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Best Places to Work

Attracting and retaining talent is a strategic imperative for the insurance industry. Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual feature by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurers and other providers with the highest employee engagement and satisfaction. This year’s report features 75 companies of varying sizes. They all share a strong commitment to attracting, developing and retaining great talent through employee benefits and other programs that their workers value.


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    AF Group

    President: Lisa Corless
    200 North Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI - 48933

    AF Group is an organization whose collective strength brings workers’ compensation products and services together in one place to create a center of knowledge, talent and capabilities. Through our four brands, we provide exceptional worker's compensation solutions, including: (1) Care Analytics® helps us identify local physicians who understand work-related injuries and who provide superior care to get injured employees back to work. (2) Our brands’ aggressive and comprehensive Keep at Work/Return to Work efforts are a proven way of decreasing an injured worker’s recovery time by allowing them to quickly and safely return to work in accordance with their medical treatment plan. (3) As workers’ compensation specialists, we help policyholders reduce workplace injuries and, in turn, their insurance costs. Our experienced loss control teams have first-hand knowledge in the industries we serve and partner with policyholders to protect employees. (4) Our Medical Center of Excellence team utilizes data analysis and predictive technology to identify ways to aggressively manage rising medical claim costs. (5) Our Risk Management Information System provides customers and agents quick and easy round-the-clock access to their claims information and other account data. Included for those accounts meeting minimum premium thresholds, the Web-based platform provides personalized dashboards and access to current and historical account information to analyze losses, create comprehensive, schedulable loss reports and identify cost drivers. It also provides direct access to the claim adjuster and their notes so that any questions can be answered quickly and efficiently. (6) Our Risk Management Services program is designed for customers seeking alternatives to guaranteed cost workers’ compensation plans, such as retrospective rating and large deductible plans. (7) Our organization is committed to assisting our customers in building and maintaining safe work environments for their employees. Each brand offers a customized, comprehensive online toolbox with a wealth of resources, including marketing materials, safety tools and helpful claims and fraud information.

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    Lockton Companies

    Executive Chairman: David Lockton
    444 W. 47th St., Suite 900, Kansas City, MO - 64112

    Lockton is a privately held, global professional services firm that specializes in risk management, retirement, and employee benefits. Through this expertise, Lockton's 6500 Associates help clients protect their most valuable assets – their people, property and reputation. Often, this is done through insurance, and Lockton is the world’s largest privately-owned insurance brokerage firm. Below are additional details on each area where Lockton helps make our clients' businesses better: Risk Management: We understand risk. From the largest companies to emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals, Lockton provides clients with peace of mind that their risks are being managed, allowing clients to focus on growing their business. Employee Benefits: Attracting and retaining top talent is key to any organization’s success. Lockton works with clients to structure benefits programs that help achieve their workforce goals and ultimately business objectives. Retirement Services: Financial security helps employees focus on what’s important, personally and professionally. An appropriate wealth management strategy, including retirement planning, drives employee engagement while providing fiduciary protection for employers.

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    West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

    President/Chief Executive Officer: Kevin A. Steiner
    1900 S. 18th Avenue, West Bend, WI - 53095

    West Bend Mutual Insurance Company was founded in 1894 after a fire destroyed an entire city block in downtown West Bend. Over 120 years later, we continue to sell property and casualty insurance to individuals, families and businesses with our headquarters in West Bend, Wisconsin. We have over 1200 associates representing the Silver Lining in 11 states. Our independent agency partners market and sell our products throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska and Kansas. Our Home & Highway product protects an individual's home, personal possessions, vehicles, boats, motorcycles and more with only one annual premium. Money saving discounts are available for accident-free drivers, new and updated homes, multi-car families and good students. Individuals and families can also purchase a Personal Umbrella to extend the liability coverage where their Home & Highway policy leaves off. Businesses have multiple insurance products available like Property, Commercial General Liability, Auto, Inland Marine, Contractor Business Owners, Crime, Business Income, and Commercial Umbrella coverage. Our SMART Business policy is a web-based product for independent agents to market and write insurance policies for small to medium size businesses. We also offer Workers' Compensation coverage. Our Argent division, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin provides Workers' Comp coverage specifically for large accounts/large companies. Our NSI division, located in Middleton, Wisconsin focuses on specialty insurance, which are market segments and situations that most other carriers perceive as too difficult or unattractive to insure (such as daycares, private investigators, pest control, senior living centers, special events and YMCAs). We build strong customer relationships to build our business. Excellence, integrity and responsibility are our core values that drive our business each day. We value our associates, agents and policyholders and treat them with honesty, dignity, fairness and respect.

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    CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.

    President: Michael Kouzelos
    6050 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 500, Cleveland, OH 44131

    CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services helps our clients focus on what matters...their employees, their customers and the ultimate success and growth of their business. We are uniquely positioned to help our clients maximize the return on their investment in their enterprise by enabling them to minimize risk, attract and retain the best talent, and promote employee satisfaction. Whatever the scope of their needs, CBIZ partners with clients to develop a customized solution to address specific challenges and goals. And, instead of fragmented service providers and multiple relationships competing for their time and energy, we offer our clients a wide range of services and solutions to assist with everything from benefits packages and property & casualty insurance to recruiting and payroll. While maintaining a close one-on-one relationship with our clients, we are able to help eliminate inefficiencies associated with the use of multiple vendors.

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    Chairman and CEO: Douglas Hammond
    340 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10173

    NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty, retirement and individual private client solutions through our licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. Our expertise is matched only by our personal commitment to each client’s goals.

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    Philadelphia Insurance Companies

    President & CEO: Robert "Bob" O'Leary
    1 Bala Plaza, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA - 19004

    Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA, designs, markets, and underwrites commercial Property/Casualty and Professional Liability insurance products, incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. By maintaining a disciplined approach to business, we provide greater security for our policyholders and superior value for our shareholder. PHLY operates more than 50 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior service. The company is rated "A++ " (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company Rated "A+" by Standard & Poor's. PHLY is a member of the Tokio Marine Group, Japan's oldest and leading Property/Casualty insurer, and one of the 10 largest insurance groups in the world.

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    Shelter Insurance Companies

    President and CEO: Rick Means
    1817 W Broadway, Columbia, MO - 65218

    When Shelter Insurance® opened in 1946, our mission was simple: to provide affordable auto insurance to Missourians. Since then we've come a long way. More than 70 years later, we offer protection for your home, life, car, farm, business and more in 18 states. We have more than 1,300 licensed agents providing professional advice to our customers, helping them make insurance choices that work for their needs and budgets. Our friendly, professional way of doing business has transformed us into one of the top regional insurance companies in the country.

    As a company that emphasizes integrity and a commitment to continuous improvement, we make customer service one of our top priorities. Our primary goal is to benefit our customers, communities, employees and agents as we find ways to maintain our strong financial position and protect our policyholders for many years to come.

