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Marsh Acquires Leading US Independent Insurance Agency, Assurance

New York   |   April 01, 2020

Illinois-Based Firm to Lead Midwest Region for Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, today announced that Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), its US middle market agency subsidiary, has acquired Schaumburg, Illinois-based Assurance Holdings, Inc., one of the leading independent agencies in the US. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 1961, Assurance is a full-service brokerage providing business insurance, employee benefits, private client insurance, and retirement services to businesses and individuals across the country.

Assurance will operate as the Midwest regional headquarters for MMA under the leadership of Anthony (Tony) Chimino, CEO of Assurance. Mr. Chimino will report to David Eslick, Chairman and CEO of MMA. Assurance’s 525 colleagues will join MMA and continue to work out of their Schaumburg and Chicago, Illinois, offices.

Commenting on the acquisition, John Doyle, President and CEO of Marsh, said: “In just over 10 years, MMA has grown into a leading $2 billion-revenue platform serving midsize businesses and individuals across the US. Assurance is another example of our continued ability to attract the highest quality teams to join MMA and enhance our ability to serve clients in this important segment.” 

Mr. Eslick added: “Assurance is a highly respected firm, recognized for their commitment to providing measurable value to clients and its acquisition represents a significant enhancement of our capabilities in the region. We are excited to welcome the team and their leadership to our growing organization.”

Mr. Chimino said: “By joining MMA, we have the opportunity to provide innovative resources and solutions for our clients, as well as new growth opportunities for our colleagues. Equally important, MMA shares our passion for building and maintaining an award-winning workplace culture. My team is excited to play a role in the ongoing growth of this dynamic national firm.”


About Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With around 40,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over $17 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.