HWP Celebrates 15 Years as a Best Practice Agency

By Cherry Siedschlag / September 27, 2022
Washington, DC, September 27th, 2022 – HWP Insurance has been selected for the 15th year in a row to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Only 282 independent agencies throughout the U.S. qualified for inclusion in the 2022 Best Practices Study. An IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company must first nominate the agency which then must qualify based on outstanding customer retention, growth, stability, and financial management. More than 2,600 agencies...
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HWP Donates to Local Community Food Bank

By Cherry Siedschlag / August 2, 2022
HWP Insurance hosted a food drive at all three office locations in support of Capital Area Food Bank. We are proud to say we donated a total of 642 lbs. of food and a $1,000 check donation.   Capital Area Food Bank, CAFB, works within the local D.C., Maryland, and Virginia communities to provide food to over 450 local partners as well as directly to the community members who need it most. In conjunction with their local partners, they provide more than 45 million meals a year throughout out the region and to our community's most vulnerable members, our seniors...
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HWP Announces New Vice President, Mark Fleming

By Cherry Siedschlag / June 8, 2022
Mark Fleming, CPCU, CIC, CRM, who previously held the title of Director of Commercial Lines, has been promoted to Vice President of HWP Insurance. Mark has been an invaluable asset to the HWP team since he joined in 2009. Under his leadership our Service Team has tripled in size, gone paperless, migrated to the cloud, off-shored our data entry team and has driven a robust cross-selling program. Mark recently completed the Florida State MBA program with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance.  Mark will continue to run the Service Team for Commercial Lines and sit on the Executive Team...
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HWP Donates $25,000 to Anne Arundel Community College

By Cherry Siedschlag / May 19, 2022
HWP Insurance is proud to announce a $25,000 donation in support of the Clauson Center at the Anne Arundel Community College, AACC. HWP is committed to promoting the growth and development of local programs that invest in the future of our communities. We believe investments like our partnership with Anne Arundel Community College reflect the three basic tenets of HWP: respect, innovation, and collaboration. The Clauson Center opened January 2022 and is dedicated to training students within the Anne Arundel Community to meet the growing need for skilled workers. Through the Clauson Center, AACC is offering an innovative program that...
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Remembering William M Gibson

By Cherry Siedschlag / March 14, 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of our colleague, William M Gibson. “Bill” joined Howard W. Phillips & Company after serving in the US Navy, graduating from his beloved Washington & Lee University and employment with the Aetna Insurance Company. He spent over 35 years with the Agency and managed many aspects of its growth during the late ‘80s and ‘90s. He will be sorely missed by his many business associates, that he considered cherished friends. Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years and 2 daughters.  Details regarding his memorial service and...
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HWP Welcomes Our 2020 Summer Interns

By Jenaye Matthews / June 3, 2020
HWP Insurance is excited and proud to welcome our 2020 summer interns. Charlotte Levine and Owen Cauley have joined the staff in HWP’s Annapolis office and will spend the summer learning various aspects of the commercial insurance industry and general business protocol. HWP began our summer internship program in 2013 as a way to provide practical, hands-on experience to college students interested in the insurance industry.  “We believe that it is important to foster a knowledge of the insurance industry and its many opportunities among the younger generation. This year we are especially proud to be able to provide this...
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HWP Insurance Continues Growth Initiative in Southern Maryland

By Jenaye Matthews / February 7, 2020
HWP Insurance is pleased to announce our latest business agreement.  Phyllis Blair, life and health insurance broker serving businesses in the Southern Maryland area for 35 years, has joined our Employee Benefits Division.   Phyllis’ client relationships, commitment to customer service and focus on small group benefits provides a natural fit for our Employee Benefits division and HWP Insurance as a whole. HWP Insurance is an independently owned insurance brokerage firm that has been serving business and personal clients in the Washington metropolitan region for over a century.  We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality service and insurance advice to...
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HWP Insurance Named “Best Practices Agency” Once Again for 2019

By Jenaye Matthews / August 6, 2019
Washington, DC August 6, 2019 -- HWP Insurance has been selected by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) as a “Best Practices Agency” for 2019.  Out of approximately 40,000 agencies nationwide, there were 1,367 agencies nominated and 267 selected. The criteria for nomination included: financial strength, technological capabilities, carrier reputation, and quality of personnel along with many other variables.  HWP Insurance has held “Best Practices Agency” status since 2007. “This designation is a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our staff on a daily basis.  We are proud to have assembled...
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HWP Insurance Opens Office in Hughesville to Better Serve Clients in Southern Maryland

By Jenaye Matthews / June 22, 2019
June 20, 2019 – HWP Insurance held a ceremony on Thursday afternoon to mark the official opening of their Southern Maryland location in Hughesville.  In attendance were carrier representatives, local clients, HWP’s management team, State Delegate Matt Morgan and the Honorable Frank Kelly, former Maryland State Senator and founder of Kelly & Associates. Ed Bonifant, CEO and the Honorable Frank Kelly presided over the festivities. The former State Senator honored the occasion with remarks and cutting of the ribbon.  Senator Kelly stated, that he was honored to have been asked to attend the event and valued the relationship that he...
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HWP’s Mark Fleming Earns Prestigious Cyber Insurance Certification

By Jenaye Matthews / March 25, 2019
Washington, DC, Mark Fleming of HWP Insurance Among a Select Group to be Named a Cyber COPE Insurance Certification Designee by Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University Mark Fleming of HWP Insurance in Washington, DC has been awarded the Chubb Cyber COPE Insurance Certificationsm  (CCIC) designation from Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Mark is among a group of insurance professional this year to complete the seven-month certification program, which educates the participants about industry best practices in cyber security risk management, governance, and operations.  Created by Chubb and CMU’s Heinz College in...
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