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Relation Named “2018 Elite Agency” by Insurance Business America


Walnut Creek, Calif., 15 October 2018 – Relation Insurance Services (“Relation”), an insurance brokerage that offers risk-management, benefits, and TPA-consulting services through its family of brands across the United States, is delighted to announce it has been honored by Insurance Business America (“IBA”) as a 2018 Elite Agency. This is the fourth consecutive year Relation has earned this title, which honors the industry’s top 35 independent agencies and brokerages.

“It is an honor to be named an Elite Agency for the fourth straight year,” said Joe Tatum, Chief Executive Officer, Relation Insurance. “Our goal is to be the best possible partner for our customers, and that starts with a commitment to our employees. By bringing the tools, resources, and strategic carrier partnerships they need to offer intelligent, tailored solutions, we are uniquely suited to help companies respond to the changing environment and risk landscape. This approach continues to fuel our growth both organically and through acquisition.”

The agencies honored range in size, but all have achieved $25 million or more in revenue last year and have secured year-over-year growth halfway through 2018. To compile the list, Insurance Business America analyzed various criteria, from growth and innovation throughout the year, training initiatives, and mentorship programs to community-outreach efforts. The resulting report highlights each company’s accomplishments and offers a glimpse into the operations, culture, and values that make each agency prosperous.

Relation, formerly known as Ascension Insurance, Inc., changed its name in January to better reflect the company’s commitment to helping mid-market companies navigate the complex world of insurance by building strong relationships and leveraging the right mix of people, partnerships, processes, and technologies.

Access the complete report here.

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About Relation Insurance Services
Relation Insurance Services, formerly Ascension Insurance, is an insurance broker that offers superior risk-management and benefits-consulting services through its family of brands across the United States. It is ranked by Insurance Journal within the top 40 largest agencies in the country by revenue and has nearly 500 employees in more than 30 locations nationwide. Relation is a privately held corporation; alongside its private-equity partners, Parthenon Capital and Century Capital Management, the company expects to continue its strong growth trajectory through additional acquisitions and organic growth. Visit for more information.





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