DALLAS – Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, today announced it has acquired Kellogg Insurance Marketing (“Kellogg Insurance”), a leading insurance marketing organization (IMO) based in Draper, Utah. As part of the transaction, Kevin Owens, President of Kellogg Insurance, will become a Managing Partner in Integrity. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Kellogg Insurance founder, Ron Kellogg, joined the insurance industry in 1968 and spent his career serving the senior market. With a passion for recruiting and connecting with agents, he founded Kellogg Insurance in 1980, developing a system that treated agents like family, offering them support, training and an array of tools to help them succeed. Today, Kellogg Insurance distributes health, life and Medicare insurance products through its network of thousands of agents, across all 50 states. They have maintained a vision for insurance that puts the agent at the center. This individualized focus has been the company’s key to success and allows them to serve more than 40,000 Americans annually with their insurance needs.
“For years, we’ve been impressed with the way Kellogg Insurance conducts business,” explained Bryan Adams, Co-Founder and CEO of Integrity Marketing Group. “Ron Kellogg was a true industry icon who lived the same core values Integrity was founded on — Integrity, Family, Service, Respect and Partnership — values that are exemplified now through Kevin’s leadership. When we combine their heritage with Integrity’s passion for serving agents and improving the overall insurance experience, we see an incredibly exciting future together. We are honored to have Kevin and his team beside us as we impact the industry going forward.”
“Kellogg Insurance brings a proud history that is important to preserve and protect,” said Kevin Owens, President of Kellogg Insurance. “We honor Ron’s legacy by choosing Integrity’s best-in-class technology and extensive resources to move us into the future. The list of industry legends that Integrity has assembled is incredible and we didn’t want to miss our chance to become part of it. By working together with Integrity, we’ll better serve our clients, agents and partners and do things together that we never thought possible.”
As a part of Integrity, the Kellogg Insurance team will gain access to a vast array of resources to achieve long-term growth. These include Integrity’s proprietary quoting and enrollment technology, data and analytics tools, product development and exclusive MedicareCENTER platform. Kellogg Insurance team members will also be able to optimize their time and focus more on growing their business by utilizing Integrity’s best-in-class centralized shared services. These include compliance, accounting, human resources, IT, legal and a full-service marketing and advertising firm. In addition, Kellogg Insurance joins the fast-growing Integrity partner network, where the country’s leading agencies share strategies, best practices and solutions to today’s challenges in order to better serve more Americans.
Kellogg Insurance employees will also gain meaningful company ownership through the Integrity Employee Ownership Plan.
“Partnership was extremely important to Ron and I know he’d be thrilled that all our employees who have been like family to us are now also our partners,” shared Kevin Owens. “In this partnership, everybody wins — and that makes the opportunities we have together truly endless.”
“As so many successful companies have already discovered, partnering with Integrity is a winning formula,” shared Integrity Chairman Steve Young. “And, in doing so, Kellogg Insurance will not only be able to preserve their legacy, but advance it even further.”