Crane Agency is recognized as one of the Top 100 Property & Casualty Insurance Agencies in the US by several publications, including Business Insurance and the Insurance Journal. We have consistently ranked as one of the Largest Insurance Brokerage Firms and Largest Employee Benefits Firms locally by the St. Louis Business Journal. Crane has also received several top workplace endorsements, including the St. Louis Post Dispatch Top Workplaces and St. Louis Business Journal Healthiest Employer, and Best Places to Work finalist.
The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA)
is a national alliance of 300,000 business owners and their employees who offer all types of insurance and financial services products.
Unlike company-employed agents, IIABA independent insurance agents and insurance brokers represent more than one insurance company, so they can offer clients a wider choice of auto, home, business, life, and health coverages as well as retirement and employee-benefit products.
IIABA agents and brokers not only advise clients about insurance, they recommend loss-prevention ideas that can cut costs. If a loss occurs, the independent insurance agent or broker stands with the client until the claim is settled.
Insurance agencies that display the Trusted Choice® logo represent multiple insurance companies and uphold the highest standards of customer service backed by a Pledge of Performance to their clients. Trusted Choice ® agencies offer their clients a broad choice of products, customized coverages and unparalleled advocacy – all at competitive prices.
The Missouri Association of Insurance Agents
The Missouri Association of Insurance Agents is the oldest and largest association of insurance agents in the State of Missouri. The association was established in 1899 in St. Louis. Approximately 560 independent agencies, operated by 4,000 agents, brokers and their employees, are members of MAIA. “Independent” insurance agents and brokers offer their clients the products of more than one insurance company.
MAIA is affiliated with two national agent associations: the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America and the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents.
Zywave is a pioneer in developing industry-leading employee benefits and property & casualty insurance software solutions for brokers and their clients. Zywave’s insurance agency software includes agency management, claims data analysis, benefit plan analysis, compliance, risk management, client communication, agency marketing, and pharmacy benefit management solutions.
The St. Louis Independent Agents
The St. Louis Independent Agents organization is dedicated to promoting professional insurance commerce in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area. The association hosts educational, networking, and social events for its members throught the year.
RiskProNet International is a network of leading independent insurance agent/brokers in North America. More than half of our members are routinely included on the Business Insurance list of the 100 largest brokers of U.S. insurance. Members join RiskProNet for access to a global network of independent brokers, giving them the ability to leverage the experience and relationships of more than 5,000 insurance professionals worldwide. RiskProNet’s practice groups, featuring outside experts and roundtable discussions, keep members up to date on specialties ranging from construction to claims to communications and marketing.
Knowledge is crucial in the insurance industry. As new risks emerge and new legislation is enacted, these designees receive the latest updates and are able to apply that knowledge to your business without delay. The Crane Agency applauds our employees’ pursuits of these top-notch designations. Please click on an icon below to learn more about the rigorous educational requirements for these designations.
The Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Program has been the insurance industry’s premier, proven source for practical, real-world education since 1969.
The CISR Program empowers outstanding individuals to provide exceptional customer service.
The Certified Risk Managers International (CRM) designation demonstrates that an insurance counselor is knowledgeable in all areas of managing risks, hazards, and exposures.
The Certified School Risk Managers (CSRM) designation is a career-building, five-part designation program for risk management education specialists. The CSRM faculty is represented by the field’s top practitioners and leaders.
A “CPCU” or Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, is an insurance professional who has earned the CPCU designation. CPCUs are considered the standard setters of the insurance industry. In order to achieve this prestigious designation, insurance professionals must meet stringent education, ethics, and experience requirements.