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[January 08, 2013]

Keystone Insurers Group welcomes 18th Tennessee partner: BOA Insurance Agency

NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. --(Business Wire)--

Burchfiel Overbay & Associates Insurance Agency, operating as BOA Insurance Agency, a Sevierville, Tenn.-based agency, is now a partner to one of the nation's largest property and casualty insurance brokers - Keystone Insurers Group. The agency is the 18th franchise partner in Tennessee, bringing Keystone's growth rate to 6 percent in the state. The announcement was made jointly today by BOA Insurance Agency President Mitch Rader and Keystone Tennessee Vice President Michele Bicknell.

"I was impressed with the quality of partners that Keystone has; they are first class," noted Rader. "Keystone offers a multitude of resources that will enhance Burchfiel Overbay & Associate's offering. We're looking forward to the new partnership and taking our agency to the next level."

"We are very excited to have a quality agency like BOA Insurance join Keystone," said Bicknell. "With the aency's local presence in the growing community of Sevierville, they are the perfect addition to our Tennessee footprint."

About BOA Insurance Agency, Inc. - Located in Sevierville, Tenn., BOA Insurance Agency was founded by the late William Burchfiel in 1919. Under the management of Mitch Rader, the agency offers a full line of insurance products. Mitch Rader is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. Before joining BOA Insurance in 1993, Mitch was the marketing representative for Federated Insurance. For more information, please visit

About Keystone Insurers Group (KIG) - Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Northumberland, Pa., KIG is owned by its franchise partners and employees in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana and Ohio. In addition, KIG conducts business in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. Each partner is an independent agency. With property/casualty premiums exceeding $1.7 billion, KIG is ranked fifth on Insurance Journal's 2011 list of Top 100 Privately Held Property/Casualty Agencies. For franchising opportunities in Tennessee, contact Michele Bicknell at For more information, go to

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