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Our History

Our agency, Michael J. Keating Insurance, Inc.,  was officially formed in 1969 by my father, Mike Keating, Sr.

After several years of working in the life insurance industry prior to 1969 where he saw the need to provide additional service to his clients, he founded the agency. In 2016 the agency added Keating Wealth Managers to provide additional services to our clients.

He also saw the value in representing many different companies so the agency could meet the varying insurance needs of individuals, families and businesses throughout the West Hartford and Central Connecticut areas.

Over the years the agency grew and continued offering insurance through A-rated companies, many of which are still strong partners with our agency to this very day.

While growing within the community, family members also started to join the agency ranks in the early ’80s. After 29 years, Mike Keating, Sr. turned the agency over to his son, Mike Keating, Jr., who came on board in 1981, in March of 1999 and he is currently running the agency today.

Mike and his sister, Marguerite, worked together from 1999 to 2014 and adhered to the guiding principle of customer service excellence and doing what is right for the client.

Mike has been a very active member of the West Hartford community and has active memberships with the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut (PIA of CT) and the Independent Agent and Brokers of America. In fact, Mike is a past President of the PIA of CT!

Today, the Michael J. Keating Insurance, Inc. is now a 3rd Generation family business with my son, Ryan M. Keating, coming on board in 2016 and Maura K. Keating who came on board in 2019. Both Ryan & Maura have continued our community involvement and have taken leadership roles within the community.

To this very day, the Keating Agency is an independent agency representing the finest insurance companies in the country and serving all of Connecticut!

Choice, Stability, Access for You

We may not be the largest agency out there, but our commitment to using technology that is available to you 24/7 in addition to our dedicated agency and customer service teams allows us to deliver the right insurance solution to meet your unique needs.

To sum it up, it is all about consumer choice, so we have expanded our Agency offerings by affiliating with the SAN/SIAA Group which is an Independent Agency alliance that writes in excess of $8 Billion of premiums through insurance companies we now have access to.

This alliance enables our Agency to provide market stability and insurance access to all of our clients. Life happens and our agency has seen the impacts of Ice Storm Felix, the Hartford Civic Center collapse, Windsor Locks Tornado, Hurricane Gloria, the 2011 Halloween Storm, Superstorm Sandy, Tropical Storm Irene and other big events over the years that can affect our day-to-day lives and financial well-being.

Our Promises to You

We realize that most people do not think of their insurance plan on an everyday basis, but we truly love this industry and take our commitment to meet your insurance needs seriously; so, we think about insurance every day for you!

To those folks “kicking our tires”, we invite you to do an online quote and get to know us! We know everybody may not be a perfect fit and we will be honest with our recommendations if that is the case.

Nobody knows what the future holds, but the Keating Agency can and will continue to offer the best insurance options, the best customer service and the best way for you to do business with us…it’s the least we can do for such a loyal clientele since we first opened in 1969.

We thank you for your business, your trust, your referrals and your feedback over the years. As we just passed our 50th Anniversary in 2019, we look forward to protecting you like we would protect one of our own family members!

Unlike a captive, or direct insurance company who only offers their own proprietary products, our agency is 100% independent of any one company. Many insurance consumers don't fully understand just how important that really is. When it comes to something as important as insurance, it's imperative that you work with an agency who has an in-depth knowledge of multiple insurance products, companies, and guidelines — not just one.

At the end of the day, what separates one agent from another, is their ability to proactively service their policy holders, and their knowledge of the insurance industry, products, and different situations that may present themselves to their clients.

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