Launches online jewelers block program available nationwide on
admitted basis with “A” rated carrier. Premiums
start at $1,000. Offers wide range of coverages, including
earthquake and flood. Others, such as shipment, peak seasons,
traveling salesmen and exhibitions, can be scheduled.
ALLIANT INSURANCE SERVICES
Karen Walsh hired as SVP and regional director for
property-casualty in the Construction Services Group in Boston.
She joins from Liberty Mutual, where she was chief underwriting
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Bill Bohstedt appointed corporate VP. He has been with
the brokerage for 30 years, serving as VP of M&A for retail
p-c since 2006. >> Team of 21 from London-based Oxygen
Holdings joins Arthur J. Gallagher International. Personnel
specialize in construction, power and mining, professional
indemnity, management risks, and binders and facilities. Oxygen
sold its underwriting business to Gallagher in Sept. 2008.
>> Buys 130-year-old Robinson-Adams Insurance. It
specializes in long-term healthcare facilities and wholesale
auto auction niche. Martha Acker, William Dodson Jr. and
associates will stay in Birmingham, Ala., under direction of
Mitchel Brashier, southeastern regional manager of
Gallagher’s retail p-c brokerage. Deal doesn’t
include AutoTex, Red Mountain Technologies or Centennial
Hooks Passport system to LexisNexis Insurance Exchange
to allow broker partners to use new online platform for
submission of small and mid-sized risks to multiple
Michael Mizrachi hired as SVP in Scottsdale, Ariz.,
office. He was with Wells Fargo in Phoenix.
BOLTON & CO.
Julie Roybal hired as asst. VP in One Source division,
where she will specialize in property, casualty and group
health. >> Andrew Agress comes aboard as asst. VP in
Employee Benefits. He is president of the National Human
Resources Association Los Angeles Affiliate and the
E-Communications Chair for Professionals in Human Resource
Association District 9.
Lee Stacey moves from CEO of Willis of Ohio to become
CEO of Britton-Gallagher, succeeding Bruce Ball, who will now
serve as chairman. Stacey was previously managing director,
president and CEO of Acordia (now Wells Fargo Insurance
Services), among other insurance executive positions.
BROWN & BROWN
Buys Thompson, Spears & Assoc., MGA for coverage
placements through Northwest Employers Trust, a provider of
group medical and dental to small employer groups in the
Pacific Northwest. Larry Thompson, Winn Spears and staff will
remain in Bellevue, Wash., office.
Rolls out new program for landscape pros. GroundCover
offers GL and property on non-admitted basis through Western
World Insurance Group. (Admitted in New Hampshire.) Offered
nationally, initially focusing on Georgia, North Carolina, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Additional
coverage highlights include: care, custody and control;
pesticide/herbicide applicator; professional liability; blanket
additional; minimum premiums $750 for limits of
$300,000/$600,000, $1,000 for limits of $500,000/$1 million,
and $1,250 for limits of $1 million/$2 million.
BUSINESS RISK PARTNERS
Rolls out new standard E&O policy form for hundreds
of professions. Underwritten by Lloyd’s. Many previous
endorsements now built into policies customized to
profession-specific needs. Deductible credit available up to
50% if claim resolved in mediation. Non-admitted. Available to
firms with revenues up to $50 million. Limits up to $3
Anthony Consoli joins as SVP and national healthcare
leader in Lawrenceville, N.J. He was a client executive at