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Florida Business Insurance


Lakeland, FL

October 20, 2016

Lanier Upshaw has been selected to an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America “Best Practices” Study Group. More than 1,800 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study, but only 254 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories.

Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation.

The agency was nominated by either an IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence. The Best Practices Study was initiated by IIABA in 1993 as the foundation for efforts to improve agency performance. The annual survey and study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the highest performing agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.

About Lanier Upshaw 

Since its beginnings in 1941, Lanier Upshaw has grown to be one of Florida’s largest independent, privately-held insurance and benefits agencies. With offices in Lakeland and Tampa, Lanier Upshaw provides comprehensive risk management services to thousands of clients throughout Florida, the United States and across the globe. 

With a strong focus on protecting businesses, the people who own and manage them, as well as their employees, the Lanier Upshaw team takes a holistic view of businesses to identify the challenges and obstacles to their profitability and success. Whether these challenges affect employees, culture, operations or finances, Lanier Upshaw will help create and implement strategies to solve those problems using proven solutions that deliver quantifiable results. Visit https://www.lanierupshaw.com for more information. 

About IIABA 

Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies.  Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance – property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products.