Georgia Independent Insurance Agents Donate $10,000 to Victims of Hurricane Laura Through SecureRisk Partnership

Staff Report

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

SecureRisk, a cooperative venture of independent insurance agents in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, is donating $10,000 to the Trusted Choice®  Disaster Relief Fund for the victims of Hurricane Laura. The storm hit Louisiana in August. causing more than four billion in damage. The Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund is part of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. (IIABA) and works to provide assistance to those who have suffered losses due to a natural or man-made disaster.

“We feel for our industry colleagues in Louisiana and want to help them support their neighbors, friends and clients,” says John Miller, Georgia Chairman of SecureRisk, and CEO of Cobb-based Sterling Seacrest Partners. “These grants will be used to help cover lost wages, lost property, medical expenses, living expenses and other costs individual victims or businesses suffered due to Hurricane Laura.” 

SecureRisk is owned by nearly 100 exclusive independent insurance agencies who collaborate to bring the best insurance solutions to their clients. It is this collaboration that allows the organization to provide such a donation.  

“As the fourth largest agency partnership in the country, it is important for us to give back to the community,” says Ray Williams, CEO of SecureRisk. “The people of Louisiana have seen tremendous loss. We hope our donation can provide some support through the Trusted Choice®  Disaster Relief Fund and reach those who have the largest needs.” 

The IIABA (The “Big I”) is a national trade association that strives to provide independent insurance agents and brokers with a sustainable competitive advantage in the insurance marketplace by equipping members with tools and resources, and advocacy and support, to maintain excellence in business and customer service.