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Amherst, NY

Our Amherst, NY office is comprised of two well-known area agencies, formerly known as Premier Consulting Associates and Vanner Insurance Agency. Together, our highly trained insurance and benefit professionals utilize their strong connections with major insurance carriers to bring the most comprehensive and competitive insurance, risk management and employee benefit programs to the region. We place extreme value on long-term and personalized relationships and believe that our clients’ financial security and quality of life deserve the utmost dedication. This is what drives us to constantly look for innovative solutions to our clients, risk management needs.

Business Insurance
In order to meet the needs of each of individual business client, our business insurance products and services are comprised of a large variety of standard property & casualty insurance lines as well as more business-specific options. Products and services include:

  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Commercial Auto Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Cyber Liability
  • Employee Practices Liability
  • Management Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Ocean Marine Insurance
  • Commercial Boats and Marinas
  • Crime Coverage

While our clients represent a wide variety of industries, we specialize in insurance and risk management programs for contractors, manufacturers, marine operations, non-profit organizations, jewelers, grocery and fleet operations.

Employee Benefits
We also offer a full range of group benefit programs for our business clients with a strong focus on solutions that meet the needs of both management and front-line employees. We provide a variety of products and services, including:

  • Group Medical, Dental and Ancillary benefits
  • 401k and Financial planning
  • Wellness Programs
  • Human Resource Consulting
  • Pharmacy Consulting
  • Compliance and Legislation Guidance
  • User-Friendly Benefits Enrollment Platform
  • Data Analytics Reporting    

We strategically evaluate risk management services specific to the needs of large, mid-sized and small employers and place great value on our ability to provide employers with real tools and approaches to solidify their benefits and risk management strategies for both the short term and the future, while keeping cost containment efforts a top priority.

Personal Insurance
We pride ourselves on providing superior products and outstanding customer service to our personal insurance clients. We’re here to assist individuals and families with a complete risk assessment to determine the right protections for your needs. Our products include:

  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Auto Insurance
  • Boat and Yacht Insurance
  • Personal Umbrella Insurance
  • Individual Life Insurance

Talk to one of our personal insurance professionals today to find out more about how we can customize an insurance plan for you and your family to meet your specific needs and fit your budget.

Premier Consulting Associates and Vanner Insurance Agency became part of AssuredPartners in August of 2019 and November of 2021, respectively.

John (Jed) Daughton


Agency President


John (Jed) Daughton is Agency President for the AssuredPartners office in Buffalo, NY. John has 17+ years of experience in the insurance industry and is the former president of Vanner Insurance agency, which joined Assuredpartners in 2021. John is very active in the local community and is part of many charities and boards throughout WNY.