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Leading P/C Insurance Agencies in the Greater Cincinnati Area Merge

Posted on 14 Jan 2011

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Hylant Group, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms in the nation, and Swartzel Affiliated Insurance Agency, a privately owned firm offering Property and Casualty insurance services, have merged to provide their clients with more personalized service and greater expertise. The combined organizations will form one of the largest full service insurance firms in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The merger between the two organizations will provide Swartzel's clients with additional tools and resources Hylant offers through its industry specialty practice groups.  Hylant's clients will benefit from the proven expertise and experience of Swartzel and its strong reputation in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton regions.

"Our organizations are very similar in vision and philosophy," said Todd Belden, President of Hylant's Cincinnati Office.  "We believe the needs of our clients come first and we operate with integrity, respect, and we take a team approach to everything we do.  This merger also allows Hylant to continue

its growth strategy in the Greater Cincinnati area."

Swartzel was founded in 1932 with the goal of helping clients control their property and casualty costs while providing the best insurance and risk management advice for their clients. As they expanded over the past 78 years, they have stayed true to that goal and to their clients.

"Sharing core values when merging our two companies together was extremely important," said Larry R. Johnson, Vice President and Client Executive for

Hylant's Cincinnati office and former President of Swartzel.  "It's more than a business relationship; it's about serving our clients and the community."

Founded in 1935, Hylant Group is a full-service insurance brokerage with 12 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee, and employs more than 600 employees. As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits consultation, loss control, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals.  Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the United States and serves a wide variety of clients locally, nationally, and internationally.  For more information, please visit