We are a Northwest-based Excess and Surplus Lines broker headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The company was started by industry veterans who have worked for over 30 years in the insurance business on the carrier, retail and wholesale sides. The diverse background gives us a unique knowledge of the needs of the buyer, retailer and the carrier.

MeerKats Group does not work directly with insured’s. Rather, we serve as a key intermediary between the independent insurance agents and the nation’s top insurance carriers. We work with the insured’s retail insurance agent or broker to provide comprehensive, cost-effective commercial coverage’s and specialty programs for a wide variety of risks.

We provide the following key benefits to independent agents and brokers:

  • Exceptional access to more than 100 standard and specialty carriers, domestic and foreign
  • Innovative, exclusive insurance programs for niche businesses and industries
  • The ability to identify untapped market capability and capacity
  • Product expertise
  • Highest rate of return to our retailers


Our goal is to help agents and brokers serve their clients by providing fast, honest service …product expertise …market knowledge…and identification of new revenue streams and business opportunities.

Tom Barber
President of MeerKats Group