FORT MADISON – Group Benefit Partners (GBP) is excited to announce effective January 1, 2022, they have officially become an AssuredPartners Agency. Founded in 2009 in Fort Madison with statewide expansion over a decade resulting in 6 offices and 35 employees, GBP gained the reputation as a premier regional employee benefits and health insurance agency.
AssuredPartners (AP) was founded in 2011 and has experienced explosive growth over their 11 year existence by acquiring many of the nation’s most successful independent insurance agencies. Today, AP represents nearly $2 Billion in annual revenue and more than 7,500 employees. With resources available in every sector and specialty in the expansive world of insurance and risk mitigation, AP will provide many new tools to GBP clients and the communities they serve.
“We’re thrilled to have found a partner that will give us the ability to further accelerate the value we are able to provide our clients,” says GBP Co-Founder Justin Pieper.
“While AP has certainly proven growth at an extremely high level, our founding principals are aligned in extraordinary ways, right down to the fact that we both value our client relationships so highly to use the word ‘Partners’ as we chose the names of our businesses,” continues Pieper.
AssuredPartners Regional President, Greg LaMair, stated, “We are delighted to have the talented team of Group Benefit Partners join AssuredPartners and will continue to work towards the same goals of being a valued resource to our clients.” “This partnership will strengthen our Iowa operations as we continue to expand our services and footprint throughout that part of the region,” said Randy Larsen, President of AssuredPartners. “We welcome the talented team and clients of GBP to AssuredPartners.”
While GBP will continue to focus on delivering the highest quality employee benefits and health insurance programs to their clients, they will look forward to being able to introduce additional resources and tools to both individual and business customers.
“In addition to providing the resources of a multi-billion dollar firm to our valued customers, we’re excited about the vast opportunities this partnership will create for our wonderful group of employees,” says GBP Co-Founder Jerry Koering. “While we’ll certainly continue to operate like the small-town Iowa business we’ve proudly built, these additional resources will help keep us in the forefront of our industry for years to come,” concludes Koering.
Group Benefit Partners can be reached locally at 914 Avenue G in Fort Madison, or by calling 372-0088.