Hylant Group, an insurance brokerage firm, and Swartzel Affiliated Insurance Agency, a provider of property and casualty insurance services, have merged to provide their clients with more personalized service and greater expertise.

It is expected that the combined organizations will form one of the largest full service insurance firms in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Hylant said that the merger between the two organizations will provide Swartzel’s clients with additional tools and resources Hylant offers through its industry specialty practice groups.

Hylant’s clients will benefit from the expertise and experience of Swartzel and its reputation in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton regions.

Founded in 1935, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits consultation, loss control, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals.

Swartzel was founded in 1932, helping clients control their property and casualty costs while providing the best insurance and risk management advice for their clients.

Hylant Cincinnati Office president Todd Belden said that this merger also allows Hylant to continue its growth strategy in the Greater Cincinnati area.