Our Company Story

Schwartz Reliance Insurance is currently one the largest privately-owned independent general insurance brokerages in Alberta. Since 1927 we have evolved through a series of mergers and acquisitions, to become a company which currently employs over 30 individuals.

Our mission is to provide our clients with the broadest range of insurance protection available, designed and administered at consistently competitive premium levels. We work with the leading insurance partners whose financial stability and claims payment performance will stand the most strident examinations.

INSURANCE COMPANIES REPRESENTED

The insurers with whom we are contracted are all provincially or federally licensed.

Their claims adjustment and payment performance are the subject of regular in-office surveillance by the company management team.
  • INTACT INSURANCE
    Intact has a long and proud Canadian history. Its roots in Canada go back 200 years to the incorporation of the Halifax Fire Insurance Association - in 1809, making it one of the country’s oldest, continuous companies. Headquartered in Toronto Ontario, Intact’s investment portfolio contains approximately $8.7 Billion, insuring over 4 million individuals and businesses across Canada.
  • WAWANESA INSURANCE
    Wawanesa is owned by its policyholders! The company, founded in 1896, is one of the largest property & casualty insurers in Canada, offers commercial and personal lines, including business, farm, homeowner, and automobile policies. Headquartered in Winnipeg Manitoba, Wawanesa has achieved an A+ (superior) rating for financial strength from A.M Best Co.
  • ECONOMICAL INSURANCE
    Founded in 1871, Economical Insurance is one of Canada's leading property and casualty insurance companies, providing security and support from coast to coast. Economical offers a wide range of personal, commercial, farm and surety products. Whether you're looking to insure your home, automobile or business, they have you covered. All of their products are supported by a solid history, financial stability and fast, efficient service on claims.
  • NORTHBRIDGE INSURANCE
  • TRAVELERS INSURANCE
    Whether it’s recommending the best coverage for your car, home or business, responding to a broker’s request, educating a client on ways to reduce risk, or managing a claim, Travelers Canada works hard to get things right. Their commitment to outstanding service combined with our comprehensive insurance-based solutions gives individuals and businesses the confidence they need to feel secure. Travellers employs approximately 1,700 employees in Canada, serving individuals and businesses from coast to coast.
  • PORTAGE MUTUAL INSURANCE
    Portage Mutual Insurance Company has been doing business since 1884. Portage Mutual is based on the principles of security, integrity, hard work and service. Over the years, they have expanded their products and services and built a reputation as one of the most responsive property and casualty insurers in Canada. 180 Employees Headquartered in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, with assets over $355 Million.
  • Peace Hills INSURANCE
    Peace Hills General Insurance Company has been serving Western Canada since 1982. Our head office is located in Edmonton, Alberta, with branch offices in Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia. We currently employ over 200 staff, who work with over 478 independent broker offices across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon Territory.Our organization was founded in a unique situation and we continue to be a one-of-a kind insurance company. We are proudly owned by Samson Cree Nation, who were looking for a new venture in which to invest their oil and gas royalties in the early ‘80’s. It just so happened that an insurance company was available for purchase and the rest is the beginning of our history.

We also utilize the expertise of the following managing general insurance agents:

  • OPTIOM INSURANCE
  • BURNS & WILCOX INSURANCE
  • APRIL INSURANCE
  • MARKEL INTERNATIONAL
  • ENCON INSURANCE MANAGERS
  • PAL INSURANCE
  • PREMIER MARINE INSURANCE
  • SOUTHWEST INSURANCE GROUP
  • SPECIAL RISK INSURANCE
  • HAGERTY CANADA
  • TOTTEN INSURANCE GROUP
  • NORTHBRIDGE INSURANCE
THE BENEFITS OF DEALING WITH A LOCAL BROKER
  • We represent you, the client.
  • We assist in claims service.
  • We are locally owned & operated. You can deal with us in the manner you prefer – over the phone, e-mail or in person.
  • As a broker, we contract to numerous Insurance Companies, which allows us to shop your policy around for the best price & coverage.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

We are a member of

  • Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA)
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Insurance Institute of Canada
  • Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce
  • Alberta Registry Agents Association
  • Lethbridge Construction Association
  • Surety Association of Canada