Alliance Insurance Agency Services in Metairie and Covington, Louisiana



Alliance Insurance Agency Services, Inc - Covington
201 Holiday Blvd Suite 410
Covington, Louisiana 70433
Map to Covington Office ~ The Northshore

About Us

Alliance Insurance is located in Holiday Square Shopping Center in Covington, LouisianaOur Mission: To prepare and protect what is most important to the families and businesses in our community when the unexpected happens.

  Alliance Insurance Agency Services Inc., Northshore office was opened in 2013 by Manuel DePascual and has remained a locally owned and operated agency. Today, Alliance is one of the leading independent insurance agencies on the Northshore area specializing in insuring high value homeowners. With a staff of experienced agents and office personnel to serve you, Alliance continues to grow thanks to a continuing commitment of excellent service for each and every client.

Manuel DePascual, President, is very active with the numerous insurance industry affiliates. He serves as a board member for the Louisiana Patients Compensation Fund Oversight Board, and is the chair for the Department of Insurance Property and Casualty Advisory. He has formally served as President for the Independent Insurance Agents of Greater New Orleans, Professional Insurance Agents of New Orleans and the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana. He is a former board member of the Louisiana Property & Casualty Insurance Commission and a past member of Goodwill Industries of Southeast Louisiana. Manuel serves on several insurance company advisory committees and is still very actively involved with Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana.

Meet Our Personal Lines Staff

Marina Duskin, Personal Lines Licensed Agent/Advisor
- Joined the agency in 2012. Marina has many years of experience in administrative service and excels in customer service throughout her everyday interactions. She is dedicated to sales and sharing her knowledge with clients. Marina previously worked at the Metairie office and relocated to Covington in April 2015.

Meet Our Commercial Lines Staff

Michele T. Welch, Commercial Lines Account Manager - Joined the agency October 2014. Michele brings 30 years of Commercial insurance experience to our agency. She began her insurance career in 1986, working for an Excess and Surplus Lines Broker as an Assistant Broker and then as a Broker until 2005. After a brief retirement she went to work for a local independent agency as a Commercial Account Manager for 6 years, prior to joining our agency in 2014. She earned her Designation of Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) in 2000. Michele served on the Board of Directors for The Insurance Women of Greater New Orleans for two years (1999-2001)

Meet Our Producer
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Dianne E Gibson - P&C Agent-
Began her career in the insurance industry in 1979 working for a Surplus Lines Broker.  In 1985 she transitioned to sales working for local independent agencies, which gave her the experience to start her own agency, Orleans Insurance in 2007. She obtained her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 1992 and continues with annual advanced education and training. Dianne holds a license in both Life & Health and Property & Casualty. In 2012 she obtained her CPIA designation (Certified Professional Insurance Agent) and is an instructor for the CPIA classes in Louisiana. She is the Past President of the Northshore Chapter of PIA and previously served as a Director on the PIA State Board. Dianne merged her Orleans Insurance Agency business with Alliance Insurance Agency in 2013.


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Our Covington Office offers all the fine insurance coverage products of our main office in Metairie including Auto Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance and Boat Insurance as well as Homeowners, Flood and Business Insurance.
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About Covington, Louisiana

Covington is the parish seat of Saint Tammany Parish, located on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain in southeast Louisiana. It is situated at the confluence of the Bogue Falaya River and the Tchefuncte River. Covington is part of the New Orleans Metropolitan area.

The official population of incorporated Covington was 8,765 in 2010. However there are many more homes and businesses outside the city limits that use Covington as their address and the residents there will tell you that Covington is their home!

Early History

Alliance Insurance Agency provides insurance to homeowners and businesses in CovingtonThe first known European to settle the area was Jacques Drieux in 1800, when most of Louisiana was still a French colony. However, the Northshore was then part of the Spanish territory of West Florida which included that part of Louisiana north of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas all the way west to the Mississippi River including what is now Baton Rouge. Monsieur Drieux actually obtained his land grant on the Northshore from the Spanish who controlled the area until September 1810. In September 1810, residents of the Northshore revolted against Spanish rule creating the Republic of West Florida. The republic lasted 74 days with its own flag and even electing a president before being forcibly annexed by the United States in December 1810.

In 1813, John Wharton Collins established a town where Covington stands today and named it Wharton, after his middle name. John Wharton Collins' grave can still be seen in the city cemetery directly across from the Covington Police Department.

Covington is Founded!

The city was formally incorporated in 1816 but as Covington, not Wharton. No one is sure how or why the city name was changed to Covington. The two most popular theories are that the town was renamed after General Leonard Covington, a hero of the War of 1812, or after a popular whisky at the time known as Blue Grass whiskey that was made in Covington, Kentucky. Either way, the town where the Bogue Falaya River and the Tchefuncte River meet was now Covington!

Covington became the Saint Tammany Parish seat in 1829. It quickly became the center of commerce, industry and government on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Principle industries on the Northshore included lumber, pine-related products, brick production and agriculture. Products produced in the area were transported down the Bogue Falaya River and Tchefuncte River and then across Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans.

By the late 1800s, tourism became popular in Covington. Bathing in the ozone waters of the Northshore was considered a relief if not a cure for tropical diseases that were devastating New Orleans at the time such as yellow fever. Hotels and restaurants sprang up in downtown Covington to accommodate the tourists from the Southshore.

A Small Town Success Story!

Like many small towns across America in the late 20th century, downtown Covington began a steady decline in prosperity even while new, affluent developments were quickly growing just outside of town. However, by the beginning of the new century, things were looking up for Old Covington!

Thanks to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, St. Tammany Parish's population growth had continued to boom throughout the late 20th century despite the woes of Old Covington and it's struggling downtown district. Eventually, population growth in St. Tammany Parish reached levels necessary to support Covington's struggling retailers. In January 2005, the Times Picayune even reported a "business boom" in Covington.

And then Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005 and the relatively undamaged Covington became more desirable than ever before as a safe, quality place to live in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. Many more residents of the Southshore moved across Lake Pontchartrain after the storm and Covington came back stronger than ever!

Covington is Back in Style!

Once again, Covington has become a tourist destination in Southeast Louisiana with restored historic homes and buildings, award-winning restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and specialty shops and special events that attract many thousands of visitors annually. The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival is a major regional festival that attracts more than 200 artists and 50,000 visitors to the city each November. The Covington Farmer's Market is one of Louisiana's premier farmer's markets. Covington is also the center of the medical and legal professions in Saint Tammany Parish.

More popular than ever as a place to live and work, Covington has become a living example of an old American small town that has been revived and is now thriving once again in the 21st century!

For more information about Covington visit the official website of the City of Covington.


Thinking about moving to 'The Northshore'?
Here's some interesting facts and history about the north side of Lake Pontchartrain including a few good reasons why you should consider "The Northshore" as your home in the New Orleans area!
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Alliance Insurance Agency Services, Inc.
Serving the Greater New Orleans Area since 1988

In Metairie
4444 York Street
Suite 100
Metairie, Louisiana  70001
Phone: (504) 831-2196
Fax: (504) 837-3389
Map to Metairie office

In Covington
201 Holiday Blvd
Suite 410
Covington, Louisiana 70433
Phone: (985) 273-3150
Fax:(985) 400-5396
Map to Covington office

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