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Lighthouse Insurance Group has closed the Livonia branch office location at 15624 Farmington Road, Livonia as of November 30, 2017.  It is important to know that this closure will not cause any change to the team you have become familiar to working with. 

 Rick Bernard and Mariah Cosper will continue to be available for our commercial (business) clients and the personal lines teams for new business and customer service remain the same.  Our hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday.  Plus, our 24/7 support remains available on our website ( under the customer center tab to report claims, pay your bill or submit a change request. 

Continue to contact us at:

We look forward to continuing to serve your insurance needs.  Thank you!

Lighthouse GroupWe are excited to share that Insurance Planning Service has partnered with The Lighthouse Insurance Group! This empowers us to continue to provide you with the most competitive and comprehensive insurance programs in the state of Michigan and beyond.  As a result, the agency will begin operating as “Insurance Planning Service, a Lighthouse Company”, or simply, the “Lighthouse Group”.


Insurance Planning Service was founded in 1957 and, because of your loyal support, has been a family-owned insurance provider in Michigan for almost 60 years. We felt it was important to collaborate with additional insurance professionals to ensure that you continue to receive the highest level of expertise and service available.  We strongly believe our newly formed partnership with the Lighthouse Insurance Group accomplishes just that.


It is important to note that this partnership will not cause any change to the renewal process and additional services to which you are accustomed.  The entire team at Insurance Planning Service has joined the Lighthouse Group so you will continue to work with the same familiar people. We will also remain at our current location at 15624 Farmington Road, Livonia, Michigan.


The Lighthouse Group was founded in Holland, Michigan and, since its establishment, has grown to become a reputable provider of Business Insurance, Personal Insurance, Employee Benefits and Title Insurance throughout the state of Michigan.  Lighthouse was named one of the Top Area Employee Benefit Consultants and Risk Management companies in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 by The Grand Rapids Business Journal because of their high level of expertise and commitment to maintaining strong relationships in their local communities.


Thank you in advance for your support of this new relationship and look forward to continue servicing your insurance needs.

IPSOur new website rolled out late last month and we invite you to take a look!  

While most pages display the same content, the site now takes advantage of some of the latest techniques in web design.  Our site is no longer among the status-quo...rather is a website that pops!  We haven't seen any other insurance agency websites that employ design techniques similar to ours.

Some of the pages and menus have been re-arranged for greater ease of navigation.

Take a look and let us know what you think!

Michele in JailMichele Bowman was arrested at the office of INSURANCE PLANNING SERVICE at approximately 2:00pm on Thursday, April 26, 2012. 

Members of Livonia's finest were all business as they stormed in and escorted Michele out the front door.

Claiming to have been framed, Michele is already said to be one of Livonia’s most notorious jailbirds. She is fervantly hoping that friends will help post bail with tax deductible donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  We need her back at the office so please help her out by making a donation to her bail.  Here is the link to her personal fund raising page:

Good luck Michele!

Hastings Mutual

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company was again awarded an A+ Superior (stable outlook) financial strength rating from A.M. Best Company in 2011. This top honor is based on an independent evaluation by A.M. Best of the qualitative and quantitative strength of Hastings Mutual’s balance sheet. The financial responsibility and strength of this well-established, regional Property and Casualty carrier is highlighted in the affirmed rating.

“Hastings Mutual has achieved this recognition because of hard work, conservative financial practices, and the desire to meet the needs of our customers,” says Bill Wallace, president and CEO of Hastings Mutual. “We attribute this success to the dedication of our independent agents and company employees.”

A.M. Best’s comprehensive review also considers other factors regarding the financial health of an organization and examines criterion such as overall performance, business profile, operating fundamentals, and business relationships. Through exceptional agency partnerships, Hastings Mutual has been able to achieve financial growth in commercial and farm lines while maintaining their existing market share in personal lines business.

“Independent agency partnerships are the key to Hastings Mutual’s business model,” says Wallace. “Working with our agent network, we have been able to offer unparalleled service to our mutual customers. This A+ rating allows our agency partners to sell our financial security products with the utmost confidence that Hastings Mutual will be there to fulfill those promises.”

A.M. Best is among the most respected rating organizations. Now a global full-service agency, they have served the insurance industry for more than 100 years. Best’s Financial Strength Rating is assigned exclusively to insurance companies based on financial strength and the ability to meet insurance policy contractual obligations.

Contact one of the insurance professionals at Insurance Planning Service at 800-220-5522 for a free quote with the Hastings Mutual Insurance Company on your Michigan Business Insurance, Michigan Homeowner Insurance, or Michigan Auto Insurance.

Courtesy:  Hastings Mutual Insurance Company press release

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Lighthouse Group Main Office in Grand Rapids, MI
Mailing Address | P.O. Box 530009, Livonia, MI 48153

Phone: 734.421.9900 | Toll Free: 800.220.5582 | Fax: 734.421.9911

Also serving these Detroit area communities in Michigan: Livonia, Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Southfield, Plymouth, Canton, Westland, Northville, Novi, Dearborn, South Lyon & Walled Lake