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TINTON FALLS, NJ, April 23, 2019–World Insurance Associates LLC, a fast-growing independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, completed its 40th acquisition with Lampe-Batkin Associates LLC of Greenwich, Connecticut on April 1, 2019.

Lampe-Batkin Associates LLC is a family-run insurance agency that serves the communities of Connecticut and New York. Hy Lampe founded the agency in the 1950s, and his son-in-law, Steve Batkin, now runs the business.  Lampe-Batkin Associates provides personal and business insurance solutions for all its clients’ basic and unique needs, including life insurance and coverage for high net worth individuals.

Steve Batkin will continue the family tradition of customer service and forward thinking at their location in Greenwich, Connecticut.

“Lampe Batkin adds a prominent location for us,” said Rich Eknoian, CEO and co-founder of World Insurance Associates LLC. “Additionally, this high net worth personal lines book of business increases the critical mass for our distinguished book of business.”

Steve Batkin stated, “It’s exciting to be part of a larger organization that allows us to offer more to our customers, including access to carriers and products we didn’t have before.”

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 50 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 41 acquisitions, and serves its customers from 27 offices in NJ, PA, NY, CT, RI, ME, OH, FL, and Washington DC. The company is ranked #15 on the 2018 NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies in NJ and #6 in New Jersey's Top Insurance Brokerages, also by NJBIZ. World Insurance Associates made the 2018 Inc. 5000 list at #1680, has been named a Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agency by Insurance Journal, and is a Business Insurance 2018 Best Place to Work.

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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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