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Celebrity Travel Mishaps: Even Music and Movie Stars Can Benefit from Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scrolling through the Instagram feeds of famous celebrities might lead to the belief that stars never experience the same travel mishaps that ordinary travelers do. According to Travelinsurance.com, we have more in common with famous jet-setters than we realize, in that celebrities face the same travel troubles that can derail anyone’s vacation.

EPIC Adds Scott Davis as President of National Specialty Practice Group in Nashville

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (‘EPIC’), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of insurance industry veteran Scott Davis as President of EPIC’s National Specialty Practice Group. Davis joins EPIC effective February 5, 2019 and will be based in the firm’s Nashville office.

EPIC Holdings Inc. Closes Acquisition of Integro USA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. (‘EPIC’) today announced the closing of EPIC’s acquisition of Integro Holdings Inc. (substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings). Please see our press release issued on December 17, 2018 that follows for more details and comments on the transaction.

EPIC’s Jim Williford and Wilson Long to Present on Insurance Coverage Gaps at 2019 International Roofing Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Construction Risk Services Jim Williford and Principal Wilson Long will present at International Roofing Expo on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:45 a.m. at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

EPIC to Sponsor Generations Family Business Conference in Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it will sponsor the Generations Family Business Conference on Feb. 11-12 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Matic Helps Servicers Shave Nearly 6 percent Off Homeowners’ Monthly Mortgage Costs in 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, the digital homeowners insurance marketplace built for mortgage servicers and lenders, reduced homeowners’ monthly mortgage costs an average of 5.5 percent in 2018 by delivering average per-household homeowners insurance savings of $517. The announcement comes on the heels of a year marked by rapid growth for Matic, which helped homeowners identify $124 million in savings over the course of quoting homeowners insurance for over $180 billion worth of residential real estate.

Bon Voyage! 5 Tips for Cruisers Purchasing Vacation Travel Insurance in 2019

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wave Season, the time of year when the majority of cruise vacations are booked, is upon us and with it the need for cruisers to consider travel insurance, according to TravelInsurance.com. While most cruises go off without a hitch, Mother Nature can throw a variety of unexpected hiccups into a cruise vacation. This can include hurricanes or other storms, missing the ship due to travel mishaps either at home or at your destination city, or succumbing to an illness or injury on board.

Mark Maher and David Nielsen Assume Leadership Roles at JenCap Holdings LLC

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced that Mark P. Maher has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and that David Nielsen had recently joined the firm as Corporate Chief Financial Officer.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Brandon Rich in Houston Texas

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Brandon Rich has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and HR Hotlink Partner for the Benefit of California New Car Dealers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today a marketing and distribution agreement with HR Hotlink. Both firms are longtime valued partners of the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

Caregivers Will Be Honored as ‘Saints’ in New Orleans ‘Gift Bag Assembly’ Event, Organized by ACSIA Partners

NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the New Orleans Saints give their all on the football field, caregivers give their all in sickrooms, bedrooms, and care centers. They are also “saints.” They will be honored for their devotion in a “Caregiver Gift Bag Assembly & Giveaway” event, 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans. Organized by ACSIA Partners, the event will include representatives from a dozen care-related organizations.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Judith Paredes in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Judith Paredes has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as an Account Executive, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Krista Aburrow in Dallas TX

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Krista Aburrow has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Blake Kirk as a Principal in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Blake Kirk has joined the firm’s operations in Northern California as a Senior Vice President and Principal.

Randy Pizer Joins EPIC in Orange County, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO and IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Randy Pizer has joined the firm’s operations in California as Vice President/Account Executive.

Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC Acquires Argo Landscapers Program

AVON, Conn., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, a national multi-line specialty program manager, today announced it has contracted with Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) to assume MGA responsibilities for Argo’s Landscape Contracting program, effective January 1, 2019.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Joffrey Clark in Dallas TX

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Joffrey Clark has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Principal and Charter School Practice Leader, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

2019 Predictions: Key Travel Trends That Will Drive Growth of the Travel Insurance Market

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With almost all travel insurance providers reporting strong growth in 2018, TravelInsurance.com expects this momentum to continue into 2019, and has identified five key drivers. In recent years travel for many has become less about simply taking a break and more about connecting with loved ones, immersing ourselves into what we are passionate about and exploring places that surprise, delight and challenge our views of the world.

EPIC Holdings Inc. to Acquire Integro USA

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., which houses substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings, LP. Founded in 2005, Integro has built a highly successful specialty insurance brokerage and consulting business in the U.S. with revenue in excess of $150 million.

Brian Barrilleaux Joins JenCap Holdings’ M.J. Kelly Company

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced today that Brian Barrilleaux has joined its M.J. Kelly (MJK) division as President. MJK is a managing general agency and wholesale insurance brokerage based in Springfield, Missouri with offices in nine states throughout the Midwest and Southeast.

