HUNTINGDON, PA – Malagise & Associates, Beaver, has been named to Mutual Benefit Group’s Inner Circle for the seventh time. It is one of just 19 independent insurance agencies that qualified for the honor based on 2016 business results.

Mutual Benefit Group is a multiline property/casualty insurance company based in Huntingdon. It is represented by 250 independent agents in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Each year, the company presents its Inner Circle award to those agents who provide superior customer satisfaction while establishing a consistent record of profitable growth.

For 37 years, Malagise & Associates has been offering all lines of insurance to customers in Beaver, Butler and Allegheny counties, specializing in commercial accounts. The seven member staff is led by principals Michael “Mickey” A. Malagise, president; Christopher M. Malagise, vice president; and Lori D. Smith, secretary. The firm just recently passed the $5 million mark in written premium.  President Mickey Malagise says he believes the agency’s secret to success is simply being fair and honest in dealing with all people.

Mickey says that over the years he’s found that the most rewarding part of working in the insurance industry is the relationships he builds, not only with his customers, but also with the staff members at the various insurance companies he represents. When asked what he would consider his best piece of general advice for those seeking to purchase insurance protection, he replies, “Coverage above all else; then deal with the premium.”

Mutual Benefit Group has been providing insurance coverage for personal autos, homes, and businesses since 1908. Rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best, Mutual Benefit serves nearly 75,000 policyholders. The Company has been named one of the Top 100 Businesses for 2016 by Pennsylvania Business Central.