Insurance broker Ag States Group changes name to CHS Insurance

Nov 04, 2013, 14:11 ET from CHS Inc.

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, CHS Insurance Services, LLC is the new name for Ag States Group, the largest U.S. agribusiness insurance broker providing a full line of property/casualty insurance, surety bond products, group benefits, loss control and on-site safety programs, and employer services.

"We're certainly proud of our 75-year history in the risk management business," said Keith Illa, president of the now CHS Insurance. "But our clients have always counted on us to be looking forward for them – uncovering new business risks and bringing them creative ways to manage those.

"Our new name reflects our own growth in expanded solutions for our clients, as backed by the global reach of our parent company, CHS," Illa said.

CHS Insurance remains a full-service, independent insurance agency owned by CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company.

"We remain a trusted partner for our clients - one that brings unique solutions particularly to our clients in agribusiness and its related industries. That's what our people are passionate about and have deep expertise in. That's one thing that will never change," Illa added.

CHS Insurance Services, LLC (, the full-service insurance subsidiary of CHS Inc., is licensed across the U.S and represents major carriers in 70 markets. Considered the nation's largest agribusiness insurance broker, CHS Insurance offers a full line of commercial property/casualty insurance and surety bond products, as well as group benefits for life, health, dental and disability plans. CHS Insurance also provides customized loss control and on-site safety resources, along with employer services programs for agriculture, food processing, petroleum and related industries.