FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.–Patriot Growth Insurance Services, LLC (“Patriot”), one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing national insurance agencies, today announced the addition of two Florida-based independent agencies, Arison Insurance Services (“Arison”) and Ference Insurance (“FIA”), to the Patriot platform. Arison and FIA each provide a variety of individual and Medicare-related health insurance products to customers throughout the state of Florida. The new additions meaningfully strengthen Patriot’s existing capabilities while facilitating entry into an attractive specialty market.
St. Petersburg-based Arison and Gainesville-based FIA offer a variety of individual health, Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans as well as group medical coverage. Through their longstanding and strong relationships with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue), both organizations have experienced dramatic and consistent organic growth over the last several years. As a combined entity, Arison and FIA will employ over 30 insurance professionals at 9 locations in key metropolitan areas throughout Florida. The operations are led by Jeff Ference, John Koko and Jordan Koko, experienced insurance industry veterans that are dedicated to providing comprehensive, customized health insurance solutions for individuals, families and businesses.
“Our customers will always be our first priority, and we pride ourselves on our ability to stay up-to-date with the rapidly evolving products and services available in the health insurance space,” said Mr. Ference, founder and President of FIA. “We take the time to ensure that our clients purchase a plan that fits their specific needs. The partnership with Patriot broadens our reach and better positions us to continue providing best-in-class products and services.”
“Whether you need health insurance for yourself, your family or your workforce, we offer a range of plan options to suit every circumstance and every budget,” said Jordan Koko, President of Arison. “Our decades-long history of service in the Florida marketplace coupled with Patriot’s expertise, resources and growth capital are a winning combination for the citizens of Florida.”
“As one of the nation’s largest health insurance brokers, Patriot recognizes the need to deliver comprehensive and cost-effective plan options to the individual marketplace as well as the employer-sponsored marketplace,” said Matt Gardner, founder and CEO of Patriot. “We are thrilled to welcome FIA and Arison into the Patriot family, and we look forward to leveraging their expertise as we expand our offerings of individual medical coverage across the United States.”