Risk Management/Insurance Directory Featured

8:00pm EDT August 26, 2009

The Alpha Group Agency

25000 Center Ridge Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 835-8860
Kevin Mackay
The Alpha Group Agency provides insurance products and consulting to more than 1,000 Ohio businesses, ranging from individual contracts to those with more than 1,000 employees in multiple states. The agency provides a full array of employee benefit plans and property and casualty insurance. The Alpha Group has Independence and Rocky River offices.
Founded: 1988
Selected services

Employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, business planning, bonds, investments

Althans Insurance Agency Inc.

543 E. Washington St.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
(440) 247-6422
James C. Althans
Althans Insurance Agency Inc. provides risk management, insurance, benefit programs and financial services for specific industries, including manufacturing, contracting, distribution/wholesalers, transportation and professional services. Among the agency’s commercial insurance products are property, general liability and workers’ compensation. The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America recognized Althans as a Best Practices Agency.
Founded: 1925
Selected services
Commercial insurance, surety bonds, group insurance, retirement plans, life insurance

Aon Risk Services

Northeast Inc.

1660 W. Second St., Suite 650
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 621-8100
Jerry G. Kysela
Resident managing director
Aon Corp. is a leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting. Aon’s global resources, technical expertise and industry knowledge are delivered locally in more than 120 countries. A.M. Best ranked Aon the No. 1 global insurance brokerage in 2008, based on brokerage revenues.
Founded: 1982
Selected services
Insurance and risk management, reinsurance, human capital consulting, directors and officers liability, actuarial and analytics

Britton-Gallagher & Associates Inc.

6240 SOM Center Road
Cleveland, OH 44139
(440) 248-4711
Bruce H. Ball
Britton-Gallagher & Associates Inc. is a privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm, providing commercial insurance, personal insurance, health benefits and financial services. Among the firm’s insurance specialties are products liability, ocean cargo, workers’ compensation and property. Besides its Cleveland headquarters, Britton-Gallagher serves clients through an office in Solon and Columbus.
Founded: 1942
Selected services

Commercial insurances, corporate insurance, small business, executive protection, employee benefits

Dawson Cos.

1340 Depot St., Suite 300
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 333-9000
D. Michael Sherman
Dawson Cos. is a leading insurance and financial services brokerage firm, providing both commercial and personal products. The company’s client base ranges from nonprofit agencies and institutions to privately held businesses and Fortune 500 corporations. Among the products and services that Dawson Cos. offer are property and casualty insurance, employee benefits and wealth management.
Founded: 1931
Selected services
Property and casualty insurance, surety bonding, employee benefits, wealth management, corporate retirement plans

The Fedeli Group

5005 Rockside Road, Suite 500
Independence, OH 44131
(216) 328-8080
Umberto P. Fedeli
President and CEO
The Fedeli Group is one of the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms in Ohio and a multiyear recipient of the Weatherhead 100’s fastest-growing companies in Northeast Ohio. The Fedeli Group is a fully integrated insurance and financial services firm that specializes in insurance, risk management, employee benefits and workers’ compensation consulting.
Founded: 1988
Selected services
Insurance and risk management, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, surety, environmental risk management

The Hoffman Group

2 Berea Commons, Suite 10
Berea, OH 44017
(440) 826-0700
Brian M. Russell
The Hoffman Group is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Cuyahoga, Lorain and Medina counties. The agency specializes in risk management for commercial and industrial professionals, including health care facilities, architects, manufacturers, wholesalers, contractors and restaurants. Among Hoffman’s products and services are property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, and financial services.
Founded: 1919
Selected services

Commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits, directors and officers liability, workers’ compensation Hylant Group — Cleveland

6000 Freedom Square Drive
Independence, OH 44131
(216) 447-1050
John Chaney
Regional vice president and president, Cleveland office
Hylant Group is a full-service insurance brokerage with a dozen offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. Hylant Group offers clients complete risk management services, employee benefits consulting, loss control, financial services and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals. Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the U.S.
Founded: 1935
Selected services

Insurance services, employee benefits, loss control, program administration, wealth management

Insurance Partners

Agency Inc.

