Full-service independent insurance agency Westan Insurance Group has been added to a privately held property/casualty agency, Keystone Insurers Group, as the 19th franchise partner in Tennessee.

Launched in early 1990s, Westan Insurance is a family owned incorporation and offers services through its subsidiaries western Tennessee.

Westan Insurance Group chief executive officer John Tanner said, "The additional personal, commercial and specialty markets will help us better serve our clients’ insurance needs and ensure the most competitive rates anywhere."

Founded in 1983, the Keystone Insurers Group is owned by its franchise partners and employees in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, with property/casualty premiums in excess of $1.7bn.