AAA Washington Insurance Agency Opens First South King County Location

Jul 31, 2020

Acquisition of Fenix Insurance Agency a “Good Fit” for AAA’s Customer Care Focus

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The AAA Washington Insurance Agency is pleased to announce the expansion of services to South King County through an acquisition of the Fenix Insurance Agency in Auburn and its team of very experienced insurance professionals. Bellevue-based AAA is excited to partner with an insurance agency with a similar business approach to customer care to serve its members and clients in this rapidly growing area.

Pat McCormick, AAA Vice President of Insurance put it this way, “As part of our acquisition strategy to grow, we have been searching for a quality partner in south King County and are so very pleased to find a great fit in the Fenix Agency and its staff.”

In 2008, a father/son team of insurance agents, Bob and Jeff Melnyk created the Fenix Insurance Agency. Instead of selling policies from one specific company, the Melnyks wanted the freedom to represent several top rated companies and offer their clients the best coverage at the most competitive price. With that philosophy matching AAA Washington’s approach to business, the acquisition of Fenix Insurance presented a perfect opportunity for expansion.

All of the Fenix Insurance agents, including former owner Jeff Melnyk now represent the AAA Washington Insurance Agency at its Auburn location (903 E St. SE). After 48 years in the insurance business, Bob Melnyk decided to take his well-earned retirement.

In expressing his enthusiasm for the acquisition, Jeff Melnyk said, “By joining AAA Washington, we can not only better serve our current clients but grow and expand our offerings for both personal and business insurance, and offer them life and retirement services too.”

The AAA Washington Insurance Agency provides access to additional lines of insurance (home, auto, life) plus long-term care planning, annuities and business insurance. You do not need to be a AAA member to purchase these policies. However, Fenix clients who are also AAA members can now get a discount on their auto insurance from the majority of AAA’s carrier partners.

Note: As an insurance-only AAA office, the Auburn location does not provide travel services. You can reach one of AAA’s expert travel agents at the Tacoma AAA Cruise & Travel store (1801 S. Union Ave or 253-761-3551) or the Southcenter AAA Cruise & Travel store (17250 Southcenter Parkway, Suite 112 or 425-251-4835). Most of AAA’s services, including emergency roadside assistance, are available online at or on-the-go using the Auto Club App.

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Jennifer Cook
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Kelly Just
Manager, Public Relations

Bellevue Corporate Office
3605 132nd Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

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About AAA Washington:

AAA Washington has been serving members and the traveling public since 1904. The organization provides a variety of exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts, maps and personalized trip planning, to its million plus members. In addition, its full-service travel and insurance agencies provide products and services for members and the public. Additional information is available through the company’s offices in Washington and northern Idaho, at, or by calling 1-800-562-2582.

AAA Washington Media Contacts

Kelly Just | 425-647-1594
Jennifer Cook | 425-301-9075
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