2013, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $121.2 billion in consolidated assets, $102.2 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $38.5 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

Liberty employs more than 50,000 people in approximately 900 offices throughout the world, and offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, accident & health, commercial automobile, general liability, property, surety, workers compensation, group disability, group life, specialty lines, reinsurance, individual life and annuity products.

You can learn more by visiting www.libertymutualinsurance.com.

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MAPFRE Insurance is a forward thinking insurance company offering friendly service from over 2,000 professionals focused on taking care of you and your family. For decades, MAPFRE Insurance has been protecting families and their possessions with quality insurance coverage and a strong commitment to service excellence. Today we are represented by a powerful network of agents located throughout the United States.


With roots dating back to 1923, The Main Street America Group is a super-regional insurance company that writes business through its nine property/casualty insurance carriers, including our largest carrier, NGM Insurance Company. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Main Street America offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance, and fidelity and surety bond products to individuals, families and businesses throughout the United States.

With nearly $1 billion in premium written exclusively by more than 3,000 independent insurance agents, the 92-year-old company insures over 650,000 policyholders in 36 states and writes bonds in 46 states and the District of Columbia. A.M. Best Company rates The Main Street America Group with an “A” (Excellent) financial strength rating. The company has $1.04 billion in surplus and over $2.4 billion in total assets. Main Street America is the founding company partner of Trusted Choice® and one of six initial investors which seeded development of the TrustedChoice.com consumer agent portal. It also a founding company partner of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center. For more information about Main Street America, please click here or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MainStreetAmerica.

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Since 1851 the Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company has been providing insurance protection throughout the Northeast to hundreds of thousands of policyholders. We offer a full array of personal and commercial property and casualty products solely through independent agents including private passenger and commercial auto, homeowners, business owners, umbrella liability, workers compensation and more. Assessing an insurance company’s ability to provide superior products and services can be a challenge, especially in this environment. Quincy Mutual has been rated A+ by the A.M. Best Company for more than 75 consecutive years, one of a dozen companies in the country to attain that distinction. Together with our partner agencies we have attained a strong position in multiple markets and we look forward to having Quincy Mutual be your carrier of choice. The agencies within the Renaissance Alliance are among the best in the business and we’re pleased to have them represent Quincy Mutual.

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Safeco has been protecting individuals and families with personal insurance coverage since 1923. When it comes to some of your biggest investments, like your home, car or maybe even your boat, we know that trust matters. From the smallest fender-bender to a storm-damaged home, we’re standing ready at life’s trying moments. Safeco is here for you at any time and any day of the week.

With a comprehensive range of insurance coverage and expert advice from local independent agents, we make it simple to protect what’s important to you and easy to get the best mix of coverage and pricing.

At Safeco Insurance, we promise to make it easy for you, to provide the coverage you need, to connect you with local agents who offer personal advice, and – most of all – to be there for you.

Gold Sponsors

  • ARSLogo
  • concordGroup
  • HanoverLogo
  • PlymouthRockLogo
  • PreferredMutualLogo
  • RTLogo
  • SafetyLogo
  • VertaforeLogo
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RT Specialty is a leading wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products and services. Our specialist brokers handle a comprehensive mix of property, casualty, professional lines, transportation and workers’ compensation insurance products from insurance carriers to retail brokerage firms. We define ourselves through our superior execution on behalf of our clients, which has established us as a leader in the industry.

As an independent wholesale broker, we are a critical intermediary between insurance carriers and retail brokers which deal directly with insured parties. Many specialty insurance carriers distribute products primarily through wholesale insurance brokers.

RT’s mission is simple – we believe clients are best served by a team of professionals who work collaboratively and collectively through a meaningful partnership among agents, brokers and carriers. RT works together with retail agents and insurance carriers to provide innovative solutions to their clients’ most complex insurance needs.


ARS Restoration Specialists, with 7 locations and over 150 full-time employees, is one of the largest and most respected professional Restoration Companies in New England, and has been for over 29 years. ARS specializes in full-service 24-Hour Emergency Disaster Mitigation, Restoration, and Reconstruction services for both Commercial and Residential properties that have suffered all types of losses including water, sewage, fire, smoke , mold & BIO/TRAUMA losses. A staff of licensed and experienced builders and engineers lead our Commercial and Residential Construction Division. Seamless transition from disaster to pre-loss condition is an ARS specialty. Proudly Serving ALL of New England. 877-461-1111 | www.ARSServe.com

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We are a mutual insurance company existing to serve our member policyholders, not Wall Street. With over 25 years consecutively rated as “A” by A. M. Best, an independent financial services rating company, you’ll be confident knowing you are insured with a financially strong company concerned about you and your family.

