About Us

As an Independent Insurance Agency, we represent the top insurance providers in the industry. Our customers can count on Anchor Insurance to shop the entire market on your behalf to find the best possible coverage, at the best possible price. Our services continue even after the policy is issued, our agents are there to answer questions, help with claims, and conduct a yearly review to ensure our clients are aligned with the best rates and coverage to meet their needs. Our clients range from individuals to small business to large companies.

It is the mission of Anchor Insurance Agencies, LLC to provide our clients with quality companies and service that will provide them with the comfort and security of knowing that this agency cares about their financial well-being.

H & M Tax Service was started in 2012 at the location of 136 E. 5th Street in Wahoo, NE 68066.  Our primary mission was to provide tax preparation services that are efficient, affordable, and personable to the residents of Wahoo and Saunders County.  Now for 2015 the name changed to Anchor Bookkeeping and Tax Services to reflect the addition of providing tax and bookkeeping services to the clients of Anchor Insurance.

Chris Batliner

Hi, I am Chris Batliner, Principle at Anchor Insurance Agencies. I’ve been in the insurance industry since 2009.  My previous jobs include restaurant owner, construction, landscaping, package delivery, recycling services and my first jobs in fast food.  I served in the Army National Guard as a Helicopter crew chief, where I earned the rank of sergeant.  My wide range of experience has helped me to understand what drives a person and connect with people from a multitude of backgrounds.  I take great pride in my agency and want my clients to as well.  I am a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, BNI, Omaha Chamber and Wahoo chamber.

I am from Lincoln, NE, where I attended Pius X High School and later UNL.  I moved to Omaha in 2002 and lived here ever since.  I am married to Erin Batliner and have 3 children: Logan, Kamden and Bristol.  I am very active in my kids lives with sports, volunteering at school, and family outings.

My hobbies include working out as well as playing basketball, golf, tennis, skiing, riding bikes, and watching movies.  I love going to Husker football and basketball games.  If I find myself without kids, my wife and I can usually be seen at a rock concert.

Favorite Teams: Huskers and the Raiders
Favorite Athlete: Bo Jackson and Charles Barkley.  In today’s sports world, it’s LeBron James and Ndamukong Suh.
Favorite Super Hero: Wolverine

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me.


Eric Hancock

Hi, I am Eric Hancock. I have worked as an insurance agent since 2000 and a Principle of Anchor Insurance since 2010.  I have over 14 years of financial service experience in which I have been an agent, a sales manager, VP of business development at a bank, and most notably a teacher.

In 2010, I decided it was time to stop working for other people and start working for myself.  The vision I had was to create an agency were agents had the freedom to choose products based on the clients needs not because of one insurance carrier’s products.  I know that may sound simple, but we see this offense all the time in our profession.

At Anchor Insurance Agencies, we are completely independent.  We will not be beholden to any insurance carrier.   Our Promise is to get your company, family member, or lil’ brother into the most affordable quality products available.  Helping people is what I love to do.

I don’t have free time because I have 5 kids…  When I’m not working I enjoy coaching and working outside. I’m a tinkerer by nature and love to get creative.  I have been married to my lovely wife Traci for 18 adventurous years.

If I won the lottery… I would give 50% of it away in a charitable trust, and then I would see the world…. Starting with New Zealand.

My NERD FACTOR is a love Turner Classic Movies channel and especially a fan of old movies with Cary Grant.

I am a fan of College athletics…I hate pro sports… just can’t wrap my head around paying someone that crazy money when our teachers are just getting by.

BUCKET list moment… I want to construct a rat rod.

If I were a superhero, I would be Captain America.

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Drew Conway

Hello everyone,

My name is Drew Conway and I am happy to be your agent here at Anchor Insurance. I come from a small town in Nebraska. My wife Sarah and I, two sons, and our family pets live in Wahoo. We enjoy catching a Lincoln Saltdogs or Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game anytime we get a chance.

I graduated from Harvard High School and pursued higher education at Doane College.  I have been servicing clients since 2005 in the Wahoo area and throughout central Nebraska.

Some of my favorite things in life are spending time with my family and friends, and meeting new people.  In my free time I enjoy attending various sporting events. I also take pleasure in tinkering with wood and mechanical projects around the house.


Kristy Korte

Hi, I am Kristy Korte an independent agent at Anchor Insurance Agencies.  I’ve been in the insurance industry since 2014.  My previous career was in administrative nursing.  I attend Central Community College for 7 years.  I hold licenses and certificates in practical nursing, dental assisting, nursing home administration, life & health insurance producer, and property & casualty insurance producer.

