Higginbotham bolsters Ohio presence

Broker expands foothold in the state with new partnership

Higginbotham bolsters Ohio presence

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

National insurance firm Higginbotham has announced an alliance with Ohio-based Boston Insurance Group.

Higginbotham CEO Rusty Reid said the company – which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year – has found long-term success through careful, strategic growth.

The deal extends Higginbotham’s presence in Ohio, as the Texas-based firm announced a partnership with western Ohio-based Community Insurance Group earlier this year.

“We are thrilled to form this relationship with Boston Insurance,” Reid said. “Greg Boston spent decades building his company from a one-man shop to a thriving business with a large portfolio and expertise that includes a wide range of specialty offerings. We’re looking forward to bringing some of those service offerings, such as an insurance program designed specifically for landscaping contractors, to a wider customer base.”

“We had reached a point where we needed more resources to continue bringing the best possible service to our clients,” said Greg Boston, president of Boston Insurance Group. “With Higginbotham, we get expertise in new specialty markets, and we also get the firm’s value-added Day Two Services, which include improved loss control, better claims service, and contract review.”

Higginbotham’s Day Two Services are designed to build a positive, responsive relationship between brokers and clients, the company said.

“We build a customized insurance plan to fit your needs, but that’s just the beginning,” Reid said. “Unlike some brokers who only come around at renewal, your Higginbotham team will stand by your side from day two through day 365, helping you get the most out of your coverage throughout the life of your policy.”

“The collaboration with Higginbotham is going so much better than we ever thought possible,” Boston said. “They have been the perfect fit for our agency, caring about their customers as much as we do and giving our team members the opportunity to join a top-flight employee ownership plan. And with Higginbotham taking over so much of the back-office work, we get to spend more time strengthening our client relationships and bringing in more customers, which is what we love doing the most.”

Boston Insurance Group is the latest addition to Higginbotham’s growing roster. The firm also recently announced an alliance with Texas-based Marshall Young Insurance.

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