Serving independent insurance agents since 1954

History

Bloss & Dillard began in 1954 in a one-room office in downtown Huntington with only our two founders, Earle Dillard and Frank Bloss. From those humble beginnings, Bloss & Dillard has grown into a successful insurance enterprise with thousands of valued friends and clients throughout the southeastern and eastern United States.

Today, Bloss & Dillard, Inc. is a managing general agency with a staff of professional underwriters to quote and bind both commercial and personal lines insurance coverages. Our markets are not limited to the placing of non-standard, high risk and specialty coverages.

In 2014, Bloss & Dillard acquired Agents Insurance Markets, Inc. (AIM), a managing general agent based in Richmond, Virginia. AIM specializes in the placement of insurance products in traditional and challenging risks. Together, Bloss & Dillard and AIM offer a variety of specialty and traditional insurance products to independent agents in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.

As a complete insurance management facility, we have commercial packages and many specialty classes available that can be competitive with "standard lines" carriers. We have the in-house facilities of foreign and domestic insurance markets which are available for the placing of your insurance coverages. We can provide you with excess coverage; umbrellas; general liability; long haul, intermediate and local trucking, including dumps, ambulance services and tow trucks. Our specialty products include mobile homeowners, boats, dwellings, and personal umbrellas. We also offer workers' comp coverage.

Memberships

We are members of the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA), and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO). In addition, BDI is an associate member of the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia, and the Independent Insurance Agents of Ohio. BDI is also a member of the Pennsylvania Surplus Lines Association and the Insurance Club of Pittsburgh. BDI is also a founding member of the USA Alliance, a national organization formed for the purpose of better supporting the needs of the local agent in servicing their clients through our facilities.

Certified Managing General Agency

Recently, we were approved as a Certified Managing General Agency (CMGA) for 2011 by the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA). Agencies are certified based on at least 8 hours of education per employee. We more than doubled the required hours. We are proud to have received this designation every year since 1995. Only 41 agencies nationwide have qualified for the CMGA designation.