Aladdin General Insurance is an independent local insurance company that is part of the Atlantic-Pacific Insurance Brokers. Formed in 1987 by Charles Whelan, this innovative alliance of independent insurance agencies extends the range of products and areas of expertise to each of its member companies. Jeff Humphries is the owner of Aladdin, and his membership in the alliance and his close relationship with Charles is a great resource for the local production community.
Charles’s relationship with the Bay Area goes back more then 3 decades. He worked at a number of local agencies, gaining valuable connections and insight into the local business environment. By the late 1990’s Charles moved the Alliance headquarters further north and decided to specialize in insurance for production and multimedia companies. His expertise extends to all kinds of productions and has provided coverage on projects whose budgets have been as small as $1500 and as large as big budget 100 million dollar blockbusters.
Today the focus still includes feature films but many clients are involved in documentary, educational, corporate/ industrial, PR, non-profit and commercial advertising productions. Companies include agencies, production companies, independent producers and directors, and other related service companies.
In 2007 Aladdin General Insurance merged with Charles Whelan’s agency, and they have been able to utilize their individual strengths and knowledge for the common good of their clients. Over the years this dynamic team has developed a reputation for offering their clients honest and fair treatment, consistent professional service, and developing long term relationships so their clients feel they are part of their team. With Charles long connection to the Bay Area and his experience in all aspects of insurance for the production industry, and Jeff’s local office they are a great resource for our local production community. Be sure to give them a shout when the complexities of insurance issues have you scratching your head, and you need someone who can steer you in the right direction. PHS says check them out.