Aon Benfield launches Risk & Capital Strategy team
as part of Analytics division to help clients analyze risk,
volatility, capital and value. Parr Schoolman heads the team
globally and in the Americas. Marc Beckers and Paul Maitland
head the effort in Europe, the Mid-East, and Africa, and Will
Gardner leads the Asia-Pacific team.
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Gallagher Benefit Services launches proprietary suite of
tools to aid clients in understanding healthcare reform. Its
Integrated Benefit Management is a three-part interactive tool
that (1) enables employers to identify provisions of the reform
law that apply specifically to their organization; (2) runs
predictive modeling on the financial impact of mandated changes
to health plans; and (3) makes projections through statistical
modeling on financial impacts from 2014 onward resulting from
reform requirements. >> Linda Collins, VP, Corporate
Communications, elected president of Insurance Marketing and
Communications Association. >> Gallagher Bassett Services
buys GAB Robins of North America and its subsidiary
MedInsights. It will combine with Gallagher Bassett’s p-c
third party administrator and managed care operations under the
direction of Gallagher Bassett’s president, Scott Hudson.
Deal doesn’t include p-c loss adjusting operations.
BEACON HILL ASSOCIATES
Underwriting division, PartnerOne Environmental,
establishes partnership with Berkley Environmental, to service
small to middle market. Products include combined commercial
general liability, contractors pollution liability and/or
E&O, companion auto and WC, among others. Non-environmental
contractors eligible for monoline contractors pollution
BROWN & BROWN
Rob Roth named professional liability director and
practice leader of Wholesale Brokerage Division. He has been
with Brown & Brown since 2005, when his firm ECC Insurance
Brokers became a subsidiary. He will continue as profit center
leader of ECC’s Oakbrook, Ill., office. >> Brown
& Brown of California - Programs has changed its name to
Cita Insurance Services.
CATALYST HEALTH SOLUTIONS
Acquires Independence Blue Cross’s pharmacy
benefit management subsidiaries FutureScripts and FutureScripts
Secure. Catalyst will manage IBC’s pharmacy benefits
under the terms of a new 10-year PBM services agreement.
CRC INSURANCE SERVICES
Lee McClure joins as underwriting program manager. He
will oversee EPL and LTC in-house programs. He was with
Mikos/Kampkis Insurance Services. >> Angela Petersen
appointed to management team as SVP, serving in newly created
role supporting producers. She was with Colemont Brokerage
Acquires assets of Target Underwriting Management, an
MGU and program administrator in Avon, Conn. Deal includes
Target Insurance Services, Garden State Insurance Services, and
Florida Liability Assurance Group. They specialize in
professional liability coverages nationwide and offer online
submission entry and clearing, rating, quoting, binding, policy
issuance, and invoicing capability. >> Christopher Willis
hired as SVP and broker in Boston. Moves from Swett &
C. V. STARR
Starr Underwriting Agents and Starr Specialty Lines
Insurance Agency open political risks underwriting unit in New
York to complement existing London operation. Keith Dunford
heads marketing of political risk products. He was VP at Chubb.
The new unit also underwrites structured trade credit
Buys Georgia Benefits led by Eric Haglund in
Lawrenceville, Ga., and Summit
Benefits, headed by Jeff Schneiderman in St. Louis. These are
the first purchases in a strategic acquisition plan targeting
Sells Reinsurance Solutions LLC, Reinsurance Solutions
Ltd., and Excess & Treaty Management Corp. to Randal &
Quilter. >> Promotes Steve White to chief actuary,
replacing Don Mango, who moves to head of Global Advisory.
White is based in Seattle and reports to Mango. >> Franck
Pinette named CEO of European Life Reinsurance, effective Dec.
1. He was with PartnerRe and now will be based in Paris under
Promotes Tammy Vaughn Cameron to VP for marketing and
branding. >> Hires Jeff Branca as VP and client executive
in Cincinnati. He was with Aon.
John Byrne elected chairman, succeeding the late Robert
Clements. John Clements, son of the deceased founder and
chairman, elected vice chairman.