Founded in 1981, Western States Insurance is an independent insurance agency. The company offers a range of personal and commercial insurance products that include life and health, dental and vision, long-term care, disability and travel insurance. It offers benefit and financial planning advisory services to small business owners, self-employed, individuals and institutions. Its additional services include agency management and technology development. It also offers group personal insurance, annuities and bonds. The company operates through more than 20 branch offices and employs over 300 employees. Western States Insurance maintains offices in Missoula, Mont.; Spokane, Wash.; Cottage Grove, Ore.; and Boise, Idaho.