World Insurance Associates LLC, a fast-growing independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, merged with The DiForte Agency of Staten Island, NY on January 1, 2019.


Image: World Insurance Associates merges with DiForte Agency. Photo: Courtesy of patrisyu/

Founded in 1951, The DiForte Agency is dedicated to providing homeowners, business, and auto insurance to businesses and families in Staten Island neighborhoods and beyond. The agency has a wealth of experience connecting clients to the options that best suit their needs, so families and business owners have peace of mind and the crucial financial safeguards that allow them to pursue their goals. The responsive, trained, and professional agents at The DiForte Agency know how to navigate complicated insurance markets to find the best available policies and to facilitate insurance purchases.

The DiForte Agency is the second long-standing Staten Island insurance agency to partner with World Insurance Associates LLC, joining Mark Lauria Associates Inc., which celebrated its one-year anniversary of the merger in April 2018.

“We are proud to welcome The DiForte Agency to our organization,” said Rich Eknoian, CEO and co-founder of World Insurance Associates LLC. “They are true insurance specialists and their particular knowledge of the Staten Island community and New York Metropolitan area is a tremendous asset.”

John R. DiForte Sr, stated, “We look forward to serving our clients with the additional resources and capabilities of World Insurance Associates, and we’re excited to be part of the growing World Insurance family.”

Source: Company Press Release