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Insurance News – including news related to the insurance industry, risk and compliance, insurance technology, and related insurance industry news from the Send2Press Newswire service.


Stephen Walther of Alliance Group Elected to FACC Board of Directors

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group announced that Stephen Walther, Vice President of Sales & Distribution, has been elected to the FACC Board of Directors. Walther will bring with him decades of experience in the Life Insurance and Financial Services Industry, and a long track record of leading innovative and diverse teams of independent insurance agents and agencies across the country. /CORRECTION/

Leading Travel Insurance Comparison Site TravelInsurance.com Surpasses 90,000 Customer Reviews on Shopper Approved in U.S.

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TravelInsurance.com today announced they surpassed 90,000 customer reviews on Shopper Approved, a rapidly growing customer review platform in the United States. The verified customer reviews resulted in an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 78,000 reviews receiving a perfect 5-star rating. TravelInsurance.com currently has the highest amount of third party reviews of any company in the travel insurance industry.

After, Inc. among 1,000 + exhibitors at the 2023 National Hardware Show (NHS) in Las Vegas

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., a global leader in warranty solutions and post-sale customer experience technology, will be joining an awesome list of exhibitors at the 2023 National Hardware Show, January 30 – February 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Come meet our team during the show at Booth SL4279!

BlueStone Advisors Announces Launch of its Lithium-Ion Battery Insurance Captive

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BlueStone Advisors, a specialty commercial insurance brokerage firm, announced today the launch of their BlueStone Lithium-Ion Battery Captive to help advanced battery companies manage their insurance costs and offer a broader policy with comprehensive and consistent coverage terms.

Strategic Benefits Advisors offers guidance for plan sponsors as they seek to comply with landmark SECURE 2.0 retirement legislation

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) issued a statement today outlining provisions of the newly enacted SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0) that are likely to affect most medium to large retirement plan sponsors.

Alliance Group Launches Living Benefits Awareness Month 2023 with Theme: GoFundYourself

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Jan. 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group launched their sixth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, to be observed throughout the month of January 2023. The industry-wide campaign, which takes place each January, aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance and the role it plays in protecting families’ financial security.

Docsnap Partners with FlexCare Digital Health to Expand Services to Members, Families, Employers, Veterans, Medicare, and Medicaid Patients

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Docsnap, the first nationwide Consumer Health Utility, supports consumers leveraging their HIPAA rights to take ownership of all their medical records. Docsnap announced today its partnership with FlexCare Digital Health to expand access to quality healthcare services for members, families, employees, veterans, Medicare, and Medicaid Patient services.

Alliance Group recently announced the 2023 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group recently announced the 2023 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team as part of their upcoming sixth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month campaign. The Ambassadors will head up local grassroots campaigns and work alongside Alliance Group to spread education and awareness for Living Benefits Awareness Month in January 2023.

Eric Ojeda joins Alliance Group staff

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atlanta-based Alliance Group, a national IMO, announces the hire of 25-year industry veteran Eric Ojeda as their new Director of Sales Enablement. Ojeda (MAM, LUTCF, ACS, SSRI, ALMI), who previously spent 22 years at Ameritas in their life insurance division, brings a wealth of experience to a fast-growing organization.

Alliance Group Expands Video Marketing Department with Hire of Assistant D/E

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group, an Atlanta-based insurance marketing organization, announced the hire of Josh Thompson as Assistant Director / Assistant Editor. The move comes as part of a recent series of personnel moves to reflect the company’s growing needs as they continue to expand.

New Energy Risk Publishes Sustainability Report, Adds Two Key Hires

AVON, Conn., Nov. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Energy Risk (NER), a wholly-owned division of Paragon Insurance Group, today announces the release of its annual Sustainability Report and two key hires to support its goal of “Underwriting a Greener Future.” The report details the climate, sustainability, and environmental impacts of NER’s client portfolio.

