Agent Support Group (ASG), one of the oldest and most established life insurance brokerages in the U.S. and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), today announced the elevation of Jay Scheiner to CEO of the firm and principal with AmeriLife.
Scheiner succeeds Sam Kaufman, who recently announced his retirement after leading Agent Support Group through 50 years of growth and innovation. Scheiner will take over day-to day operations while focusing on its core business of providing advanced case design and underwriting support for life insurance, long-term care and annuities.
“Our core mission at ASG is to provide concierge-level service to life insurance agents, financial advisors, and professionals in other insurance disciplines, helping them develop and expand the life insurance area of their practice,” said Scheiner. “I look forward to continuing ASG’s strong legacy and accelerating our growth as an integral part of the AmeriLife team.”
In a related decision, ASG Partner Gary Bleetstein also announced his retirement after 16 years with the firm and more than 45 years of success in key roles in the insurance industry. With Bleetstein’s retirement, ASG’s Mark Milbrod will assume the role of vice president and continue to assist ASG in providing unrivaled service to its client partners.
Scheiner takes the reigns of ASG at a pivotal moment for both the business and its brand, as it re-introduces itself to the insurance market under the name ASG, An AmeriLife Company. The firm’s new name and logo reflect its legacy as one of the longest-serving life brokerages in the New York metropolitan area and its deep, long-held connection with AmeriLife, while also repositioning it as a forward-looking firm that supports the modern financial advisor.
“Jay and Mark are the right leaders for the moment, and we look forward to working closely with them as they usher ASG into a new and exciting era,” added Mike Vietri, AmeriLife’s Chief Distribution Officer. “We’re also incredibly grateful for the leadership and contributions of both Sam and Gary over the many years, and wish them well in retirement.”
About ASG, An AmeriLife Company
Founded in 1973, ASG (formerly known as Agent Support Group) provides insurance services for professional advisors, including advanced case design for estate and business planning life insurance, impaired risk underwriting, and point of sale assistance for life, annuity, disability and long-term care insurance. ASG, which has its principal offices in New York City and Manhasset, N.Y., is a member of LIBRA Insurance Partners, assuring direct access to top-rated carriers and underwriting. For more information, visit ASGLife.com.
AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn.