New Agent? No Problem

New Agent? No Problem

New Agent? No Problem

New Agent? No Problem

If you have recently become an agent or expanded into writing commercial insurance, we welcome the opportunity to help you grow! We hope you enjoy this career path and the friendships and professional connections you make along the way.  As you build your list of clients, you may come across some unique customers that need more than the standard coverage. That’s why we are here. 

At Lane & Associates, we work with smaller to medium-sized agencies and new agents. We have years of experience in the industry, and we know about insurance and the needs of small business owners. We would love the opportunity to work for you to help your clients get the necessary coverage. 

Often, the larger wholesalers will not work with new or smaller agents because they don’t have enough volume to provide for the larger companies, or they don’t have a sufficient track record in the industry. We won’t turn you away due to that. 

It’s important to have a trustworthy, go-to broker as a resource to help explain things when you need them. That’s the relationship we strive for between ourselves and our agents. 

Why should you utilize Lane & Associates:

  • We are here for you. When you find yourself short on time, that’s the best time to contact us. We provide quotes in a matter of hours, not days or weeks. You can call us or email us, whatever is easier for you. We will point you in the right direction and be honest and upfront with you. If we can’t help you, we will tell you upfront and not make you wait days or weeks for a “no” answer. 
  • We work with unique situations. Surplus Lines handles the not-so-ordinary risk, and that’s what we do. 
  • Our goal is to help you grow to be the best agent you can be. When you need assistance, we will take the time to talk to you and help you along the way. 

If you’d like to get to know Lane & Associates and what we can do to help you, reach out to us at 1-800-899-1466 or email us at  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Karen Bivona is a Lane & Associates underwriter! She underwrites, quotes and services general liability accounts for contractor risks, including our online Artisan Contractor General Liability Program. She has worked with the company for more than 35 years.

Jonathan Whitaker is a Lane & Associates underwriter. One of his favorite parts about his job is the relationships and friendships he's able to extend beyond work. He enjoys golf, traveling, Saints football and spending time with his family.

Marie Hohensee is Lane & Associates Vice President of Commercial Underwriting and assists the commercial underwriters in making sound and profitable decisions in placing business for our customers, as well as underwriting her own book of business. She’s originally from California but has called Louisiana her home for more than 25 years and has been working in insurance for more than 30 years!

Brandy Lane is an Underwriting Assistant at Lane & Associates. Brandy's favorite part of her job is helping the underwriters so we can promptly get things to our agents! Brandy's hobbies include spending time with her friends, trying new restaurants and seeing live music.

Scott Landry is the president of Lane & Associates, an advocate of continuing education and has his CPCU, ASLI, AIS, AU, and AIDA. Scott is active in the insurance community, serving on Commissioner Donelon's Surplus Lines Insurance Advisory Council, The Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission and the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association. Some of Scott's hobbies include gardening and exercising.

Casey Lane is a Lane & Associates underwriter. His favorite part of his job is building relationships with the agents he serves. When he's not at Lane, Casey enjoys Saint's football, music and watching his four children's sporting events.

Chris Weego is a Lane & Associates underwriter. His favorite thing about working at Lane are his coworkers and the amazing agents he gets to work with. When he's not working, Chris enjoys playing golf, watching his kids play sports and cheering on the Chicago Cubs!

Don Lundy is a Lane & Associates Texas underwriter. Recently, he completed his CPCU designation after 15 years of off-and-on classes. When he's not working, Don enjoys photography, Star Wars, the Atlanta Braves and watching his son bowl.