History of ARM
Associated Risk Managers(ARM) was founded in Indiana in 1970 to mass market commercial insurance to members of trade associations and professional organizations, but soon evolved into a marketing network that enabled independent agents to work together to solve their clients needs. That evolution led to the organization’s rapid growth and expansion across the United States and abroad. Today, ARM is a network of over 200 independent agents who collectively generate over $4 billion in annual property/casualty premiums. To be connected to ARM's website, click here.
Strength In Numbers
ARM has established a network of State Executives who serve the member agents of their respective state groups.
The role of the State Executive is to: Develop programs for member agents to sell in their territory, along with lead lists and other supporting materials Negotiate special deals with carriers based upon the premium volume of the group Facilitate communications Conduct meetings Foster networking among members.
The Gallagher Connection
In December 1999, ARM and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher), the world’s fourth-largest insurance broker, entered into a unique partnership relationship that culminated in the formation of ARM Partners. That relationship significantly broadens the portfolio of specialized products and services ARM agents can offer their clients. Enhanced capabilities include:
- Excess and Surplus Lines Brokers – Risk Placement Services (RPS), Gallagher’s excess/surplus lines broker, can help place tough property/casualty risks.
- Niche Expertise – ARM Agents can call on the expertise and resources of both their state executive and Gallagher to help them service accounts on a national or international basis.
- Specialty Programs – ARM Agents have access to the existing, successful programs of the ARM State Group and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
- Market Access – In addition to their current agency contracts, ARM Agents gain access to markets used by their ARM State Group and/or Gallagher.
ARM Agents augment their local knowledge and relationships with powerful international resources and highly-specialized expertise to more fully serve their clients’ growing and evolving needs!