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United Benefit Advisors Says Aloha to First Hawaii Partner Firm, Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc.

Posted by: Bill Olson    December 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Prestigious Hawaii Agency With A Deep History Adds To UBA’s Growing Network Of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms Spanning North America And Europe

Indianapolis, IN -- December 17, 2014-- United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc. as its newest Partner Firm. With origins dating back to 1929, Atlas Insurance Agency is the largest agency in Hawaii providing its clients with a full range of consulting services in the areas of employee benefits, property and casualty, and risk management. Based in Honolulu, with branch offices on the islands of Hawaii and Maui, Atlas Insurance Agency owes its longevity to service based on trust, performance, and integrity and by offering customers access to the most competitive products and services from numerous local and national providers.

Atlas Insurance Agency’s tagline of “local expertise, global resources” has served generation after generation of Hawaii businesses. This same philosophy exists at UBA where our Partners, in their local communities, collaborate with thousands of professionals around the world to leverage a greater amount of expertise and thought leadership. By partnering with UBA, agencies can find sophisticated, cost-effective solutions that are equal to, or better than, those from large brokerage firms while continuing to offer the personal service that only an independent advisor can deliver.

“We are extremely honored to be a part of the United Benefit Advisors family of professionals,” says Myles Murakami, President of Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc. “We look forward to creating mutually rewarding opportunities and strategic ideas with the UBA Partners, taking full advantage of our mutually expanded territory, allowing all of us the ability to deliver services to our clients at the highest level.”

Hawaii is not just a place where Atlas Insurance Agency does business, it is their home. In addition to insuring local businesses and residents for more than 80 years, Atlas Insurance Agency has also generously supported the local community through charitable donations and volunteering with various charities. This is what they call the “Atlas spirit of Aloha.”

Atlas Insurance Agency recognizes that its success is dependent on motivated and happy employees. Atlas has received multiple awards including Hawaii Business Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Hawaii annually since 2008, and the Hawaii Better Business Bureau’s BBB Torch Award, for demonstrating excellence in the marketplace and commitment to high ethical standards.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Atlas Insurance Agency to the UBA family. This is not just because they are our first Partner Firm located in Hawaii, it's because they are so well-established and respected within their community,” says Les McPhearson, CEO of United Benefit Advisors. “Having decades of insurance and benefits experience, as well as being such a pillar of strength and service to their clients, is a major asset that's perfectly aligned with the standards that guide UBA. I look forward to our partnership together as we each expand our scope of knowledge.”

As the newest Partner of UBA, Atlas Insurance Agency joins a network of more than 130 employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a combined group, UBA’s annual employee benefit revenues rank it among the top five employee benefit advisory organizations in the United States.

Atlas Insurance Agency is the largest and oldest insurance agency in Hawaii, providing clients with a full range of consulting services in property and casualty, risk management and employee benefits. Atlas is uniquely positioned to provide its customers with access to the most competitive products and services from numerous local and national providers, including partnerships with some of the largest insurance brokers in the United States – that's why we can say, 'Local Expertise, Global Resources.' We strive to understand our client’s needs and expectations, then deliver results that exceed expectations. Visit http://www.atlasinsurance.com to learn more about Atlas Insurance Agency.

United Benefit Advisors is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Partners collaborate with more than 2,000 fellow professionals to deliver expertise, thought leadership and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit UBA online at http://www.UBAbenefits.com.