Pawtucket, RI – November 19, 2013

The Trusted Insurance Alliance (TIA), comprised of independent insurance agencies from throughout Rhode Island, has announced the addition of three new independent insurance agencies. Soucy Insurance Agency (Woonsocket, RI), Lezaola Thompson Insurance Agency (East Providence, RI), and The Insurance Center (Warwick, RI) have joined TIA, bringing its total to 15 local Trusted Choice® agencies participating and partnering with over 20 insurance carriers.

TIA is the culmination of the best practices of its founding members, Brian Hunter (President of Hunter Insurance) and Bob Loiselle (President of Loiselle Insurance), and strives to capitalize on the shared success of all participants.  TIA agencies maintain independent ownership and office locations as well as existing insurance company relationships.  By affiliating with a select group of proven agency performers, TIA participating agencies receive growth opportunities and benefit from the aggregation of written and earned premiums and loss results.

“We are pleased to welcome our friends at the Soucy Agency, Lezaola Thompson Insurance, and The Insurance Center to the TIA family,” said Brian Hunter, President of Hunter Insurance.  “TIA is committed to supporting the independent insurance agent community in Rhode Island, and we look forward to working with these fine agencies to strengthen our insurance alliance.”

Bob Loiselle, President of Loiselle Insurance, believes joining TIA helps its independent agencies succeed: “The Rhode Island independent agent community is comprised of hard-working small business owners looking to help Rhode Island individuals and businesses protect what is important to them.  TIA helps to support independent agents to ensure that their livelihoods are also protected.”

For more information about the Trusted Insurance Alliance, LLC, contact Brian Hunter at (401) 769-9500 or Bob Loiselle at (401) 723-8510, or