INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 7, 2017) – MJ Insurance, one of the nation’s largest privately-held insurance agencies with more than five decades of success, markets a “Japanese-Owned Business” specialty and will be traveling to Japan with Governor Holcomb, departing today and returning on Sept. 15. The mission of this trip will be to strengthen current relationships and attract new Japanese-owned businesses in Indiana.
For more than 15 years, MJ Insurance has utilized a specialized practice group servicing the unique needs of Japanese-owned companies to help bridge the gap between insurance and risk management programs in the United States and Japan, due to differences in culture, language and laws. With a dedicated staff fluent in Japanese and detailed knowledge of Japanese businesses, MJ is committed to finding the common issues faced by these companies and have created tailored programs to the specific needs of Japanese clients.
During the trip, the group will meet with Japanese government officials, national business chambers and executives of Japanese companies with operations in Indiana, including Subaru, Toyota and Honda. They will also participate in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference, an annual meeting to convene business and government representatives from 10 Midwest states and Japan.
Indiana has large economic ties with Japan. With more than 280 business facilities operating across Indiana and employing more than 58,000 associates, Indiana has the largest amount of Japanese investment per capita. Additionally, many Indiana-based companies, including Eli Lilly, Cook Medial, Cummins, Urschel Laboratories and Zimmer Biomet, have operations in Japan.
“Our Japanese-owned business specialty is a major focus of MJ Insurance,” said MJ Insurance CEO Michael H. Bill. “Because of Indiana’s strong business ties with Japan, we place a great emphasis on growing and sustaining our current Japanese clientele and their success. We’re thrilled for the opportunity to accompany Governor Holcomb to Japan to reinforce those partnerships.”
MJ Insurance is a commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits consulting agency that, since 1964, has grown from a two-person start-up to an agency with more than 140 employees in both Phoenix and Indianapolis. MJ Insurance specializes in a diverse selection of unique service lines including construction, energy, transportation, real estate, manufacturing, sororities and mining. MJ also offers complete employee benefits programs including major medical, group disability, group life and onsite employer clinics. MJ Insurance currently has clients in 16 countries and in every U.S. state.
ABOUT MJ INSURANCE
Indianapolis-based MJ Insurance exists to inspire the success, fulfillment and wellbeing of each person it serves: associates and their families, business partners, clients and the community. MJ Insurance is a leading risk management and benefits consulting agency specializing in various commercial sectors: construction, manufacturing, sororities, mining/energy, farm to fork, transportation, metals as well as a complete suite of comprehensive employee benefit programs and services. Fifty years after its founding, MJ Insurance continues to expand through growth, service and leadership. Additional information may be found at www.mjinsurance.com.
Britni Shrout, director of marketing and communications, is responsible for MJ's corporate marketing and communications initiatives. She works to increase the visibility of MJ's services and programs while developing marketing strategies to increase awareness and agency growth.