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April 10, 2014

Bishop Highlights Importance of Culture of Health in Employee Benefit Advisor

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ President Den Bishop is quoted in the latest issue of Employee Benefit Advisor magazine on the importance of providing a culture of health in the workplace.

March 11, 2014

Holmes Murphy Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Des Moines – March 10, 2014 – EMC Insurance Companies has announced its 2014 Premier Partners, which includes Holmes Murphy & Associates of West Des Moines, Iowa.

March 7, 2014

Jay Reavis Named to 2014 Forty Under 40

Congratulations to Jay Reavis of Holmes Murphy affiliate Innovative Captive Strategies, who has been recognized as one of the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40.

March 3, 2014

Holmes Murphy's Steve Flood Offers Insight on Affordable Care Act

Holmes Murphy's Steve Flood presented at the Corridor Business Journal's 2014 Health Care Summit recently.

February 4, 2014

Holmes Murphy® & Associates’ Steve Flood and Dr. Mike AbouAssaly to Speak at Healthcare Summit

Steve Flood, Senior Vice President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, and Dr. Mike AbouAssaly, Holmes Murphy’s Iowa Medical Director, will speak at the Corridor Business Journal HealthCare Summit on February 14, 2014

January 13, 2014

Chris Boyd Named to Executive Committee of Holmes Murphy® & Associates

Des Moines – January 13, 2014 – Chris Boyd, senior vice president and shareholder of Holmes Murphy & Associates, has been named to the firm’s executive committee.

January 13, 2014

Holmes Murphy Leadership Recognized by Des Moines Business Record

Several Holmes Murphy leaders were recognized in the Des Moines Business Record’s annual Book of Lists, which spotlights the businesses and leadership driving the economic vitality of Central Iowa.

January 6, 2014

Daniel T. Keough Named Chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy® & Associates

Des Moines – January 6, 2014 – Daniel T. Keough has been named chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy & Associates.

December 19, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Names Jim Swift Director of Development Opportunities

Des Moines – December 19, 2013 – Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Chairman Jim Swift will move into a new role as director of development opportunities effective January 1, 2014, as part of the organization’s planned leadership perpetuation strategy.

December 17, 2013

Small businesses get creative to cut health cost

Some small businesses offer medical screenings, walking programs, weight-loss plans to staff to improve health and lower health care costs.

December 16, 2013

Holmes Murphy's Bishop, Gomaa Share Expertise in USA Today Article

Holmes Murphy & Associates' Den Bishop and Wally Gomaa offered insight on health insurance and wellness programs for small businesses in USA Today recently.

December 12, 2013

Worldwide Broker Network™ Appoints Holmes Murphy’s Joe Watts to 4th North American Seat on Board of Directors

Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 12, 2013 — Worldwide Broker Network™, the world’s largest fully integrated network of independent property and casualty brokers and employee benefits consultants, today announced it has appointed Joe Watts, Vice President at Holmes Murphy & Associates (HMA Worldwide), to fill the previously vacant fourth North American seat of its 16-member board of directors. In addition to four directors representing North American partner firms, the WBN board includes four directors from Europe, three from Asia/Pacific, two from Latin America, and one from Middle East/North Africa, as well as two representing the Employee Benefits side of the Network.

November 11, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Meets with Key Policymakers at NAHU’s Principal’s Council Compliance Summit

Holmes Murphy & Associates joined more than a dozen representatives from the nation’s largest insurance agencies and benefits groups to discuss current legislation and meet with key policymakers in Washington, D.C. The group came together as part of The National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) annual Principal’s Council Compliance Summit.

October 23, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Named Best Place to Work

Des Moines — October 22, 2013 — Holmes Murphy & Associates has been named a Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine.

October 22, 2013

New Video Shows Why Holmes Murphy is One of the “Best Places to Work”

If you’ve wondered why Holmes Murphy & Associates is ranked a best place to work time and again, watch a new video highlighting Holmes Murphy’s Culture, from its initial founding to today’s mission, values and aspirations.

