Alliant acquires Vancouver-based Biggs Insurance Services

Biggs diverse commercial, personal and employee benefits capabilities further expand Alliant’s Pacific Northwest presence

Courtesy of Biggs Insurance Services

Alliant Insurance Services, based out of Newport Beach, Cali., recently announced in a news release that the company has acquired Vancouver-based Biggs Insurance Services. Biggs joins Alliant with an 86-year history providing personal, commercial and employee benefits solutions to businesses and individuals in Washington, Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest Region.

“Biggs has a long and proven history of combining outstanding service with a broad and far-reaching portfolio of insurance products and services,” said Tom Corbett, chairman and CEO of Alliant, in the news release. “This will further enhance our ability to provide clients across the Pacific Northwest with tailored solutions that address all aspects of their risk profile.”

With a history dating back to 1935, Biggs is one of the largest locally owned, independent agencies in Vancouver and Portland. The company offers a diverse array of insurance solutions that includes commercial insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and various consulting services.

“We have built our business on a commitment to local expertise, deep product knowledge and an approach to service that ensures that all of our clients’ needs are met,” said Rich Biggs, president of Biggs Insurance Services, in the news release. “Combining our institutional expertise with Alliant’s powerful platform will further enhance our ability to provide our clients with a service experience that is truly best in class.”

The Biggs Insurance name will remain for now and Rich Biggs will continue to lead the local Vancouver branch. The Biggs team will also continue their steadfast commitment to supporting local causes and groups that make a difference in the community. Rich’s son, Nolan Biggs, joined the company as well in 2020.

Biggs Insurance and its team of almost 60 insurance professionals will join Alliant and will continue servicing clients from its Vancouver headquarters. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


In 1935, two brothers, Harold and Glen Whitfield, founded the company and set out to make their mark. In 1953, they were joined by Don Biggs, who worked to grow the insurance side of the business. After working in partnership with the brothers for many years, Biggs acquired the agency and created Don Biggs & Associates, which became Biggs Insurance Services. 

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Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.