Agent of the Year

Recognizing agency excellence in integrity, respect, loyalty, teamwork and the aspiration to improve.

About the Award

The Agent of the Year award recognizes one of Merchants’ more than 1,000 independent agencies for achieving success through outstanding customer service. In addition, award recipients must embrace Merchants’ core values of integrity, respect, loyalty, teamwork and the aspiration to improve.

2017 Recipient: The Scirocco Group (now Acrisure, LLC)

The Scirocco Group, (now Acrisure, LLC) embodies many of the same qualities to which Merchants aspires – a commitment to providing proper insurance coverage for its clients, a challenging and engaging workplace for its employees, and actions to give back to the communities in which it operates.

Read our press release announcing the award.

Past Award Recipients

2017 The Scirocco Group (now Acrisure, LLC) Hasbrouck Heights, NY
2016 Dayton Ritz & Osborne East Hampton, NY
2015 R & W Brokerage Lynbrook, NY
2014 Sykes-Mallia Associates, Inc Schenectady, NY
2013 Libardi Service Agency, LLC Hicksville, NY
2012 Lawley Tradition, LLC Fredonia, NY
2011 Archer A. Associates (now AssuredPartners) Melville, NY
2010 Hunter Insurance Manville, RI
2009 Maran Corporate Risk Associates, Inc (now Cook Maran & Associates) Melville, NY

Agency Value Proposition

Merchants values the relationships we have established with our independent agency partners.

We will bring value to your agency by:

  • Providing a comprehensive array of competitive products to enable you to write and retain more business.
  • Offering superior compensation plans to enable you to build, grow, and reinvest.
  • Enhancing our IT integration with agencies continually to improve ease of doing business, saving you time and money.
  • Remaining a viable and stable market across insurance cycles.
  • Listening and responding promptly to your needs.
  • Measuring your view of our performance regularly.

If you are interested in forming a partnership with a dynamic, service-oriented insurance carrier, please contact our Corporate Sales Manager:

Robert A. Perno,

Providing quality property and casualty insurance protection since 1918