July 19th, 2013 – Hampton, NH: SIAA, Inc. – the largest Alliance of Independent Property & Casualty Insurance Agencies in the country – is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mississippi Insurance Alliance (MIA) of Jackson, MS as an SIAA Master Agency. According to SIAA Chairman & CEO Jim Masiello, “With a decade of successful growth, Mississippi Insurance Alliance has achieved a significant milestone for which our Master Agencies strive. Their longevity affirms SIAA’s standing as the premiere alliance of independent insurance agencies across the country. Our model has worked for over 30 years now – through soft and hard markets, economic downturns, extreme competition – virtually all conditions.” “Our alliance is designed to help insurance agents at all stages.” said MIA Manager Ladd Bratcher. “Our retail agency, The Insurance Mart, is celebrating their 50th anniversary next year. Sharing that agency development expertise as an SIAA Master Agency was a natural extension of our tradition. Our members gain access to competitive insurance companies, the opportunity to earn profit sharing, and avail themselves of vendor discounts and marketing tools.” Mississippi Insurance Alliance continues to grow by working “from the inside out” with its members to help them maximize their efforts. They have been a Master Agency partner of SIAA since 2003. With a territory spanning the entire state of Mississippi, they are one of the most significant independent agency groups in the region. For more information about Mississippi Insurance Alliance, please visit http://www.msinsalliance.com. The SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) concept originated in New England in 1983 where many local insurance agencies were finding it difficult to receive carrier appointments, start new insurance agencies, compete against larger insurance agencies, and receive profit sharing. SIAA is a national alliance with billions in combined profitable premium. SIAA utilizes its stability and strength through traditional and alternative market channels for the purpose of providing insurance consumers with competitive choices in addition to providing significant profit and equity appreciation opportunities for SIAA Member Agencies. This national alliance of insurance agencies has engaged more than 4,500 members. For additional information about SIAA, visit www.siaa.net.