Frenkel & Company was established in 1878 by Emil Frenkel. His sons, Leo and George, developed their insurance brokerage business over several decades, by calling door to door on prospective clients in New York. Our business strategy has evolved since then but our client-centric platform continues to serve us well in today’s competitive marketplace. We joined forces with EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), the 10th largest commercial insurance broker in the nation, in November, 2017.
We employ insurance experts who are well-versed in global insurance trends and also maintain strong personal relationships within these industry segments: casualty, employee benefits, environmental, financial, marine, personal lines, property, and surety. Our departmental model is based on Frenkel clients’ demands for direct access to the specific team professional that can answer their questions and provide the services they need—in an expedient manner.
Each Frenkel division works directly with our in-house claims and other support services divisions to seamlessly guide our clients through the entire process of buying insurance at the best rates and providing satisfactory resolution of insurance claims—whether they are personal lines clients, small business owners, corporate risk management teams, or medical professionals. This personal attention results in our effectiveness across the board, as we manage both personal and business insurance programs for a wide range of executives—a favorable testament to Frenkel’s client service platform.
As part of EPIC, we are one of the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. We stand apart from our competition as an independent insurance broker with annual premium distribution of over one billion dollars. This premium distribution is placed with global, national, and regional insurance carriers, including our expansive employee benefits operation.
Frenkel’s service platform involves investing time and money in diverse community-oriented charities of interest to our clients as well, including the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Care for the Homeless.