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TINTON FALLS, NJ, November 20, 2018–World Insurance Associates LLC, a fast-growing independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, acquired Agency Insurance of Chester, Connecticut on September 12, 2018. provides all lines of insurance, including personal, commercial and employee benefits. The company represents many top-rated insurance companies which allows its experienced agents to shop the marketplace for the best combination of coverage and affordability. acquired Stark Agency Insurance in September 2014. Stark Agency Insurance has been serving the Connecticut River Valley since January 1940.

Rich Eknoian, CEO and co-founder of World Insurance Associates LLC stated, “Robert Caldarella and his team are a welcome addition to the growing World Insurance family, and we look forward to integrating their knowledge and experience into our organization.”

“We have been proudly serving the Chester area for over 75 years and will continue to do so with the increased capabilities that our partnership with World Insurance Associates provides,” stated Robert Caldarella, President of Stark Agency/

World Insurance Associates LLC is an independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ. It offers extensive, cost-effective personal and business insurance solutions in 46 states. The company specializes in transportation, hospitality, self-storage facilities, construction (surety), manufactures, nonprofits, and law firms. World Insurance Associates also provides group benefits and property and casualty insurance to companies of all sizes in a variety of industries in addition to insurance services for individuals, focusing on coastal properties and high net worth clients. World Insurance Associates began business in 2012, has completed 33 acquisitions, and serves its customers from 20 offices in NJ, PA, NY, CT, RI, ME, OH, FL, and Washington DC. The company is ranked #15 on the list of New Jersey’s 2018 50 Fastest Growing Companies, #6 in New Jersey’s Top Insurance Brokerages, #1680 on the 2018 Inc.5000 list, and has been named a Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agency and a 2018 Best Place to Work.

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