About Us

About Us

Protecting Our Community’s Assets For Over 60 Years

Knepper Insurance Group has strived to help their clients throughout the entire insurance process, from the initial consultation, to processing and following up on a claim. We pride ourselves on guiding our clients through even the most complex protection issues, while being their advocate if they ever suffer a loss.

We represent many of the nation’s most trusted insurance companies and major benefits providers, which allows us to find and customize a plan that’s right for you. This also gives us the unique opportunity to provide options and choices you might not have even considered.

Give us a call at 800-253-3750 to request a quote and review options with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members!

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      Commercial Insurance Agent in Somerset, PA

      Andrea Zachar

      Senior Products Specialist – Medicare


      Andrea joined the Knepper Insurance Group in 2005, working in the Life and Health Department as a Customer Service Representative. In 2006, she became a Senior Products Specialist dealing with Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. Andrea advises clients on Medicare options and provides customer service. She also handles individual health insurance plans, including those offered through the Federal health Insurance Marketplace, and life insurance. In addition, she assists group customers in ensuring that are compliant with ACA, HIPAA, and ERISA regulations, and provides guidance on implementing and maintaining of necessary documents and Summary Plan Descriptions.

      She received a Bachelor of Science degree and Paralegal certificate from the Pennsylvania State University, holds a Pennsylvania Life and Health Insurance License, and has completed the National Association of Health Underwriters certification course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Andrea is a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Somerset. She and her husband, Joe, have three children, Joseph, Jessica, Johanna. Her interests include reading, Yoga, and enjoying Penn State football games with her family.

      Cathy Niemiec

      Customer Service Representative


      Cathy worked as an Administrative Assistant for 14 years before joining the Knepper Agency as a Bookkeeper/Receptionist in 2001. After a year and a half, she moved to the health department and obtained her life and health license. Since that time, Cathy has been assisting customers with questions about their benefits or problems with claims, prescriptions etc. She also helps to enroll new groups to the agency. Cathy is a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church where she helps with CCD. In her spare time, she enjoys attending her children’s sporting events and activities, reading, and watching movies. Cathy is married to Matt and they have three children, Trevor and wife Kaitlyn, Courtney, and Emily.

      Shari Peters

      Account Manager


      Shari is an Account Manager in the Commercial Insurance Department. She is responsible for the customer service of all commercial accounts, and assists in the sales and placement of new business. Shari graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with B.S. degree in Business in 1993. She obtained the Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) designation in 1994 and the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2002. She has been employed with Knepper Insurance Group since 1998. Shari lives in Somerset with her husband Brett and two children, Haylee and Garrett. In her spare time, she enjoys attending her children’s sporting events and extracurricular activities, and reading.

      Laurie Wahl

      Vice President of Employee Benefits


      Laurie Wahl, Vice President of Employee Benefits at Knepper Insurance Group, epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative services in every detail of managing her clients health insurance needs. Laurie has over 20 years of insurance experience, grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania, and attributes her work ethic to her father, a Pennsylvania State Policeman. Married to Jon for over 34 years, she was thrilled to move back to her hometown after living in Wyoming, Louisiana, and Texas. In her role at Knepper Insurance, Laurie is responsible for sales, client management, and customer service for groups size 2 to 500+, with client retention rate of 98+%. She values the relationships she consistently builds with her clients and sees herself as a part of their team. Laurie uses her experience, drive and foresight to proactively address our lawmakers by lobbying for healthcare issues and reform in both Harrisburg, PA and Washington, DC. She is an active member of NAHU and has attended their national conference for the past several years. She sits on the UPMC Advisory Board representing Somerset County and on the E-MAP board of directors, a coalition that serves employers in Somerset and surrounding counties in attaining affordable healthcare benefits. Laurie has been a top producer with the E-MAP coalition, and has been recognized as such annually since 2002.You will find Laurie on several committees at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She also spearheads a memorial fund that celebrates her brother’s life. The fund provides an annual scholarship and more importantly, provides benefits to locally handicapped children with special needs.She has two grown children, Lauren and Landon and has recently welcomed her first granddaughter, Mia Francine.