Watkins Insurance Group – Your Independent Austin Insurance Agency

Watkins Insurance Group was founded in Austin, TX in 1949, and is now one of the largest privately owned independent insurance agencies in Texas. Our staff of highly trained and licensed insurance professionals has decades of real-world experience.

Watkins Insurance Group is proud to provide tailored solutions for all your insurance needs. Their business and personal policy options have been shaped by the diverse demands of our clients, which range in size from small businesses with a handful of employees up to multinational corporations with thousands worldwide. They strive towards providing excellent service while ensuring that customers’ coverage needs are met at every level, offering everything you need under one roof.

As a client, you can expect us to be your advocate. We represent and protect the best interests of our clients by using the latest industry-leading technology, following the strictest ethical guidelines, and maintaining knowledge of products and services offered by major insurance companies.

Watkins Insurance Group is proud to offer a comprehensive line of insurance products and services. For our business clients, we provide property insurance, general liability insurance, workers’ compensation, and directors and officers liability coverage. Our employee benefits department helps organizations choose and implement group health, life, and disability plans.

We also offer personal insurance coverage to protect the assets and financial well being of individuals and families. This includes auto insurance, home insurance, personal umbrella insurance, and more.

Presence

Watkins Insurance Group’s cohesive team of dedicated agents and invaluable staff members are committed to providing the highest level of service in a personalized environment. We believe in personal, daily interaction with their clients and among the agency staff. This helps to spark creative solutions that are necessary to protect our family of Watkins policyholders in an ever-changing world. By coupling the best technology the insurance industry has to offer with an extensive presence in the community and statewide, Watkins can offer products and service capabilities that are second to none.

Influence

Many of our experienced and respected agents have earned professional designations and have achieved positions of responsibility and influence in our community. In addition, our ongoing success in business placement, client satisfaction and risk management consultation has earned us the privilege of offering our clients an impressive selection of options from top-tier insurance companies. Our carrier partners consistently recognize us for our production achievements, as well as our proactive approach to limiting clients’ risk exposure and our involvement in carrier advisory committees and boards.

Involvement

While the products and services we offer have international reach, we are also proud to be influential in shaping the Austin insurance marketplace as well as on the state level. Patrick Watkins, President of Watkins Insurance Group, proudly served as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) in 2012-2013. IIAT is the nation’s second largest state association of independent insurance agencies, representing nearly 1,800 agencies and 15,000 agents and industry professionals. Mr. Watkins served IIAT as president-elect from 2011 – 2012, vice president from 2010 – 2011, and was named the IIAT Young Agent of the Year in 2005. He holds the Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager professional designations and is the past president of the Independent insurance Agents of Austin.

Marketing Philosophy

We believe in building relationships with clients and carriers—including longstanding relationships with individual underwriters—and acting as the advocate for our clients in their relationships with carriers. Staying with a particular insurance company, rather than switching carriers year after year, helps to build a strong partnership that will yield better results and better service over the long term. In return, we expect carriers to keep pricing and coverage availability current as markets evolve, in order to better cultivate and maintain those long-term relationships with us and with our clients.