Being prepared for the unexpected is something Eric King of Meemic Insurance – Eric King Agency of Holt understands from firsthand experience. Before opening the Eric King Agency in 2018, King operated an agency in Houston, Texas. King lost the business in Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
As a native of Lansing, Eric decided to move back to his hometown and start an insurance agency there. He and his wife, Wendi, met around the same time and opened the agency together. Today Eric serves as the primary Agent and Owner and Wendi as the Office Manager and Customer Service Representative.
The Eric King Agency offers most types of insurance products such as home, auto, life, health, and commercial. Meemic insurance specializes in providing insurance for educators and hospital employees.
“The home and auto and homeowners portion of the insurance that we offer is geared towards special discounts and coverages for educators, hospital employees, and State of Michigan Department of Education employees,” says Eric. “Most people will think it’s just for educators, but it could really be for any employee in the school system. It could be a custodian; it could be a bus driver, all the way up to the superintendent.” This would also include employees of Lansing Community College and Sparrow Hospital, as they are considered teaching institutes.
And while these special discounts are specifically for those in education, anyone can qualify for Meemic insurance. “Whether Eric attains someone’s business or not, whether our quote is the best or not, he is always willing, and he has trained his staff, to make sure that we are giving the best information to our members and potential members,” Wendi says. “For us, it’s about making sure that we don’t just support our community in terms of our outside efforts, but that we also build a community of knowledgeable drivers and homeowners who understand what the purpose of their insurance is, why they have it, what it’s for.”
The Kings have certainly done their fair share of supporting the community, partnering with over 30 schools and community organizations every year. They are currently in the process of creating a new nonprofit called the Win Big Foundation, in honor of their late friend, Gregory Winfree, who passed away recently due to COVID. Winfree was an active community member and chef who liked to help feed his local community. The Eric King Agency is partnering with the Lansing Boys & Girls Club and Ingham Intermediate School District to offer a culinary arts program for youth. More information about the Win Big Foundation will be announced in the coming months.
Anyone interested in learning more about Meemic insurance can contact the Eric King Agency at 517.992.6322 or meemic.com/insurance-agency/Michigan/holt/eric-king-agency.aspx or by appointment at 2450 Delhi Commerce Dr., Suite 11 in Holt. The Kings also encourage local schools or school districts to contact them for partnership inquiries.