With over 500 independent agencies representing Concord Group, you can count on professional service when you insure with Concord Group.

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Over the course of its 163-year history, The Hanover has established one of the longest and proudest records in the industry, inspiring confidence among agents and the customers they serve. Today, we are a Fortune 1000® company, one of the largest property and casualty insurers, financially strong, and enjoy an “A” (Excellent) rating from key industry analysts. We offer a wide range of Property and Casualty insurance products and services to individuals, families, and businesses through an exclusive network of some of the best Independent Agents in the country.

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For over 30 years, Plymouth Rock Assurance has provided its customers with more than just insurance. Headquartered in Boston, Plymouth Rock offers auto insurance to drivers in Massachusetts and Connecticut through a network of more than 400 local independent agents. Plymouth Rock has an “A-/Excellent” rating from A.M. Best, the insurance industry’s premier independent rating service. It is a member of the Plymouth Rock Group of Companies, which together write and manage over $1 billion in personal and commercial auto, and homeowner’s insurance.


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Preferred Mutual is a property and casualty insurance provider that helps more than 235,000 customers and 450 independent agent partners Live Assured every day through superior products and unsurpassed customer service.

In business since 1896, Preferred has been recognized for years of award-winning performance and financial strength by top industry groups, including an “A” for excellent by A.M. Best. The Company is headquartered in New Berlin, NY, and its 270 employees service Preferred’s products throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Preferred Mutual is the confident choice for agents and policyholders in the Northeast. Learn more at www.preferredmutual.com

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Safety is the preferred provider of property and casualty insurance within our selected markets. We are focused on the special needs of independent agents and their customers. Our success is built on a philosophy of offering the highest quality insurance products at competitive rates and providing the best service at all costs. Safety is “A” rated by A.M. Best.

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Vertafore delivers software and services that transform the business of insurance. Unique to the industry, more than 20,000 customers rely on Vertafore to provide integrated technology that connects the entire industry with the most complete source of solutions—agency management, rating and connectivity, content management and workflow, research solutions and producer lifecycle management—so their businesses run better and are more profitable. For more information about Vertafore, please visit vertafore.com

Bronze Sponsors

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  • ILSA
  • merchants
  • narragansett bay
  • philadelphiaInsuranceLogo
  • xsBrokers
  • xsBrokers
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For more than 130 years, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has been delivering exceptional property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses and individuals around the world. We build lasting relationships with customers, agents and brokers through unparalleled service and innovative, scalable and specialized products backed by financial strength.

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Founded in 1810, The Hartford Group (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of businesses and consumers worldwide. The Hartford is consistently recognized for delivering innovative solutions and extraordinary service focused on our customers’ needs.



Insurance Licensing Services of America, “ILSA” knows the complex licensing terrain inside and out. For more than a decade, ILSA has supported the Financial Services & Insurance Industry by resolving licensing issues of all types, and saving clients millions of dollars in penalties and fines.

You can depend on ILSA’s professional licensing experts and our all-inclusive processing services through the entire licensing process - from preparation to certification.

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Since 1918, Merchants Insurance Group has been providing property and casualty insurance throughout the Northeast and North Central United States. With our regional office located in Bedford, NH we are able to work closely with agents to provide expertise and service to address policyholder needs. Please visit us at www.merchantsgroup.com

X Narragansett Bay


Narragansett Bay Insurance Company (“NBIC”) is a leading coastal homeowners insurance company in the Northeast, currently providing coverage in MA, RI, NY, and NJ and planning to add additional states. NBIC offers its products and services through an extensive network of independent agents and is focused on helping responsible homeowners avoid, manage, and quickly recover from unexpected losses.

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Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products, incorporating value-added coverages and services for select industries. By maintaining a disciplined approach to business, we provide greater security for our policyholders and superior value for our shareholder.

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We are an insurance company that cares. Travelers takes on the risk and provides the coverage you need to protect the things that are important to you – your home, your car, your valuables and your business – so you don’t have to worry. We have been around for more than 160 years and have earned a reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry because we take care of our customers. Our expertise and focus on innovation have made us a leader in personal, business and specialty insurance and the only property casualty company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Every day, our approximately 30,000 employees and more than 20,000 independent agents and brokers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil help provide peace of mind so our customers can reach higher and achieve more.

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Since 1978, XS Brokers has been creatively solving hard-to-place insurance risks. With unmatched product availability, powerful market knowledge and unparalleled underwriting expertise – there’s virtually no class of business we cannot write. And with more than 35 years in the industry, the strength of our carrier relationships ensures unrivaled market access.

Our goal is simple: to better understand our clients’ needs in order to provide customized solutions that help you achieve your business goals.


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