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    Crum & Forster

    CEO: Marc Adee
    305 Madison, Morristown, NJ 7960

    Crum & Forster is a leading national property and casualty company. Founded in 1822, C&F is one of our country’s oldest insurance companies, and today has 2300 employees in nearly 50 locations conducting business through a network of independent agents, brokers and wholesalers. C&F is rated “A” Excellent by A.M. Best.


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    CEO: Tony Chimino
    1750 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Assurance is one of the largest, independent insurance brokers in the U.S. Through a commitment to minimizing our clients’ risks and maximizing the health of their employees, we strive to one day create $1 billion in value annually for our clients. To make this possible, we provide our clients personalized, expert advice and support in the areas of business and personal insurance, employee and executive benefits, surety bond placement, safety consulting, claims advocacy, retirement advisory services and strategic wellness programs. To serve the needs of our clients, Assurance contracts with the top insurance carriers in the country to provide the widest breadth of options available. We’re a “Top 50” broker, according to Business Insurance magazine, and a leading Illinois broker for a variety of key industry segments. Further, our employee benefits division is actively working with companies across all industries to design and deliver top-quality benefit programs for a diverse and growing workforce.

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    FCCI Insurance Group

    President, Chief Executive Officer
    and Chairman of the Board:
    Mr. Craig Johnson, MBA
    6300 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL - 34240

    FCCI Insurance Group provides commercial property and casualty insurance. More than that, we create partnerships and keep promises that allow businesses to grow and succeed, knowing risks are managed and claims will be resolved fairly. Founded in 1959, FCCI has retained our guiding principles of accountability, integrity, fairness and service. And because we are financially strong and mutually held, we provide long-term stability and security our customers can count on. Our comprehensive coverage and services are available exclusively through independent agents. We believe local presence and local knowledge are the keys to finding the right fit for our customers' business and their peace of mind.

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    CEO: Michael Hylant
    P.O. Box 1687, Toledo, OH - 43603

    Since 1935, Hylant has delivered a full range of customized, cost-effective insurance brokerage and risk management solutions that fit a wide variety of client needs. Hylant has 14 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Florida. Understanding that every business has a unique organizational blueprint, Hylant has developed a number of dedicated practice groups to offer specialized service in a variety of industries and needs, such as executive risk, property and marine, aviation, medical risk, and international coverage. Hylant also offers a wide array of personal insurance solutions to protect families and their assets from the unexpected. Among the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms in the United States, Hylant maintains strong international brokerage relationships. The firm is a member of the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), the industry's largest international group of independent brokers. This allows Hylant to provide industry-leading service anywhere in the world.

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    Principal: William Lawley Jr.
    361 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY - 14202

    Lawley is a privately-owned independent regional insurance firm specializing in property and casualty, employee benefits and risk management consulting. Lawley is a full-service, independent insurance agency, founded 60 years ago. Established in Buffalo, N.Y. where we’re still headquartered, our story has been one of steady, well-managed growth with deep community involvement. We’ve consistently been recognized among the Top 100 brokers in the U.S., and the Lawley team now includes more approximately 385 employees, with branch offices across Upstate New York and into New Jersey and Connecticut. As a privately-held, third generation company, we’ve been able to chart our own course with a unique combination of strong business fundamentals and deeply rooted family values.

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    OneDigital Health and Benefits

    President and CEO: Adam Bruckman
    200 Galleria Pkwy., Ste. 1950, Atlanta, GA - 30339

    OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company providing employee benefits for employers of all sizes, represents the new generation in health and benefits. Focused on creating harmony between people and technology, OneDigital delivers market-leading benefits solutions and is the only company offering a sophisticated combination of strategic advisory services, analytics, compliance support, technical innovations and HR capital management tools to employers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, OneDigital has offices throughout the country and serves 35,000 companies and manages nearly $4 billion in premiums. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing companies every year since the honor’s inception in 2007.

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    Discovery Benefits

    President: John Biwer
    4321 20th Ave. S., Fargo, ND - 58103

    Discovery Benefits is a national leader in employee benefits administration founded in 1987. The company provides administration of flexible benefits, COBRA, commuter benefits, health reimbursement arrangements and health savings accounts and has a presence in all 50 states. Its mission is transforming the complexity of employee benefits administration with innovative solutions and extraordinary customer service delivered by empowered and knowledgeable employees. Discovery Benefits serves clients all throughout the country as an extension of their human resources teams, working to save them time, money and stress throughout the administration of their benefits and COBRA coverage.

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    Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company

    President & CEO: Greg Crabb
    26777 Halsted Rd., Farmington Hills, MI - 48331

    Amerisure Insurance Company’s continuous strength and success are the result of an uncompromising commitment to service and superior coverage solutions. At the core of this commitment is a partnership-based business strategy that emphasizes massive differentiation and a team-oriented approach to serving the customer. One hundred years ago, the Michigan Manufacturers Association joined with a group of local manufacturers to form the Michigan Workmen’s Compensation Mutual Insurance Company. Based on the mutual concept, the mission of this newly formed partnership was to “solve the problems of Workmen’s Compensation, reduce accidents, exchange experience and maintain a high standard of service to employers and employees.” While Amerisure has grown considerably since then, the spirit of that early partnership and its mission continues to serve as a guiding force in the alliances we’ve developed with our Partners for Success® (PFS) agencies, policyholders and employees. The PFS program delivers exceptional value by providing superior products and service to the customers of those agencies whose service commitment, business goals and performance standards parallel our customer-focused, value-driven philosophy. As a property and casualty insurance company, Amerisure’s promise to its partner agencies and policyholders begins with a superior line of insurance products. Our coverages are designed to protect businesses, as well as protecting the health and safety of every employee. The Company is an “A” (Excellent) rated company by A.M. Best Company and targets mid-sized commercial enterprises in construction, healthcare and manufacturing. Amerisure’s highly effective Advocate ClaimsServices Program is based on our commitment to serve as our policyholders’ advocate for the containment of losses. The foundation of this national service platform provides uncompromising support to each policyholder, further strengthening claim reduction and claim resolution services. Amerisure is licensed in all 50 states and maintains strategically located Core Service Centers (CSC) in select geographic regions to enhance service options.

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    Holmes Murphy & Associates

    Chairman & CEO: Dan Keough
    3001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA - 50266

    At Holmes Murphy, we pride ourselves on selling “thinking”, not insurance. In a nutshell, we sell the cumulative knowledge and experience that make insurance and businesses work better. It’s a philosophy that’s worked for us since our inception in 1932. As an independent brokerage, we serve business and industry leaders across the nation in the areas of property casualty insurance, employee benefits, captive insurance, risk management and loss control. Holmes Murphy has offices in Des Moines, Davenport and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Madison, Wis.; Peoria, Ill.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Sioux Falls, S.D.

