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Arthur Hall Insurance Earns Award  

Arthur Hall Insurance Qualifies for Inner Circle for Eighth Time

HUNTINGDON, PA – For the eighth time, Arthur Hall Insurance, West Chester, has earned Mutual Benefit Group’s Inner Circle award. It is just one of 19 independent insurance agencies that qualified for the honor based on 2017 business results.

Mutual Benefit Group is a multiline property/casualty insurance company based in Huntingdon. It is represented by 225 independent agents in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Each year, the company presents its Inner Circle award to those agents who provide superior customer satisfaction while establishing a consistent record of profitable growth.

With additional offices in Wilmington, Del., and Sparta, N.J., Arthur Hall Insurance has been providing commercial and personal lines of property and casualty insurance to the Mid-Atlantic region for over 50 years. The firm’s 30-member staff specializes in coverage for not-for-profit organizations; life sciences practices/businesses; public entities; and financial institutions. The agency recently began offering specialty coverage for document destruction practices and education practices.

Agency principals include James S. Denham, CIC, CPCU, president; Glenn D. Burcham, CIC, senior vice president; Mark S. Sammarone, CIC, vice president; Nicole Grebloskie, CAPI, CIC, CISR, vice president, personal lines; Karen L. Leary, CIC, operations manager; and Joshua J. Isler, CIC, vice president. Denham says his best piece of general advice regarding insurance purchases is “find an agent who will listen to your concerns and needs, and will develop a program that addresses those issues, regardless of cost.”

Arthur Hall Insurance believes in giving back to the communities where it operates, supporting such organizations as West Chester University Foundation; United Way of Delaware; ARC of Chester County; Chester County Food Bank; Chester County Historical Society; and Operation Warm.

Mutual Benefit Group has been providing insurance coverage for autos, homes, and businesses since 1908. Rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best, Mutual Benefit serves nearly 75,000 policyholders. The Company has been named one of the Top 100 Businesses for 2016 by Pennsylvania Business Central and has made the list of Best Places to Work in PA seven times in the past nine years.

Edward R. Blake Named Senior Account Manager  
Edward R. Blake, CPCU, CIC

Edward R. Blake, CPCU, CIC

(March  2018) Arthur Hall Insurance is pleased to announce that Edward R. (Ted) Blake, CPCU, CIC has been named Senior Account Manager for the firm. Ted began his career in the West Chester office in 1993 as a Personal Lines Account Manager transitioning to Commercial Lines Account Manager in 1995. This year, he celebrates his 25th year with Arthur Hall Insurance. As one of the key personnel to open the agency’s Hockessin, DE office, Ted’s focus involves assisting new business interests as well as renewals and remarketing of existing accounts. He holds two respected industry designations, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), both of which require rigorous coursework and examinations, continuing professional development skills and competence requirements.

“We receive nothing but positive feedback from both our company partners and clients about Ted’s exemplary service, says Glenn D. Burcham, CIC, CRM, Senior Vice President – Delaware Operations and agency principal. “We are fortunate to have someone of Ted’s caliber as an integral part of our team.”

Ted attended Wilmington Friends School and is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He lives with his wife and family in Kennett Square.

Joshua J. Isler, CIC Named New Vice President and Shareholder  

(March 2018)  The Board of Directors of Arthur Hall Insurance are pleased to announce that Joshua J. Isler, CIC has been named as a principal shareholder for the firm. Josh joins James Denham, Glenn Burcham, Mark Sammarone, Nicole Grebloskie, and Karen Leary as agency partner and assumes the title of Vice President. Josh began his career with Arthur Hall Insurance in 2004, returning in 2015 as a Commercial Lines Account Executive. With a continued focus on generating new business opportunities and establishing strategic business relationships, Josh has a proven track record of providing the best possible risk management solutions to his clients in both personal and commercial realms.

Josh credits those important client relationships established early in his career, clients who have placed their trust in him from the beginning, with his success in the industry. Growing a book of business from scratch is challenging in the insurance industry. Doing it successfully without the benefit of growing up in the area escalates that level of difficulty, yet Josh is not only recognized as a seasoned insurance professional but also one that earns the respect of all those with which he comes in contact.

“The industry continues to excite and challenge me,” says Josh, “and we have more to offer our clients than ever before through niche products, risk management expertise, full time claims staff and value added services. Arthur Hall Insurance is committed to caring for their clients and delivers a complete program based on the agency’s mission of serving as a trusted Advisor, Advocate, and Agent.”

“I am truly honored that Arthur Hall Insurance has offered me the opportunity to continue to grow and build relationships as a partner in a firm of this caliber.”

Josh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both management and marketing from Eastern University. He holds the insurance industry’s premier Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation recognized throughout the industry as a standard of achievement, personal dedication, and expertise. The CIC Society’s national members are required to pass rigorous undergraduate and graduate-level examinations, meet experience requirements, and agree to be bound by a strict code of professional ethics.

A strong family life is extremely important to Josh, who is married to his high school sweetheart, Daisy. Making their home in West Chester, their active family includes four young children ages two through eight. Josh is also actively involved with several local charity organizations.

Arthur Hall Insurance Honored  

Arthur Hall Insurance President, Jim Denham, CPCU, CIC, (second from right) and Glenn Burcham, CIC, CRM, Sr. Vice President of Delaware Operations,(center) proudly accept the prestigious Flagship Award from Harford Mutual Insurance. The Flagship Award is selectively awarded to those top performing agencies who not only meet a certain premium level, but also qualify with low loss ratios and are committed to continued growth for mutual success. Fewer than 5% of appointed Harford Mutual agencies have earned this distinction. We are honored to receive the Flagship Award as affirmation of our continued commitment to our clients.

Also pictured are Harford Mutual’s Jeff Rink, CPCU, Vice President- Marketing and Business Development and Charmain Hess, Production Underwriter.

Arthur Hall Insurance Named Best of Chester County  

The results of the Daily Local News’ Readers’ Choice Awards are in and Arthur Hall Insurance has been named the winner in the Insurance category.

This marks the 24th year that the readership has selected Arthur Hall Insurance as their #1 insurance firm in Chester County. The contest takes place during the month of September. Votes are either submitted online or by paper ballot in a host of categories including restaurants and dining, home and garden services, education and retail.

We value the confidence and trust our clients place in us and are proud to be recognized as the Best of Chester County in the Readers’ Choice Awards.