Eastern Insurance Group LLC Announces Partnership with the National African American Insurance Association

Eastern Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastern Bank, has announced a new corporate partnership with the National African American Insurance Association – Boston Chapter (NAAIA Boston).

“This partnership underscores our commitment to continuous growth in the diversity of our customers, our colleagues and the communities we serve,” said Mika De Young, Executive Vice President of Market Relations and Specialty Products at Eastern Insurance Group (EIG). “NAAIA Boston’s mission to be part of the solution for Black professionals to thrive and belong in the insurance sector is something we feel strongly about at Eastern Insurance Group and we look forward to collaborating on meaningful strategies to advance our mission.”

Established in 2019, NAAIA Boston is the local Chapter of the National African American Insurance Association which seeks to connect racially diverse insurance professionals in the Boston area, promote growth through continuing education, build meaningful relationships and actively engage in the community.

Kristine Bell, President of NAAIA Boston and Senior Specialty Underwriter at Philadelphia Insurance stated, “The passion and enthusiasm we have received from our colleagues at Eastern Insurance Group has been immeasurable. We are certain that this partnership is going to open tremendous opportunities for our association, its members and the industry.”

About Eastern Insurance Group LLC 

Eastern Insurance Group LLC, headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Bank. Licensed to do business in every state, Eastern Insurance serves more than 75,000 individuals and businesses and provides a full range of personal and commercial insurance products, as well as employee benefits services. Representing more than 50 national and regional insurance carriers, Eastern Insurance is recognized as one of the largest insurance agencies headquartered in Massachusetts and the 39th largest property and casualty agency in the United States.

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About Eastern Bank 

Founded in 1818, Boston-based Eastern Bank has more than 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. As of December 31, 2022, Eastern Bank had approximately $23 billion in total assets. Eastern provides banking, investment and insurance products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes, including through its Eastern Wealth Management division and its Eastern Insurance Group LLC subsidiary. Eastern takes pride in its outspoken advocacy and community support that includes $240 million in charitable giving since 1994. An inclusive company, Eastern employs approximately 2,100 deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues and communities. Join us for good at www.easternbank.com and follow Eastern on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Eastern Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: EBC) is the stock holding company for Eastern Bank. For investor information, visit investor.easternbank.com.


Founded in 1997, The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) was organized to create a network among people of color and others employed in or affiliated with the insurance industry. The association currently has 21 chapters, with one other in development, throughout the nation and its members represent every sector of the industry. Pooling this wealth of talent contributes significantly to the association and its members through the sharing of professional knowledge, information and experiences. NAAIA is dedicated to empowering African American insurance professionals currently in the industry as well as celebrating their accomplishments. NAAIA is also committed to attracting talented individuals to the insurance industry. Through our work and affiliation with other organizations we are dedicated to increasing the awareness of opportunities and the attractiveness of careers in the insurance industry. NAAIA’s involvement is local, regional and national. The association has strong relationships with traditional insurance industry trade associations and other organizations focused on the interests of people of color and on diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry.

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