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    TMNA Services, LLC

    CEO: Yasunobu Fukuda
    Three Bala Plaza East, Suite 400, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

    TMNA Services, LLC was established in 2012 as the shared services company to Tokio Marine North America, Inc. (TMNA). With headquarters located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, TMNAS provides value-added services to all TMNA Group Companies including Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH), Tokio Marine America (TMA) and its insurance companies. Our range of services include Legal, Internal Audit, Actuarial, IT Infrastructure, Facilities, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, and Corporate Communications which deliver efficiencies and cost savings through the streamlining of processes, while building synergies across our business units. At TMNAS, customer service is our focus -- the key to our success is the voice of our customers. We are passionate about the services we provide, and work to support our business units with the resources they need to accomplish their objectives. We continuously work to improve the quality of services we provide, based on results from our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Our mission at TMNAS is to strive to provide superior professional services which support the business and governance needs of our valued customers. Our vision serves as the framework that guides every aspect of our business. We strive to add value in all that we do, providing the best professional service to our business partners, allowing them to achieve their goals.

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    Safety National

    CEO: Mark Wilhelm
    1832 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO - 63146

    Safety National is a leading provider of alternative risk funding products such as excess workers’ compensation, deductible casualty, loss portfolio transfers and reinsurance. Established in 1942, Safety National exhibits the kind of stability and longevity that business partners can rely on for decades to come. The company’s loyalty and commitment to superior service has resulted in a steady reputation as a proven, unfailing source for specialized insurance solutions. Safety National is a member of the Tokio Marine Group and is rated "A+" (Superior), FSC XIV by A.M. Best.

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    The Navigators Group, Inc.

    President & CEO: Stanley Galanski
    400 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT - 6901

    Navigators is an international commercial property & casualty specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations and underwriting management companies, including operations at Lloyd's.

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    EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

    Chief Executive Officer: John Hahn
    135 Main Street, San Francisco, CA - 94960

    EPIC is a unique and innovative retail insurance brokerage and consulting firm, providing Risk Management, Property & Casualty Insurance, Employee Benefits Consulting, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients across the country. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

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    Paychex Insurance Agency

    President and CEO: Martin Mucci
    150 Sawgrass Drive, Rochester, NY 14620

    Paychex Insurance Agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated, personal service, Paychex empowers small- and medium-sized business owners to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by more than 40 years of industry expertise, Paychex serves approximately 605,000 payroll clients across 100 locations and pays one out of every 12 American private sector employees. Learn more about Paychex by visiting www.paychex.com, and stay connected on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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    PayneWest Insurance

    CEO: Kyle Lingscheit
    P.O. Box 6127, Helena, MT - 59601

    Our goal at PayneWest Insurance is to be the premier provider of unique solutions and service for personal, business, surety and employee benefits. We are committed to our company mission the "3C's", Clients, Colleagues and Communities. We strive to provide world class service to our clients, advocating for them and finding unique solutions for their needs. We also offer value added services including risk mitigation and claims managements. Our advisor teams specialize in complex market niches to meet client needs. We aim to be the employer of choice offering a well-rounded benefit package, encouraging work/life balance and investing in training and education. Our communities are the cornerstone of our business and we believe in giving back to those that support us. Colleagues are involved in their communities, not just during the company sponsored events, but all year long.

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    Tokio Marine America

    CEO: Mr. Koki Umeda
    1221 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10020

    Tokio Marine has been conducting business in the U.S. for a century and Tokio Marine America Insurance Company (TMAIC) is licensed to write all lines of insurance in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. With the highest financial strength rating from A.M. Best, TMAIC is committed to delivering security through a financially sound organization. We provide unique insurance and risk management tools from our experienced staff of account executives, underwriters and loss prevention engineers and fair and timely claim settlement from a skilled team of claim professionals. Tokio Marine America, the Manager of TMAIC, works with major brokers and leading independent insurance agents throughout the United States to provide the highest quality insurance services. We serve some of the world's largest and most distinguished organizations and are committed to creating value for our customers by providing ANSHIN (safety, security and peace of mind). We strive to be creative and passionate as we work towards our long-term success

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    President and CEO: Janelle Frost
    2301 Highway 190 W., DeRidder, LA - 70634

    AMERISFAE is a specialty provider of workers' comp focused on small to mid-sized employers working in hazardous industries. AMERISAFE has began in 1986 providing worker's comp coverage to employers in the logging industry. 31 years later we have grown to focus on a wide range of hazardous occupations in 27 states. We've demonstrated expertise in underwriting the complex exposures inherent in our targeted industries: construction, trucking, agriculture, logging, wood products, oil & gas, maritime, aggregates, and manufacturing.


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    President: Richard Silberstein
    2850 Quarry Lake Drive, Baltimore, MD - 21209

    SIG is an employee benefits firm dedicated to partnering with our clients and delivering exceptional customer service. SIG goes the extra mile to help navigate the healthcare system and marketplace for our clients in order to advise them on the creation of comprehensive benefits plans that align with their core values to maximize their investment while controlling their costs. We assist clients with many aspects of employee benefits and excel in the following areas: Wellbeing, Compliance, Healthcare Reform, Employee Engagement & Education, HR Technology and Data Analytics.

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    Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

    Partner: Lowry Baldwin
    4010 W Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa, FL - 33607

    Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) is an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits, and Vitality™ programs to clients wherever life takes them throughout the U.S. and internationally. BKS-Partners has been named a Best High-Net-Worth Insurance Brokerage Firm in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Private Asset Management Magazine. One of the largest privately held firms in Florida, BKS-Partners takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management. The firm builds personalized client relationships and utilizes a proprietary process called RiskMapping TM to examine client lifestyles, passions, professions and business ventures. This innovative approach generates a 360° view of each client's unique risk profile. BKS Holistic Protection TM is then custom designed, which provides integrated coverage for all areas of a client's life. Headquartered in Tampa, with seven offices located throughout the state of Florida, BKS-Partners is driven to make a difference in the community, rewarding colleagues' community involvement and supporting more than 40 charitable organizations.

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    Reliance Partners

    President and COO: Chad Eichelberger
    325 Market Street, Suite 205, Chattanooga, TN - 37402

    Reliance Partners is one of the nation's fastest growing commercial insurance companies. The company specializes in a number of different markets, most notably trucking and logistics.

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    Pritchard & Jerden, Inc.

    President: James Bailey
    950 E. Paces Ferry Rd., N.E., Suite 2000, Atlanta, GA - 30326

    Pritchard & Jerden is an insurance and risk management services company; it is a company that carefully identifies and satisfies the particular needs of our clients; a company that values and requires continuing professional education; a company with service standards and procedures with which you can hold us accountable for our performance. We are further differentiated from our competitors by our problem solving ability and analytical process.

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    Origami Risk

    CEO: Robert G. Petrie III
    222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL - 60654

    Origami Risk is an acclaimed Enterprise Software as a Service company growing at an exceptional rate. Origami has been consistently ranked the #1 Risk Management Information System (RMIS) in the industry’s most comprehensive study for the past four consecutive years. Founded by industry veterans committed to bringing new ideas and advanced features to the RMIS market, Origami Risk’s innovative software is designed with the latest technology and a focus on performance and ease-of-use. It features powerful workflow, advanced reporting and analysis tools, and intuitive features to improve productivity and better manage Total Cost of Risk—saving our clients time and money and enabling them to be more successful.

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    Burnham Benefits Insurance Services

    President and CEO: Kristen Allison
    2211 Michelson Drive, Suite 1200, Irvine, CA - 92612

    Burnham is a full-service employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm headquarted in Irvine, California, with 5 offices throughout the state. Burnham’s services include assisting medium and large employers with health and welfare plan design, underwriting, compliance, ACA analysis, communications and enrollment, wellness, benefits administration and technology. From fully insured health plans to self-funded products and more, Burnham provides a high-touch consultative approach that helps employers create and implement benefit strategies that are designed to control costs, attract and retain the best talent, and provide incentives that encourage employees toward better health.

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    Mackoul & Associates, Inc.

    President: Edward J. Mackoul
    25 Nassau Lane, Island Park, NY - 11558

    Mackoul & Associates, Inc. is recognized as one of the finest personal service insurance agencies in the New York Metropolitan area. We specialize in four core areas: Personal Insurance, Commercial/Business Insurance, Insurance for Real Estate and Employee Benefits.

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    HNI Risk Services

    CEO: Mike Natalizio
    16805 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin, WI - 53151

    We are risk advisors on a mission to de-risk business. We deliver insurance, benefits, and strategies that help our clients break-free from insurance dependency. We have a passion for taking on wicked problems that bar companies from growth. Whether that means governing risk, emboldening culture, or evolving strategy, HNI brings energy to brainstorm and strategize around a problem. We don't just do things differently, we do different things.

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    Business Benefits Group

    CEO: Jerry Andreatos
    4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA - 22030

    The Business Benefits Group is a hands-on, full-service agency, providing comprehensive and affordable insurance strategies, all under one roof.

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    Marsh & McLennan Agency | Michigan Health & Benefits Team

    President & CEO, Health & Benefits: Rebecca A. McLaughlan
    3331 W. Big Beaver Rd., Ste. 200, Troy, MI - 48084

    The Michigan health & benefits office of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (formerly McGraw Wentworth) is focused solely on helping mid-sized organizations design, implement and manage a group benefit program that: Meets organizational objectives; Satisfies the needs of team members; Controls cost effectively; Complies with governing regulations. We provide innovative and individually tailored cost reduction strategies and tactics in all of the functional elements of group benefit plans, including: Health Care Cost Reduction; Proprietary Benchmarking Tools for all Group Benefits; Utilization Analysis and Financial Analysis; Total Health & Wellbeing; Health & Welfare Regulatory Compliance Consulting; Best-in-Class Employee Communication; Voluntary Group Benefits Design & Implementation; Group Benefit Billing and Claim Problem Solving. As an MMA agency, we also can access other risk management resources as clients require. In short, the Michigan office of MMA provides clients with national and global resources while maintaining a local touch.

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    Virtus, LLC

    C.E.O.: Andrew Gray
    9800 Metcalf Ave., Suite 500, Overland Park, KS - 66212

    An up and coming provider of risk management services including loss control and claims as well as advocates in the insurance policy coverage and buying options for commercial and personal lines clients.

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    Simkiss & Block

    President and CEO: Brian Block
    P.O. Box 1787, Paoli, PA - 19301

    Simkiss & Block is a leading supplier of risk management, insurance, bonding and financial services to all types of organizations both large and small. While our largest practice is now commercial property & casualty insurance brokerage, our firm was founded over 50 years ago as a surety brokerage operation and still specializes in this area as one of the largest independent surety brokers in the country. We also provide concierge-level personal risk management services, including both personal insurance and life insurance for income replacement, wealth transfer planning and business continuity purposes. The one constant through all of our practice areas is our fierce advocacy for our clients and attention to detail. Our broad market representation combined with our attention to detail and customer satisfaction has enabled us to develop valued partnerships which often last decades, not years.

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    ECBM Insurance Brokers and Consultants

    President: Charles H. Bernier
    300 Conshohocken State Road, West Conshohocken, PA - 19428

    Specializing in high-risk industries that need a broker dedicated to service, ECBM is an Independent Insurance Broker and Consultant Company located in the Philadelphia area. We have been serving the Mid-Atlantic region since 1970. ECBM provides expert, customized insurance advice for business owners across many different industries including Behavioral Health and Healthcare Facilities; Construction; Food Processing and Manufacturing; Professional Services; Real Estate; Hospitality; Restaurants; Retail and Wholesale; Energy and Environmental; and Transportation and Logistics. For a more comprehensive program, ECBM also offers insurance solutions including Employee Benefits and Personal Lines. Our Risk Management Solutions include Claims Services, Risk Management Consulting Services, and Energy Cost Reduction Programs.

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    Costello & Sons Insurance Brokers, Inc.

    CEO: Bryan Costello
    1752 Lincoln Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

    We are a fourth generation retail property and casualty insurance brokerage that was founded in San Francisco in 1939. Today we are headquartered in San Rafael, CA with 4 additional California offices. We are a niche firm dedicated to three types of clients: technology, venture capital & private equity and high net worth individuals and families. We were one of the first retail agencies in the country that started specializing in software and internet in 1997. Our firm is heavily rooted in driving innovation. We have been paperless since 2001. We were a certified green business in 2006. All our technology is completely cloud-based as of 2015, all the way down to our IP phone system! We also have a very youth-minded staff that is highly connected through our daily culture, which includes peer to peer video calls and online collaborative platforms, as well as our yearly company events, which are done 3 times a year that all staff members come together.

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    Alternative Service Concepts

    President: Glenn Backus
    2501 McGavock Pike, Suite 802, Nashville, TN - 37214

    Alternative Service Concepts, LLC (ASC) was formed in Delaware on February 27, 2002. Certain assets of Willis Administrative Services (WASC), a division of Willis North America in operation since 1975, were purchased including staff and clients on May 1, 2002. The management of WASC moved to the position of senior management with ASC. As a workers’ compensation and property and casualty third party administrator (TPA), we specialize in both private and public sector claims administration with an emphasis on a dedicated unit model approach in addition to traditional office claims administration. Approximately 65% of our book of business consists of workers’ compensation (WC) claims, with the remaining balance made up of liability and property claims (P&C). Our purpose is to rehabilitate the injured worker for a recovery and a return to work (WC) and administer client property/auto damage claims and third party injury/damage claims. Many of our locations are staffed with claim supervisors and claim managers, in addition to some full time safety coordinators and managed care nurses. ASC has over 125 employees, of which more than 100 are claim staff located throughout our 20 offices across the country. ASC establishes dedicated claim units by selecting a single claims professional or group of professionals who are assigned to the management of one specific claims program. These individuals are solely responsible for managing the claims program both effectively and efficiently. This includes handling claims from initial notice through resolution. Claim adjusters who work with only one client become vested in their business and their success. They serve as an adjunct risk management team. This staffing model enables claim adjusters to attend staff meetings, work with loss control and safety consultants, and interface directly with client employees. Our dedicated claims staffers have a very high retention rate of over 96%. Being at or near the workplace every day enhances ASC’s ability to make valuable contributions to overall client operations. This is the ASC dedicated unit model.

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    Kapnick Insurance Group

    CEO: Jim Kapnick
    333 Industrial Drive, Adrian, MI - 49221

    Kapnick Insurance Group is a premier Michigan based, privately held professional service firm providing business insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance, risk management and financial strategies to a vast and diverse base of clients worldwide. When we first opened our doors in 1946, Elmer Kapnick's belief of success coming from a deep commitment to customer service, hard work and giving back to the community that drove our business. Today that same belief continues to propel us forward. In August 2016, we celebrated our 70th year of business. These years of experience, growth, stability and success are a testament to the strength and integrity we bring to the table of our clients. Kapnick's team of 160 insurance professionals consists of people who have earned a national reputation for anticipating clients' problems, creating innovative solutions, and passionately giving back to the communities we serve. Kapnick Insurance Group is headquartered in Adrian, MI with additional offices in Ann Arbor and Troy, MI. Kapnick is a partner of Assurex Global.

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    GFI Insurance Brokerage LLC

    President: Brian Gross
    140 Broadway, New York, NY - 10005

    Since 2003, GFI Insurance Brokerage, Inc., has led the charge to bring efficiency and innovation to the insurance industry. Using a hands-on, client-service-oriented approach, GFI Insurance has differentiated itself by working diligently with individuals and businesses to determine their insurance needs and provide cost-effective solutions. Using the latest technology-based tools, the firm creatively structures insurance products that are as unique as the customers they serve. This personalized approach has enabled GFI to build and maintain long-term relationships with its clients, which range from the hospitality, healthcare and real estate/construction sectors to non-profit/religious groups, professional services firms and technology companies. For more information about GFI Insurance’s best-in-class service and superior professional representation, visit www.gfiinsurance.com. --

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    QEO Insurance Group

    CEO: David Disiere
    5215 N. O'Connor Blvd., Las Colinas, TX - 75039

    QEO is a commercial transportation MGA focusing on local to intermediate radius transportation risks. Our turnkey operation provides commercial transportation-focused Underwriting, Loss Control and Claims Management services. We pride ourselves on understanding the individual needs of our clients and providing outstanding service to ensure our customers receive the right insurance for their business needs, at the right price.

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    Fred C. Church Insurance

    President & Chairman: Michael S. Reilly
    41 Wellman Street, Lowell, MA - 1851

    Fred C. Church is one of the largest privately-owned independent insurance agencies in New England with seven offices and 140 employees. For more than 150 years, we have been providing insurance and risk management services to businesses and individuals. Our longevity is a testament to our employees, customers and communities we serve. "Because it's not just the policy. It's the people."

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    TexCap Insurance

    CEO and Managing Partner: Gaylon E. Brown
    13465 Midway Road, Ste. 200, Dallas, TX - 75244

    As an independent insurance agency, we are able to provide our clients with a variety of coverage, pricing, product, and service options from the many insurance companies we represent. We work hard to find the best coverage for your needs at the best price, even as your needs change. Our focus on building strong customer relationships coupled with our experienced team of professionals has built us a reputation as one of the top independent insurance agencies in Texas. Beyond our high level of service and expertise, we also provide our clients with educational resources and up-to-date information on the latest changes in legislation and compliance. From Business to Personal, Benefits, Health & Life, to Private Client - we'd love to get you TexCap Covered!

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    Alltrust Insurance

    President: Karen Brayboy
    2965 Alt. 19, Palm Harbor, FL - 34683

    At Alltrust, we create healthier organizations, one employee at a time. Our whole world is dedicated to focusing on the health of your business; it’s the singular most important thing to us. Founded on the belief that healthcare and healthcare consumers should be given the same intimacy and support that a physician has with a patient, we have nurtured our own culture to be one that is passionately focused on the people that make up your culture. Healthy organizations take a holistic approach to their operations, ensuring everything is in alignment and all working toward the company goals. Managing a workforce plays a critical role and heavily influences corporate performance. If there are disconnects or distractions splitting your team’s attention, you’re likely running with some operational inefficiencies. To ensure your organization is working at optimal performance, we explore five core workforce management areas in depth with you: Employee Benefits HR Administration HR Technology Legislative Compliance Employee Performance We could claim to know exactly what you need in each of these areas. But we’ve been doing this long enough to know that until we ask the right questions, listen carefully to the answers, and analyze the data, we actually don’t know the specifics of what you need. But we do know that to have a growing, sustainable business, you must have a healthy business that operates with one cohesive strategy. One which integrates your employee benefits and HR goals with your company goals. We build that strategy based on the information we collect from you and then we help you implement because, honestly, that’s the hardest part. We are dedicated to performing the work associated with executing the strategy and advocating for your employees. And we repeat our process to make sure your plan is continually on track. We do the work so your team is freed up to focus on driving company performance and achieving your corporate goals.

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    The Insurance Exchange, Inc.

    President and CEO: Joseph E. Brown
    9713 Key West Avenue, Suite 401, Rockville, MD - 20850

    The Insurance Exchange, Inc. offers insurance products in four specialized areas: Commercial Insurance, Personal Insurance, Employee Benefits, and Financial Services. We offer comprehensive commercial property and casualty insurance to businesses that are seeking workers compensation, management liability policies, general liability, crime, commercial auto, and bonds. Our Personal Insurance division offers home, auto, boat, and umbrella coverage. The Financial Services team offers consulting services as well as 401k, pension, 529, and profit sharing plans. Our Employee Benefits division has grown significantly over the years. They offer a full range of products from health insurance to dental, life, disability, vision, long-term care, high-deductible plans, and cafeteria plans. Additionally, this department provides consulting and brokerage services that include, but are not limited to, wellness initiatives, benefit compliance resources, customized communications for employees, and video capabilities to better educate the employees on the benefits offered. They also provide client education on Healthcare Reform, full analysis and shopping of insurance policy renewals, claims advocacy, and billing/enrollment support. During the past 5 years we have also significantly expanded the consulting resources available to our clients by partnering with several vendors that specialize in human resources, compliance, and technology. The Insurance Exchange continues to monitor the rapidly changing landscape within the insurance industry. We remain steadfastly committed to providing our clients with the most up-to-date products, tools and resources, allowing our clients to focus on their own businesses.