October 10, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Named Best Place to Work in Kansas City

Holmes Murphy & Associates has been named a Best Place to Work by the Kansas City Business Journal. The honor was published in the October 4th issue of the publication.

October 1, 2013

Holmes Murphy’s Ed Oleksiak Weighs in on HIPAA Compliance in Independent Agent Magazine

Holmes Murphy’s Ed Oleksiak was tapped for his expertise on the importance of HIPAA compliance in Independent Agent Magazine.

September 23, 2013

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Named a Top Workplace in Iowa

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Des Moines location has been named one of Iowa’s Top 100 Workplaces by The Des Moines Register. Holmes Murphy ranked 27th out of the mid-sized companies.

September 13, 2013

Charisse McCumber, Vice President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, named to Business Insurance's Southwest Region 40 under 40

Charisse McCumber, Vice President of Holmes Murphy & Associates in Dallas, has been named to Business Insurance's Southwest region honorees for its inaugural 40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leader awards.

September 3, 2013

Holmes Murphy® Hires Teresa Kavan to lead Construction Specialization

Holmes Murphy announced today the hire of Teresa Kavan as Construction Practice Leader. Kavan has more than 15 years experience specializing in the insurance needs of the construction industry.

August 30, 2013

Holmes Murphy’s Den Bishop Named “Who’s Who in Healthcare” in the Dallas Business Journal

Den Bishop has been named one of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2013 Who’s Who in Healthcare.

August 30, 2013

Holmes Murphy's Dan Keough & Chuck Long Featured in New Television Spot

Holmes Murphy & Associates debuts a new ad featuring CEO Dan Keough, alongside Business Development Executive Chuck Long, discussing how Holmes Murphy can help defend your business against risk.

August 28, 2013

Economic Forecast Presented by Former White House Director

Former White House Director of Economic Policy Todd Buchholz will present the future of the economy and ways to position a business for success in 2014 and beyond at a Sept. 17 event in West Des Moines, Iowa.

August 23, 2013

Holmes Murphy’s Chuck Long Named to Iowa Football’s “Kinnick Stadium Wall of Honor”

Chuck Long, Business Development Executive with Holmes Murphy & Associates and legendary Iowa Hawkeye quarterback, is one of nine former University of Iowa student athletes that will be commemorated at Iowa’s football field with the introduction of the “Kinnick Stadium Wall of Honor.”

August 20, 2013

Holmes Murphy Named One of Best Places to Work in Kansas City

Holmes Murphy’s Kansas City location has been named one of the city’s best places to work in the Kansas City Business Journal’s annual competition.

August 19, 2013

Holmes Murphy’s Nataliya Boychenko Featured in Des Moines Register

Nataliya Boychenko, a Holmes Murphy client service representative, was highlighted as an outstanding young professional in the Des Moines Register.

July 10, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Has Named Steve Probst a Senior Vice President and a Voting Shareholder

Holmes Murphy & Associates has named Steve Probst a senior vice president and a voting shareholder.

July 10, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Has Named Senior Vice President Jarret Schmidt as a Voting Shareholder

Holmes Murphy & Associates has named Senior Vice President Jarret Schmidt as a voting shareholder.

July 9, 2013

Holmes Murphy’s Den Bishop Featured in Des Moines Register

Den Bishop, President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was featured in a July 4 article on the Obama administration's announcement that large employers would not face a $2,000-per-worker penalty until 2015 for failing to provide health insurance to their full-time workers.

July 8, 2013

Holmes Murphy® Names Chuck Long, Legendary Iowa Hawkeye® Quarterback and Former Football Coach, as Business Development Executive

Chuck Long, legendary Iowa Hawkeye quarterback and former football coach, will join Holmes Murphy & Associates as Business Development Executive.

