Despite much of the doom and gloom being reported about the insurance industry lately, what with AIG and its ongoing trails and tribulations regularly splashed across headlines everywhere, the industry can hold its head high today after a number of its businesses were named to Inc. magazine's Fastest Growing Companies.

Of the 5,000 companies that made the magazine’s annual list, 69 were directly tied to the insurance industry, be they insurers, agencies, brokerages, vendors or otherwise.

“If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500/5000,” says Inc. editor Jane Berentson “These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can’t live without. The Inc. 500/5000 list is Inc. magazine’s tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition.”

This year's list, Inc. says, measures revenue growth from 2006 through 2009. In order to qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. They also had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of Dec. 31, 2009. Additionally, the minimum revenue required for consideration in 2006 is $80,000, whereas the minimum for 2009 is $2 million.

Below are the companies operating in the Insurance industry that made the 2010 Inc.5000 list, ordered by their overall ranking.

36. QuoteWizard

45. Exceptional Risk Advisors


70. Ensurity Group

94. Extend Health

168. NII Brokerage

225. Freedom Health

249. Homeland HealthCare

343. Fiesta Insurance Franchise

631. Alliant National Title Insurance

663. Smarsh

758. Access Insurance Holdings

833. Brightway Insurance


971. AutoClaims Direct

1020. EPIC Insurance Brokers

1035. Chapman Kelly

1432. Insurance Care Direct

1626. Lapre Scali & Company Insurance Services

1840. The Barbour Group

1884. Crowe Paradis

1905. Gramercy Insurance

1984. Adaptik

2132. The Home Agency

2190. MEDEX Global Solutions

2234. Senior Market Sales

2325. Foundation Title

2327. Digital Insurance

2366. LTC Financial Partners

2464. KMRD Partners

2671. Group Insurance Solutions

2879. The Phia Group

3019. Barhorst Insurance Group

3032. Spectrum Direct

3033. Power Group

3044. Vertafore

3189. Hanover Fire & Casualty Insurance

3242. EnTitle Insurance

3272. The Presidio Group

3348. Naplia

3407. ScripNet

3419. Capstone Brokerage

3527. Cornerstone Appraisal Services

3532. Family Heritage Life Insurance Company of America

3565. Starmount Life Insurance

3638. Home Warranty of America

3653. Schwartz Benefit Services

3870. Alltrust Insurance

3926. Neace Lukens

3953. Affordable Health Insurance

4005. 1-888-OhioComp

4025. The Benecon Group

4069. MedRisk

4207. Senn Dunn Insurance

4214. eXude Benefits Group

4221. The Buckner Company

4239. Gilsbar

4266. Ace Underwriting Group

4276. Insurance Revolution

4387. Insurance Office of America

4483. McGraw Wentworth

4507. Eagan Insurance Agency

4513. Horsemen Investigations

4535. Kapnick Insurance Group

4721. Dean & Draper Insurance Agency

4722. Unity Financial Life Insurance

4774. TitleVest

4807. Symetra Financial

4926. SIA Group