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Jennifer Coffin Earns Safeco Insurance® Award of Excellence for Superior Underwriting Skill

Jennifer Coffin, ACSR, CPRMJennifer Coffin, ACSR, CPRM, a personal insurance account executive with Allen Insurance and Financial, been honored with the Safeco Insurance Award of Excellence, an honor recognizing superior underwriting skill.

This recognition is achieved only by a select group of agents across the country who sell Safeco Insurance. This is the second consecutive year Coffin has earned this recognition.

“Excellence in underwriting means bringing exceptional customer service together with a deep understanding of the complexities of insurance coverage to create great outcomes for our customers,” said Scott Carlson, manager of the personal insurance division at Allen Insurance and Financial. “Jen and our personal insurance team do that daily by ensuring customers get the insurance coverage that works best for them. This recognition is well deserved and we’re especially proud of the number of consecutive awards Jen has earned.”

The Safeco Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding agents who have developed a solid underwriting relationship with Safeco and whose agencies have qualified for the Safeco Insurance Premier Partner Award, the company’s top recognition program. Fewer than 10 percent of agencies who sell Safeco have agents who receive this award.

Coffin, of Nobleboro, has been with Allen Insurance and Financial since 2004. She holds both the Accredited Customer Service representative (ACSR) and Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designations.

Allen Insurance and Financial is a multi-year President’s Award and Premier Partner agency, recognition given only to the best independent insurance agencies that sell Safeco. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

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Wendy Byrd Earns Group Benefits Disability Specialist Designation

Wendy Byrd

Wendy Byrd, an account manager on the benefits team at Allen Insurance and Financial, has earned a Group Benefits Disability Specialist designation from The Hartford School of Insurance.

“Professional development is important to all of our insurance divisions but especially so in the ever-changing field of employee benefits,” said Dan Wyman, benefits division manager.

“Disability benefits are an important part of a benefits package and can make a real difference in the lives of employees and their families.  This program allows Wendy to better serve our agency’s group benefits clients,” Wyman said.

Byrd has been with Allen Insurance and Financial since 2017.

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Introducing our Summer 2022 Intern

Colby Mank, intern at Allen Insurance and Financial, right, and Abe Dugal of Allen Financial, intern program coordinator.

Colby Mank of Union is Allen Insurance and Financial’s 2022 summer intern.

Mank is a senior finance major at Thomas College in Waterville. He plans to graduate in December.

Allen Insurance and Financial’s summer internship program creates the opportunity to learn about each of the company’s insurance and financial planning departments.

“This internship is a great opportunity for my growth as a professional,” said Mank. “The Allen team has been welcoming and encouraging – and they have so much to offer. I’m looking forward to hands-on experience in three of the areas I’ve enjoyed most at college: Investment management, marketing and risk management.”

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Anna Moorman Now Licensed as an Insurance Consultant in Maine

Anna Moorman

Anna Moorman, a member of the benefits team at Allen Insurance and Financial specializing in individual health insurance and Medicare,  is now a licensed life & health insurance consultant in Maine.

“Anna’s efforts demonstrate her deep commitment to continuing professional development,” said Mike Pierce, company president. “This commitment is important to all of our insurance divisions but it is especially so in the always-changing field of employee benefits.”

Moorman has been with Allen Insurance and Financial since 2012. She lives in Thomaston with her family.

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Deb McDonald Earns CIC Designation

Deb McDonald

Deb McDonald,  a member of the business insurance team at Allen Insurance and Financial, has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor, one of the insurance industry’s most highly respected designations. .

Deb is an account manager, working with businesses across Maine and the U.S.

The Certified Insurance Counselor program is maintained by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. Earning the designation is just a first step on a path of rigorous, annual continuing education.

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Chris Richmond Earns CIC Designation

Chris Richmond, AAI, CMIP

Chris Richmond, AAI, CMIP

Chris Richmond, a member of the business insurance team at Allen Insurance and Financial, has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor, one of the insurance industry’s most highly respected designations.

“CICs are recognized for expertise and commitment to the industry and it is no surprise this is a designation Chris has chosen to pursue,” said Michael Pierce, president of Allen Insurance and Financial. “A CIC designation is a benefit to Chris, to his clients and to everyone at our agency.”

Based at Allen’s office in Camden, Richmond  works with a range of business insurance clients,  specializing in marine-related industries.

He also holds the  Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) and the Certified Marine Insurance Professional (CMIP) designations.

The Certified Insurance Counselor program is maintained by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. Earning the designation is just a first step on a path of rigorous, annual continuing education.

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Abraham Dugal Now a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional

Abraham Dugal

Abraham Dugal

Abraham Dugal, a financial advisor at Allen Insurance and Financial, has achieved the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

A member of the Allen Financial team since 2015, Dugal works with individuals, families, business and non-profit organizations providing investment management, risk management and financial planning services aligned with helping them to meet their financial goals.

The CFP® designation has become the most recognized in the financial planning community. Requirements include meeting stringent education and experience standards and a rigorous 10-hour exam. Dugal joins his colleagues Michael Pierce and Thomas C. Chester as the third CFP® on the Allen Financial staff.

“Abe’s efforts demonstrate his deep commitment to continuing professional development,” said Mike Pierce, company president. “Now more than ever our clients are well served by dedication to the requirements of programs such as these.”

A native of Lincolnville, Dugal is a graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School and Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., where he majored in business management with a concentration in finance. He holds FINRA Series 66 and 7 securities registrations. He lives in Camden with his wife and son.

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Stephanie French Earns Marine Insurance Designation

Stephanie French

Stephanie French

Stephanie French,  a member of the business  insurance team at Allen Insurance and Financial, has earned the Certified Marine Insurance Professional designation from the International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies.

The CMIP designation emphasizes critical skills in insurance underwriting, coverages marketing and client services for the marine and longshore industry.

Requirements include:

  • Insuring Waterfront Businesses
  • Insuring Marine Employees
  • Recreational Marine Insurance
  • Insuring Vessel Owners & Operators

“All of us here at Allen are incredibly proud of Stephanie’s professionalism and commitment to our marine industry customers,” said Dan Bookham, vice president of business development at Allen Insurance and Financial. “Stephanie’s certification and the continued education required to maintain it will serve our clients and our company well in this always-changing industry.”

French is an account manager in Allen’s  business insurance division. She has been with the company since 2010. She also holds the Accredited Customer Service Representative designation.

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Kellie Doolen has Earned a Maine Property and Casualty Insurance License

Kellie Doolen

Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce that Kellie Doolen has obtained her license to sell property and casualty insurance in the state of Maine.

Doolen joined the company in November 2019 as a scanning associate and receptionist, filling these key roles on the company’s support staff. Kellie is a graduate of the University of Maine; her previous career was in retail management and customer support.

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Houston McGuirk Joins Allen Insurance and Financial

Houston McGuirk has joined the personal insurance team at Allen Insurance and Financial.

An experienced paralegal before moving to the world of insurance, Houston attended Colorado State University and holds an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colo.

She lives in Belmont with her family.

Houston McGuirk