Increasing Your Bottom Line Through Loss Control

Loss Control plays a very important role in reducing your insured’s work comp claims and increasing their bottom line.  Most carriers now have risk management and loss control info on their website.  This free info is available to the producer as well as to the insured.  You can provide your insured with industry specific safety […]

THANK YOU Graves Insurance Group!

We’re at it again! A BIG shout out to Bob Graves and Graves Insurance Group for your wonderful contribution to The Gateway Warrior Foundation!! 6 weeks to go! We can do it!

THANK YOU Insurance Store Inc.

A HUGE shout out to Sue Hendrix and Insurance Store Inc. for joining VIAA on our mission to giving back to The Gateway Warrior Foundation!! Thank you for your contribution. We are so lucky to have such wonderful members! The clock is ticking and only 7 weeks to go! Every little bit counts. Who’s next!? […]

Fundraiser for The Gateway Warrior Foundation

POWERS Insurance and Benefits along with the Members of VIAA will be fundraising for the next seven weeks for The Gateway Warrior Foundation. This is an all-volunteer board of local Business men and women in the St. Louis area. Once a year they hold an annual Golf outing as well as collecting funds year round for […]

Bell Insurance Solutions Joins VIAA!

Bell Insurance Solutions is a full service insurance agency that specializes in business, life, home and auto insurance. The company was founded this year by owner JR Bell, who has been in the insurance industry since 2008. Bell Insurance Solutions is located at 250 Regency Centre in Collinsville, Ill. “We joined the alliance so we […]

Liz Letterman Becomes Farm Certified

Advisor Insurance Agency’s Liz Letterman recently earned the On Your Side®  Basic Farm Certification designation from Nationwide, the number one farm insurer in the U.S.  A certified agent understands a client’s farming operations, provides basic risk assessments that can help reduce expenses, educates clients about exposures, matches coverages to meet a farm operation’s needs, and […]

Home Replacement Cost

Don’t pay out-of-pocket to rebuild a home. When determining if an insured has adequate insurance coverage for their home, it’s important to understand the subtle differences between home valuation terms. Market Value reflects the price a buyer is willing to pay for the home when considering the location, the desirability of the neighborhood, the quality […]

VIAA adds Pillar Insurance as 100th Member

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently added Pillar Insurance as its 100th member.  Pillar Insurance is a full-service insurance agency that specializes in commercial, aviation, personal and life insurance.  Founded in 2016 by John Russell, Pillar Insurance is located at 2847 S. Ingram […]

VIAA Hires New COO

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA) and sister company POWERS Insurance and Benefits recently named Brien Pidgeon as their new Chief Operating Officer. VIAA is a cohesive family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois. POWERS Insurance and Benefits is one of the largest family owned and operated independent insurance agencies in the bi-state […]

Ellsworth Insurance Agency Hires New Employee

Ellsworth Insurance Agency recently hired Stephanie Phelps as an administrative assistant. In this position, her responsibilities include handling the office’s daily operations. She also will assist with accounting tasks, as well as arrange the agency’s purchases for office equipment and new systems. Prior to joining Ellsworth Insurance Agency, Phelps worked as an administrative assistant at […]