Paramount Insurance & Financial Services

About Paramount Insurance Agency

Paramount Insurance was started in 1996 when Jon Samel and longtime friend, Bob Bedrosian, who was involved in life insurance and investments, joined to form this agency. Jon and Bob shared the same commitment to client-first service and staffing the agency with professionals. With Bob retiring in 2021, both Jon and Bob felt that Kristie would be the perfect option to take over Paramount with the same client-first service commitment.

Along with our Massachusetts agency, Samel Insurance Agency, by stressing the importance of maintaining strong relationships with our clients, we have successfully grown while continuing to provide the small agency benefits that have helped us build strong client loyalty.

Company Profile

Personal, professional service has always been and will continue to be the hallmark of Paramount Insurance. We want our clients to value our efforts and look forward to working with us. The professionalism and longevity of our staff enables us to understand and handle situations knowledgeably and empathetically.

Paramount Insurance Agency, is a full service independent agency, representing some of the finest insurance companies writing insurance in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

We recognize that insurance is both a significant investment and a critical need at the time of a loss. We require all of our staff not only be licensed, but keep up with continuing education so we can provide accurate advice to our clients.

Our Commitment

Our professional staff will identify your insurance needs and offer the best coverage at reasonable cost, while providing the quality service you deserve.

As an independent agency, we do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side keeping your needs first, while representing a carefully selected group of financially sound, reputable companies.


“The staff is knowledgeable, professional and courteous.”
Peter McClintick
Personal Lines client
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Paramount Insurance has been my insurance agent for years. I use them for my personal and business needs. The staff is knowledgeable, professional and courteous. My agent, Bob Bedrosian, works hard to find me the best policy and price. He listens to my needs and makes great recommendations.

I recommend Paramount Insurance for your insurance needs.

“We are always treated with the utmost respect, sense of urgency and kindness.”
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Beth and Michael Kelly
Personal Lines client
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Michael & I have been clients of Paramount Insurance for close to 20 years and have nothing but praise for this agency. Deb works hard to assure that we have the best and lowest rates for our car and home owners insurance prior to the policy renewal dates and we are very happy with the results. Working with Bob & Deb make us feel like part of the “Paramount” family. We are always treated with the utmost respect, sense of urgency and kindness. We have been nothing but pleased with Paramount Insurance and have in fact recommended them to many of our family and friends.
“Paramount is one of the best I have ever dealt with.”
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Jim Sievert
Personal Lines client
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I have spent over 30 years in the insurance industry on the company side and have always believed in the value of the independent agent. Of course, because they are independent they are all different. Paramount is one of the best I have ever dealt with. Agencies provide services since the products are held by the carrier. As long as I have been doing business with Paramount they have been excellent. This past week they went way over and above my expectations!

Because of some travel plans, I reached out to the agency on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. I couldn’t find my auto insurance cards. I sent an e-mail hoping to get replacement cards by the following Friday. Well, they sent me the replacement cards by e-mail within hours!

This type of service is why I have recommended them in the past and will continue to do that.

“I was grateful for using an independent agent that put me with the right company and right coverage.”
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Raymond M. White
Business Lines client
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I have been with Paramount Insurance for well over a decade. As a small-business owner, I faced the ultimate business disaster when my office building burned to the ground. Right away I wondered how my insurance would work, did I have the right kind of insurance, and what were my coverage limits. Many of the other businesses in the building did not have the correct coverage, and their losses exceeded their coverage limits, forcing them to pay substantial out-of-pocket expenses following the fire. I had the correct policy with the correct limits, and had virtually no out-of-pocket expense. It is times like that that you find out whether or not your insurance agent has sold you the correct coverage or not. I had the best possible outcome of a really bad situation. I was grateful for using an independent agent that put me with the right company and right coverage.
“I have been working with Paramount Insurance for the past 20 years.”
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Jill Jablonski
Personal Lines client
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We all know that talking about insurance can be taxing and confusing. We tend to avoid it at all costs. That was until I started using Paramount Insurance out of Merrimack, NH. I have been working with Paramount Insurance for the past 20 years. Bob Bedrosian, the owner of the company with it’s fully educated staff, has made our experiences so easy. When the time comes up for renewal on our auto and home insurance, they research what is best for us and make changes that are in our best interest.

I have and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for insurance.

“Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!! I’m sooooooo happy I’ve switched and that you are my client rep!!!!”
Jennifer Davis