EPIC Continues Strategic Expansion of Life and Executive Benefits Platform – Acquires Larry Gordon Agency

CHICAGO, Ill. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (“EPIC”) announced today that it has acquired Larry Gordon Agency (“LGA”). The acquisition continues the strategic expansion of EPIC’s geographic footprint in the Midwest across its life insurance, executive benefits, and financial advisory distribution businesses under the Vanbridge Life and Executive Benefits umbrella.

EPIC Expands Northern California Presence with Acquisition of SLCO LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and LAFAYETTE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced it has acquired SLCO LLC, headquartered in Lafayette, California. The acquisition expands EPIC’s growing presence in Northern California and adds to its client offerings both regionally and nationally.

Anita Huang Joins EPIC’s Life and Executive Benefits Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Anita Huang has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President within its Life and Executive Benefits practice managed by Vanbridge, an EPIC company.

EPIC Expands Life and Executive Benefits Platform with Acquisition of The National Benefit Corp

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (“EPIC”) announced today that it has acquired The National Benefit Corp (“TNBC”). The acquisition further expands EPIC’s geographic footprint in the Midwest across its life insurance, executive benefits, and financial advisory distribution businesses under the Vanbridge Life and Executive Benefits umbrella.

Mover’s Choice and Move For Hunger Renew Partnership to Fight Hunger During Difficult Times

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J., Sept. 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mover’s Choice, a specialty moving and storage insurance program, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, have renewed their partnership which will help to provide more than 25,000 meals to communities in need.

CEO Lee Duncan Marks 20 Years at Alliance Group

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group CEO Lee Duncan celebrated 20 years of service at the company on September 23rd. In his time at Alliance Group, the life insurance marketing organization has flourished, establishing themselves as a leading IMO for independent life insurance agents and agencies.

After, Inc.’s QuickSuite® Receives the TWICE VIP 2022 Award

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc. announced today that it received the TWICE VIP Award 2022 for its QuickSuite® post-sale customer experience technology. The TWICE VIP Awards are the only awards voted on exclusively by TWICE’s audience of top consumer technology retailers and distributors, celebrating the best features, design, and value that new products are bringing to the market.

NER Announces Hire of George Schulz as Managing Director, Program Development

AVON, Conn., Sept. 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Energy Risk (NER), a wholly-owned division of Paragon Insurance Group, today announced the hire of George Schulz as Managing Director, Program Development, in the latest confirmation of Paragon’s commitment to continuing investment in the green technology space.

EPIC Welcomes Parker Rains – Adds to Middle Market Property & Casualty Practice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Parker Rains has joined the firm as Managing Principal within its Property & Casualty Practice.

Paragon Insurance Holdings Announces Acquisition of Reel Media, Further Expanding Firm’s Reach into Global Specialty Marketplace

AVON, Conn., Sept. 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, in its continuing bid to diversify and expand into the global specialty markets, today announces the acquisition of Reel Media, LLC, a leading provider of insurance solutions for the broader entertainment and sports industries.

Roger Guilian, Former Counsel and Risk Management Expert for ENR Top 100 Engineering Firm, Bolsters Greyling Division of EPIC

ALPHARETTA, Ga. and FAIRHOPE, Ala., Aug. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a national insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Roger Guilian, J.D., has joined the firm’s Greyling division as Senior Vice President, Risk Management.

New Energy Risk Announces Milestone as Clients Raise $3B in Capital, Also Announce Senior Promotions

AVON, Conn., Aug. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Energy Risk (NER), a wholly-owned division of Paragon Insurance Group, on June 30 surpassed $3 billion in capital raised by clients since inception, a pivotal marker as the company continues to support the deployment of innovative technology solutions to address climate change and other global challenges.

EPIC Welcomes Kerry Connor – Joins as National Voluntary Benefits Practice Leader

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kerry Connor has joined EPIC to lead its National Voluntary Benefits Practice.

EPIC Welcomes Jay Yarid – Adds to EPIC’s Employee Benefits Practice

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jay Yarid has joined the firm as Principal within its Employee Benefits Practice.

