AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) at its quarterly board meeting November 13-14, Dallas, Texas, announced its further expansion into Kansas with new member agency Fouts, Davidson, Burks Agency, LLC.With continued expansion into Oklahoma and Kansas, Texas-based CAA is a managing general agency (MGA) committed to strengthening the independent insurance agency system through profitable growth and exceptional service for its member agencies.
"We are excited to partner with CAA! We have already gotten to know many of the members who also serve with me on the board of the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents, and this experience only makes us more excited to partner with all 52 CAA members," said Lyle Davidson, CAA member and manager of Fouts, Davidson, Burks Agency LLC.
CAA's new members will grow its membership to 53 insurance agency members.
Also, the new agency will add one more "best practices" agency to the group and bring CAA's total number of 2013 "Best Practices" agencies up to 14 agency members. The "best practice" study is initiated every 3 years by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big "I") to improve agency performance.
Fouts, Davidson, Burks Agency, LLC. is a family owned and operated insurance agency with offices in Beloit, Osborne, Jewell, Delphos, Minneapolis, Bennington and Assaria providing quality insurance solutions to clients in Kansas and Nebraska.
CAA's member agencies convene on a quarterly basis to knowledge share, discuss industry issues, review its relationships with insurance carriers, and assess CAA operations. Highlights from the recent board meeting include:
Golf tournament at Tenison Park Golf Course (Dallas, Texas),
Insurance carrier presentations by Safeco, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, The Hartford, LevelFirst and State Auto,
Safeco hosts lunch at Renaissance Hotel (Dallas, TX).
About Combined Agents of America, LLC
Founded in 1997, Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) is based in Austin, Texas, and is comprised of 53 independent insurance agencies located throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. By funneling the agencies' combined premiums, CAA brings larger volume commitments to insurance companies, while empowering its members to realize greater benefits from insurance companies, vendor discounts and other incentives. In 2012, CAA generated more than $566.7 million in combined property and casualty annual premiums, and currently works with 18 of the largest insurance companies in the nation. All CAA member agencies remain independent and are recognized by insurance companies as a key component to their future growth and goal commitments. Additional information is available at www.combinedagents.com.
CAA member agencies include: Aars & Nelson Insurance Agency, Barnard Insurance Agency, Bartlett, Baggett & Shands, Benchmark Insurance Group, Benton-Luttrell-Brown Company, Bigham-Kliewer-Chapman-Watts Insurance Agency, Bibby Brilling & Associates LLP, BRIA Insurance & Risk Consultants, Bridges Group Inc., Bosworth & Associates, Bryan Insurance Agency Ltd., Brownrigg Insurance Agency Inc., Cravens Warren & Co., Crockett Insurance Service, Duncan-Fraser & Bridges Insurance Agency Inc., Ed Berrong Insurance Agency, Ed Weeren Insurance Agency Inc., EFGI Insurance & Bonds LLC, Elliott Insurance Group, Evans-Ewan & Brady Insurance Agency Inc., First Insurance Services, First Texas Insurance Services LLC, Fouts, Davidson, Burks Agency LLC, Fuqua Ruth Typer Insurance, Henry Norris Insurance Agency, Inc., HC&H Insurance Group, Garrett Insurance Agency, Inc., GBS Insurance Agency Inc., Grona Boles Martin & Bloxsom Insurance, Hill County Insurance Agency, HC&H Insurance Group, ICI Insurance, Insurance Net Inc., JHC Insurance Agency Inc., J. S. Edwards & Sherlock Insurance Agency, Keller-Leopold Insurance, Inc., McCorkle Commercial Insurance Agency, Mims & Smith, Mr. Insurance Agency, Inc., NTX Insurance Group, Inc., Pierson-Fendley Insurance Agency, LLC, Pinnacle Insurance Group Inc., Porter Insurance Agency Inc., Purifoy Insurance Agency, LTD, SBS Insurance, The Shropshire Agency Inc., Siegeler Insurance Agency, Inc., Southern Star Insurance, Walthall-Sachse & Pipes, Inc., The Weatherby-Eisenrich Inc., Wellmann Insurance Agency, Inc., Western Insurance Agency, Whorton Insurance Services, and Wood-Dulohery Insurance, Inc.