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History

BancorpSouth Insurance Services was built on a strong foundation of respect, trust and integrity. Founded in 1882, BancorpSouth Insurance Services opened their first office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Made up of well-established insurance agencies, BancorpSouth Insurance Services is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the nation.
 
1999 - Mississippi Agency Acquired
With eight offices across Mississippi and Alabama, Stewart Sneed Hewes was acquired in 1999.
 
2003 - Louisiana Agency Acquired
In 2003, BancorpSouth Insurance Services acquired Wright & Percy Insurance, Louisiana’s oldest and largest insurance agency.
 
2003 - Arkansas Agency Acquired
Known for its strong business with hospitals and medical professionals, Ramsey, Krug, Farrell & Lensing joined the family of BancorpSouth Insurance Services, in 2003.
 
2008 - Missouri Agency Acquired
Acquired in 2008, SMI Group of Missouri brings 50 years of experience in property and casualty insurance and risk management programs.
 
2008 - Texas Agency Acquired
JoeMax Green/Insurance Concepts joined BancorpSouth Insurance Services in 2008 with five offices in Texas and a program-focused agency in Chicago.
 
2012 - Alabama Agency Acquired
The Securance Group based in Brewton, Alabama joined BancorpSouth Insurance Services in 2012.
 
2013 – Texas Agency Acquired
Houston-based GEM Insurance, established in 1954, joined BancorpSouth Insurance Services in December 2013. GEM specializes in providing property and casualty insurance coverages for individuals and businesses, including those in the energy, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, contracting, and service industries.
 
2014 – Louisiana Agency Acquired
Lafayette-based Knox Insurance Group, established in 1972, joined BancorpSouth Insurance Services in April 2014. Knox specializes in risk management and insurance for large risks, including coverages for the agricultural processing, construction, energy, marine, medical, transportation, and manufacturing industries.