July 3, 2013

Holmes Murphy’s TJ Rolfing Featured in Des Moines Business Record

TJ Rolfing, renewable energy specialist at Holmes Murphy & Associates Sioux Falls, S.D. office, was featured in the Des Moines Business Record on June 28.

June 17, 2013

Holmes Murphy's Den Bishop Featured in Omaha World-Herald

Den Bishop, President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was featured in a June 13 Omaha World-Herald article about a seminar he gave to clients regarding the nation's new health-reform law.

June 11, 2013

Holmes Murphy's Den Bishop Speaks to Business Leaders about Healthcare Reform

Den Bishop, President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, presented to about 60 business leaders in West Des Moines on June 10 about the nation's new health-reform law.

June 7, 2013

Second Installment From Holmes Murphy's Jeff Kirke Featured on CSPNet

Jeff Kirke, Vice President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was featured in a second installment on CSPNet discussing health care reform on June 3.

June 7, 2013

Holmes Murphy's Den Bishop Featured In Des Moines Business Record

Den Bishop, President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was featured in the Des Moines Business Record on June 6 about his new book, titled "The Book on Healthcare Reform: The Economic Truth of Healthcare in America."

June 5, 2013

What Business Owners Need to Know About Healthcare Reform – in 2013 and Beyond

Den Bishop, President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, one of the nation's largest independent insurance brokers, has written a book about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in which he asserts that the landmark health legislation is essentially just shifting costs, not solving the healthcare crisis.

April 30, 2013

Holmes Murphy's Jeff Kirke Featured on CSPNet

Jeff Kirke, Vice President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was featured in an April 18 article on health-care reform.

April 4, 2013

Holmes Murphy Hosts Professional Women Networking Events in Nebraska

Holmes Murphy Omaha kicked off their Professional Women Networking series on February 28th in their new Learning and Event Center, and announced that their next event will be on May 9th from 3:30 to 5 pm.

March 6, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Named a Top-Performing Agency Nationwide

Holmes Murphy® & Associates named a Top-Performing Agency Nationwide

February 26, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates’ Steve Flood Speaks About Health Care Reform Implementation at The Corridor Business Journal’s Health Care Summit

Steve Flood, Senior Vice President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, spoke at the Corridor Business Journal Health Care Summit on February 8, 2013. Flood discussed with other experts in insurance and government how the Affordable Health Care Act will affect small businesses.

February 22, 2013

Holmes Murphy's Steve Flood featured in Des Moines Business Record

Steve Flood, Senior Vice President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was featured in a February 15 article on insurance premium increases.

January 29, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates’ Steve Flood to Speak at Healthcare Summit

Steve Flood, Senior Vice President of Holmes Murphy & Associates, will be speaking at the Corridor Business Journal HealthCare Summit on February 8, 2013.

January 4, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Announces Wally Gomaa as New Board Member

Holmes Murphy & Associates has named Senior Vice President and shareholder Wally Gomaa as a board member.

January 4, 2013

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Announces Mike Foley as New Board Member

Holmes Murphy & Associates has named Senior Vice President and shareholder Mike Foley as a board member.

December 19, 2012

Holmes Murphy's Jeff Spencer featured in Ingram's Magazine

Jeff Spencer, senior vice president of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was included in a December article in Ingram's Magazine on insurers will be affected as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves toward the next levels of implementation in 2013 and 2014.

December 12, 2012

Benefit Plans Can Pay Off with Renewed Employee Morale, Attraction, Retention

The holistic benefits of employee benefits were supported earlier this year by MetLife’s 10th Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends, which reported that more than 90 percent of the nearly 1,520 employer respondents surveyed (around 1,410 employees were also sampled) believe benefits help to retain talent, with 86 percent claiming benefits “can greatly increase employee productivity.”

December 3, 2012

Holmes Murphy® & Associates featured in Des Moines Business Record

Holmes Murphy was featured in a Des Moines Business Record article on how Compass Professional Health Services, a service offered through Holmes Murphy, can help patients and employers cut health-care costs.

