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Alliance Insurance selected as EMC Insurance Companies 2012 Premier Partner
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Pictured from left to right are: Front row, Liz Praeger, Ashley Staggs, Michael Carlson and Patti Kasselman; and back row, Ken Schwamborn, Cassidy Smith, Cody Smith, Becky Breeding, all of Alliance Insurance Group in Great Bend.

Alliance Insurance of Great Bend is one of the highest-performing EMC Insurance Companies agency partners in the country and has been named a 2012 EMC Premier Partner. Alliance Insurance placed in the top two percent of all EMC agencies nationally, based on key indicators such as customer retention, profitability and growth over a three-year period.
“We are privileged to be chosen as an EMC Premier Partner,” says Alliance Insurance owner Cody Smith. “As an independent insurance agency, we represent multiple national insurance carriers, and it’s a real honor to be recognized by EMC for our agency’s accomplishments.”
EMC developed its signature Agency Performance Value (APV) tool to measure an agency’s performance against all other EMC agencies. Agencies are evaluated on loss ratio, premium volume, policy and premium growth, policy and premium retention and the position of EMC within the agency.
Alliance Insurance is an independent insurance agency that began in Great Bend in 1978.  The agency represents many insurance carriers which allows them to offer their customers a wide variety of choices.  Alliance Insurance employs 7 full time agents.  You can visit with Cassidy Smith, Mike Carlson, Ken Schwamborn, Liz Praeger, Becky Breeding, Ashley Staggs or Polly Baier about your insurance needs.  Alliance Insurance is located at 2120 16th Street in Great Bend or 523 Broadway in Larned.
EMC Insurance Companies is among the top 60 insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium, with assets over $3 billion and more than 2,100 employees. The company was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, EMC provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. Operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, Employers Mutual Casualty Company and one or more of its affiliated companies is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit and