The Whitmore Group, Ltd. is a full service insurance agency specializing in the placement of insurance protection for the funeral industry. As a result of our focus and dedication to this area, The Whitmore Group has become the funeral industry’s largest provider of commercial property and casualty insurance which has earned us the trust of our clients. Our nationwide Funeral Services Insurance Program has emerged as “the choice” for the discerning death care professional.

It is no secret that today’s funeral industry practitioner demands expert knowledge, responsive service, and reliable protection from the world’s most financially secure insurance carriers. We, at The Whitmore Group, have developed a national insurance program that satisfies each of the above expectations while providing a customized solution and Whitmore’s commitment to help you achieve the goals you have established for your business.

Over the years, we have identified the specific exposures of the funeral industry and addressed these exposures with the proper insurance coverages. We have developed competitively priced insurance programs that meet the coverage requirements of our clients.



Please allow Laura Biviano, Senior Vice President of Whitmore’s Funeral Services Insurance Division, to provide you with a risk assessment and comprehensive proposal.

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Laura Biviano

Laura Biviano

Senior Vice President
516.746.4141 ext.122
Direct Line: 516.267.6122
Direct Fax: 516.750.6122

Bob Parnell

Bob Pannell

Senior Vice President
516.746.4141 ext. 135
Direct Line: 516.267.6135
Direct Fax: 516.750.6135


Douglas Flindt

Senior Vice President
516.746.4141 ext.133
Direct Line: 516.267.6133
Direct Fax: 516.750.6133

Robert Quinlan

Robert Quinlan

Vice President
516.746.4141 ext.136
Direct Line: 516.267.6136
Direct Fax: 516.750.6136


Susan Tatem

Account Executive
516.746.4141 ext.185
Direct Line: 516.267.6185
Direct Fax: 516.750.6185


Danielle Marisi

Department Assistant
516.746.4141 ext. 105

Contact Our Funeral Insurance Team

wg_brokersAs the insurance representative for your funeral industry clientele, you can appreciate the importance of securing the most comprehensive coverage for the most competitive price. You, as the agent or broker, must also be certain that the product you present to your insured is backed by a financially stable insurance carrier.

The Whitmore Group, Ltd. is an independently-owned, full service insurance agency that specializes in the development and the offering of competitively priced,commercial Property & Casualty insurance programs to the Funeral Industry on a nationwide basis. While our offices are located in downstate New York, we have developed a network of brokers and agents that extends to the westernmost portion of the United States.

While Funeral Homes may be the first class of business that a broker may relate to the Funeral Industry, we have constructed our programs to include a wide range of additional classes that operate in conjuction with Funeral Homes. Our programs have been constructed in a manner that allows us to accommodate the property and casualty insurance needs of Funeral Livery, Crematories, Monument Dealers, Cemeteries, and Casket Manufacturers and Distributors.

We realize that the local insurance agent or broker has the relationship and trust of his funeral industry client. The local representative also understands his client and has the historical background of the account. These elements represent just a few of the reasons we prefer to work with you – the local agent or broker. Through this philosophy, The Whitmore Group has become the largest provider of Property and Casualty insurance productsto the Funeral Industry nationwide.

The Whitmore Group prides itself on our ability to respond quickly to the needs of retail brokers. We also appreciate the fact that you are in the best position to understand your client’s needs. With a 24 hour turnaround time to you – the retail broker, will have the ability to address even those opportunities that present themselves at the “last minute”.

Let The Whitmore Group provide you with a quotation for your Funeral Industry participants. We believe we can provide you with the product and the pricing that will help you continue your relationship with your client – and, perhaps, provide an avenue for new opportunities.

James Metzger

James C. Metzger

Chairman and CEO

Dan Goldstein

Daniel Goldstein

Senior Vice President
516.746.4141 ext.167
Direct Line: 516.267.6167
Direct Fax: 516.750.6167

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