Background In 1960, Allan G. Hancock started his career in financial services and in 1963 he established his original office. In 1983, he formed Hancock Associates, Inc. to offer employee benefits to businesses using numerous companies to provide these specialized products. Eight years later, he established the Allan Hancock Agency, Inc. to bring independence to the corporate operation and expanded the business to a new headquarters to accommodate the substantial growth. In 1995, Allan joined The Argyle Group, Inc., an independent marketing organization created to increase the number of companies and products made available to The Hancock Group, Inc. Over the past decade, some of the most heavily scrutinized disciplines have been the insurance business and personal financial planning practices. Spiraling costs, government regulations, and "get rich quick" schemes have forced families and businesses to become their own planners. While it is difficult to operate in a specialized industry, or for that matter juggle a family budget, it is even more difficult to resolve all of the insurance, investment, tax, and legal issues that make up "financial security". Many companies and families have responded to this challenge by spending large sums of money and countless hours to resolve these issues, very often with disappointing results. The Hancock Group, Inc. recognizes the need for businesses and individuals to have quality service, competitive prices, a multi-company exposure, and an informed perspective on the diverse problems they encounter. Whatever the need, retirement planning, executive benefits, insurance, or college planning, The Hancock Group, Inc. can help. Our agency retains a team of professionals, each specializing in a specific area. We are uniquely positioned to handle even very complex issues. We offer our clients informed and responsible individuals with experience in these diverse and complex issues. For over 45 years, The Hancock Group, Inc., has provided products and services for both individuals and businesses. Individual needs include life/health insurance, retirement planning, wealth accumulation, estate planning, disability income insurance, long-term care insurance, college planning, and virtually all types of financial planning. We broker with many different companies to assist individuals in securing the best possible coverage and products. For businesses, we handle all areas of employee benefits, pension plans, 401(k) plans, business continuation and succession planning, and management and operational consulting. The agency handles over 110 pension plans for small and large businesses in the area.