About Johnson, Kendall & Johnson

Located in Newtown, PA, serving clients across the United States.

Company Overview

Johnson, Kendall & Johnson is a privately owned independent insurance brokerage firm.

Over the last 60-plus years, JKJ has grown to be acknowledged as one of the premier insurance brokerage firms in the United States. JKJ’s capabilities have also expanded throughout the world, giving us a global perspective that we apply to our risk management strategy.

From the first meeting, our focus is on you. We think of ourselves as a partner rather than a provider, and it’s that dedication that drives us to think outside the box, developing solutions for even the toughest risk management challenges.

We work with clients ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to sole proprietorships to families, but our commitment remains the same. JKJ is passionate about your protection. Your success is our success, and we operate with that client-focused approach in everything we do.

Our Core Values

Client Focused

Commitment

Development

Professionalism

JKJ in the News

Corrugated Times

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Insurance Business America

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Working Together to Exceed Customer Expectations

Rough Notes

Riding a Crest of Benefits Sophistication

Rough Notes

Marketing Agency of the Month 

Good for Business

The State of Freight

Our History

1956

Edwin Johnson, David Johnson and Ted S. Kendall form a partnership in Newtown, PA to market Life and Property and Casualty Insurance.

1959

Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc. is incorporated.

1965

Johnson Benna Inc. is incorporated to focus on Life Insurance and Employee Benefits; together both companies form the Johnson Companies.

1981

The Johnson Companies sponsor the first 401k plan in the USA under the leadership of Ted Benna. The Johnson Companies launch the first 401(k) plan for its own employees, which is still in use today for the employees of JKJ.

1990

Johnson Benna Inc. and Johnson Administrators merges with Noble Lowndes USA. JKJ separates from that merger and becomes a standalone entity owned by its management team. Under the direction of Richard Willis, JKJ creates a focus for the Senior Living Industry, providing special and unique services and products.

1991

JKJ’s first Agency Owned Captive is formed to serve the Senior Living Industry.

1994

Bruce R. White and John Wright re-organize JKJ’s business model to provide world class risk management services, maintaining a capability for serving all 50 states. The first dedicated Risk Management Safety specialist is hired to provide Loss Control Services. JKJ also expands to provide dedicated services for Claims Management.

1996

JKJ becomes a founding partner of RiskProNet International, an organization of nationwide insurance agencies throughout the U.S. JKJ Benefits is formed to provide the same level of value-added consulting in employee benefits as JKJ meet the challenges that employers are experiencing in structuring employee benefits programs.

2008

A joint venture is formed between JKJ and Dr. Friedrich E. Hörtkorn GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany providing risk management services to international businesses.

2010

JKJ University began as an annual educational event geared toward our Senior Living Clients. JKJ University now represents all of our internal and external educational events.

2011

JKJ Financial Services grows out of the merger between JKJ and the Lee / Malarkey financial services practice, offering continuous service to its clients since 1934. JKJ Retirement Services is created, re-establishing the JKJ family of companies as a leader in the Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan Space.

2016

As a Member / Owner of The M Financial Group, JKJ Financial Services is part of the launch of the industry’s first multi-carrier “eUnderwriting” platform, enabling the implementation life insurance policies in days or even minutes, without traditional insurance examination and underwriting requirements.

2017

JKJ launches our community service initiative “Passion with A Purpose”, an initiative which allows our employees to take paid time off from work to give back to our community, our client’s community or causes that they are passionate about.

2019

JKJ acquires Amusement Entertainment Risk Insurance Associates, known as A.E.R.I.A., who specializes in coverage for the amusement and entertainment industry.

Our Awards

Best Places To Work

Philadelphia Business Journal

Recently named to NAPA

National Association of Plan Advisors inaugural list of top Defined Contribution (DC) Advisor Firms

Healthiest Workplace

Philadelphia Business Journal

Affiliations

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