TAMPA, Fla., May 19, 2010 — AGIS, a full-service insurance agency with an office in Tampa, has announced a merger with Benefits Solutions Group (BSG), a full-service insurance agency located in Tampa. Effective immediately, the merged entity will conduct business as AGIS. Andria Herr, national president of AGIS, and Robert Pariseau, new president of AGIS Tampa, jointly made the announcement.
AGIS has three offices serving Florida employers including Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville and has been in the employee benefits business since 1978. With nearly 60 years of combined employee benefits, HR, and communications experience, BSG brings the expertise to continue to help mid-sized employers plan, design, communicate and manage high-quality, affordable benefit plans. The marriage of the two companies establishes an expanded market presence for AGIS in the group insurance industry in the Tampa region.
“This is a marriage of synergy and represents a shared commitment to unparalleled customer service,” Herr said. “As a result of this partnership, we become a stronger organization, with even greater depth and broad expertise to serve employers throughout the Tampa region.”
Pariseau added, “It is an honor to join the AGIS family. This merger will be seamless as we share many common core values, including our commitment to our clients and our focus on providing the highest-quality service in the industry.”
AGIS of Tampa is now located at 1304 S. DeSoto Ave., Suite 101, Tampa, Florida 33606. The new phone number is (813) 251-3131.
Founded in 1978, AGIS is a full-service insurance agency, representing over 60 insurance carriers. With offices in three states, the company provides complete employee benefit programs, funding arrangements and services, including plan design, benefit analysis, Section 125 plans, employee communication and enrollment, renewal preparation, COBRA services, claims and administrative assistance, and legislative updates, as well as products and services related to property/casualty insurance. In addition to Jacksonville, AGIS has offices in Birmingham, Mich., Orlando, Tampa, Fla., and Indianapolis.
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