Insurance Specialties


Company History

Andrea and David Block met at a New York Life Executive Council Meeting in Norfolk, VA in August of 1984 and married the following year. In 1992, they purchased Insurance Specialties, Inc. (ISI) -- a Pennsylvania corporation, and transformed the agency from a brokerage agency that specialized predominantly in life insurance into a specialty health agency.  Insurance Specialties now concentrates on all products that require a health insurance license to sell ... Group Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Dental, EAP's, Vision, Long Term Care, all Voluntary and Worksite Benefits, and Legal Shield/Identity Theft.  In addition, they have extensive expertise in individual disability for white, gray, and blue-collar occupations as well as extended care planning solutions for ages 18-85.

The company has expanded into many states and continues to open new states each year in order to meet the needs of the brokers around the country. We are currently licensed to offer services in 13 states.

At Insurance Specialties, we strive to provide every broker with Integrity, Service, and Ingenuity. Our firm was founded on these core values because we believe in the importance of character. Our quality of character ensures that we never compromise a broker or their client for the sake of a sale.  We also have exceptional relationships with many underwriters who provide specialty medical underwriting depending on specific medical conditions.


  • Disability: White, Gray, and Blue Collar Occupations (Individual and Business)
  • Life Insurance: All Types Including Medical Risks
  • Employee Benefits
  • Long Term Care (Extended Care)
  • Legal Shield and Identity Theft (Individuals, Business owners, and Employees)
  • Individual and Family Medical Plans
  • Short Term Medical
  • Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance