SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Clarence Bates has joined the firm as a Principal in the Employee Benefits Practice.

Bates brings more than 17 years of dedication to delivering employee benefits management strategies for mid-sized and large companies. His strategic initiatives include designing, implementing, and communicating benefits programs that results in cost savings far below comparable trend. His success is based upon strong project management and organization skills, coupled with a keen attention to detail and the ability to effectively communicate to people of all levels. All of these skills will be highly beneficial to EPIC and the clients who work with Clarence and his team of benefits professionals.

Prior to joining EPIC, Clarence was a Vice President at USI Insurance for 11 years and an Account Executive at Dodge, Warren & Peters for 6 years. He spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. Clarence holds a Group Benefits Disability Specialist (GBDS) designation.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Clarence join our team of professionals at EPIC and know that he will bring strong value to our clients,” said Jim Gillette, Managing Principal of the Southern California region. “The addition of Clarence will add another strong intellectual mind to our Employee Benefits practice and team of consultants.”

Clarence Bates can be reached at:
(949) 417-9181

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. 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. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a “Best Place to Work” in multiple regions across California and as a “Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry” nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit

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