World Insurance Associates LLC Merges with The DiForte Agency of Staten Island, NY

TINTON FALLS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#acquisitionslt;/agt;–World Insurance Associates LLC, a fast-growing independent insurance
agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, merged with The DiForte Agency
of Staten Island, NY on January 1, 2019.

Founded in 1951, The DiForte Agency is dedicated to providing
homeowners, business, and auto insurance to businesses and families in
Staten Island neighborhoods and beyond. The agency has a wealth of
experience connecting clients to the options that best suit their needs,
so families and business owners have peace of mind and the crucial
financial safeguards that allow them to pursue their goals. The
responsive, trained, and professional agents at The DiForte Agency know
how to navigate complicated insurance markets to find the best available
policies and to facilitate insurance purchases.

The DiForte Agency is the second long-standing Staten Island insurance
agency to partner with World Insurance Associates LLC, joining Mark
Lauria Associates Inc., which celebrated its one-year anniversary of the
merger in April 2018.

“We are proud to welcome The DiForte Agency to our organization,” said
Rich Eknoian, CEO and co-founder of World Insurance Associates LLC.
“They are true insurance specialists and their particular knowledge of
the Staten Island community and New York Metropolitan area is a
tremendous asset.”

John R. DiForte Sr, stated, “We look forward to serving our clients with
the additional resources and capabilities of World Insurance Associates,
and we’re excited to be part of the growing World Insurance family.”

World Insurance Associates LLC is an independent insurance agency
headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ. It offers extensive, cost-effective
personal and business insurance solutions in 50 states. The company
specializes in transportation, hospitality, self-storage facilities,
construction (surety), manufacturers, and law firms. World Insurance
Associates also provides group benefits and property and casualty
insurance to companies of all sizes in a variety of industries in
addition to insurance services for individuals, focusing on coastal
properties and high net worth clients. World Insurance Associates began
business in 2012, has completed 37 acquisitions, and serves its
customers from 24 offices in NJ, PA, NY, CT, RI, ME, OH, FL, and
Washington, D.C. The company is ranked #15 on the 2018 NJBIZ 50 Fastest
Growing Companies in NJ and #6 in New Jersey’s Top Insurance Brokerages,
also by NJBIZ. World Insurance Associates made the 2018 Inc. 5000 list
at #1680, has been named a Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agency
by Insurance Journal, and is a Business Insurance 2018 Best Place to
Work. For more information, please visit


Rich Eknoian

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