Western National Insurance Group announced on February 28, that the Eden Prairie-based Associated Benefits & Risk Consulting has been named one of Western National’s Circle of Excellence Agencies for 2017.


The Western National Circle of Excellence recognition is announced annually to spotlight an elite group of partners who have excelled based on performance and growth over the past six years (2011 - 2016). An agency must also demonstrate that they meet high standards of professional excellence and integrity in order to be considered for this recognition. Associated Benefits & Risk Consulting’s place among this list is a testament to the overall quality of the agency’s insurance professionals and their commitment to meeting the needs of their insurance clients.


This recognition places Associated Benefits & Risk Consulting in the 95th percentile of all Western National partners for overall performance, growth, and partnership over the past six years.


Western National Insurance Group, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional property-and-casualty insurance group writing over $560 million in Direct Premium in 19 states, plus surety in an additional 7 states. The group consists of eight active insurance companies (Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Western Home Insurance Company, Arizona Auto Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, American Freedom Insurance Company, and Nevada General Insurance Company), as well as one affiliate company (Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company), together serving personal and commercial customers in the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern U.S, and in Alaska. All of the group’s products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.