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Tropical Benefits Joins ARCW Insurance

Tropical Benefits Joins ARCW

ARCW Insurance is excited to announce their acquisition of Tropical Benefits, a Florida-based employee benefits agency. Tropical Benefits was founded in January of 2009 by Kimberly Eckelbarger and has since grown to a team of eight members. However, Kim brings decades of experience working in employee benefits.

Tropical Benefits works with employers and decision makers on a personal level to tailor employee benefit plans. They focus on helping businesses reduce medication overspending, leverage technology for employee administration, and streamline compliance efforts.

“Tropical Benefits partnership with ARCW is a perfect fit, we can now service all of our community’s insurance needs in one place. Our clients have really appreciated this over the last year,” shared Eckelbarger.

This acquisition was fundamental to ARCW’s strategy and approach for entering the employee benefits business.

ARCW commented, “Between Kim and her team’s deep understanding of the employee benefits space and their consultative approach with clients, we’re excited to step into the EB space with Kim at the helm.”

If any questions about this new acquisition, please contact Kim Eckelbarger at 727-237-5858 or

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