November 20, 2012

Holmes Murphy's Jeff Spencer featured in Employee Benefit Advisor

Jeff Spencer, senior vice president of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was included in a November 1 article in Employee Benefit Advisor on how employer requests and the economy are impacting the benefit for leading group disability companies.

October 24, 2012

Holmes Murphy® & Associates Named Best Place to Work

Des Moines – October 24, 2012 – Holmes Murphy & Associates has been named a Best Place to Work in Insurance.

October 1, 2012

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ named a Top Workplace in Iowa

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Des Moines location has been named one of Iowa's Top 100 Workplaces by The Des Moines Register.

September 21, 2012

Holmes Murphy’s Dr. AbouAssaly featured in Des Moines Business Record

Dr. Michael AbouAssaly, Iowa medical director for Holmes Murphy & Associates, was included in a September 14 article on health care reform.

August 27, 2012

Dr. Michael AbouAssaly Joins Holmes Murphy® & Associates as Iowa Medical Director

Des Moines – August 27, 2012 – Dr. Michael AbouAssaly has joined the Holmes Murphy® & Associates’ Employee Benefits team as medical director for Iowa.

August 6, 2012

Paula Dixon Joins Structural Engineering Certification Board

Paula Dixon, Senior Vice President with Holmes Murphy & Associates, has been invited to become a Stakeholder Member of the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB).

July 24, 2012

Health insurance benefits an important part of attracting, retaining workers

Regardless of what happens with health care reform, health insurance will continue to be an important part of a benefits package, experts agree.

July 24, 2012

Keeping employees healthy through wellness programs has many benefits

Being healthy not only helps individuals but also businesses. Keeping employees fit and well can mean better productivity, less sick days and lower insurance and health care costs, according to local professionals.

July 11, 2012

80 years — Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc.

Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc. got its start in 1932 during the peak of the Great Depression. Founder Max Holmes' strategy for sustaining his new insurance agency was a combination of hard work and dedicated customer service.

July 10, 2012

Holmes Murphy & Associates and ACAP Health Consulting Celebrate Release of New Book

Holmes Murphy & Associates and ACAP Health Consulting celebrated the release of the new book, TED* for Diabetes, with an open house and book launch in Dallas on Thursday, June 28.

May 24, 2012

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Christensen Named Insurance Professional of the Year

Jennifer Christensen, CISR, CIC, CRIS, CRM, loss control account manager with Holmes Murphy & Associates, Sioux Falls, was named Insurance Professional of the Year by the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls (IPGSF).

May 16, 2012

Holmes Murphy's Bishop featured in Dallas Business Journal

Den Bishop, president of Holmes Murphy Texas, was included in a May 9 article regarding recent college graduates’ expectations for health insurance.

April 12, 2012

Holmes Murphy & Associates Recognized for Outstanding Performance

EMC Insurance Companies has announced its 2012 “Premier Partners” and has distinguished Holmes Murphy & Associates as one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country.

April 3, 2012

Mary Kramer named "Underwriter of the Year"

Mary Kramer of Holmes Murphy & Associates has been named “Underwriter of the Year” for 2011-12 by the Omaha Association of Health Underwriters (OAHU).

March 26, 2012

Holmes Murphy & Associates Celebrates 80 Years of Partnerships and Growth

Founded during the height of The Great Depression, Holmes Murphy & Associates, one of the nation’s leading independent risk management and insurance brokerage firms, is celebrating 80 years in business this year.

February 7, 2012

Holmes Murphy Enters into Partnership with Charter Association

Holmes Murphy and Arizona Charter Schools Association have announced a partnership to provide members with exceptional employee benefits.

November 29, 2011

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Chairman Swift Names Dan Keough CEO, Den Bishop President

Holmes Murphy & Associates has announced several organizational changes as part of the company’s planned leadership perpetuation strategy.

