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TINTON FALLS, NJ, February 28, 2019–World Insurance Associates LLC, a fast-growing independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, merged with The DiForte Agency of Staten Island, NY on January 1, 2019.

Founded in 1951, The DiForte Agency is dedicated to providing homeowners, business, and auto insurance to businesses and families in Staten Island neighborhoods and beyond. The agency has a wealth of experience connecting clients to the options that best suit their needs, so families and business owners have peace of mind and the crucial financial safeguards that allow them to pursue their goals. The responsive, trained, and professional agents at The DiForte Agency know how to navigate complicated insurance markets to find the best available policies and to facilitate insurance purchases.

The DiForte Agency is the second long-standing Staten Island insurance agency to partner with World Insurance Associates LLC, joining Mark Lauria Associates Inc., which celebrated its one-year anniversary of the merger in April 2018.

“We are proud to welcome The DiForte Agency to our organization,” said Rich Eknoian, CEO and co-founder of World Insurance Associates LLC. “They are true insurance specialists and their particular knowledge of the Staten Island community and New York Metropolitan area is a tremendous asset.”

John R. DiForte Sr, stated, “We look forward to serving our clients with the additional resources and capabilities of World Insurance Associates, and we’re excited to be part of the growing World Insurance family.”

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 37 acquisitions, and serves its customers from 24 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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