The Hope Difference
Hope Aviation Insurance is an aviation insurance broker that represents a wide range of clients, offering a variety of insurance and risk management solutions.
- Corporate & Business Aircraft Operators
- Aircraft Charter & Management Companies
- Airports & Fixed Base Operators
- Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Facilities
- Aerospace Products Manufacturers
- Commercial Drones / UAS & Special Mission Aircraft
- Aerial Applicators
- Flight Schools
- Aviation Workers Compensation
- Risk Management & Consulting
In business since 1963, Hope Aviation has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Most insurance brokers offer a wide range of insurance products. At Hope Aviation, we specialize in one thing - Aviation Insurance. And we do it better than anyone else.
We possess a deep understanding of risk management and draw on our experiences as pilots, aircraft owners, insurance brokers and underwriters to negotiate the best insurance packages for our clients.
We create custom tailored policies for high performance aircraft, fixed base operators, and other aviation service providers.
As one of the largest aviation insurance brokers, we receive preferred rates and leverage more buying power on your behalf by the volume of policies we write.
Underwriting Experience Helps Provide Maximum Coverage for a Minimum Premium
Unlike other insurance, most aviation insurance is negotiated. Your rate isn't read off a chart; rather, it is determined by what your broker can negotiate on your behalf. We have an underwriting background, and this gives us special insight into the process. This works to your advantage because we understand the underwriter's point of view, including how much latitude they actually have on any given issue. We spend hours every week talking with the major aviation insurance underwriters. We're not only abreast of the latest developments in aviation insurance, but we've also built relationships with the people behind them. Underwriters trust us, which ultimately benefits you.
As Pilots, We Share Your Concerns
When you own or fly an aircraft, you see the world a little differently. It's not the altitude, it's the attitude. We know this is because every one of our brokers is a pilot and flying enthusiast. Several have even had the good fortune to own their own airplanes. As pilots ourselves, we know what it's like to need excellent coverage. We also understand the contingencies and probabilities you face. We've all been where you are and speak your language. You should never have to educate your insurance agent about aviation, and unlike general insurance brokers, we actually understand your unique concerns. Take a moment to get to know your brokers.
24-Hour Claims Service
We certainly hope you'll never need to file a claim; but if you do, you'll really see the HOPE difference because mishaps don't wait for normal office hours. You can call (800) 342-4673 or (803) 771-7766 for emergency claims notification as we have someone on-call seven days a week, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year!
Meet the real power behind the Power of HOPE!
Senior Account Executive Kelli Feathers joined our firm in 2005 and heads up our light aircraft division. She holds the Associate in Insurance Account Management (AIAM) designation. Tami Davis, a fifteen-year industry veteran and graduate of the University of South Carolina, also holds the AIAM designation and serves as Senior Account Executive. With over twenty years of aviation insurance experience, Bernadette Manglaris joined us in 2015 as Senior Account Executive.
Our Senior Account Executives are supported by a talented team that rounds out our deep bench strength. Whitney Cagle has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Marketing from Coastal Carolina University and also has a Property & Casualty license. Lauren Kopack graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B. A. in Public Relations. Greg Muth is a licensed Property & Casualty producer with a Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating. Greg graduated in 2005 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics.
We'd love to hear from you!
If you would like additional information, please call us at 1-800-342-4673.
Compensation Disclosure: AssuredPartners agencies are licensed as insurance producers by the various states where we are transacting insurance, which includes the sale, solicitation, and servicing of insurance business, as well as advising on the relative benefits of certain insurance policies and risk management programs. Our agencies typically receive compensation from insurers in the form of commissions paid as a percentage of the premiums due the applicable insurance companies. Commissions can vary by insurance company, by volume of business placed with that company or the profitability thereof, and other factors. In other cases, and depending on various state laws and the capacity in which our agency is acting, our agencies may receive other forms of compensation from insurers, insurance intermediaries, premium finance companies and other vendors such as contingents, overrides, profit-sharing, premium finance fees, expense reimbursements, producer subsidies, award trips, meetings and other incentives. We also earn interest on premiums we hold until it is time to pay the applicable insurance companies.
Our overriding desire is to provide great customer service, having you, the client, believe we have earned our compensation. We believe in full disclosure of our compensation. Accordingly, if you have any questions about the compensation we receive from your policies (including policies we propose to you), please just ask your account representative who will gladly provide you a summary of our compensation arising from your policies (some estimates may be necessary, for example where contingents are involved).
We thank you for the opportunity to serve and appreciate your interest and your business.
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