Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, today announced it has acquired Copeland Insurance Group (“Copeland Group”). Headquartered in Longview, Texas, the Copeland Group is one of the largest and most admired independent marketing organizations (IMO) in the nation focused on serving the Senior Market. As part of the transaction, the Copeland Group’s owners, Mel and Melissa Copeland, will become Managing Partners with Integrity.

With nearly 60 years of industry success stemming from his deep commitment to service, Mel Copeland is a nationally recognized insurance leader and industry legend. Mel launched Copeland Insurance Group in 1962 and has expanded the company to more than 130 employees in 30 offices throughout the United States. The Copeland Group’s 20,000 agents provide Medicare, life, health, commercial, home and auto insurance products with an emphasis on bringing the right products to the Senior Market. The Copeland Group places $200 million in paid premium and serves more than 120,000 Americans annually. With their unmatched track record of providing exceptional service to their agents and consistent growth for their insurance carrier partners, the Copeland Group is widely considered one of the most recognized and respected brands in the Medicare market.

“Mel is a true icon in the insurance industry and all of our partners in the Integrity network will now have the privilege of benefitting from his extensive wisdom and experience,” said Bryan W. Adams, Co-Founder and CEO of Integrity. “He and other Copeland Group leaders have built a highly influential and enduring business that will be set up to grow even faster by utilizing Integrity’s state-of-the-art technology, resources and relationships. Partnerships like these move us rapidly forward on our mission to innovate insurance and I can’t wait for the Copeland Group to share in Integrity’s current and future success. It’s a true honor to partner with Mel and his entire team as we work together to transform the industry for the next 60 years.”

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