May 18, 2016 – Baltimore, Md. – LifeMark Partners, Inc., one of the nation’s largest independent national insurance marketing organizations, has added a new Broker General Agent (BGA) partner, AgencyONE, a boutique life insurance agency based in Rockville, Maryland.
“We are excited to welcome a new highly-respected partner, AgencyONE, as a valuable addition to our strategic alliance. With our focus on peer sharing, training and collaboration, all of our partners benefit from each other’s experience and abilities. AgencyONE is a highly respected and accomplished agency, and we are confident that their partnership with the company will be a win-win by all involved,” said William Shelow, CLU®, ChFC®, CPCU®, LLIF, president and chief executive officer, LifeMark Partners, Inc.
“LifeMark Partners offers true partnership through the most impressive resources available in our industry. Their established stature as a trusted organization and vision for the future of our industry made partnering with them an obvious choice. Both our companies believe in strong collaborative environments, and we look forward to working with them for many years to come,” said Ed Leisher, CLU®, partner at AgencyONE.
LifeMark Partners, Inc. works to provide affiliated brokerage general agencies with the partnership, expertise and access to industry-leading resources needed to enhance their life insurance distribution and grow their agencies. This includes the most expansive underwriting resources in the industry, providing access to the Swiss Re and Hanover Re underwriting manuals, a medical director and exclusive reinsurance programs to help place jumbo capacity and more difficult cases. Advanced marketing and sales support, product knowledge and case design, and ongoing educational and training opportunities round out the service offerings provided to partner BGAs. LifeMark recognizes that its greatest asset is the intellectual capital of its partner agencies, which represent the best in class in brokerage, and the company places a significant focus on collaboration and sharing of best practices.
“What ultimately attracted us to LifeMark was its extensive resources, which will be a game changer for our firm,” shared Gonzalo Garcia, CLU®, partner and head of advanced markets for AgencyONE. “We’re most specifically excited about access to the underwriting manuals, its jumbo capacity capabilities, and LifeTrends, its industry-leading product benchmarking and analysis tool. Together these will undeniably set us and our advisors apart from the competition by quickly and accurately selecting the best carriers and products for each individual case with expert precision.”
AgencyONE is a solutions-driven boutique life insurance brokerage general agency that specializes in high-net-worth underwriting advocacy, advanced planning and product proficiency. It’s committed to providing remarkable service and forming lasting relationships with its 100-plus producer force, working hard every day to make AgencyONE producers successful and happy. A strong collaborative culture, financial and medical underwriting advocacy, advanced planning expertise, product intelligence and industry relationships define AgencyONE’s value proposition. For more information about AgencyONE visit www.agencyone.net or call 301.803.7500.
About LifeMark Partners, Inc.
LifeMark Partners exists to leverage partner, carrier and industry resources and expertise to enhance and expand life insurance distribution for the benefit of all stakeholders. As an independent insurance marketing organization, LifeMark is dedicated to the ongoing development and enhancement of BGA partner resources to help undeniably differentiate partner agencies from the competition. Affiliates benefit from some of the most robust service offerings in the market today, including expansive underwriting capabilities, advanced case design support, sales and product benchmarking tools, and turnkey sales and marketing systems. At its core, LifeMark Partners was founded as a study group more than 40 years ago and is celebrating 20 years as a leading IMO. This foundation provides a unique opportunity to form strategic alliances and share best practices for partners to grow their agencies together through regular training, networking and educational opportunities. With unparalleled partnership, expertise and access to these industry-leading resources, LifeMark Partners provides affiliates The strength of many. The power of one. To learn more about the qualifications necessary to become a LifeMark partner, visit www.LifeMarkPartners.com or call 410.837.3022.