25 January 2017 In Blog style

On January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order addressing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as his first act as president. The order states that it is intended to “to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens” of the ACA until the law can be repealed and eventually replaced. The executive order broadly directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies to waive, delay or grant exemptions from ACA requirements that may impose a financial burden.

An executive order is a broad policy directive that is used to establish how laws will be enforced by the administration. It does not include specific guidance regarding any particular ACA requirement or provision, and does not change any existing regulations.  As a result, the executive order’s specific impact will remain largely unclear until the new administration is fully in place and can begin implementing these changes.

17 January 2017 In News-Events

JGS eliteAgencyFOR THE third year in a row, IBA has searched for the best insurance agencies across the country. Our list encompasses a full range of independent commercial retail agencies, from small operations with a single office to large corporations with a global presence. But what they all have in common is that they are leaders in their communities and the industry in terms of revenue, best practices and community involvement.

To compile the following selection of 50 elite agencies, we analyzed various criteria, including growth and innovation over the last year. These are the agencies that are leading the way for others in the industry, and our feature provides a glimpse into the operations, culture and values that make each agency unique and successful. We hope that the insights shared here will help other agencies reach new heights in their own endeavors.


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Headquarters: Holmdel, NJelite Logo
Years in business: 97
Leadership: Vincent Hager, president; Ken Hager, COO

In the last five years, JGS Insurance has grown from a company with 45 employees to employing more than 75 insurance professionals. First founded in 1919 to service clients in the New York City area, JGS now serves all 50 states. Recently, the firm added an employee benefits division to assist clients with navigating the Affordable Care Act.

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