BHC Insurance is proud to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States chosen as a 2016 Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA). This designation recognizes the business practices of high performing agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.

BHC Insurance qualified for the honor on the basis of operational excellence including outstanding customer retention, growth, profitability, productivity, service practice excellence, and financial stability.  1,800 agencies nationwide were nominated for the group but just 254 were chosen. Of those, only BHC Insurance and a Little Rock agency were from Arkansas.

“Being chosen as a national Best Practices Agency is a prestigious honor that recognizes us as an industry leader,” said Marty Clark, BHC Insurance President. “It’s our goal to provide the best service to our clients every day. It’s an honor to see our practices shared with other agencies working toward that same goal.”

BHC Insurance was founded in 1915 and is a subsidiary of First Bank Corp. in Fort Smith, AR.  BHC is the 4th largest insurance agency in Arkansas based on a 2015 Arkansas Business ranking, and offers complete insurance products for personal, commercial, life and health needs.

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