USI Insurance Services to buy Wichita’s Willis brokerage

WICHITA — New York-based USI Insurance Services is buying seven Willis retail insurance brokerages nationally, including the one in Wichita at 245 N. Waco.

“We are excited to have this accomplished, experienced group of insurance professionals join us as new partners and associates,” said USI chairman, president and CEO Michael Sicard in a statement.

“These are new states and cities for USI – places we want to invest and grow in support of these great people, clients and communities.”

USI, which bills itself as the world’s 13th largest insurance brokerage, began two decades ago with a single firm and now has more than 140 offices nationally.

Willis of Greater Kansas is part of Willis Group Holdings.

There are 37 employees in the Wichita office, all of whom will be offered jobs at the new company when the deal closes in the late third quarter or early fourth quarter.