November 16, 2011

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Ed Oleksiak Named Legislative Council Chair of NAHU

Ed Oleksiak, vice president of Holmes Murphy & Associates, Dallas, was recently named National Legislative Council Chair of the National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) Board of Trustees.

October 27, 2011

Holmes Murphy Named One of Best Places to Work in Kansas City

Holmes Murphy’s Kansas City location has been named one of the city’s best places to work in the Kansas City Business Journal’s annual competition.

October 19, 2011

Holmes Murphy’s Dishman Elected Insurance Association Officer

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Paula Dishman was elected an officer of the Iowa Council of NAIW dba International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) during its annual council meeting.

October 13, 2011

Industry Leaders Johnson and Shald Join Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Nebraska Office

Holmes Murphy Division Leader Beau Reid has announced the addition of two industry professionals to the company’s Nebraska division. Craig Johnson has joined the firm as senior consultant — client services, and Jeff Shald, CIC, AAI, has been named vice president.

October 5, 2011

Holmes Murphy & Associates Acquires Bridge Insurance Partners

Holmes Murphy & Associates announces it has acquired Bridge Insurance Partners, LLC. The team of seven from Bridge Insurance Partners led by Jeff Turner joined the organization on the September 27, 2011, closing date and will work out of Holmes Murphy’s Dallas, Texas, office.

September 13, 2011

Beau Reid Named Leader of Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Nebraska Office

Holmes Murphy Vice President Beau Reid has been appointed to lead the company’s Nebraska division.

August 16, 2011

Holmes Murphy Make-A-Wish Golf Event Exceeds Expectations

The annual Holmes Murphy Make-A-Wish Golf Event raised nearly $13,000 to help grant the wishes of terminally ill children. The event, now in its 10th year, has raised over $100,000 to help create an unforgettable experience for deserving children and their families.

July 28, 2011

Holmes Murphy & Associates Retains Spot as 22nd Largest U.S. Insurance Brokerage Firm

Holmes Murphy & Associates has retained its spot as the 22nd largest independent risk management and insurance brokerage firm in the United States and the 9th largest privately owned brokerage firm for the second year in a row. The ranking was published in the July 18 issue of Business Insurance magazine, which annually ranks the 100 largest U.S. insurance brokers.

July 8, 2011

Holmes Murphy & Associates Acquires Northwestern Benefits’ Large Market Accounts

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Dallas office announces it has acquired the large market accounts of Northwestern Benefits, Inc. The service teams from Northwestern Benefits led by Steve Gwinn have also joined the organization. The accounts were moved to Holmes Murphy July 1, 2011. Northwestern Benefits will continue to serve accounts in its core business area, which includes clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth market with less than 100 employees.

June 28, 2011

Holmes Murphy & Associates Honored as Philanthropic Leader

Holmes Murphy & Associates has been named a winner of the 2011 Central Iowa Philanthropy Day Award presented by the Central Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

June 13, 2011

Industry Leaders Dr. Scott Conard and David Toomey Join ACAP Health Consulting

Dallas insurance brokerage firm Holmes Murphy & Associates has announced the addition of two well-known industry leaders that will help evolve the firm’s ACAP Health Consulting division. ACAP is transitioning from a clinically based wellness and cost management insurance organization to a full-service, value-based health asset management and clinical care engineering leader.

May 2, 2011

Holmes Murphy to Aid In Analysis of Peoria’s Health Care System

Peoria’s City Council decided by unanimous vote last week to hire Holmes Murphy & Associates of Davenport, Iowa, to provide the city with an analysis of and identify improvements for the city’s health care system.

April 28, 2011

Holmes Murphy & Associates Senior Vice President Featured in the Des Moines Business Record

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Senior Vice President Laure Guisinger was featured in an article on the importance of cyber risk insurance in the April 22, 2011, issue of the Des Moines Business Record.

