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Burt & Associates Benefit Planning, Llc Joins Cassady Neeser And Brasseur

Friday, March 7, 2014

ELKHART, IN – MARCH 6, 2014 – Cassady Neeser & Brasseur (CNB), a leading insurance brokerage and Member of The Horton Group, announced a merger today with Burt & Associates Benefit Planning, a premier Elkhart, IN-based employee benefits insurance brokerage firm. As part of the merger, The Burt & Associates Benefit Planning has officially changed its name to Cassady Neeser & Brasseur and relocated to Cassady Neeser & Brasseur’s offices at 230 N Main St., Ste. 3 Elkhart, IN 46516.  Rick Labian and Joyce Baughman will continue to serve their clients, now as a member of the Elkhart team.

“We have long admired the entrepreneurial mindset and dedicated service provided by Burt & Associates,” said Tom Cassady, Jr., President of CNB.  “As we have gotten to know their leadership on a personal level, we have discovered a shared business approach and culture that assures Burt & Associates and Cassady Neeser & Brasseur will see long-term success from this partnership.” 

The merger brings together two exceptional organizations that share a common vision. Cassady Neeser & Brasseur (CNB), a Member of The Horton Group, has served the South Bend and Elkhart community for nearly 100 years. As a recognized community leader, they have earned a reputation for their experience, expertise and dedication to quality service. Burt & Associates Benefit Planning has also been dedicated to delivering quality service to clients in Elkhart and surrounding counties.  Together, the organization will bring their client base a level of expertise, and a quality of service unmatched by any other broker in the greater Michiana area.

“I’m delighted Burt & Associates Benefit Planning and CNB have joined together, it further solidifies our efforts to become the leading independent insurance agency in the Midwest” – remarked Glenn Horton, President and CEO of The Horton Group. “Their combined reputation for integrity and commitment to clients, employees and community is unmatched in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.”



About Cassady Neeser & Brasseur


Cassady Neeser & Brasseur, a Member of The Horton Group, was founded in 1919, and has served the Elkhart, South Bend and southwestern Michigan communities for nearly a century.  CNB provides a full-range of insurance, risk management and employee benefits services. In 2012, CNB became a Member of The Horton Group. The Horton Group is the 38th largest independent insurance agency in the United States, with 300 employees in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. This merger combined leading Independent agencies providing a full-range of insurance, risk management and employee benefits services.

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