WORKERS COMPENSATION, COMPLIANCE
Businesswire | April 25, 2023
EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the launch of Private Equity Employee Benefits, a specialized group dedicated solely to serving Private Equity and Alternative Asset Management firms and their portfolio companies. Led by industry veterans Larry Kirshner and Ryan Dwyer, the team will be part of EPIC’s Financial Services division under Philip V. Moyles, Jr.
The new group will offer clients an exceptional depth of knowledge, industry-leading analytics, best-in-class M&A due diligence reporting, and dedicated teams experienced in servicing the demanding and fast-growing alternative asset management space.
Ryan Dwyer has managed an Atlanta-based team for many years, focusing on large employers primarily owned by prominent Private Equity (PE) firms. The specialty group has developed an industry-respected financial model that focuses on bringing efficiencies to employer programs, tracking results with comprehensive analytics, and providing leading-edge reporting to their respective PE owners.
Larry Kirshner has spent the last 20 years building a highly successful benefits practice in the Northeast. Since 2019, Larry has worked directly with EPIC’s Financial Services team as the Northeast Employee Benefits Practice Leader for Private Equity and Alternative Asset Management firms, building out M&A due diligence capabilities, establishing relationships with mid-market PE firms, and growing revenue specifically related to Private Equity transactions. Larry is supported by a team dedicated to all phases of the account acquisition process, from due diligence through post-transaction.
“With deep relationships and decades of experience in their respective markets, these teams fit together in a way that positions EPIC’s Financial Services division for accelerated growth and collective success,” said Philip V. Moyles, Jr., Chief Growth Officer and President of EPIC’s Financial Services division. “Combining these two complementary teams allows us to successfully compete on all types of opportunities related to private equity-owned businesses.”
About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants is a leader in risk management, providing clients with diverse and specialized property and casualty, employee benefits, private client and specialty insurance solutions. The EPIC team operates from locations nationwide that bring strategic and expansive specializations allowing them to collaborate for innovative and comprehensive risk solution development. For more information on EPIC, please visit www.epicbrokers.com.
LIFE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | March 20, 2023
MIB, the life insurance industry's most trusted and secure partner for data-driven insights and digital services announced the launch of a new suite of solutions that leverage a unique database consisting of in force and pending application data as well as terminated policy data to provide new critical insights to the industry.
The MIB In Force Data Solutions portfolio leverages a contributory database, maintained by MIB on behalf of the life insurance industry, to provide insights that address a critical industry challenge – the need to understand an applicant's total coverage exposure. The only data solution of its kind, the database was developed in partnership with TAI (Tindall Associates, Inc.), the premier reinsurance administration software in use in the U.S., and in conjunction with carriers and reinsurers who are MIB's members.
The first services available within the portfolio enable the industry to identify potential risks and behavioral trends tied to total coverage exposure while minimizing hidden financial risks:
The MIB Jumbo Service enables participating carriers and reinsurers to take a retrospective look at their highly insured individuals to proactively identify and resolve jumbo treaty breaches during the contestability period. Launched in April of 2022, the service to date has helped the industry identify over 600 insureds with combined in force and pending coverage levels near or above jumbo treaty limits, helping mitigate more than 16 jumbo treaty violations, and saving the industry an estimated $75 million of unanticipated claims.
Newly launched, the MIB Total Line Service provides total coverage exposure data at the time of underwriting. With this new data, underwriters can verify an applicant's reported coverage level, and also proactively identify risk patterns and behaviors that may warrant further investigation. Based on initial MIB case studies, the service has significant potential to help identify behavioral risk of applicants and producers.
Since the In Force Solutions contributory data vault leverages existing system interfaces that many carriers already have in place with TAI and MIB, most MIB members can take advantage of the new services without the burden of an IT spend. In force data is contributed through TAI's reinsurance software and pending application data is contributed through MIB's Code Solutions platform which is e-connected to 99.0% of the insurance companies in North America.
Committed to developing innovative solutions that address the life insurance industry's evolving needs, MIB sees significant future potential to leverage the database for services that extend beyond fraud prevention. "As our access to data continues to grow, there are many opportunities to introduce new services and deliver additional insights," said Patti DeWitt, Vice President of Member Services at MIB. "We are excited about the possibilities for new innovative solutions, leveraging protective value studies, data analytics and behavioral sciences that can safeguard against fraud, improve claim processes, inform underwriting rules, and more."
"Before now, the industry lacked the opportunity to see a full picture of in force, applied for, and terminated coverage. Now that we can examine the picture in full, there is great potential to uncover novel insights and valuable learnings for the industry," said Chris Murumets, CEO, TAI. "This is a perfect example of how data and analytics can be leveraged to help move the industry forward."
MIB Group Holdings, Inc. is the insurance industry's most trusted and secure partner for data, insights and digital solutions that support underwriting and actuarial decision making and improve industry efficiencies. With deep connections to the life insurance companies who are its members, and a sole focus on improving the insurance industry, MIB is uniquely positioned to provide data-driven solutions that address common industry challenges and enable clients to gain efficiencies, manage their risks, and grow profitably. MIB Group Holdings, Inc. provides services through its wholly owned operating subsidiaries, MIB, LLC, MIB Services, LLC and MIB Solutions, LLC. For more information about MIB, visit www.mibgroup.com.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Businesswire | May 30, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services, a rapidly growing national provider of benefits, personal, and commercial lines insurance, announced today that it has acquired Citizens General Insurance Brokers, Inc, located in Auburn, CA.
Citizens General Insurance Brokers, Inc., founded in 2011 by Philip McClendon, has created a niche for itself in the industry by providing value-based insurance solutions specifically tailored to small businesses and construction industries. Their focus on quality and swift customer care has propelled them to the forefront of the industry in a short span of time.
With the acquisition of Citizens General Insurance Brokers, Inc, Inszone has further solidified its position as a leader in the commercial insurance industry. Inszone’s capabilities and resources will enable them to provide an even better service experience to customers of Citizens General Insurance Brokers, Inc and help them manage their risks more effectively.
“At Inszone, we share Citizens General’s passion for serving customers and providing them with the best possible solutions,” said Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services. “We are thrilled to integrate them into the Inszone family and look forward to collaboratively reaching out to a wider demographic across various industries.”
Philip McClendon, the previous owner of Citizens General Insurance Brokers, Inc, said, “The process of the merger with Inszone has been an absolute pleasure. From the highest levels of leadership to the entire team, everyone at Inszone has been professional, supportive, and aligned with our values. Despite their rapid growth and size, Inszone maintains a warm and personable culture that resonates with our own, and it does not feel like a typical corporate environment.”
Inszone Insurance is confident that their shared vision of providing value-based insurance and quality customer care will enable them to achieve even greater success in the future.
About Inszone Insurance Services
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage firm that provides a broad array of property & casualty insurance, along with employee benefits solutions. With a strong, experienced management team, Inszone continues to grow organically, as well as through acquisitions. With 42 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, and Illinois, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.