About Us

We’re an “independent” insurance agent.

We work on your behalf providing coverage and solutions that are in your best interest. We believe the best way to do this is as an independent agent. We have access to almost 30 insurance carriers. Once we learn about your specific coverage needs, we develop a unique plan and compare several carriers to give you the best combination of rate and coverage. Adding further value, we provide unique technologies like CSR/24 and a formal Risk Reduction Program aimed at lowering your Total Cost of Risk. We offer commercial clients education and advocacy services that strengthen your HR efforts and bottom line results. We offer individuals, couples and families great insurance coverage at very competitive rates plus, highly personal service from a local agent.

Today, Horst Insurance employs more than 50 Insurance Professionals who are dedicated to providing legendary insurance, risk management and employee group benefits services for commercial clients (from small, local businesses up to large, complex corporations) and valuable coverage and services for individuals, couples and families. In all cases, we have one simple goal – to become your trusted insurance advisor.

From simple beginnings in 1917 to serving thousands of families and businesses today.

Our roots trace back to 1917, when the S. Nissley Gingrich Agency began providing insurance services to businesses and families in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. While the name changed to Gingrich Stoudt Insurance Agency in the mid 1970s, a commitment to providing quality insurance management and value-added services remained the same. In 1981, Gingrich Stoudt became a part of the Horst Group, a diversified group of companies with a more than 100-year history of construction & related services and property management.

In 1999, all Horst Group businesses adopted our parent company’s identity – changing our name to Horst Insurance – and sharing the strong brand characteristics the Horst Group is known for: honesty, integrity and doing the right thing.

Our emphasis has always been on growing our client base one referral at a time, while managing an acquisition strategy that targets select geographic regions and services. Insurance acquisitions included the Jones-Zink Agency, Hershey-Gibbel Managing General Agency and Lovell Insurance. In 1998, a series of acquisitions – including T.C. Hall & Company, Associated Professional Services, Eberle Insurance and Watson Insurance Associates – established a Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania branch office and a strong presence in the Delaware Valley. Other acquisitions included Peterson Harvey Associates, which established a branch office in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Ephrata, PA-based Witwer Insurance Agency and Lancaster, PA-based InsuranceMasters of Lancaster.

For more information, call or visit one of Horst Insurance’s offices. Or contact us via email. 

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