I was born and raised in Brookings, SD and moved to Nebraska shortly after graduating high school.  I’m an extremely busy mother of 5 children.  I have 3 boys and twin girls.

My passion used to be gymnastics and professional water skiing.  Now you can find me spending time at my kids sporting events, movies, trampoline parks, fishing, outdoor activities, and anything that involves my children.

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Tyler Clifford

I’m Tyler Clifford, I’ve been an agent with Anchor Insurance since 2014. Prior to starting my career in insurance I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

I have always had a passion for helping people and the Insurance Industry has proved to be a great career path to accomplish this. I have experience working with clients on dental, vision, disability, accident, health plans, and more.

I grew up on a ranch in Hayes Center, a small town in Southwest Nebraska. Staying busy was easy to do with checking cows, swathing, raking, bailing hay, fixing fence, and whatever else had to be done. I was taught to do things right the first time and this is the same approach I take with my clients.

My hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating and pretty much anything outdoors. I will rarely miss a Husker football game, only if it’s deer season. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me.

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Karen Boop

My name is Karen Boop, however I am often called Betty—which I answer to as well.  Ron and I have been married for 27 years.  Together we have four sons, one daughter, 2 foster daughters, and 7 grandchildren.  During my 35 year Nursing Career I worked in Psychiatric Nursing, Intensive & Coronary Care, taught nursing for 9 years, worked in the Cath Lab for 10 years and finished with Emergency Room Nursing for 10 years.  I retired from nursing in 2000.

In 2001 I took the H & R Block Income Tax Course and have been working with tax preparation since.  I also work for the Wahoo Police Department as the Records Clerk.  Volunteer Work is a big part of my life.  I have been coordinating the Wahoo Bloodmobile since retiring from nursing.  I work with the Friends of the Library, Youth Services, Crime Stoppers, Vacation Bible School & other church ministries, the Wahoo Community Chest and the Active Collaborative Team (ACT) of Wahoo To honor Law Enforcement at Christmas, I decorate the Saunders County Law Enforcement & Judicial Center and the Wahoo Police Department with a blue theme for the “thin blue line” between the criminals and society.

For other interests I enjoy gardening, making Jams & Jellies, reading, collecting, and Victorian Memorabilia.  My husband and I have been renovating the old Victorian house that we purchased when moving to Wahoo in 1993.


Ashley Benson

My Name is Ashley Benson. I started working with Anchor Insurance August 2016. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I graduated from Omaha Public Schools in September of 2008. I have taken a few college courses for Early Childhood Development, but wasn’t sure which direction to go, so I put a hold on schooling for a little while. I was previously employed as a Teacher at a Child Care/Pre School here in Omaha for 3 and a half years.

I have a daughter, Zoey. She keeps me on my toes and is a very busy little girl. She will start Kindergarten August 2017. Together, we enjoy being outside, playing soccer, fishing, going to sporting events, and being with family. She loves taking care of our fur babies, Astro, our puppy and Kaylee and ZaZu, our cats. We also enjoy being around family and having cookouts with them.

I was given the opportunity to be an agent with Anchor Insurance and I am very excited for this new journey in life.


Neil Halford

Hello, my name is Neil Halford and I am an agent for Anchor Insurance.  I have been in the insurance industry for more than 18 years.  I pride myself on providing my clients with superior customer service and excellent communication.

I was born and raised in the small community of Fort Calhoun Nebraska and still live there today.  I have always enjoyed bringing that small-town touch to the insurance business.

At the age of 2 I was involved in an accident which left me totally blind.  I have been fortunate to be able to take many of the challenges which I have faced throughout my life and use them to assist and motivate others.  In 2005 I published an autobiography titled The Sound of Sight.  With the publication of my book I also began providing motivational presentations to many schools, businesses, and organizations throughout the country.  Over the past 12 years I have been blessed to have shared my story with more than 15,000 people in all walks of life.

I enjoy helping others and love the fact that the insurance business has allowed me to meet and work with many wonderful individuals.  I look forward to having the opportunity to work and build relationships with my clients.


Ryan Halford

Hello, my name is Ryan Halford and I am an agent for Anchor Insurance located in our Fort Calhoun office. I have been in the insurance industry since 2009 and enjoy building long lasting relationships with my clients.

I graduated from Fort Calhoun high school and obtained my bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After graduating from college I worked for Douglas County for six years and then spent more than ten years working in the transportation industry before becoming an insurance agent.

I spend most of my free time with my wife Annie and my three boys Grant, Sam, and Max. I enjoy volunteering in the Fort Calhoun youth sports league, and have had the good fortune to have been able to coach football, basketball and baseball over the years.

I look forward to meeting one on one with our customers and assisting them to find the products which will best meet their needs.