Strate Insurance of Morristown has become sixth franchise partner of Keystone Insurers Group (KIG) in Tennessee.

Headquartered in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, KIG is owned by its employees and franchise partners in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Founded in 1978, Strate Insurance Group is a Tennessee-based provider full-service insurance and benefits products to clients.

Strate Insurance Group president Tom Strate said as an independent/Trusted choice insurance agency it is very important to be able to offer the customers the best services and the broadest selection of insurance companies.

"Keystone offers us a way to offer more services to our customers and access to more insurance companies," Strate said.

Keystone Tennessee vice president Doug Dukes said by partnering with Keystone, nothing changes, except the opportunity to provide greater products and service.