Integrity to Expand Life Distribution with Acquisition of the Scott Riddle Agency
Integrity has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Scott Riddle Agency, one of America’s leading final expense insurance distributors. As part of the deal, the company’s founder, Scott Riddle, becomes an owner in Integrity, and president Jacque Huggins becomes a Managing Partner of Integrity.
Integrity Gives Employees Paid Time Off to Serve; Partners with Forever Young Foundation
All Integrity employees are being allocated 16 hours of paid time off per year for charitable work. Integrity also encourages opportunities for employees to work with organizations the company has partnered with, the most recent example being the Forever Young Foundation.
Simplified issue Whole Life, Guaranteed Issue graded coverage, Funeral trusts and Preneed.
Integrity Marketing Group is the nation’s leading independent distributor of life and health insurance products focused on serving the Senior Market. From Medicare to Final Expense we understand the market space.
Founded in 2006, Integrity develops products with insurance carrier partners and markets these products through its distribution network with over 130,000 independent agents. Integrity serves over one million clients a year with almost 325 employees. In 2018, Integrity will help insurance carriers place almost $850 million in new premium.
This coast-to-coast reach allows us to enter a market quickly, profitably and effectively. With proven distribution relationships, we now serve as the marketing resource for many large insurance companies.
We combine the needs of insurance companies and major distribution channels by providing unique product design and proven marketing systems. We also streamline the sales process to increase profitability across the value chain. Our expertise in the senior market allows us to partner with some of the nation’s largest insurance carriers.
Integrity is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices in Woodstock, Georgia; Norfolk, Nebraska; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Clinton, Connecticut; Yakima, Washington; Mesa, Arizona; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio and Sarasota, Florida.
New Clients a Year
- Shared carrier relationships
- Exclusive product development
- Proprietary sales and marketing systems
- Expanded distribution channels
- Best-practice collaboration
- Centralized accounting and auditing
- System consolidation
- Centralized Human Resources
- Financial planning and analysis
- Tax administration
- Centralized technology
- Profit from proprietary products
- Profit from shared products
- Investment opportunities
- Benefit from economies of scale
- Platform synergy
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“Tom and I have kept that “broker first” commitment as we have grown the business and we cannot imagine partnering with anyone but Integrity for our next phase of growth.”
"When you reach a certain point owning your own agency, you wonder what the next level is and how it's going to look. Integrity Marketing Group provides succession planning built the way that works for you."
"As one of the original members of Integrity, this was a natural fit for Premier as we look for ways to continue to grow our company and we are better positioned to take advantage of new opportunities."
"For entrepreneurs like us, this decision was not made lightly, and it was a step we would only take if we were sure that we had the right partner. It was clear that Integrity not only believed in our vision for the company, but they also believed in the way we had grown the business and wanted to support us going forward."
"When you look at what Integrity has done in the market's they focus on, it's impressive. Joining this platform is not 1+1=2. It's more like 1+1=5. Synergy and shared services allows you to focus on what you do best. "
"I am very excited to pass the ABL torch to Integrity. We have both been in the same business for almost 40 years, and it was very important for me to transition to someone who understands our business and will continue to take care of our valued employees and agents."