The Insurance Center, An Alaskan Corporation is a locally-owned Managing General Agency based in Anchorage, Alaska that represents national and international Property and Casualty corporations.
The Insurance Center was founded by Gus and Mary Gustufson in 1981. After surviving the boom, bust and rebuilding years after the Alaska Pipeline’s rise and decline, they sold to Philip and Anna Mink in 1996. The Mink’s and their team of loyal and amazing employees expanded the business to include Dwelling, and Commercial Property and Casualty lines of insurance. In 2010, Phil and Anna turned the business over to us, their daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Joshua Korver, and we’ve been excited to be a part of the Alaskan business landscape since then.
Josh and I now like to think of ourselves as “Mom and Pop Version 3.0.” Our team of dedicated and experienced employees has over 100 years of insurance experience, serving our valued agents throughout Alaska. We celebrated 35 years of business on March 1, 2016, and we look forward to many more years ahead.
Please contact us with any questions, concerns or compliments. We are always open to suggestions and improvements. Thank you for supporting your local Alaskan MGA. We appreciate your trust and will continue to work hard to keep earning it!
Joshua has an Electrical Engineering degree from Gonzaga University, and has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington Law School. Josh’s first career was as an Intellectual Patent Attorney for a law firm based out of Minneapolis, MN that had a satellite office in Seattle, WA. His clients included National Semiconductor, Microsoft, and other high-tech intellectual clients. Deciding to focus on family, he and his wife Angela moved to Anchorage in 2006 to start their careers in insurance. Josh has been the President of The Insurance Center since 2009. Josh has served as the Chairperson of the Governmental Affairs Committee for 7 years for the AAMGA prior to its merger with NAPSLO to become WSIA. Josh is now also President of NAGA Solutions, a Technology Platform for Insurance.
NAGA National Alliance of General Agents
Angela has a degree in Public Relations/Advertising from Gonzaga University. Angela’s first career was doing Advertising/Marketing for high-tech companies in Seattle, WA. She and Josh moved back to Anchorage to start their careers in insurance, and to become the perpetuation plan for her parents. Angela served as Executive Director for the Alaska Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association for 2 years before becoming an owner. Angela has served on the Insurance Professionals of Anchorage Board as a Director and Secretary, and became the chapter president in June 2018.
One of the original employees, as of 9/1/18, Chris has now been with TIC for over THIRTY YEARS! (Throw confetti, pop the champagne!) She is the Manager of Personal Lines and the Claims Manager, an Alaskan Expert. Chris grew up in Tok, spent time in Soldotna, and now finds joy spending time with family and friends.
A graduate of Dimond High (despite protesting and wishing she had graduated from Bartlett High), Kerry has been in insurance since 1984, with more of half of that time at The Insurance Center. She is the Manager of the Commercial Lines Department, and an expert on all things Commercial Lines. She currently loves spending time with her beautiful grandchildren, her favorite daughter and her favorite son.
Theresa has been in insurance since 1982, with more of half of that time at The Insurance Center. She has spent considerable time becoming an expert, especially in Property Insurance. Armed with her trusty hand-rater, there isn’t a bind she probably hasn’t seen! She spends her time enjoying her family and being extra-creative with projects (you should see her decorate her door at Christmas time!)
Sara has quietly been the backbone of TIC. Since her arrival in 2001, she has spent her entire career dedicated to insurance at The Insurance Center. If she doesn’t have the answer, it’s because there isn’t one. When not working or cheering on her son in his culinary adventures, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Timothy has spent the past 21 years in Alaska doing insurance on both the Agency and MGA side. He has been working for TIC since 2016. Tim was also the Insurance Professionals of Anchorage President for two years. In his downtime, he has many hobbies that keep him busy, but his favorites are spent outside in the Alaskan wilderness.
Family does have its privileges! Corey is Kerry’s nephew and has taken a definite liking to insurance. In his free time, he enjoys playing video and board games, playing guitar and piano, and spending lots of time with his family. He is that friendly voice answering our phones now!
Chameng graduated from Westwood College in Colorado with a BAS, and has returned to his beautiful home in Alaska. He has been at TIC learning a lot about insurance and turning it into a career. He has a deep love for many hobbies, but with being a great dad to two boys and a brand new baby girl, his book is full. He tries to balance sports, volleyball, soccer, gym, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, eating, and his commitment to his church. His priorities are hanging out with his little kiddos and his huge extended family.
Johnny’s grandpa, John Kohler I, started Rural Alaska Insurance in 1987 in Fairbanks, and Johnny III worked in the family agency from the tender age of 14 with his dad and aunt, crushing phone calls and kicking out T-files. Once he was legally able to get licensed in insurance, he moved on to working in Personal Lines and graduated to Commercial Lines. He is now getting to know a whole other part of the insurance world here at TIC as a Renewal and Personal Lines underwriter, bringing his vast knowledge of insurance and technology to us. In his spare time, he loves playing poker, making music and watching sports.