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TINTON FALLS, NJ, July 1, 2019–World Insurance Associates LLC, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, expanded its presence in Florida with the acquisitions of West Coast Insurance Group and Combs Insurance on July 1, 2019.

West Coast Insurance Group of Saint Petersburg, Florida, brings expanded Florida insurance markets and 15 experienced employees to the World Insurance Associates organization. West Coast Insurance Group serves its clients by reducing insurance costs, reducing gaps in coverage and reducing or eliminating exposure to risk, and properly covering all aspects of its’ clients’ risk.

Combs Insurance, located in Vero Beach, Florida, provides outstanding insurance products to Indian River County and surrounding areas. Established in 1992, Combs Insurance specializes in insurance for individuals and families and brings personal service and attention to detail to all its customer interactions.

Gregory D. Leifer, CLU, of West Coast Insurance Group joins World Insurance Associates as Principal. He stated, “We are excited to be a part of World’s expansion in Florida and to be able to provide additional programs and benefits to our clients as a division of World Insurance Associates."

“Expanding our presence from Plantation, Florida to include Vero Beach and Saint Petersburg will greatly impact our ability to serve our current clients with Florida properties and businesses,” said CEO and co-founder of World Insurance Associates LLC, Rich Eknoian. “We warmly welcome Greg Leifer and his team and Combs Insurance to our organization.”

World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA) is an independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ. It offers extensive, cost-effective personal and business insurance solutions in 50 states. WIA's current annual run rate revenue exceeds $50,000,000. 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. WIA began business in 2012, has completed 44 acquisitions, and serves its customers from 30 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 Business Insurance, 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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