April 27, 2011

Holmes Murphy & Associates Assists In Creation of Unique Insurance Program

Holmes Murphy & Associates was featured in a recent article in the Quad-City Times highlighting a partnership with Scott County Jail to create an innovative insurance program for inmates that has saved over $74,000 in jail costs.

March 14, 2011

Holmes Murphy & Associates Recognized for Outstanding Performance

EMC Insurance Companies has announced its 2011 “Leading Partners” and has distinguished Holmes Murphy & Associates as one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country, placing the firm in the top 15 percent of all EMC agencies nationally.

March 14, 2011

Holmes Murphy Team Members Assume Key Leadership Roles in Community

Holmes Murphy team members pride themselves on giving back to their communities, and two Des Moines associates have recently taken key leadership roles in area organizations.

March 9, 2011

HMA’s Burt Shares Expertise on Cyber Crimes

Video: Any organization with a database, web presence, e-mail or computer-based confidential records is at risk for cyber theft.

September 29, 2010

Holmes Murphy & Associates included in IIABA’s Best Practices Study

DES MOINES, Sept. 29, 2010 — Holmes Murphy & Associates is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

September 21, 2010

Holmes Murphy & Associates Announces Gerald Johnson as New Board Member

Holmes Murphy has named Senior Vice President and shareholder Gerald Johnson as a board member.

September 20, 2010

Holmes Murphy’s Sioux Falls office featured on Business Insurance Online

Business Insurance talks with alternative energy broker, Holmes Murphy & Associates VP Doug Muth and renewable energy unit members T.J. Rolfing and Fred Hilsendager about the unique insurance needs of wind Farms.

August 24, 2010

Holmes Murphy & Associates Named 22nd Largest U.S. Insurance Brokerage Firm

Continuing its steady growth trend, Holmes Murphy & Associates has been named the 22nd largest independent risk management and insurance brokerage firm in the United States, up from its 24th standing in 2009. The ranking was published in the July 19 issue of Business Insurance magazine, which annually ranks the 100 largest U.S. insurance brokers.

July 23, 2010

Holmes Murphy & Associates Announces New Leadership Strategy

Jim Swift, chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy & Associates, has announced several organizational changes as part of the company’s planned leadership perpetuation strategy.

July 1, 2010

Holmes Murphy's Bishop Featured in Dallas Morning News

Den Bishop, president of Holmes Murphy Texas, was included in a June 29 article regarding the nation's obesity problem and its effect on healthcare costs.

May 25, 2010

Holmes Murphy Texas featured in Business Insurance article

An article including Holmes Murphy Texas ran in the May 17, 2010 issue of Business Insurance, a leading insurance publication.

May 20, 2010

Bob Dee Inducted to Insurance Hall of Fame

Bob Dee, former chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame.

May 14, 2010

Holmes Murphy’s Swift Participates in CEO Build

CEO Jim Swift participated in the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity’s first annual CEO Build Day May 13, 2010.

May 12, 2010

Holmes Murphy named a Best Place to Work in Central Iowa

Holmes Murphy has been named one of the best places to work in Central Iowa by the Des Moines Business Record.

April 29, 2010

Holmes Murphy Leads the Way at 2010 JDRF Walk

Holmes Murphy President and CEO Jim Swift served as chair of the 2010 Central Iowa Walk to Cure Diabetes, held Saturday, April 10. This year’s walk placed in the Top 5 most successful events in the country, bringing over 9,000 walkers to the Downtown Des Moines skywalk and raising $1.5 million to find a cure for juvenile diabetes.

March 26, 2010

Holmes Murphy’s Swift Addresses Health Care Reform Impact

Holmes Murphy Chairman and CEO Jim Swift offered perspective on health care reform legislation as part of a panel discussion on Iowa Public Television’s The Iowa Journal March 25.

January 5, 2010

Holmes Murphy & Associates Announces Chris Boyd as New Board Member

Holmes Murphy & Associates, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokers, has named Senior Vice President and shareholder Chris Boyd as a board member. Boyd, who has over 17 years of industry experience, specializes in employee benefits for Holmes Murphy Texas.

