Mack, Mack & Waltz Insurance Group is hosting May’s mid-month Triton networking event as the company will use it to announce the addition of its marine division, led up by Scott Newhaus and Mike Wolfe – both frequent guests of Triton events in their roles with a previous insurance company.
WHAT: A fun event planned, with raffles for Miami Dolphins tickets and a viewing/pictures with the 1972 undefeated Dolphins’ Super Bowl trophy, among other enticements.
WHEN: May 15 from 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Marina Boathouse in Ft. Lauderdale, just northwest of the bridge on 17th Street.
Below are some highlights about Mack from Scott Newhaus, regional vice president of the marine division:
Mack, Mack & Waltz Insurance Group (MMW) started in 1989 and now has three divisions: commercial lines, which is general liability, worker’s comp, property, auto, etc.; financial services, which is group health, life insurance/annuities, etc.; and personal lines, where we cater to business owners and look to form long-lasting relationships as their insurance advisers by providing homeowners, auto, art or jewelry coverage, and other personal insurance products. We believe it makes life easier if our clients only have to remember one insurance person to call for all their protection needs.
Mike and I moved companies for several reasons, the biggest being that we wanted to be of better service to our clients and to the marine industry. We felt that MMW offered us that opportunity. We now have more access to insurance companies and brokers, additional specialized insurance coverage, a more aggressive new business marketing team, and a dedicated team of account managers that know marine insurance.
There are many insurance agencies out there. What makes us different is we offer value-added services to our clients and make sure they all get the “wow” effect.
What I mean by that is we have many services that are specific to each client’s needs. For example, a client that needs certificates of insurance everyday all day, we set them up on 24/7, which is free software we give our clients to print their own certificates.
If the client is a large shipyard, we schedule multiple on-site visits with underwriters and loss-control to insure we are doing the very best for our clients and prospects. We also offer safety classes tailored to a company’s specific exposure.
We’re staying ahead of the curve and not getting complacent, as we see with many of the other insurance agents out there.
Another way we separate ourselves from the other agencies is by being community oriented. We host a Marine Industry Appreciation Happy Hour and we’re very involved with the Marine Industry Cares Foundation’s Spin-a-thon. Our team is the Moral Hazards.
We take the "give before you get" approach. The marine industry has always been warm and welcoming to us, so why not give back to the industry that gives us so much?
We write a fair amount of commercial-related marine businesses. We just recently were a sponsor at PEA, the Fifth Economic Engine Report's annual luncheon.