Bell-Anderson Insurance Agency has acquired Washington-based Cornelius Insurance.

Cornelius provides life insurance, home insurance, automobile insurance, commercial insurance, employee insurance and bonding.

As part of the acquisition. Cornelius’ owner, Rick Cornelius, joins the agency’s presence in the Spokane area.

Bell-Anderson president Jim Hunt said that Rick is a perfect fit for Bell-Anderson. His entrepreneurial spirit and drive are a terrific complement to their agency force in Eastern Washington.

"Rick’s previous experience as an agency owner, as well as a commercial banker, give him a unique perspective in assisting businesses and families throughout the Pacific Northwest. We are fortunate to have Rick Cornelius on our team," added Hunt.

Bell-Anderson has six offices throughout Washington State and by further expanding its team of experts, it hopes to provide even better customer service to both its existing and future clients.