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TINTON FALLS, NJ, April 10, 2018– World Insurance Associates LLC, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, acquired The Poppe Agency of Metuchen, NJ on March 1, 2018. 

The Poppe Agency proudly serves 22 states across the country. They specialize in Medicare supplement plans, group health, and annuities.  The Poppe Agency, with the leadership of their owner, George F. Poppe III, CLU LUTCF LACP, has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 41 years as well as a pillar of excellence in their local community.  They strive to provide their customers with exemplary service by aiding them in achieving their goal of financial freedom through a no pressure approach to investments.  

Rich Eknoian, co-founder of World Insurance Associates LLC, stated “We are thrilled to welcome George and all the employees at The Poppe Agency to the World Insurance Associates family. Their expertise in annuity management along with their knowledge of group and personal health benefits makes them an immense asset for continued growth.”

“Being in the insurance industry for over 50 years has taught me that growth is a critical component necessary for longevity. Our relationship with World Insurance Associates LLC allows us all to learn from each other and most importantly, better serve our customer base.  We couldn’t be more excited!” stated George F. Poppe III CLU LUTCF LACP, owner of The Poppe 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, 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 and serves its customers from 16 offices in NJ, PA, NY, CT, RI, OH and FL. It has completed 27 acquisitions and has current run rate revenue over $29 million. The company is ranked #20 on the list of New Jersey’s 2017 50 Fastest Growing Companies and #6 in New Jersey’s Top Insurance Brokerages. 

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Rich Eknoian at 732-523-2106 or email


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