EPIC Welcomes Natalia Greene, Esq.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a national insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Natalia Greene, Esq., has joined the firm’s Lemme division as Senior Vice President, Risk Management.

EPIC Announces Strategic Hires in Northeast, Poises Firm for Regional Growth in Pennsylvania

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has hired a team of producers to support regional expansion in Pennsylvania.

John J. Patterson Joins Vanbridge, EPIC’s Financial Services Division

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., June 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John J. Patterson has joined the firm as Managing Principal, Head of Claims with Vanbridge, its Financial Services division.

EPIC Adds to Life and Executive Benefits Platform with Acquisition of Dixon Wells, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC) announced today that it has acquired Dixon Wells, Inc. (Dixon Wells) in a strategic move to expand EPIC’s geographic footprint in the life insurance, executive benefits, and financial advisory distribution businesses under the Vanbridge Life and Executive Benefits umbrella.

Graham V. Bayly Joins EPIC’s Midwest Region and Financial Services Division

NEW YORK, N.Y. and CHICAGO, Ill., June 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Graham V. Bayly has joined the firm as a managing principal and Midwest Private Equity practice leader in its Financial Services division.

EPIC Marketing & Design Team Wins Communicator Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., June 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that its marketing and design team has been recognized for multiple Communicator Awards for its work in 2021. The Communicator Awards are an international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.

EPIC Welcomes Paul Lopez – Further Strengthens Entertainment & Sports Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Paul Lopez has joined its Entertainment & Sports practice as a principal. He joins as part of the Los Angeles team and will be based in Irvine, California.

Paragon Welcomes Andy Borst who Joins as President, E&S Lines and International Programs

AVON, Conn., April 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC, a nationwide multiline specialty managing general agent (MGA), is pleased to announce the hire of Andrew “Andy” Borst as President-Excess & Surplus (E&S) Lines and International Programs.

EPIC Welcomes Shelley Yim

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants is pleased to welcome Shelley Yim who will partner with EPIC’s leadership to focus on continuing to grow the firm’s footprint with large complex Risk Management clients along with helping lead EPIC’s burgeoning Winery Practice.

Edgewood Healthcare Advisors Continues Growth with Strategic Hires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., April 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has hired a team of healthcare experts to help continue to expand its healthcare practice expertise in the Southeast Region.

EPIC Expands into New Territory with Acquisition of Treloar & Heisel

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW CASTLE, Pa., April 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that it has acquired Treloar & Heisel located in New Castle, Pennsylvania. The strategic decision expands the offerings of financial planning and insurance services to medical and dental professionals.

James Kennedy Joins Vanbridge, a Division of Financial Services of EPIC: M&A and Private Equity Background Provides Significant Leg Up

NEW YORK, N.Y. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that James Kennedy has joined the firm as a principal with Vanbridge, its Financial Services division. In his role within the Financial Services division, Kennedy will be dedicated to the private equity space.

EPIC Welcomes Jim McSherry – Joins as National Practice Leader for New Employer Stop Loss Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jim McSherry has joined EPIC to lead its newly formed Employer Stop Loss Center of Excellence. Prior to joining EPIC, McSherry was with Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance where he was instrumental in facilitating the launch of medical stop-loss in the Northeast.

Auto Warranty Administrator Helps Protect Auto Consumers from Frauds and Scams

TUSTIN, Calif., March 25, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Auto Coverage (NAC) is a seasoned Auto Warranty Provider that has recently opened its doors to the public after becoming an Administrator. As the Administrator of your policy we create, and handle all aspects of your policy including claims! This allows us to maintain control over our policies to ensure that all our customers receive the best possible service.

Paragon Acquires Greener Future and ESG-focused New Energy Risk

AVON, Conn., March 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, a national MGA based in Avon, Connecticut, announces today the acquisition of New Energy Risk (NER), an insurance solutions provider to a wide range of energy technologies and related infrastructure projects and technologies that accelerate the energy transition.