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    Hoffman Brown Company

    CEO: Steven M. Brown
    5000 Van Nuys Blvd., 6th Fl., Sherman Oaks, CA - 91403

    Hoffman Brown Company is a full service agency established in 1961. We are a team of 56 dedicated people providing companies and individuals with the best possible insurance programs. We offer insurance products from the finest markets in the industry for Commercial, Personal, Group/Individual Medical and Life. We combine our expertise in underwriting, claims and loss prevention with superior professional service in all areas of insurance in order to provide our clients with extraordinary service and support.

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    Lovitt & Touché

    Chief Executive Officer: Charles A. Touché
    7202 East Rosewood, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85710

    Lovitt & Touché offers comprehensive employee benefits solutions, property and casualty insurance, specialty insurance and risk solutions for business, personal insurance, and bonds and surety.

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    The Partners Group, Ltd.

    President and CEO: Roderick B. Cruickshank
    11740 S.W. 68th Parkway, Suite 200, Portland, OR - 97223

    Founded in 1981, The Partners Group (TPG) has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers and successful individuals for over 35 years. We are an independent, financial and insurance consulting firm with services including employee benefits and business consulting, retirement planning, investment services, commercial and individual insurance. Driven by an unswerving commitment to our clients, we develop partnerships that ensure extraordinary solutions. Although we have developed a national network and reputation, you can count on our local commitment and service. We deliver through the hard work of over 140 teammates, who tirelessly deliver results greater than the sum of our parts.

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    Captive Resources

    Chairman and CEO: George Rusu
    201 E. Commerce Drive, Schaumburg, IL - 60173

    For over thirty years, Captive Resources has helped create more than 30 group captives that serve more than 3,600 businesses and organizations located across the United States. Today, Captive Resources proudly advises many of the largest member-owned group captive insurance companies in the world. The company oversees combined premiums of over $2.0 billion and assets of approximately $5.0 billion. Captive Resources’ full array of services includes: proven pricing practices that offer an unbiased formula to calculate premiums based on a member’s actual loss history rather than aggregated averages and trends in the insurance market, risk management services that better control risk and help prevent losses with a formalized risk-assessment methodology, in-house safety professionals to help coordinate all risk control services, claims services managers that provide efficient and effective claims advocacy through a formalized system, flag complex and difficult claims, and keep members apprised of their own loss experience, as well as that of their captive, investment tools that maximize members’ assets through the Captive Resources-developed Captive Investors Fund, an offshore mutual fund, which was created in 1994 to meet the specific investment and credit needs of the group captives that Captive Resources serves.

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    CEO: Richard Kerr
    12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 300, Dallas, TX - 75251

    MarketScout is an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas with a unique distribution system that utilizes the MarketScout Exchange as a medium for distributing products to its retail agent customer base. The firm has specialty expertise in many areas, including: WC, animal mortality, specie, high-net-worth (HNW) personal lines, small commercial, energy and construction. MarketScout is a Lloyd's Coverholder and MGA for U.S. insurers. The firm owns and operates the MarketScout Exchange as well as over 40 other online and traditional underwriting and distribution venues. MarketScout is founder of the Council for Insuring Private Clients (CIPC) and the Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance (EIA). MarketScout has offices in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

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    White & Associates Insurance

    CEO: Larry S. White
    220 N. Main Avenue, Dyersburg, TN - 38024

    White & Associates Insurance was founded by Larry S. White in September of 1976. Forty years later, the agency has expanded to twelve locations with employees in West Tennessee and Missouri. The business began and remains family owned with Larry’s daughter, Whitney Allmon, and son-in-law, Tommy Allmon, joining the agency fulltime in 2004. The agency is active is providing commercial, personal, life, health, farm and crop insurance to thousands of clients. White & Associates operates under the mission statement, “Doing more than you expect.” In 1980, White & Associates was awarded one of the first Allstate Independent Agency contracts in Tennessee and grew to be recognized as the top producing financial services Allstate Independent Agency in the country in 2000. White & Associates remains the largest Independent Allstate Agency in Tennessee and Kentucky. Many insurance carrier contracts have been obtained in the last forty years including AAA Insurance, Nationwide, BlueCross BlueShield, Farmers Mutual of Tennessee, Hanover, Humana, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Nationwide, Progressive, Prudential, Safeco and The Hartford. Through the years, the agency has had success in partnering and acquiring numerous independent agencies in West Tennessee and Missouri. The first agency, Baugus Insurance of Trenton, was acquired in 1982. Partnerships with agencies in Tiptonville, Bolivar, Selmer and Jackson, Tennessee were developed in the early 1990s. White & Associates was fortunate to partner with First Citizens National Bank of Dyersburg in 1998, First State Bank of Missouri in 2000 and Security Bank and Trust of Paris in 2005. We currently serve customers from 12 locations in Tennessee and Missouri. White & Associates has obtained positive net income growth every year since our founding in 1976. Our employees have earned net profit growth of nearly 100% in the past ten years. We currently serve over 23,000 clients and over 39,000 insurance policies.

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    The Ashley Group

    President: Tim Paradiso
    165 Jackson Street, Sandusky, OH - 44870

    The Ashley Group is a brokerage/consulting agency serving employer organizations in Northern Ohio. We have a high level of experience and understanding of the health care and insurance industries that allows us to provide our partners with top-rated service and proactive, long-term strategy for health plan management.

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    Venture Pacific Insurance Services, Inc.

    CEO: James Barton
    111 Corporate Drive, Suite 200, Ladera Ranch, CA - 92694

    Venture Pacific is a full service turnkey Niche focused retail insurance brokerage operating in all 50 states.

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    Gunn-Mowery, LLC

    Managing Partner: G. Greg Gunn
    650 N. 12th Street, Lemoyne, PA - 17043

    Founded in 1985, Gunn-Mowery, LLC is an independent insurance broker providing commercial insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits, captive insurance, surety bonds and safety services to clients in Central Pennsylvania and beyond. Our professionals are licensed in 40 states and have placement capabilities worldwide. We have four offices in Lemoyne, Lancaster, Dillsburg, and State College, Pennsylvania.

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    Odell Studner Group

    CEO: Steve Odell
    200 N. Warner Rd., King of Prussia, PA - 19406

    Odell Studner provides specialized risk consulting and insurance brokerage services to middle-market companies. Our practice groups comprise real estate, construction, temporary staffing, and human services with a special focus on captive insurance. We develop successful business relationships with forward-thinking companies who understand that taking action to reduce risk accelerates growth and increases profitability.

