Insurance business acquires health care liability agency

A Tinton Falls-based independent insurance agency has acquired one based in Mountainside, it announced Tuesday.

World Insurance Associates LLC, which offers personal and business insurance solutions specializing in transportation, hospitality, self-storage and more, is bolstering its offerings with the deal for the Joseph A. Britton Agency Inc., a health care and professional liability agency serving health care practices in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

“We’re thrilled to continue to grow our offerings for the health care industry,” Rich Eknoian, co-founder and CEO of World Insurance Associates, said in a prepared statement. “The Joseph A. Britton Agency brings valuable knowledge and expertise to our organization.”

The deal was effective April 1.

“It is a great honor and privilege for the Joseph A. Britton Agency to become an integral part of World Insurance Associates,” Britton President Craig Skerpac said in a statement. “World Insurance Associates provides our clients with a broad array of commercial and personal lines solutions. We look forward to a long alliance protecting individuals, families and businesses.”