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Willms & Yakel new agency for Erie

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By The Staff

Erie Insurance recently announced the appointment of Willms and Yakel Insurance Agency as a new agency representing Erie Insurance in Vandalia.


Principal Agents John Willms, Dan Yakel, Keri Holding and Teresa Barnick, along with agent Kyle Anderson, have a combined 111 years of experience in the insurance industry. The agency is highly involved in the local community, and supports 4-H clubs at the Fayette County Fair as well as local Little League teams, among other activities.
Willms and Yakel offers a full line of property/casualty insurance products, including auto and homeowners insurance, as well as commercial and life insurance products and services from Erie Insurance.
Erie Insurance District Sales Manager Matt Arnold said, “I am extremely pleased that Willms and Yakel is joining the Erie family.
“Since Erie was founded in 1925, our purpose has been to provide our policyholders with as near perfect protection and as near perfect service as is humanly possible – and to do so at the lowest possible cost.  Willms and Yakel will be a great fit with Erie Insurance. Just like Erie Insurance, Willms and Yakel is known for superior customer service, and our new partnership is very exciting.”
The agency is located at 411 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia. For more information, visit the agency’s website at www.willmsandyakel.com or call them at 283-0120.
According to the A.M. Best Co., Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pa., is the 12th-largest automobile and 14th-largest homeowners insurer in the United States, based on direct premiums written, and the 20th- largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premiums written. The company, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., has more than 4.3 million policies in force and operates in 11 states and the District of Columbia.