Holland & Frank Employee Benefits joins North Risk Partners

Central Minnesota employee benefits leader Holland & Frank joins North Risk Partners – Apollo Insurance in St. Cloud; financial services side of business remains in Waite Park

North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Minnesota, has acquired Holland & Frank Employee Benefits. The acquisition, effective March 1, gives Holland & Frank insurance clients more coverage and service options, and continues North Risk’s growth in Central Minnesota.

Left to right: Steve Thelen, president of North Risk Partners – Apollo Division; DeEtte Wurm, operations and benefits manager of North Risk Partners – Apollo Division; Dennis Holland and Greg Frank, who co-owned the Holland & Frank agency for many years.

Dennis Holland and Greg Frank, who co-owned the Holland & Frank agency for many years, have joined North Risk’s team as benefits risk advisors, and associates Angela Kerzman and Heidi Peternell have joined the agency as benefits service advisors. As North Risk employees, the four are now part of a team of over 180 insurance professionals statewide.

“In addition to growing our services to include property and casualty solutions, and more human resources, wellness, and safety options, we are joining an agency we know has the same level of integrity as we do,” says Holland, who has worked in the benefits business for over 43 years. “We couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership.”

Going forward, Dennis, Greg and Angela will continue to operate the financial services side of their business independently in their Waite Park office, spending their time at both locations.

“The Holland & Frank name is synonymous with excellence,” says North Risk CEO Chris Meidt. “This team brings expertise in all areas of life and health insurance, from large group employee benefits to Medicare to sophisticated life products. This investment will supplement an already thriving employee benefits practice led by DeEtte Wurm, benefits manager in our St. Cloud office.”

For more information about the acquisition, visit the online FAQ: https://northriskpartners.com/hf-faq/.

North Risk Partners
Headquartered in St. Cloud, Minn., North Risk Partners is a Minnesota top five independent insurance agency and ranks in the top 100 nationally. The agency specializes in strategic insurance programs for businesses and individuals, including property and casualty, as well as benefits. The agency’s additional locations include Albany, Annandale, Baudette, Freeport, Hastings, Lake City, Little Falls, Mankato, Melrose, Monticello, Red Wing, Rochester, Roseau, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Thief River Falls, Wadena, and Willmar.

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Media Contact:
Kate Burnevik, Marketing Communication Manager – North Risk Partners
(651) 486-2192 | kate.burnevik@northriskpartners.com