Fort Insurance Group Benefits To Merge With Assurances ABZ

Toronto, ON (Dec. 4, 2017) – Fort is pleased to welcome its new broker partner, Montreal-based Assurances ABZ, within the Fort Financial Group Inc. family. The property, casualty and group benefits insurance brokerage, which specializes in servicing business owners and executives, is consolidating its leading position in the Montreal market and High Net Worth clientele.

Fort’s president, Stephan Bernatchez, says this strategic merger will provide growth in the Quebec, Ontario and Alberta markets.

“This partnership with ABZ will bring added value to our business development skills,” says Bernatchez. “We will also provide in-house group benefits and life insurance services to the ABZ clientele. Consolidating our P & C expertise will also be a great advantage.”

Larry Zoltak and Barry Barth, ABZ owners, are thrilled to join Fort.

“Our main concerns were related to clients and employees. We know that Fort has a great reputation with regards to service and treats their employees with respect” says Barth.

“We intend to continue to work for at least ten more years so the choice of the brokerage we would partner with was of most importance,” adds Zoltak. “Stephan is as passionate as we are and focuses on growth as much as service so this should result in a dynamic environment.”

With a history spanning 90 years, Fort today employs 95 individuals and owns $79 million in premiums. The firm is one of the top independent and privately owned brokerage in Quebec.

About Fort Financial Group

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SOURCE: Fort Financial Group Inc.

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