Two Unison Risk Advisors Founding Partners Named ‘Best Practices Agency’ for Second Consecutive Year
CLEVELAND and MIAMI, Oct. 17, 2023 – Unison Risk Advisors (URA) is pleased to announce that two of its founding partners, Miami-based NSI Insurance Group and Cleveland-based Oswald Companies, have been recognized as “Best Practices Agencies” for a second consecutive year by Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. This prestigious accolade is a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation and leadership in the industry.
In the face of the ongoing challenges within the U.S. insurance industry, NSI Insurance Group and Oswald Companies serve as trusted advisors, guiding clients on risk mitigation while educating them on the drivers behind an uptick in premiums. Committed to delivering tailored solutions, NSI and Oswald Companies’ team of skilled professionals create customized insurance solutions for personal and commercial clients, conduct market research, and provide risk management advice.
Recognized for their outstanding management and financial achievement, revenue and profitability growth, sales and service staff compensation, investment in technology, and robust carrier representation, NSI was one out of 15 companies recognized in Florida. Oswald was one of 16 firms to receive this distinguished honor in Ohio. NSI has earned the “Best Practices Agency” status for eight consecutive years, making it the only Florida honoree to earn this distinction consecutively.
“NSI Insurance Group’s founding ethos is centered around a progressive company culture that attracts best-in-class professionals who deliver the highest caliber of service to our clients,” said NSI Chief Executive Officer Oscar Seikaly. “As a forward-thinking and innovative firm, we offer all the advantages of working with a global brokerage, along with the attention to detail that only a small, specialized and entrepreneurial firm can provide.”
“For 130 years, Oswald has succeeded by living by the four pillars of our business: Passion for Excellence, Integrity, Resourcefulness and Commitment to Community,” said Robert Klonk, chairman and chief executive officer of Oswald Companies and Unison Risk Advisors. “These pillars serve as a guiding light to care for our employees and our communities while providing unparalleled, personal customer service that positions Oswald for further growth.”
URA was formed in December 2020 through the merger of Cleveland-based Oswald Companies and RCM&D in Baltimore. NSI joined as the third founding partner in 2023. URA includes more than 800 employees in 18 locations and its firms serve clients in all 50 states and around the world. URA’s three anchor companies are members of Assurex Global, a partnership of the world’s most prominent independent agents and brokers who collaborate to provide local expertise and a global reach.
URA is a platform for its partners to operate independently and collaborate to provide tailored solutions for clients. Its members streamline and strengthen operations through shared services and an employee-ownership structure.
About Unison Risk Advisors
Unison Risk Advisors, a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm, was established in 2021 through the strategic merger of Oswald Companies and RCM&D. NSI Insurance Group joined as the third founding partner in 2023. It features a combined workforce of more than 800 employee-owners in multiple office locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South Atlantic regions. Connect at UnisonRiskAdvisors.com.
About NSI Insurance Group
NSI Insurance Group is among the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms. Founded in 1958, the firm operates in over 85 countries with five business segments, including personal and commercial insurance, employee benefits, and specialty programs. For more information visit NSIGroup.org.
About Oswald Companies
Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud partner of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals service and support the needs of our clients worldwide.
Oswald is part of Unison Risk Advisors, a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm established in 2020 through the strategic merger of Oswald Companies and RCM&D. It features a combined workforce of more than 625 employee-owners in 13 office locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Learn more at Oswaldcompanies.com.