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Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives and communities we serve.

When our grandfather, Clifford Zinn, established Zinn Insurance in 1938, the business was an extension of his personal values, professionalism, citizenship, and being an advocate to those he served. He went beyond insurance to invest himself in the relationships he made and contributed to help the local community flourish.

These values were instilled in our father and in us as we make up the third generation of the “family business.” These values have been the foundation on which Zinn Insurance has grown and they guide us in the way we do business today.

We know you have a choice of who will serve your insurance needs. We hope that we can have the opportunity to show you how our services and approach to business can protect and secure the assets and quality of life you’ve worked hard for. We work hard to earn the trust and respect of each of our clients and would welcome the privilege to serve you.

Thank you,

J. Gregory Zinn, Principal

Jonathan M. Zinn, Principal


Company Timeline


Clifford R. Zinn started the agency in his home in Myerstown, Pennsylvania.


Clifford’s son, Joel H. Zinn, joined the agency. The agency was incorporated as Clifford R. Zinn & Son, Inc. and the office was moved to 13 W. Main Avenue in Myerstown.


Clifford Zinn retired from the family business and Joel became owner.


The agency made its first business acquisition. Others would follow over the years.


The office moved to its present location at 16 E. Main Avenue in Myerstown.


Joel’s son, Greg Zinn, joined the family business.


Zinn Insurance acquired Klotz Insurance located in Womelsdorf in Berks County, PA. At that time it became a division of Zinn Insurance.


Joel’s second son, Jonathan Zinn, joined the family business.


Clifford R. Zinn & Son, Inc. began doing business as Zinn Insurance.


Joel retired from the family business and sold it to his two sons. Zinn Insurance became one of the founding members of The Insurance Alliance of Central PA, a collective group of leading independent insurance agencies located in Central Pennsylvania formed to expand markets and services to their local communities.


Zinn acquired the Samuel G. Kurtz Agency in Lebanon, Pennsylvania; and kept its Lebanon office, creating a second location for Zinn Insurance.


A managing agency relationship was formed with the Lebanon-based Samuel F. Light Agency. The Light Agency moved into Zinn’s Lebanon office. Zinn Insurance provides all in-office and back-office functions for the Light Agency which in turn is responsible for all sales and growth related activities.


Zinn Insurance expanded its life insurance and related services by forming a service alliance with a local partner who is an authorized broker of personal life, health and disability products.


Zinn Advisers was formed – through an alliance with Northeast Advisers of Malvern, Pennsylvania – to offer fee-based investment advisory services to its customers.


Zinn Insurance formed a similar alliance with Shalters Insurance of Lebanon, which provides group life and health products and services.


Zinn expanded its Benefits services with InGroup Associates of Lancaster, PA


Zinn becomes part of the Alera Group Company


Zinn consolidates services and staff with move to a new, larger location on Russell Drive in Lebanon.

We contacted our agent Donna Jones at Zinn Insurance about some damage to our roof. Donna had an insurance adjustor come inspect the roof within two days. Thanks to Donna who did a great job in helping us with our coverage.
Cheryl Mosser
Cheryl Mosser
21:29 07 Oct 22
I produce a music festival for a children’s charity and needed an insurance policy at the last minute for the show. I was amazed how quickly the Zinn team had my policy in place for this event.
Scott Miller
Scott Miller
14:41 13 Apr 22
Having moved from York to Myerstown just 3 years ago, I have already worked with 3 local insurance brokers. From this point forward, I will no longer have to search for another local agency. Zinn Insurance, being represented by Shannon Wilson and Lauren Nutter, is genuinely a caring and customer-focused agency. They know and understand our insurance priorities, because they ask the right questions. More importantly, they work very hard to find us the best insurance value that meets our objectives. In short, I honestly feel as though Zinn wants our business for the LONG term, not just for one year at a time. They demonstrate that commitment by the way they treat us and care for us as people, not as an account commission. I really like the people at Zinn. I recommend them wholeheartedly and with confidence to anyone looking for a top notch insurance agency.
Steve Lōser
Steve Lōser
18:55 12 May 21
I have home insurance with them for 32 years and now car insurance. They treat me well
Bernie Melendez
Bernie Melendez
13:58 31 Jul 19
Michael Shaffer
Michael Shaffer
10:27 20 Jun 19
As a small business owner with a number of real estate investments, I wanted to make sure I had the right coverage to protect my business and personal assets. I met with Jon Zinn for a comprehensive review of all of my policies. With the Zinn team’s commitment to personal service and the agency’s long-standing reputation as a trusted, reputable insurance provider in our community, I have the confidence that I have the coverage I need.
Charles K
Charles K
20:47 01 Mar 19
Jeremy Nutter
Jeremy Nutter
14:35 18 Dec 18
Angela Diem
Angela Diem
19:38 04 Dec 18
The staff was outstanding and explained everything. They quoted me with several different companies that they work with to get me the best rate and coverage's.
Corey Shaud
Corey Shaud
18:52 06 Sep 18
Lauren Nutter
Lauren Nutter
12:56 08 May 18
Zinn Insurance is everything you could ask for in an insurance agency. They work very hard for their clients and are always trying to improve their product. I also appreciate that they do everything they can to keep your rates as low as possible including keeping you posted if there are discounts you can get.
Pete Kreider
Pete Kreider
18:15 18 Mar 15