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    Rogers & Gray Insurance

    Chairman: Michael Robinson
    434 Route 134, South Dennis, MA - 2660

    Founded in 1906 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Rogers & Gray Insurance was selected as the “Best Independent Insurance Agency to Work For” in the Nation and ranks in the Top 100 Agencies in the U.S. Through a team of over 150 dedicated insurance professionals, the agency helps manage risk through a consultative approach designed to protect personal insurance, business insurance and employee benefits clientele throughout the U.S.

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    Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance

    Co-CEOs: Johnny Pitts and Mat Lipscomb III
    2670 Union Ave. Ext., Ste. 100, Memphis, TN - 38112

    Lipscomb & Pitts is an independent insurance agency that provides business, personal and group health insurance across the nation. We are also deeply involved in the community, giving back and supporting local non-profits. We work hard, play hard and have the best employees in the industry!

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    President and CEO: Gregg Peterson
    225 Smith Road, St. Charles, IL - 60174

    IPMG offers an expansive, integrated selection of services housed under one roof, and these services are constantly reevaluated in order to evolve with the ever-changing business climate. IPMG's scope includes developing self-funded programs for specific industries, including public entities and senior care services; providing exceptional cost containment strategies and controls via claims management and employee benefits TPA services; reducing the potential for loss through highly specialized risk management and wellness programs; and accessing leading admitted and excess/surplus lines carriers for all lines of coverage.

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    The Nitsche Group

    President, CEO: Robert Nitsche
    143 E. Austin Street, Giddings, TX - 78942

    Since 1949, we've offered our clients one point of contact for all of their business and personal insurance needs. But, we don't just insure a client or a business. We become a business partner, building solutions that overcome their unique insurance needs with customized protection. We offer a full menu of insurance products and services including personal, property and casualty, bonds, employee benefits, commercial, and even specialty lines like ocean-cargo, auto-dealer, aircraft and oilfield floaters. And, because we're an independent insurance agency, we are able to provide our clients multiple options based on their needs. With us, our clients aren't just calling an agent. They're calling an R.J. or a Robert or an Ashley. Our employees take the time to find a solution that fits our client, and in the process they become a business partner - not just another contact in an address book.

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    Syndicate Claim Services

    President and CEO: Joshua Morgan
    8383 Craig Street, Suite 325, Indianapolis, IN - 46250

    Based in Indianapolis, Syndicate Claim Services, Inc. provides property and casualty claims adjusting services for a variety of clients around the country, while focusing on excellent customer service and a quality claims product. With daily claims assistance available throughout thirty states and a national catastrophe program, Syndicate Claim Services, Inc. is one of the fastest-growing regional adjusting companies in the country. Available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, we are prepared and ready to assist you and your company at a time of need.

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    McConkey Insurance & Benefits

    President and CEO: Norman Basso
    2555 Kingston Road, Suite 100, York, PA - 17402

    Since 1890, McConkey Insurance & Benefits has been providing financial security for businesses across the globe. Licensed in nearly all 50 states and with a client presence in over 20 countries, McConkey prides itself in being one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s oldest and most respected insurance brokerage firms. In addition to their traditional insurance portfolio, McConkey specializes in alternative markets offering compliance, administration, brokerage, and actuarial services to businesses, groups and associations in the form of captive programs, self-insurance, consortiums and other unique products tailored to the risk tolerance of our clients.

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    Cambridge Consulting Group

    CEO: Daniel A. Cornwell
    400 West Fourth Street, Suite 300, Royal Oak, MI - 48067

    Cambridge Consulting Group is a Michigan based and privately held insurance and financial services consulting firm specializing in Employee Benefits (Benefit plan design, Benefits management/administration, annual enrollment support, Wellness Programs, Compliance Support, HR Guidance,etc.), Risk Management (Personal & Commercial Insurance), Qualified Retirement Plans (Group retirement plans - 401(k), 403(b) & Defined Benefit) and Wealth Management Strategies for Individuals and Corporations (Estate Planning Strategies, Asset Management & Investment Strategies, Executive Benefit Plans, Insurance Planning/Policy Review, Business Continuation/Succession, Education Funding, Wealth Accumulation/Preservation, Retirement Planning). We have spent over 30 years building a firm that is based on building long-term relationships by listening to our clients and helping them reach their specific goals with sophisticated and integrated strategies. We strive to be true business partners to our clients with a strong foundation based on integrity and hard work.

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    President and CEO: Bryan Schutjer
    5700 Perimeter Drive Suite E, Dublin, OH - 43017

    Having pioneered the technology insurance industry in 1982, Safeware is now one of the most recognized names in product protection. Safeware's innovative approach to insurance and extended warranty solutions has propelled the company into multiple industries including education, corporate technology, fitness, furniture and appliances. By helping partners to customize coverage based on their unique needs, Safeware provides best-in-class programs allowing customers to own their products with confidence.

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    AHT Insurance

    President & CEO: David Schaefer
    20 S. King Street, Leesburg, VA - 20175

    AHT is a full-service insurance brokerage, risk management consulting, employee benefits, surety bond and retirement planning services organization dedicated to providing innovative solutions globally for businesses and individuals. AHT has nationally recognized practices in areas including technology, manufacturing, government contracting and nonprofits and supports clients throughout the United States and 42 other countries. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) allows us to attract and retain the best and brightest insurance professionals, creating an environment of stability and depth that few firms enjoy. A loyal and diligent team of professionals supports our institutional knowledge of clients and the nuances of their needs and exposures. AHT also has the attention of senior management at every major insurer due to our expertise in specialty areas, including technology and government contractors. We have cultivated these relationships over the years, and they have proven invaluable to AHT and our clients time after time.

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    The Plexus Groupe, LLC

    CEO: Walter R. Fawcett, III
    21805 Field Parkway, Suite 300, Deer Park, IL - 60010

    Celebrating more than a quarter-century of client service, The Plexus Groupe is an independent, privately owned national insurance brokerage and consulting firm with offices in Chicago, Dallas and Oklahoma City. The company offers expertise in employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement plans and human resources to a wide range of commercial enterprises, including multinational corporations. Also, the firm's Global Network gives clients access to coverage placement in 130 countries worldwide. Plexus is committed to providing innovative and creative risk transfer solutions, preeminent service and professional excellence in all of our business relationships. Our mission is to help our clients grow and expand their business by protecting their employees and physical assets through efficient and customized risk management programs. To meet our service objectives, we embrace communication and collaboration with our clients and business partners in an environment recognizing innovation, initiative and execution as the cornerstones of superior client service. We take pride in nurturing loyal and lasting relationships that evolve in sync with our clients changing aspirations and needs. Our foundation is built upon the principles of providing personalized service and quality deliverables to our clients. Our teams of dedicated and talented industry professionals bring these principles to life every day. It is this formula that positions The Plexus Groupe as a premiere and growing boutique risk management and insurance brokerage firm.

