Who We Are
Relation Insurance Services, formerly Ascension Insurance, is a specialty insurance brokerage that offers superior risk-management and benefits-consulting services through its family of brands across the United States. Since our founding in 2007, we’ve grown to approximately 500 employees in 30+ offices nationwide to connect our insurance solutions to your life and business challenges.
We’re committed to helping mid-market businesses navigate their myriad insurance needs by building relationships and leveraging the right mix of people, partnerships, processes, and technologies. And under the guidance of our seasoned leadership team, headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, our goal is to build a 100-year-old company by having the best talent, tools, and strategies in the industry.
We’ve built our strengths in the following specialized industries:
We also offer the following services:
We Don’t Do Business As Usual
Today, there’s more to being a superior insurance broker than simply having good client relationships and strategic carrier partnerships. Your broker should be working to stay ahead of the curve, provide intelligent, tailored solutions backed by extensive experience, and apply technology and data to drive efficiency, innovation, and a competitive edge.
This is how we strive to do business: We connect the dots to help clients like you save time and regain control over insurance decisions, whether personal or professional—so you, your family, and your organization can be healthier and safer. We are, and have always been, the ones our clients can count on to bring it all together for them through our relationships and connections. Every day, we ask ourselves how we can best contribute to our clients’ successes. It’s why we love coming to work. For you.
Big Enough To Matter, Small Enough To Care
Each year, we strengthen both our balance sheet and our reputation. In 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, we were named to Insurance Business America’s list of “Elite Agencies.” In 2017 and 2018, we were listed in Insurance Journal’s top 50 independent insurance brokerages in the U.S based on revenue size the prior year. (See all awards and recognition by viewing our Media Center.)
Our Family of Brands
We’re proud of our nationwide family of brands, which includes some of our industry’s biggest giants, including Pan American, provider of protection for the agricultural industry since 1946. Not all of our acquisitions have this depth of history but are notable players in their respective fields, such as (formerly named) Renaissance Insurance Agency, the leading provider of collegiate health solutions; (formerly named) Summit America, the top intercollegiate athletic insurance firm in the country; and Transure Services, which has served the transportation industry for more than 50 years.
We’ve taken a thoughtful and deliberate approach to our growth, and to date we’ve made more than 20 acquisitions. Each company we acquire enhances our existing expertise, enables us to enter a new product or industry niche, expands our geographical reach to tap into new clientele, and/or adds great new talent to our team.
Our size affords us the resources to react quickly and deploy additional support as needed—but size is not our primary goal. We aim to be the most responsive insurance consulting services company you’ve ever worked with.
Our Partnership with Aquiline
As a privately held corporation, primary ownership interests are held by our private equity partner: Aquiline Capital Partners.
Aquiline Capital Partners is a New York- and London-based private equity firm investing in financial services in industries like insurance, financial technology and services, investment management, and banking and credit. Aquiline seeks to add value to its portfolio companies through strategic, operational, and financial guidance.