ARM Affiliates

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ARM Affiliates

ARM International

Associated Risk Managers International, Inc. (ARMI) is the parent organization for ARM Mid-America, and remains North America's original agency-owned insurance trade association. Founded in 1970, ARMI is owned by a network of over 300 independent insurance agents throughout the United States and Canada. Their goal is to provide powerful international resources and specialized expertise to expand program and product services to small insurance agencies, allowing them to thrive and provide the same level of service as the biggest and most prominent insurers. ARMI's network has generated over $4.5 billion in property and casualty premiums with top insurance carriers throughout North America. As the leading member agency serving this business community, ARMI works to ensure that members of Associated Risk Managers are connected to a robust network of professionals who can help organizations of all sizes make a national impact.

ARM Partners

In December 1999, ARMI and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world’s largest insurance brokers, entered into a unique partnership that led to the formation of ARM Partners. Through the partnership ARM agents receive a significantly broadened portfolio of products, services, and industry capabilities, including but not limited to those listed below:

  • Gallagher Bassett Services – GBS provides risk control and property appraisal services for institutional, religious, industrial, resort, educational, commercial and municipal clients throughout the United States.
  • Gallagher Brokerage Service Division - Gallagher has broad expertise in many industries and risks, and has highly-specialized niche practice groups to access industries who offer a variety of insurance and alternative risk products, including captives, construction, healthcare, construction, restaurants, public entity and scholastic surety.
  • GBS Insurance and Financial Services (GBSFIS) – GBSFIS is a brokerage general agency providing all of the traditional wholesale services, solutions and fixed products (life, disability, long-term care and annuity) from virtually every player in the brokerage arena. GBSFIS helps ARM agents manage relationships and increase profits by providing those traditional services or complete point-of-sale client services, as needed.
  • Risk Placement Services (RPS) –RPS, the nation’s largest MGA, is also ARM’s nationally endorsed wholesale broker. With over 40 branch offices and satellites, RPS helps  ARM agents find the markets and products needed to best serve their clients. Click here to view RPS office locations, products, services, and niche programs.


In 2003, Associated Risk Managers saw an opportunity to bring competitive, premium financing to members, along with unique revenue opportunities to the ARM International shareholder network. ARM Finance Company (ARMFiCO) was formed to maintain cutting-edge technology and service delivery to our member agencies, while keeping the same level of dedication and service you expect from the Associated Risk Managers professional network. The financial tools ARM FiCO provides enable our members to generate more income and provide more aggressive rates and services to clients.  Want more info? Click here to contact us today to see how becoming a member of ARM Mid-America can give your agency the results you want with the assistance you need.