CLEVELAND, OH (6/7/12) --- Alltrust Insurance, named Florida’s top employee benefits firm as well as one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies in the U.S., has joined Benefit Advisors Network (BAN).
Based in Palm Harbor, FL and with offices in Lakeland and Sarasota, Alltrust joined BAN – the leading national network of independent privately held employee benefit firms – “to provide our clients with access to an amazing amount of up-to-date industry tools, resources and expertise that will enable them to make the most educated and thoughtful decisions and ultimately better run their organizations,” says Alltrust Managing Partner Joe Part.
“At Alltrust, our clients are our only priority,” Part continues. “We are their advocates, their source for candid, timely, and unbiased information that will help them to choose the best quality health,welfare & risk management programs at the best possible price. BAN membership expands our capabilities in this regard by making resources such as preferred pricing, direct access to underwriters, and nationally recognized knowledge experts."
Part notes that such resources are offered only by the largest national benefit firms. “That is why we are so excited about BAN membership,” Part explains. “BAN enables us to share tools, technology, and expertise with the best employee benefits advisors in the country, while maintaining our status as an independent and private consultancy.”
BAN has grown to become the leading organization of employee benefit brokerage and consulting firms in the U.S. through its policy of limiting membership to the “best of the best” brokers in their respective markets, its philosophy of collaboration, and the access it provides to such world-class resources as collective capabilities sharing and significantly increased clout with carriers. Alltrust is the sole BAN member on the Gulf Coast, and one of only two in the state.
“BAN’s members, or Smart Partners, are among the most progressive and innovative employee benefit consultants and brokers in the country,” says BAN Executive Director Perry Braun.
“Given all that it has accomplished, Alltrust Insurance clearly fits that description, and so we are very excited to welcome them to the ranks of BAN’s Smart Partners.”
Part founded Alltrust in 1993 with his wife, Karen Brayboy – herself an executive at three securities firms before leaving her career with Raymond James in order to become CEO of Alltrust. Alltrust focuses on providing singular, flexible, affordable benefits, technology & health risk management packages to over 400 employer groups. YouTube: Alltrust Insurance.
About Benefit Advisors Network
Founded in 2002 by five agencies, BAN is an exclusive, premier, national network of independent, employee benefit brokerage and consulting companies. BAN delivers industry leading tools, technology, and expertise to member firms so that they can deliver optimum results to their employee benefit customers.BAN’s members, known as Smart Partners partly because of their highly collaborative interactions, are aggressively screened prior to being granted membership to ensure they distinguish themselves from their competitors through their knowledge of the industry, ethical approach, business acumen, and strategic vision.
To preserve and enhance the intimate level of sharing between the Smart Partners, BAN turns away more candidates than it accepts, ensuring members are peers with the most progressive and innovative employee benefit consultants and brokers from throughout the country.