Two Ohio Companies Partner to Support Independent Insurance Agencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio  |  Two Ohio companies – Indium and Secured Advantage – are partnering to support independent insurance agents in securing better market access, increasing revenue, and growing business. 

Both companies were founded by independent insurance agents who are passionate about improving insurance operations and supporting other independent agents by solving industry problems they have experienced first-hand.  

Indium is a market access network that offers the most agent-friendly partnership agreements in the industry, along with solutions for agency growth, profitability, staff development, and perpetuation. 

“Indium is always looking for strategic partners in the marketplace and Secured Advantage has a unique value proposition to independent agents,” said Chad Eddy, CEO of Indium. “This is a complementary service to our agents as well. As two companies founded by agents for agents, it only makes sense we work together to provide greater value to the independent agency channel.” 

Secured Advantage is a partnership of independent agencies that allows each member to enjoy the benefits of a large operation  like contingency sharing, workplace benefits, and financial services  while retaining their own identity and remaining independent. 

“Partnering with Indium provides expanded market access to our members from a first-class organization,” said Ted Rusinoff, National Sales Director at Secured Advantage. We always look for new ways to enhance the independence of members, and Indium’s business model will accomplish that for everyone involved. 

The two organizations are excited to create additional value for agents in the independent agency channel. 

For more information, contact Scott Richards. 

 About Secured Advantage
Secured Advantage was founded in 2014 with the expressed intentions of improving the independence of every member and in turn the independent agency channel.  With more than 75 members representing over $250,000,000 in premium, the members of Secured Advantage are providing significant value to their customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and West Virginia.  Using a focused core carrier approach that includes Encova (Motorists), Grange, Hanover, Ohio Mutual and Wayne with only historically profitable member agencies, Secured Advantage brings every relationship increased profitability and provides a number of additional programs and value-added services which will increase the independent agency’s value. For more information, visit
About Indium 
Indium (originally MarketSource Agency Network, LLC) was founded in 2005 out of the Ohio Insurance Agents Association (OIA). Everything Indium does is meant to challenge the established model of insurance, giving Indie Agents™ an edge now and in the future. In staying true to our founding principles, Indium is a leading market access provider whose focus is to facilitate enhanced revenue and profitable growth opportunities for our independent agency partners. We are still owned and directed by independent agents, and we support agency partners across the country who have placed over $50 million in written premium with our carrier partners. For more information, visit