November 25, 2009

Holmes Murphy Named A Best Place to Work in Dallas

Holmes Murphy’s Dallas location has been named one of Dallas-Forth Worth’s Top 100 Places to work in The Dallas Morning News’ first competition.

November 12, 2009

Jim Swift Becomes Chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy® & Associates

James S. Swift has been named chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy & Associates effective January 1, 2010.

November 10, 2009

Holmes Murphy’s Swift Named JDRF Walk Chair

Holmes Murphy President and CEO Jim Swift has been named chair of the 2010 Central Iowa Walk to Cure Diabetes.

November 4, 2009

Doug Reichardt Becomes Chairman Emeritus With Holmes Murphy® & Associates

J. Douglas Reichardt will become Chairman Emeritus of Holmes Murphy & Associates effective January 1, 2010, as part of the organization’s planned leadership perpetuation strategy. No other leadership changes have been announced.

October 22, 2009

Holmes Murphy Ranked Among Largest Privately Owned Brokers

Holmes Murphy & Associates is ranked the ninth largest among privately owned brokers in the United States based on brokerage revenues, according to the Fall 2009 supplement of Business Insurance magazine.

September 28, 2009

Holmes Murphy Named One of Best Places to Work in Kansas City

Holmes Murphy’s Kansas City location has been named one of the city’s best places to work in the Kansas City Business Journal’s annual competition.

July 28, 2009

Holmes Murphy & Associates Rises to 24th Largest Insurance Brokerage Firm in the U.S.

Holmes Murphy & Associates has been named the 24th largest independent risk management and insurance brokerage firm in the United States.

June 22, 2009

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Omaha Branch Honored

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Omaha, Neb. Branch is a 2009 Excellence in Business Award recipient.

June 22, 2009

Holmes Murphy & Associates Named to “Best Places to Work” in Central Iowa

The Des Moines Business Record recently recognized Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Des Moines corporate headquarters as one of the top three best places to work in Central Iowa.

June 22, 2009

Max Holmes Enters Insurance Hall of Fame

Max Holmes, the founder of Holmes Murphy & Associates, was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame during a May 21, 2009, ceremony at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

June 12, 2009

Holmes Murphy & Associates’ Doug Reichardt Wins Leadership of Iowa Award

Reichardt was honored for his involvement and dedication to enhancing the quality of life in Iowa. He has invested many years toward enriching the lives of others through leadership roles with organizations committed to the well being of the greater community and state.

March 17, 2009

Holmes Murphy & Associates Recognized for Outstanding Performance by EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies has announced its 2009 “Premier Partners” and has distinguished Holmes Murphy & Associates for their outstanding performance from year to year. Holmes Murphy is one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country, placing them in the top 2 percent of all EMC agencies nationally.

September 17, 2008

Holmes Murphy & Associates Provides Continuing Education Through AIA

Holmes Murphy has become an American Institute of Architects (AIA) registered provider for continuing education.

August 11, 2008

Organizational Changes Announced by Holmes Murphy & Associates®; Kevin Knutson Assumes Key Leadership Role

Knutson started with Holmes Murphy in 1986 as an intern and has held numerous sales and leadership positions with the organization.

July 28, 2008

Holmes Murphy & Associates Rises to 28th Largest Insurance Brokerage Firm in the U.S.

Their integrity, expert know-how and exceptional service is at the core of everything we do and ensures strong, long-term relationships with our clients.

June 23, 2008

Holmes Murphy & Associates Announces Promotion of Laure Guisinger

Sr. Vice President Laure Guisinger has been named division leader of the property casualty and surety operations for the Des Moines office.

June 17, 2008

Insurance Leader Holmes Murphy & Associates Launches Scottsdale Branch

The new office will focus on bringing quality benefit plans, employee communications and enrollment strategies to top employers of Arizona.

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