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About Us

GarityAdvantage is a national marketing organization that combines the strengths of three leading insurance brokerage agencies to bring outstanding service, competitive products and top commissions across a wide range of insurance markets to our brokers.

The agency started in 1970 as the Joseph I. Garity Agency, a life, health and annuity agency serving brokers in the Boston area. In 1985 Brian Garity joined the company with a focus on health insurance products for individuals and small businesses, quickly grew the company’s distribution to include all 6 New England states. In 1988 the company was incorporated as Garity Associates Brokerage Insurance Agency, Inc. and Brian Garity became President in 2000.

In 2003, Garity Associates increased its product offerings and expertise by merging with, Payson Williamson Life Insurance Company, a leading marketer of life, annuity and substandard products.

Industry veteran Mark Lane joined the company in 2005, to lead a new division focused on helping our brokers follow the aging demographics of their client base. Growing quickly, in 2007 a new company, Advantage Senior Advisory Group, Inc. was formed with Mark as President. Advantage Senior Advisory Group (ASAG) is now one of the country’s leading marketers of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Part D plans, and the largest independent Medicare agency in New England.

Today, all 3 companies are combined under one banner, GARITYADVANTAGE to bring brokers and agencies around the country competitive products, top commissions and superior service across a wide range of insurance markets.