DALLAS – APRIL 12, 2022 – Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), a leading distributor of life and health insurance, and provider of wealth management and retirement planning solutions, today announced it has acquired Applied General Agency (“AGA”), an acclaimed independent marketing organization (“IMO”) based in Anaheim, California. As part of the acquisition, Patrick Rodriguez, President of AGA, will become a Managing Partner in Integrity. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“AGA is renowned across the nation for their incredible support and dedication to agents — it’s clear they understand the importance of hard work and service,” shared Bryan W. Adams, Co-Founder and CEO of Integrity. “It’s always amazing to see families build successful businesses together, and we can’t wait to come alongside Patrick, Natalie and their team to help them continue to expand throughout the country. Backed by Integrity’s solid infrastructure and cutting-edge technology, this partnership will not only secure AGA’s proud legacy, but also accelerate their growth. We’re thrilled to welcome AGA to Integrity, and we can’t wait to serve the Medicare coverage needs of more Americans together!”
Founded in 1993 by Patrick Rodriguez, AGA recognized the enormous opportunity to provide more personalized service to the independent agents and agencies who help Medicare beneficiaries obtain quality coverage. The company has grown to become one of the largest IMOs on the West Coast, supporting close to 10,000 agents who serve the healthcare needs of more than 500,000 Americans.
“AGA began with a two-part mission to meet the Medicare health insurance needs of Californians and to help our agents find success. With Integrity, we can fulfill both parts of that mission tenfold,” explained Patrick Rodriguez, President of AGA. “Integrity’s innovative, end-to-end platform will help the agents and agencies we serve reach more beneficiaries and improve health outcomes for countless Californians and Americans nationwide. We can now expand our product offerings with top carriers, benefit from stronger marketing, build world-class relationships with Integrity partners and offer enhanced benefits such as company ownership to our employees. It’s a privilege for AGA to join forces with a dynamic leader like Integrity and I see nothing but incredible opportunities ahead of us.”
Integrity eagerly welcomes AGA to the long list of fellow industry leaders whose deep expertise strengthens Integrity’s partner network. With a common goal of protecting the life, health and wealth of all Americans, these diverse and innovative leaders connect, strategize and support each other in collectively working to develop and implement improved insurance and financial service processes.
“We have goals at AGA that are simply too big for us to accomplish on our own,” shared Natalie Birchard, Vice President at AGA. “Having a partner like Integrity in our corner will help us build on all the things we do well now, while providing us with new systems and resources to help us continue to grow. We’re particularly excited about the marketing and technology that Integrity offers. This partnership will allow us to focus more on supporting our agents and spend less time on business administration.”
AGA will expand its already exceptional service by integrating Integrity’s industry-leading proprietary technology and support platform. This extensive suite of systems and resources includes robust quoting and enrollment capabilities, real-time data and analytics, intuitive customer relationship management software, MedicareCENTER and access to a best-in-class advertising and marketing firm. Additionally, the company can deepen its commitment to growth and innovation by shifting the burden of administration to Integrity’s expansive shared business services. This support infrastructure includes areas such as People & Culture, Technology and Innovation, finance, legal and compliance.
Rounding out these benefits is the opportunity for AGA to offer its employees meaningful company ownership through the Integrity Employee Ownership Plan.
“As one of the highest performing companies in our industry, AGA deeply understands how vital Medicare is to the senior market,” said Steve Young, Integrity’s Chairman of the Board. “The Integrity platform will empower AGA’s agents and agencies to use the industry’s best resources and technology to reach more seniors with the coverage options they need and deserve. AGA shares Integrity’s heart for service, and together we’ll make a significant impact on the lives of more Americans every day. We’re proud that AGA will now carry the Integrity name with them.”