Announcing New Carrier: Safeco

Secured Advantage, an independent agency friendly network organization, expanded its insurance company relationships with a first-class national personal lines partner in Safeco Insurance.  As Secured Advantage looks to continue expanding their network of profitable well managed independent agencies, adding more carriers that understand the value the independent agent brings to their community is key.

“With close to 20 members of Secured Advantage already appointed with Safeco, it was not difficult to see the potential synergy that would come from adding a strong national carrier to help support the rest of our network members,” said Tim Buren, president and founder of Secured Advantage. “We work hard every day trying to enhance the independence of our members and bring more strength to the independent agency channel.”

“We are excited to partner with Secured Advantage and their members,” commented Matt Warye, Vice President, Safeco Insurance & Regional General Manager. “We are always looking for ways to grow our organization, and the Secured Advantage members represent a good opportunity for us to grow with good agents.”

Their working relationship formally launched in the Secured Advantage network in April 2018.  Both organizations expect that the relationship will serve the long-term interests of and bring value to all stakeholders from the carrier, network, agency, agent and customers alike.  


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 70 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 and Michigan.  In addition to bringing every agency increased profitability, they provide a number of additional programs and value-added services which will increase the independent agencies value. For more information, visit


In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.  For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to