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Cannella officeAchieva Credit Union announces that they recently acquired Cannella Insurance Services and will continue to operate under the same management and team under the new name, Achieva Insurance Agency, LLC. Read Press Release Here.

Cannella Insurance Services was founded in 2003 by Joseph H. Cannella as a result of a split from Allines Insurance Brokerage, Inc that he co-founded in 1993. Joseph Cannella’s roots run deep in the Tampa Bay community. He is a third generation native of Tampa whose ancestors settled here in the 1890’s. It has been his desire to provide his customers an independent venue to shop for their insurance needs to protect their assets and endeavors that ultimately benefit the entire community. His philosophy still governs the way we do business today.

Furthermore, when it comes to purchasing insurance for your car, dream house or business, we provide guidance in selecting the right policy for your individual needs. We are not employees of an insurance company, we work for you! We want to get to know you and the things you value in life so that we can recommend the most effective insurance package just for you.

With other “captive” agencies, you get one company that sells one brand of insurance. With an independent insurance agency like Cannella Insurance Services you get choices.
Why? Because independent insurance agencies, likeCannella Insurance Services represent a number of different insurance companies and can compare coverage and prices to find the best possible value for your individual circumstances. As independent insurance agents, we are members of the Tampa Bay community, and we’re committed to doing business face-to-face and being your advocate in times of need.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Cannella Insurance Services represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.