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[November 19, 2012]

Senn Dunn Insurance Joins Benefit Advisors Network

GREENSBORO, N.C. --(Business Wire)--

Greensboro, North Carolina-based Senn Dunn Insurance is the newest member of Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), a national network of progressive, independently owned employee benefit brokers and consulting firms.

"In order to become a Smart Partner® - or member - Senn Dunn had to pass a screening process with our staff, our board, and with current members that comprise our Membership Committee," said BAN Executive Director Perry Braun. "We are not just looking for a progressive firm, but also a firm that has a philosophy that fits with the DNA of our current members. We examine ethics in business, knowledge of the industry, as well as commitment to providing high quality service. We feel Senn Dunn represents the 'best of the best' in their market."

Established in 1927, Senn Dunn is the largest independent agency in North Carolina. In addition to the Greensboro company headquarters, Senn Dunn has offices in Raleigh, High Point, and Wilmington. The company's principal geographic market is the entire state of North Carolina while their specialized market segments include non-profits and healthcare.

Senn Dunn's Employee Benefits division started in 1999 and has seen double-digit growth nearly every year since. While the firm provides primarily true group plans, voluntary products are a fast-growing niche.

"We see our involvement in BAN both as an excellent opportunity to enhance the value we bring to clients and also to accelerate our firm's growth," said Joe Hughes (News - Alert), Executive Vice President, Employee Benefits, Practice Group Leader at Senn Dunn Insurance. "We are committe to providing national scope and services, and our relationships with the BAN members throughout the country underscores this commitment. One aspect of BAN we are particularly looking forward to is developing relationships with industry partners. The sharing of tools, resources, and intellectual knowledge between fellow members is a true rarity within our industry."

BAN members collaborate rather than compete with one another. This unique structure and philosophy allow members to share and support one another with best practices, strategic resources and expertise. As a result of this collaboration, BAN firms are able to offer their clients the collective intelligence and market influence of a national team of Smart Partners® and provide access to a level of resources normally enjoyed only through national firms.

Rather than answering to corporate headquarters or shareholder interests, BAN members answer to their clients and deliver a wide array of critical services along with the care and consideration of an interested, local partner. BAN empowers member firms to deliver optimum results for their employee benefits clients. Mr. Hughes concluded, "We are confident that being a BAN Smart Partner® will be a tremendous benefit to both our agency and our clients."

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About Senn Dunn Insurance

Senn Dunn Insurance is the largest privately owned independent insurance agency in the Carolinas, providing insurance and professional risk management advice to clients since 1927. With offices in Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh and Wilmington, Senn Dunn represents numerous trusted insurance carriers and offers a full range of business, personal and employee benefit insurance services. As the only Assurex Global partner in the Carolinas, Senn Dunn is one of 117 prestigious world-wide agencies capable of offering coverage on six continents. Call us at 1.800.598.7161 or visit for more information.

About Benefit Advisors Network

Founded in 2002 by five agencies, BAN is an exclusive, premier, national network of independent, employee benefit brokerage and consulting companies. BAN delivers industry leading tools, technology, and expertise to member firms so that they can deliver optimum results to their employee benefit customers.┬áBAN's members, known as Smart Partners® partly because of their highly collaborative interactions, are screened prior to being granted membership to ensure they distinguish themselves from their competitors through their knowledge of the industry, ethical approach, business acumen, and strategic vision.

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