Insurance Alliance was a general lines insurance agency with two different offices locally owned in the Houston area. With the combination of both agencies, it employed approximately 100 people. The firm was founded in 1992 as a consolidation effort to address the changing insurance market place and the needs of our clients. The original agencies dated back to the 1920’s, and included the names of Houstoun, Woodard, Eason, Gentle, Tomforde and Anderson. Those original founding partners are still part of our company.
In November of 2009, Insurance Alliance joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC to address the changing insurance marketplace and to better serve the needs of our clients.
Prescott Pailet Benefits (PPB) was founded by Kevin Pailet, Daniel Prescott, and Stuart Prescott. In July of 2006, Prescott Benefit Services (in business since 1984) and Pailet Financial Services (in business since 1995) merged to become one of the largest, privately held firms solely dedicated to the group and individual benefits market in North Texas.
On July 1, 2011, PPB joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, in order to expand our impressive line-up of services. In December of 2012, MMA announced its acquisition of Independent Insurance Group Benefits, which folded into Prescott Pailet Benefits, further expanding the firm’s depth and expertise in employee benefits. This combination of great companies brought new opportunities to our clients by providing an even broader set of capabilities and resources to meet their emerging needs in today’s environment.
The Employee Benefits Division of Independent Insurance Group was headquartered in Dallas, Texas with an additional office in Ennis, Texas. They were founded in 1993 by Peter Mulcahy, Ricky Locke, Jeannette Blanton, and Allen Sparks. The division offered a full range of services including Employee Benefits, Financial and Retirement Services.
On December 20, 2012, the Employee Benefits Division of Independent Insurance Group joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC to continue to expand its employee benefit offerings.
Elsey & Associates Surety/Insurance Agency, Inc. was founded in 1978 to serve as a provider of surety bonds and insurance coverage to the construction industry. Over the past thirty-years our products and services have expanded into hydrocarbon and renewable energy, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, real estate, law firms, farm and ranch, group benefits, and personal lines.
In November 2013, Elsey & Associates joined Marsh & McLennan Agency.
Visicor was headquartered in Friendswood, Texas, which is located about 23 miles outside of Houston. The firm was founded in 2007 by Ed Oravetz and focused entirely on employee benefits business.
On March 17, 2014, Visicor, Inc. joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC to continue to expand on the Employee Benefits Practice in the MMA Houston office.
MHBT was a Texas based, full service insurance brokerage firm with roots dating back to 1926. Founded on the principles of integrity, respect, trust, and hard work, MHBT Inc. was a privately held insurance brokerage company. The 1996 merger of McQueary & Henry, Inc., and Bowles & Troy Associates, Inc., two leading DFW independent insurance brokers, created MHBT. Financially sound, carrying low leverage, continually generating positive cash flow, while other brokers were reducing in size, MHBT continued to grow and prosper. The firm’s revenues grew twenty percent on a cumulative basis from 2011-2014 and added 130 employees by 2015.
On June 1, 2015, MHBT joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, to continue evolving and expand the reach of the agency. MHBT currently serves as the regional hub under the leadership of CEO Bill Henry.
iaCONSULTING was founded in 1994 by Bill Hartsfield to offer a wide range of employee health and benefits-related services to midsize employers in Texas. They currently operate out of their office located in Lubbock, Texas.
On February 7, 2017, iaCONSULTING joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC to provide access to a wider range of products and services to clients to address their emerging and evolving needs.
Insurance Partners of Texas (IPOT) was founded in 2004 in Abilene, Texas and offers a wide range of employee health and benefits-related services to midsize employers in Texas. The office is led by Summer Powers.
On May 8, 2017, IPOT joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC to provide additional expertise and resources to clients, as well as meaningful growth opportunities for colleagues.