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TINTON FALLS, NJ, August 28, 2018–World Insurance Associates LLC, a fast-growing independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, celebrated the one-year anniversary of its merger with Mark Lauria Associates of Staten Island, NY, on April 1, 2018.

Since the merger, Mark Lauria Associates, A World Insurance Associates LLC Partner, has continued to serve as a trusted advisor to the Staten Island and surrounding communities. The company has been able to offer more exclusive insurance programs and additional resources as a result of the merger.

World Insurance Associates LLC has expanded to 7 more offices in 5 more states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Ohio, and Florida), and a growing staff of over 165 experienced insurance professionals. The company has also completed an additional 10 acquisitions and has moved up in rank on the list of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies from #25 to #20. In addition, World Insurance Associates LLC has been ranked #6 on the list of New Jersey’s Top Insurance Brokerages, and named to the Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies and the Inc.5000 lists.

“It is very exciting to be a part of World Insurance Associates. The company continues to grow and reach important milestones, and we are able to bring that success to the Staten Island community,” said Mark Lauria, a Partner of the firm. “In addition, I continue to be impressed by how smoothly the merger was handled. They have really exceeded my expectations and I know they will do the same in future mergers.”

Rich Eknoian, co-founder of World Insurance Associates LLC, stated “Working with Mark Lauria and his experienced staff continues to benefit our company as a whole, and we look forward to accomplishing even more in the years to come.”

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, has completed 31 acquisitions, and serves its customers from 18 offices in NJ, PA, NY, CT, RI, ME, OH and FL. The company is ranked #20 on the list of New Jersey’s 2017 50 Fastest Growing Companies, #6 in New Jersey’s Top Insurance Brokerages, and has been named to the 2018 Inc.5000 list.

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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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