26865 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 835-9600
George S. Dadas
Insurance Partners Agency provides clients with a comprehensive list of insurance and risk management products and services. Among those products and services are personal insurance, employee benefits, professional liability, surety bonds and business insurance. The agency serves clients through four offices in the Cleveland area.
Founded: 1961
Selected services

Business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits, professional liability, surety bonds

Marsh USA Inc.

200 Public Square, Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 937-1700
William M. Paul
Managing director
Marsh is one of the world’s leading insurance brokerage and risk advisory firms with clients in more than 100 countries and revenues of nearly $5 billion. Marsh is a Marsh & McLennan Cos. subsidiary, along with Guy Carpenter, Mercer, Kroll and the Oliver Wyman Group. Marsh has more than 100 locations in the U.S.
Founded: 1871
Selected services
Small business insurance, political risk, risk consulting, risk transfer/insurance broking, workers’ compensation

Oswald Cos.

1360 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 367-8787
Marc S. Byrnes
Chairman and CEO
Oswald Cos. is among the largest independent, employee-owned insurance brokerage firms in the country. Oswald’s expertise is in risk management and brokered insurance products for businesses and individuals. Among its services are property and casualty risk, employee benefits, nonprofit risk, and international risk. Oswald serves clients in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Florida.
Founded: 1893
Selected services
Property and casualty risk, benefits, personal risk and insurance, retirement risk, international risk

Skylight Financial Group

1660 W. 2nd St., Suite 850
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 621-5680
Paul A. Fox
President and CEO
Skylight Financial Group is a network of strategic alliances of attorneys, accountants, mortgage brokers and other specialists to provide clients a full range of financial services. Among Skylight’s brokerage products and services are custom-made insurance contracts for large corporate markets and professional organizations and estate and business planning strategies.
Founded: 1996
Selected services
Commercial insurance, estate and business planning, long term care, disability income insurance, financial management

Todd Associates Inc.

23825 Commerce Park Road, Suite A
Beachwood, OH 44122
(440) 461-1101
Edward J. Hyland
Todd Associates Inc. is a full-service insurance agency, providing comprehensive insurance and risk management programs to privately held businesses and individuals. Among its products and services are property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, professional liability, and risk management. Founded in 1939, Todd Associates has grown to one of the largest agencies in the area.
Founded: 1939
Selected services
Property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, professional liability, risk management, personal insurance

United Agencies Inc.

1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 900
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 696-8044
James E. Cogan
United Agencies Inc. is one of the largest locally owned insurance agencies in Northeast Ohio, brokering more than $30 million of insurance products annually. Among the agency’s products and services are business insurance and risk management, professional risk, personal property and liability, employee benefits and life insurance and retirement planning.
Founded: 1972
Selected services
Business insurance, risk management, employee benefits, professional risks, retirement planning

Wells Fargo Insurance Services of Ohio LLC

1301 E. 9th St., Suite 3800
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 241-4344
Joseph P. Sanchez
Managing director
Wells Fargo Insurance Services Inc. is the world’s fifth-largest insurance brokerage firm, according to Business Insurance magazine. The firm provides insurance brokerage and administrative services as well as financial and consulting services through 200 offices nationwide. Among Wells Fargo’s insurance services are commercial insurance, employee benefits and risk management.
Founded: 1989
Selected services
Commercial insurance, employee benefits, risk management, global broker network, high-net-worth individual insurance

Zito Insurance Agency Inc.

8339 Tyler Blvd.
Mentor, OH 44060
(800) 527-6174
Chris Zito
Zito Insurance is a full-service independent agency that provides clients with a comprehensive list of insurance, risk management and investment planning products and services. Among the agency’s offerings are commercial insurance, property insurance, group health and disability insurance, life insurance and investment planning. The agency serves clients through locations in Mentor and Rocky River.
Founded: 1963
Selected services
Commercial insurance, investment planning, group health and disability insurance, life insurance, homeowners insurance