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    TRICOR Insurance

    CEO: David Fritz
    230 West Cherry Street, Lancaster, WI 53813

    Family-founded in 1945, now with over 200 agents, benefits specialists, account managers, risk managers and safety specialists. • As an independent agency, we represent many of the top Regional and National insurance companies. • Ranked in the top 1% of insurance and benefits providers in the nation. • We help businesses and individuals manage their risks by identifying exposures to loss, and assisting in selecting appropriate and cost effective solutions. • For business, we provide risk management, property, liability, workers compensation, transportation, employee benefits and safety services. • For individuals and families, we provide insurance for auto, residence, boat, recreational vehicle, umbrella, life, health and disability. • We value a long term relationship and our clients expect a high degree of integrity, professionalism and trust. • More than 40,000 businesses and families put their trust in TRICOR Insurance.

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    American Integrity Insurance Group

    CEO and President: Robert C Ritchie
    5426 Bay Center Drive, Suite 650, Tampa, FL - 33609

    American Integrity is one of the largest writers of Florida homeowners insurance, with more than 235,000 customers and representation by more than 900 independent agents. The Tampa-based company offers traditional home insurance, as well as coverage for vacant homes, condominiums, manufactured homes, umbrella, golf cart, and dwelling fire policies.

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    Bearence Management Group

    President & Chairman: Joesph Teeling
    1045 76th Street, Suite 4000, West Des Moines, IA - 50266

    We go beyond the more traditional insurance agency by evaluating a client's entire risk profile. Our ultimate goal is to perform a total risk evaluation in order to address any gaps through a combination of insurance, investments, communications, consulting and outsourcing and most importantly, collaboration.

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    US Assure

    Chief Executive Officer: Ty Petway
    8230 Nations Way, Jacksonville, FL - 32256

    With 40 years of experience in the construction industry, US Assure exclusively manages, distributes and services the Builders Risk Plan insured by Zurich, and other property products, throughout the United States and Canada. Whether the project is a custom home, a dream remodel or the building of a multimillion-dollar venue, US Assure's builders risk product provides protection from costly losses and exposures that occur during the course of construction from the time the ground is cleared to the installation of the final finishings. Our Builders Risk program offers products for residential and commercial new construction, remodeling and installation projects. With no premium / volume commitment, insurance agents and brokers can rate, quote and issue coverage for nearly any course of construction account online in minutes through our proprietary platform. Registration is also conducted online in four easy steps and access to submit and issue is granted the same day.

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    A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies

    President & CEO: Michael Standing
    54 Third Avenue, Burlington, MA - 1803

    A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies began providing workers compensation insurance in 1989 and has specialized in this coverage ever since. What distinguishes us from other insurers is the level of service we extend to employers, our broker partners and injured workers. Our Companies insure more than 18,000 employers throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Four companies make up the A.I.M. Mutual group: A.I.M. Mutual, Associated Employers, Massachusetts Employers and New Hampshire Employers Insurance Company. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, A.I.M. Mutual has five regional locations. Service teams are comprised of underwriting, customer service, claim, injury prevention, and premium audit professionals. A.I.M. Mutual’s programs have been recognized for their innovation, both regionally and nationally. We have been featured in the Best’s Review Innovation Showcase for an initiative in worksite wellness. We offer a Medical Care Initiative with Best Doctors Occupational Health Institute, designed to facilitate care to injured workers. It includes a highly effective Pharmacy Management component. A.I.M. Works: the Wellness AdvantageSM and the Stay at Work/Return to WorkSM are two additional programs unique to A.I.M. Mutual. In Claim, we have 50 adjusters and regional specialists dedicated to the complex process of workers compensation claim management. Underwriters serve as the chief liaison among brokers, employers and our service departments. They review each account and coordinate with customer service to ensure standards are being met. Our auditors in the field ensure premiums are accurate, delivering services within mandated time frames. Workplace safety has long been a priority at A.I.M. Mutual, and today’s policyholders benefit from an expanded, consultative approach. Our Injury Prevention & Worksite Wellness staff helps employers develop an overall strategy for each worksite. Their job goes beyond identifying hazards to examining all contributing factors, such as workplace culture, current procedures, and employee well-being. A.I.M. Mutual has assets in excess of $550 million, is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, and employs 160 administrative and technical staff.

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    Networked Insurance Agents, LLC

    CEO: George Biancardi
    443 Crown Point Circle, Unit A, Grass Valley, CA - 95945

    Networked Insurance Agents connects independent property and casualty agencies to leading markets and service resources to help them reach their full business potential. Networked offers agents and brokers a choice of membership options with new account placement and back office support from experienced service professionals and online tools. With offices in Northern and Southern California, Networked's staff serves more than 1,200 affiliate members in ten Western States and is appointed by more than 50 national and regional insurance carriers.

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    Berkley North Pacific (a Berkley Company)

    President: Christopher R. Rourke
    13950 SE Eastgate Way #120, Bellevue, WA 98005

    Berkley North Pacific provides a full array of commercial property and casualty coverages designed to meet the unique needs of businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Policies are issued exclusively through a select group of independent insurance agents located throughout five states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Montana. Berkley North Pacific is part of W.R. Berkley Corporation, one of the nation's premier commercial lines property/casualty insurance providers.

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    Falls Lake Insurance Companies

    President & CEO: Steven J. Hartman
    P.O. Box 97488, Raleigh, NC - 27624

    Specialty Admitted Insurance Comprised of Falls Lake National Insurance Company, Stonewood Insurance Company, and Falls Lake General Insurance Company. This segment is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and writes business on an admitted basis throughout the U.S. Its lines of business include (1) workers compensation in select states and risk classifications, (2) specialty admitted property/casualty business produced through the independent retail agency channel, and (3) specialty admitted property/casualty program business with select program administrators and select insurance company partners.

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    Key Risk

    President: Robert "Rob" Standen
    P.O. Box 49129, Greensboro, NC - 27419

    Key Risk (a Berkley Company) is a leading provider of workers compensation insurance products and services with over 30 years of expertise in the industry. Key Risk provides its clients with individually tailored risk management, claims, and managed care services. Operating from headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, Key Risk's core business focus, serving a broad array of industry classes, is concentrated in regional offices with territory-focused staff strategically located throughout the eastern United States for both traditional insurance and self-insured clients. Additionally, Key Risk offers nationwide solutions to employers in the industries of Temporary Staffing and USL&H. Workers compensation policies are written on behalf of member insurance companies of W. R. Berkley Corporation, rated A (Superior) Financial Size Category XV by A.M. Best Company and A (Strong), BY S&P.