Who We Are
- In 1969, an independent agent in Indianapolis came up with an idea for selling commercial insurance. He envisioned a group marketing effort by a collaboration of independent agencies that helped each one improve their business and better serve their customers.
In 1970, Wayne W. Hoffman had established the groundwork for his vision, and Associated Risk Managers was born.
- Since then, ARM has grown through a careful selection process. Expanding from state to regional and then to national, ARM members are afforded access to new markets and programs that might not otherwise be available to them.
Key partnerships with leading companies such as Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (a partnership that started in 1999) helps ARM bring the most innovative products and risk management solutions to the membership.
ARM by the Numbers:
- ARM continues to extend its reach. Now with operations in 21 states, the ARM network includes over 200 agencies and encompasses over $4.5 billion in property and casualty premiums with some of the country’s top insurance carriers.
ARM remains the leading association for independent agencies by continuing to develop innovative solutions and exclusive products for its members. ARM has revolutionized the industry and set a standard that other associations and market alliances seek to emulate.
- What was true in 1970 is true today – ARM leads by serving you, the independent insurance agency community. Our resources and programs are unmatched by any other organization, and our members are able to remain independent while taking advantage of exclusive programs designed by them, for them.
ARM is proud to serve independent insurance agencies and brokers who are committed to working together to accomplish more together and to share in a wealth of resources.