McGriff Insurance Services Offers Unmatched Care and Global Resources

The account teams at the McGriff Insurance Services office at Hacienda are dedicated to providing exceptional risk management and employee benefits advice. McGriff offers clients global resources, market expertise, and deep industry knowledge. The firm's full array of brokerage and risk management products and services can be tailored to serve organizations of any size, from Fortune 1000 companies to midsize businesses to small nonprofits.

McGriff partners with the very best insurance companies to provide highly consultative risk management services and nearly all types of coverage - including personal, small business, corporate, employee benefits, and life and health. Its experienced insurance and risk management professionals develop highly tailored services and deliver them based on a proprietary and proactive approach called Client Focused Risk Solutions. McGriff is a national agency that feels smaller because it is a gentle giant that focuses on long-term relationships.

Insurance is not always considered strategic, interesting, or something people think much about until it is needed. But the recent wildfires, heavy rains and earthquakes are reminders that unexpected hazards can emerge at any time, according to John Cranston, Area President. "In the world of risk management and employee benefits, it is really important to work with people who know and understand the unique business issues impacting our Tri-Valley region and the organizations operating here."

McGriff's high level of technical competence and local account management means that clients get the full benefit of personalized attention as well as access to exceptional customer service. One auto/trucking fleet client, for example, struggled to manage loss activity. As a result, the client had no favorable insurance options. McGriff's loss control specialists worked with the client to establish a safety program. After McGriff provided details on the safety program to certain insurance companies, the firm was able to give its client reasonable options that will continue to improve as the client's safety program shows positive results.

"Our world and the risks within it are changing rapidly," says Cranston. "It is critical that organizations have current and relevant risk management strategies in place. We advise our clients on managing their risk in order to run more stable and successful businesses."

Founded in 1922, McGriff Insurance Services is a subsidiary of BB&T Insurance Holdings, the fifth largest insurance broker in the United States and the world. McGriff is a national firm affiliated with more than 130 agencies in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

McGriff's Northern California office is located at Hacienda. The 60 employees working at that office focus on property/casualty and employee benefits insurance as well as risk management. Employees also give back to the local region by volunteering, most recently by helping Culinary Angels in Livermore prepare meals for people undergoing cancer treatment.

"Our insurance brokerage has been in Hacienda since 2001," says Cranston. "It is a fantastic, central Tri-Valley location with access to all parts of the Bay Area."

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