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About Us

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania InsuranceJ.W. Hoban & Associates, founded in 1896 by Joseph W. Hoban, has provided insurance services to northeastern Pennsylvania for over one hundred years taking pride in the personal touch service rendered to each and every customer.

Since 1896, our associates have offered prompt and courteous service. We are all professionally trained and offer only the best customer service. Our agency offers competitive payment plans, and we’re fully computerized so you can get an instant quote!

Our office is conveniently located on the corner of S Main & Ross streets in historic downtown Wilkes-Barre. Stop in and find out how you can save on your insurance policies!
Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania Insurance

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. J.W. Hoban & Associates represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.