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TINTON FALLS, NJ, September 17, 2019- World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), a Top 100 Insurance Agency, announced today that it acquired Bucci Insurance Group of West Warwick, RI on September 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1981, Bucci Insurance Group serves the New England community with a plethora of personal, commercial, and benefit insurance services. Bucci’s team of highly qualified and knowledgeable agents are attentive to their clients’ needs and highly value their client relationships.

“WIA and Bucci have the same core values, and we will always go the extra mile for our clients. We could not be more pleased to add this agency to our growing World Insurance team,” said Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of World Insurance Associates LLC.

The addition of Bucci Insurance Group expands WIA’s expertise in the New England region, which currently includes 6 locations in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine.

Tony Bucci (Broker), Mary Pellegrino (COO) and their associates will continue to operate from their current location in West Warwick, RI.

“World Insurance is a nationally ranked insurance brokerage with exclusive programs and dozens of markets,” said Tony Bucci. “We look forward to delivering these exceptional services and expanded resources to our clients while growing WIA’s footprint in the region.”

About World Insurance Associates LLC

Headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, World Insurance Associates LLC is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance brokerage providing world-class asset and lifestyle protection with risk management, insurance, and benefit consulting services for individuals and businesses. Since its founding in 2012, WIA has completed  47 acquisitions and serves its customers from 31 offices in 10 states. WIA has been named one of The Most Successful Companies in America by Inc. 5000, is a Top 100 P/C Agency by Insurance Journal and Business Insurance, a four-time honoree by NJBIZ Fast 50, and a Business Insurance Best Place to Work. For more information, please visit


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