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Obesity is effectively an epidemic in the United States. The amount of adult Americans considered obese was cited at around 39.8% in 2015 and 2016 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which translates to about 93.3 million U.S. adults. According to projections done by the Nati...

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According to data shared by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), an average of 10.5% of workers surveyed in 15 different states never returned to work following a workplace injury. Between 11% and 20% of respondents also reported being “very dissatisfied” with their care. It is we...

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Winter brings festive holidays and cheer, and while spirits may be bright, weather is usually less pleasant. The 2019 Farmer’s Almanac predicts a colder-than-normal winter beginning in February, especially in the eastern part of the country. Low temperatures, strong winds and heavy precipitation ...

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In regards to controlling workers’ compensation costs, the traditional approach has always been to focus on reactively managing claims, beginning at the time of loss and continuing through the life of the claim. While having a comprehensive post-loss approach is an important aspect of workers’ co...

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The workers’ compensation system may not seem like a popular target for cyber criminals, but according to security experts and recent research, it is poised to become one. Any industry comes with cyber risk, but a breach of workers’ compensation policyholder data puts a complicated combination of...

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Both the East and West coasts have seen their share of devastation this year. When a natural disaster rolls in, knocking out power, destroying homes and even taking lives, many businesses are forced to limit the scope of their operations or suspend them completely. Employers may be left wondering...

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The workers’ compensation system has been around for more than a century, helping both employees and their employers recover, physically and financially, following a workplace injury or accident. Workers’ compensation insurance was created to protect injured employees and their employers from tim...

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“Air ambulance” is a term used to describe a type of helicopter that – just like a traditional ambulance – is equipped with medical equipment and staffed by medical professionals. Air ambulances are typically used in situations where quick transport is needed for patients in life-threatening situ...

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New Jersey, like many other states, requires all employers – including corporations and LLCs – to carry workers’ compensation insurance if they have at least one individual that is paid to perform services for the company. Since 1911, New Jersey workers’ compensation law has regulated and provide...

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Services

Insurance Services

  • Workers Compensation

    The Workers’ Compensation market during the last several years has experienced significant challenges with carriers looking to improve their combined ratio and underwriting performance in order to restore profitability for this key commercial lines product. Some insurers have chosen to leave certain markets all together while others are tightening underwriting appetites, removing credits on renewals, non-renewing good accounts with one loss and even changing Premium Discount tables.
  • Small Business Insurance

    Workers’ Compensation is a significant cost of operating a business, with many firms looking for a competitive solution as well as ways to control losses. Small businesses that make up the fabric of our communities especially find it challenging to keep costs in line as they grow, while others are experiencing rate increases as a result of overall market changes even though their payroll exposures have remained unchanged. At Associated Insurance Specialty Agency (ASIA), we can help you provide your small business clients with affordable solutions that meet their needs.
  • Artisan Contractors

    The construction industry was hit hard during the last several years as a result of a faltering economy. The housing bubble combined with record unemployment rates and other factors dried up projects, slowed down developments and made lending for new ventures next to impossible. In the last year or so, we have begun to experience a turnaround, specifically in the residential market with new construction and renovations on the rise and many artisan contractors back to work. We’ve also seen an increased need for artisans to repair and rebuild hard-hit areas in our own backyard of New Jersey and New York after Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy destroyed communities throughout the Eastern Seaboard.
  • Auto Insurance

    Insurance agency and brokers count on the Workers’ Comp markets we provide for the auto-related industry sector. From new and used car dealerships to gas stations, auto repair shops, car washes, auto sales & service, among other classes, Associated Insurance Specialty Agency (ASIA) delivers a comprehensive plan that is competitively priced and comes with unsurpassed service to back up our program. We also understand the importance of underwriting a specialty niche, and are well versed in balancing the need for affordable premiums for your insureds, competitive commissions for you and profitability for our insurance carrier markets.
  • Healthcare Industry

