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The Horton Group Opens Minneapolis Branch Led by Erik Hinz

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The Horton Group Opens Minneapolis Branch Led by Erik Hinz

Employee Benefits Expert to Lead Horton’s Expansion into the Minnesota Market 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota: The Horton Group, one of the largest privately-held insurance brokers in the United States, announced the opening of a new branch in Minneapolis. This will be Horton’s first office in the state of Minnesota, and Erik Hinz will lead the team at this location. 

With over 20 years of experience, Hinz most recently worked at Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting as a Senior Vice President and Senior Benefits Consultant in the Minneapolis area. Hinz will bring extensive benefits experience to Horton as he assists the agency’s expansion into a new market in Minnesota. “In a market where the cost of insurance continues to rise for both employers and employees, the Minnesota market is ripe for new, bold, and innovative solutions,” said Hinz.  

The Minneapolis branch office will operate as a full-service broker, offering a wide range of insurance and consulting services including employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, and safety consulting.  

“We’ve decided it’s the right time to expand into Minnesota,” said Dan Horton, President and Chief Sales Officer at the Horton Group. “The Horton Group has a strong Midwest footprint with offices in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  Minnesotans have similar values that align very well with our brand – we’re an employee-owned business that strives to be good for our employees, our clients, and the community.”  

About The Horton Group 

The Horton Group is an insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory firm that leads clients with complex needs and limited resources to a higher level of performance. We help clients understand enterprise risk and offer solutions that turn these costs into a competitive advantage. 

Ranked as the 39th largest insurance broker in the U.S. by Insurance Journal, Horton has been a leader in the insurance brokerage business for almost 50 years.  The Horton Group was formed in 1971 as a single location, eight-person insurance agency. Today, the company has grown to a nationally recognized insurance broker with more than 400 insurance professionals located in 13 offices throughout five states.  

For more information about the Horton Group, please contact Margaret Taylor at, 312.989.1418. 

Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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