Tellus and Zander Announce Strategic Relationship
Opportunity for insurance market leaders to leverage products and services to protect more people
Harrisburg, PA (November 23, 2020) – Tellus Brokerage Connections (Tellus), a leading independent life insurance marketing organization, and Zander Insurance (Zander), a Nashville, Tennessee-based insurance brokerage organization, today announced the start of a strategic relationship that will bring life insurance and identity theft protection opportunities to more distributors, businesses, and consumers with Zander joining Tellus as part of its Direct Markets group.
Zander has offered multiple lines of insurance to its clients for nearly a century. By developing Zander ID Theft Solutions, a cost-effective identity theft protection product in 2009, the company has become a nationwide provider of this service, meeting a growing consumer need while significantly expanding its customer base.
“We identified a unique opportunity to offer our clients another form of protection that, a decade ago, had not been explored by direct marketers. With identity theft continuing to be the fastest-growing crime in America, our program gives insurance customers access to a valuable product that provides peace of mind against an ever-increasing threat, and from the same agency they trust for their insurance needs,” said Zander President Shervin Eftekhari.
“In today’s digital world it’s important that consumers are protecting themselves, which is why Zander is excited to work closely with Tellus, and their parent company Crump Life Insurance Services, to enhance each other’s growth in sales and technology. We will continue to support the growth of more convenient ways for consumers to access our products, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Eftekhari. “Tellus Direct Markets offers a unique opportunity to work with other direct marketers to design industry solutions that fit our needs.”
“We believe combining the resources of our two organizations can help grow the direct markets channel and expand the product lines available to our intermediaries,” said Tellus President Jim Duff. “This affiliation supports both organizations’ long-term strategy of growth, bringing Zander access to the Tellus resources, processes, and products while strengthening Zander’s distribution of the products it sells and manufactures.”
“With scale and expertise that helps its member firms grow in today’s challenging business environment, Tellus fills an important void in the direct markets channel and the Crump business portfolio,” Duff added. “As our organization evolves and responds to changing market dynamics, Tellus will continue to provide a broad spectrum of insurance solutions to meet the diverse needs of the marketplace. This new relationship demonstrates the strength of our value proposition as well as the opportunities for future growth across our distribution channels.”
About Zander Insurance
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Zander Insurance Group believes that nothing is more important than protecting families and businesses across the U.S. For more than 95 years, Zander has been putting clients first by simplifying the process of researching insurance coverages and allowing them to compare products and services offered by a broad array of insurance companies. This fourth-generation family/employee-owned business provides a complete selection of personal and business insurance products to their nationwide client base. Zander Insurance is also Dave Ramsey’s choice for top quality insurance programs and services. For more information, visit ZanderIns.com and engage via Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.
About Tellus Brokerage Connections
Tellus Brokerage Connections is a national network of approximately 55 independent life brokerage general agencies that maintain their brand and own their businesses while utilizing the industry-leading resources that Tellus makes available. Tellus enhances its member agencies’ long-term viability, value to clients, and overall business growth by offering a selection of carriers, products, services, and technology solutions.
Tellus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crump Life Insurance Services, was formed in 2009 to bring technology and insurance industry efficiencies to independent brokerage general agencies by fulfilling administrative and non-core functions, enabling them to focus on client acquisition, marketing, and service. Contact us at email@example.com. Connect with Tellus on Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube.
About Crump Life Insurance Services
Crump Life Insurance Services, a leading third-party distributor and service provider of insurance and retirement products, is part of Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc., the seventh-largest insurance broker in the world.* Crump supports the distribution of life insurance, annuities, long term care, linked benefits, disability, and health products with the industry’s premier sales and back-office support and technology services, marketing under the following brands: Crump, Truist Life Insurance Services, RiskRighter, Tellus, and TIME.* Source: Business Insurance magazine, using 2019 brokerage revenue generated, 2020 issue.
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