    When you partner with Associated Insurance Specialty Agency (ASIA) to provide you with Workers’ Compensation markets for your clients, you’ll be working with a wholesaler that has long-term relationships with top carriers backed by excellent capitalization, strong operating performance and a disciplined approach to underwriting and pricing risks. For you and your clients, that means a commitment in a marketplace that has seen its share of challenges.
  • Hospitality Industry

    The hospitality sector is fraught with Workers’ Compensation exposure – a significant cost driver in an operation’s bottom line. Slips and falls, back injuries, sprains and strains are common occurrences. Shift work, inherent in the industry, whether it’s a restaurant or hotel, also brings a higher risk for workplace injury.
  • Manufacturing Sector

    We provide manufacturing firms throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida with competitive Workers’ Compensation programs customized to their needs. As a leading wholesaler in the region, Associated Insurance Specialty Agency (ASIA) has long-term relationships with stable insurance carriers committed to the Workers’ Compensation market, even in the face of challenges throughout the years. Our carriers have excellent capitalization, strong operating performance and a disciplined approach to underwriting and pricing risks. What that means for you and your clients is a commitment today and into the future to provide you with a sound program that helps protect businesses and their employees.
  • Professional Services

    Professionals such as lawyers, physicians and others who come to you to insure their practice or business for everything from basic liability and property risks to specialized errors and omissions or medical malpractice insurance are reassured when they can also secure Workers’ Compensation through your insurance agency or brokerage. Insurers that provide standard and even specialty coverage lines for professionals often do not offer Workers’ Compensation due to perceived rate inadequacy, or perhaps their rates are just not competitive, especially in today’s market where pricing has been firming.
  • Retail

    There are a number of different types of employees requiring Workers’ Compensation insurance in a retail operation, including management, sales clerks, cashiers, and janitorial staff, depending on the type and size of the business. What’s more, in retail, the workforce is constantly changing, so fostering a culture of safety with ongoing training and supervision is key to mitigating risk and securing an affordable, effective program.
  • Social Services

    At Associated Insurance Specialty Agency (ASIA), along with our carrier partners, we understand and value the work performed and contributions made to communities by social services and non-profits. We also understand their specific Workers’ Compensation exposures and the need for an affordable program. Our specialized underwriting expertise in this sector makes us a “go-to” resource for you and your clients, and provides stability in a changing marketplace.

Welcome

In 1994, wholesaler Associated Specialty Insurance Agency (ASIA) was formed to provide insurance agents and brokers with Workers’ Compensation solutions. Headquartered in Springfield, PA, ASIA is a family owned business run by Frank Sorochen, Sr., his wife, Bernadette, and sons Frank Jr., Tim and Bob.

Market clout and ease of doing business bring added value to our agency partners.

 Agents and brokers look to ASIA because of our reputation in providing markets for tough accounts, main street businesses, large accounts, specialty niches, and innovative solutions such as our New Jersey Small Business Owners Dividend Program. Our longstanding relationships and volume with top carriers provide us with the ability to deliver unmatched results to our agency partners. What’s more, agents and brokers value not only our experience, underwriting expertise and commitment within the Workers’ Comp market, but also the exceptional service and responsiveness we offer in helping agents and brokers place and secure new business.

What also differentiates ASIA is our understanding of the diverse challenges agencies face in placing certain classes of businesses in specific markets. We keep abreast of both market and state regulatory changes taking place that can affect an employer’s Workers’ Comp program and bring that knowledge to our agency partners. This added value, along with a superior product, affordable pricing and competitive commission rates, makes ASIA the wholesaler of choice in Workers’ Compensation. 

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Our focus is exclusively in Workers’ Compensation, providing insurance agents and brokers with access to markets and programs for their clients throughout our target states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. We have built a reputation based on our expertise in the field, creativity and longevity in providing solutions in a fluctuating market, longstanding carrier relationships, responsive service, and quick submission and quote turnaround. Find out more about how we can add to your agency growth and retention. Give us a call at (610) 543-5510, email us, or complete the form on this page. One of our professionals will contact you promptly 

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1001 Baltimore Pike Suite 307
Springfield, PA 19064
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