WHAT WE OFFER

Community Mentorship: Building leaders in the community is what we do. We want to help you develop centers of influence, we want to help you get connected in the community. Leadership is influence and we want to be a positive influence and group of agencies to bring positive influential leaders in our communities.

Experience: With a combined 100 years of experience in the insurance industry, our philosophy is simple, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17. We will work together, bringing our combined knowledge as a group to keep each other sharp.

Carrier Access: We provide carrier access to many of the top rated carriers in the industry. Please visit our Carrier page to learn more about our carriers and see who you can add to your list of carriers. We work to get you a sub-code under the Universal Insurance Agents Network so that all production can be rolled into one, allowing for maximum profit share.

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WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT

Formerly known as Loring & Company, Universal Group is an independent insurance agency, brokerage, and consulting company in Omaha, Nebraska, founded in 1982. With an Omaha legacy dating back to 1889, we remain locally owned and operated. Our name has changed, but our mission has not. We still provide the Omaha metro with the best products, service and advice available in the insurance and risk management field.

Dan Loring entered the business in 1967, preceded by Dan Loring, Sr. who handled insurance for Omaha clients beginning in 1946. The Loring family established a trusted name in Omaha and the surrounding areas for almost three decades before the agency was purchased from Dan Loring in July of 2013 by Daniel R. Headlee.

During Headlee’s time at the helm of this established agency, he has worked to maintain the reputation and golden standard of risk management the Loring family created. Headlee went into the purchase of Loring & Company with 22 years of experience in the insurance and risk management field. He saw the opportunity to take an already reputable and trusted company, and foster its growth. Today, Universal offers more products and services, it has expanded to include multiple locations ( including Omaha, Columbus NE. and Phoenix AZ. ) with plans to add many more locations in the future. The agency has built many insurance programs for multiple lines of business and customer., notable programs include Auto Dealers insurance, Construction and bonding just to name a few with many more to follow.

OUR CORE VALUES

Learn and Grow

Personal growth leads to business growth; lifelong learning is key

Honor your word

Say what you do and do what you say

Positive thinking

Explore ways to say yes more often

Serve others

Serve friends, family, co-workers, carrier partners

HOW WE GOT HERE

2013

2013

Dan Headlee acquired the Loring Insurance Agency
2015

2015

Loring Insurance changes its name to Universal Group LTD, with the intention of becoming a national agency
2016

2016

Dan Headlee partners with Steve Barnes to purchase Hometown Insurance of Columbus Nebraska.
2017

2017

Universal Group Partners with Mike McCoy in Phoenix AZ to open first remote location outside of Nebraska
2018

2018

Universal Specialty Group is created with partner Joe Mcilhon allowing the Universal Group agency access to a specialty division for E&S and very hard to place business insurance need
2019

2019

Universal Group expands again and creates an employee benefits division offering health insurance, health coaching, ancillary benefits, worksite benefits, life and disability insurance. Universal Group partners with Verdant to create Verdant coverage division. Universal Insurance Agents Network is founded to expand Universal Group’s vision to build the most influential group of agencies in the country to grow leaders for the independent insurance agency channel.

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