Slater InsuranceOur Difference
Slater & Associates Insurance, Inc. has operated successfully since 1988. During that time,we’ve seen a number of changes in the insurance industry, however one goal has remained constant—that of providing significant added value to our clients, value that simply cannot be matched elsewhere.
For individuals, we are able to offer a wide variety of products. We don’t narrowly focus on just auto or home insurance. Growing concerns, such as identity theft coverage, earthquake availability, and short term medical insurance (especially during the economic downturn) can be addressed.
For businesses, when employers become clients of our agency, they immediately gain access to a vast array of important business consultation services. Most of these are provided free of charge! Following is just a partial list of the types of additional value-added services that clients of Slater & Associates Insurance enjoy:
- Human Resource consultation;
- Labor Legal consultation & questions;
- Employee Handbook review;
- Workers’ Compensation claims review and negotiation;
- Organizational & Strategic planning;
- General Business Legal, contract review, etc.;
- Loss Control and Safety Strategies
“The insurance brokerage and distribution system has changed quite a bit over the years. As recently as 10 – 15 years ago, the main differentiator between brokers was who could obtain the best price, and the ability to obtain the best price was dictated by which carriers you represented. Carrier appointments were difficult to obtain, and therefore the carriers you represented were a major distinguishing factor. That has changed. The truth of the matter is that most good brokers now generally represent the same group of carriers, and therefore we can all come in with close to the same price.
Recognizing this phenomenon, astute insurance buyers now focus on what services a broker brings to the table. We believe that simply placing coverage isn’t good enough. Slater & Associates Insurance has made a substantial investment to bring value added products and services to our clients, services that most insurance brokers just don’t provide.”
Keith Slater, Principal at Slater & Associates Insurance
Our Founder, Keith Slater
In 1969, Keith Slater began his career in insurance at Wausau. It proved to be a great training ground to learn the basics. Keith went on to work at Allstate in sales. However, the lure of the independent agency system drew him to Marsh & McLellan where more independence could be found. Being an entrepreneur, nine months later Keith and a partner started their own independent agency in 1977. The recession of 1980 hit, and Keith’s partner left the firm. Soon after, Keith merged his firm with another insurance agency.
In 1988, Keith Slater started his current agency, Slater & Associates Insurance, Inc. This time, he decided to go it alone – no partners. With 5 support staff, and 3 salesmen, it was a fresh start. Because of Keith’s innovation and investment in his agency, Slater & Associates Insurance, Inc. has grown to 18 employees, including his 3 sons.
Keith Slater lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon and Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife of 46 years. He has four children, and 9 grandchildren.