About Us

Clarks Summit Insurance AgencyThank you for taking the time to find out more about Whitbeck Insurance Agency, Inc.

Established in 1964 by Alex B. Yerabek, our company is a family business that has grown to be a full service insurance agency. Currently, the agency serves the insurance needs of over 3,200 individuals, families and businesses in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

President Michael D. Whitbeck joined the agency in 1993. He has more than twenty years experience in the insurance business and will use his vast knowledge to provide you with the proper coverages for your specific situation. He specializes in Auto Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Business Insurance and Life Insurance.

Vice President Philip L. Whitbeck joined the agency in 1975. Phil has earned the LUTC professional designation through the Life Underwriter Training Council Program and is a past President of the Northeast ERIE Agents Association. He has also served as a representative to Erie Insurance Group’s President’s Agents Advisory Council. Phil has decades of experience and now serves in an advisory capacity to the agency.

We are proud to represent the Erie Insurance Group, and are committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence in selling and servicing ERIE’s excellent insurance products.

Let us prove to you our commitment to the founding principle of the ERIE, which is to provide “as near perfect protection, as near perfect service, as is humanly possible, and to do so at the lowest possible cost”.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Whitbeck Insurance Agency represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or business owner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.

January 23rd, 2015 by Whitbeck Insurance Agency