JenCap Holdings LLC to Acquire Risk Innovations, a Specialty Insurance Business

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced today that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Risk Innovations LLC, a specialty wholesale insurance broker based in Atlanta, Georgia. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Chuck Simpson of EPIC to Present on Hazard Recognition at 2018 OSHA Oil and Gas Safety and Health Conference

HOUSTON, Texas and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference on Tues., Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas.

David McNeil of EPIC Named 2018 Broker of Excellence by CalMutuals Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority

ONTARIO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal and Risk Management Consultant David McNeil has been selected as a 2018 Broker of Excellence by The California Association of Mutual Water Companies – Joint Powers Risk & Insurance Management Authority (CalMutuals-JPRIMA).

Bindable announces an investment round led by EPIC, Motive Partners and Wafra

BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bindable, an insurance technology company whose goal is to transform the affinity distribution of insurance, today announced an investment from EPIC Holdings, the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform, including EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, and a Wafra advised fund, in conjunction with Motive Partners, a global private equity firm focused on investing in financial technology companies.

EPIC Buys Direct Retail Wine Industry Business From Paragon Insurance Holdings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the purchase of a retail wine industry book of business from Managing General Agency (MGA) Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they acquired wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Paragon Insurance Holdings to Sell its Direct Retail Wine Industry Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC today announced the sale of the firm’s direct retail wine industry business to retail insurance broker EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they purchased wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Michael Power Joins Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Michael Power has joined the firm’s operations in New York as a Principal.

Tandis Nili Joins Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company as Global Services Division Leader

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Tandis Nili has joined the firm’s operations in New York as Senior Vice President and leader of the Global Services Division. Nili is based in Frenkel’s New York, NY office at 350 Hudson Street and reports to John F. Kelly, President and CEO of Frenkel & Company.

New Survey Finds More Than 75-percent of Travelers Experience Travel Mishaps, Yet Few Protect Themselves with Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new survey conducted by travel insurance comparison site TravelInsurance.com found that even though travelers are concerned with travel disruptions and many have experienced mishaps while on vacation, fewer than half of those surveyed have purchased travel insurance. Of those who didn’t purchase travel insurance, only a third even considered it.

Digital insurance agency Matic named a Central Ohio ‘Best Place to Work’ by Columbus Business First

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, has been named one of Central Ohio’s top employers by Columbus Business First.

Danielle Reed of EPIC Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Payroll Conference

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that HR Solutions Associate Consultant Danielle Reed has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Payroll Conference (TPC).

Ndex Systems launches a significant breakthrough in consolidating data for reporting to clients on investment, fixed indexed annuity and insurance accounts

BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ndex Systems today announced the launch of a major enhancement in its ability to generate consolidated reports for portfolios that include indexed annuities and insurance accounts.

Suzannah Gill of EPIC Achieves Elite Health Benefits Certification

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill has been accepted to join the rigorous Health Rosetta Certified Benefit Advisor program.

Bob Simpson Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Houston TX

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Nov, 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that veteran communications professional Bob Simpson has joined the firm as Director, Communications and Engagement (C&E) to lead EPIC’s C&E practice nationally.

Trish Drew of EPIC Presents on Construction Risk Management at 2018 IRMI Construction Risk Conference

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Construction Industry risk management specialist Trish Drew is among the presenters at this year’s annual Construction Risk Management Conference, presented by the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), currently taking place in Houston, Texas.

After Inc. Releases Warranty Analytics 2.0 White Paper

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 31, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., the global leader in Warranty 2.0 solutions, announced today that it has just released its latest research on the warranty analytics industry. After, Inc.’s white paper, “Warranty Analytics 2.0 – Addressing the Gaps in Current Software Solutions,” provides an analysis of the warranty services market, outlines the differences between warranty management and warranty analytics software.

EPIC’s Casey Lillis to Present on Cyber Security and Data Privacy at GLAMM 2018 in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Account Executive Casey Lillis will present at the Globalaw Annual Members Meeting (GLAMM) 2018 on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jackson Walker office in Dallas, Texas.

Jeremiah Glassford of EPIC Named a 2018 Veteran of Influence by Birmingham Business Journal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Client Executive Jeremiah Glassford has been named a 2018 Veteran of Influence by Birmingham Business Journal.

Kevin Harnetiaux Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Sacramento CA

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that insurance industry veteran Kevin Harnetiaux has joined the firm as Senior Vice president and Chief Operating Officer of EPIC’s Sacramento Region, including Sacramento, Calif., Gold River, Calif., and Reno, Nev.

Holiday Travel 2018: Don’t Forget Travel Insurance When Booking Your Holiday Vacation This Year

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the best prices and travel options, October is an ideal time to book your holiday travel, whether it’s a family gathering for Thanksgiving or a ski trip around Christmas break, according to TravelInsurance.com. It’s a great time to take advantage of deals, which become harder to come by closer to the intended travel date.