11 August 2014 Insurance

AJG acquires US travel insurance firm

Arthur J. Gallagher has acquired travel insurance agency Trip Mate, based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Established in 1989, Trip Mate is a full service travel insurance agency that provides a wide variety of travel protection plans and services for their travel industry clients throughout the US.

It specialises in trip cancellation/interruption, lost baggage, and traveler assistance programs sold through travel agencies, tour operators and cruise lines.

Bradley Finkle and his colleagues will continue to operate from their Kansas City and Northridge, California locations under the direction of Kevin Garvin, head of Gallagher's North American affinity operations.

"Trip Mate gives us a great entry point into the travel insurance marketplace and expands our specialty products and services capabilities into this growing industry. They also bring the same personalized service and client-focused sales culture which makes them a great fit with Gallagher," said J. Patrick Gallagher, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

"Their strong brand and outstanding reputation in the travel market make them a perfect complement for our US affinity operations.  We are extremely pleased to welcome Brad and his team to our growing family of Gallagher professionals."

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