Metro DI

Our History

50 Years and 3 Generations


 

August 1963: Metro A & H Agency was founded by Len Gardner to provide Massachusetts Casualty disability income insurance products to insurance agents.


 

April 1969: Karen and Lorraine's first General Agents meeting at the Eden Rock Hotel in Florida.
 

 

September 1981: Karen Gardner joined Metro Agency as a brokerage manager.
 

 

August 1986: Karen and Len partnered up to become the first father daughter Co-General Agents for Massachusetts Casualty.


 


 

1996: Lorraine Skoglund joined Metro Agency.

 

1990-1999: Metro was the number one agency for Massachusetts Casualty.

 

 

 

October 1998: Metro became a General Agent for Principal Financial Group.


 

 

 

January 31, 1999: Massachusetts Casualty sold their block of business to DMS, ending a 36 year relationship.

 

 

March 1999: Metro began working with Berkshire Life, which was acquired by Guardian Life two years later.

 

    

 
 
 
 
October 2000: Metro became a General Agency representing Union Central, which is now known as Ameritas.

 
 
 

 
 
  December 2005: Metro added Assurity Life to our family of disability income insurance providers.

 

 

 

July 2009: Jordan Albala joined Metro as a brokerage manager.


 

October 2010: We changed our name and image. Metro A & H Agency Inc. started doing business as MetroDI.

 

January 2010: Christopher Leppard joined our MetroDI team.

 

September 2010: We added MetLife products to our portfolio.

 


July 2011: Matthew Albala started his career at MetroDI.




October 2011: The Standard made their move into New York and appointed us as their newest General Agent.




 

April 2013: First Annual MetroDI Forum.

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