Navacord Expands in Southwestern Ontario, under Ives Insurance

Toronto, ON, March 13, 2024 – Navacord Corp., Canada’s third-largest insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce its latest partnership. Ives Insurance, a Navacord Broker Partner, welcomes Josh Lazarus and the entire All-Risks Insurance Essex team into its fold, effective March 1, 2024.

A third-generation insurance broker and former partner at All-Risks Essex, Lazarus brings a client base of personal and commercial lines and a team that maintains an impressive reputation within Southwestern Ontario for delivering comprehensive risk management solutions tailored to the unique needs of their clientele.

“We are excited to partner with Navacord and Ives Insurance as this serves to reinforce our commitment to client excellence and unmatched standards of service across Essex and the rest of Southwestern Ontario,” says Josh Lazarus.

With several locations across Southwestern Ontario, Ives Insurance is the perfect fit for Lazarus and his team to expand, while adding to Navacord’s strategic growth as one of their larger Broker Partners, in Southwestern Ontario.

“At Navacord and Ives, we are dedicated to fostering strategic partnerships that drive mutual growth and success,” says Jeff Ives, President, Ives Insurance Brokers. “Our collaboration with Josh and the intention for his team to grow under Ives Insurance represents a positive move for our industry expertise and presence in Southwestern Ontario.”

This marks Navacord’s third partnership of 2024.

About Ives Insurance

Ives Insurance Brokers was founded in 1966 in the small farming town of Essex, Ontario by Jerry Ives and continues to be a family-run brokerage under the leadership of son Jeff Ives.

Ives Insurance Brokers is also a proud Navacord partner.

About Navacord

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Navacord is one of Canada’s top three commercial insurance brokerages. With $3 billion in premiums, Navacord stands as a leader in group insurance and risk management solutions. From commercial and personal insurance to surety, employee benefits and retirement consulting, Navacord leverages national strength and resources with the local touch service of industry-specialized Navacord Broker Partners to deliver the trusted advice, expertise and custom insurance solutions clients need to face the future with confidence.

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