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ABACUS INSURANCE BROKERS
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.
www.abacus.net

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 officer.
www.alliantinsurance.com

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 Casualty. www.ajg.com

ASSUREX GLOBAL
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 markets.
www.assurexglobal.com

BEECHER CARLSON
Michael Mizrachi hired as SVP in Scottsdale, Ariz., office. He was with Wells Fargo in Phoenix.
www.beechercarlson.com

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.
www.boltonco.com

BRITTON-GALLAGHER
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.
www.britton-gallagher.com

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.
www.bbinsurance.com

BROWNYARD GROUP
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.
www.brownyard.com

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 million.
www.businessriskpartners.com

CBIZ
Anthony Consoli joins as SVP and national healthcare leader in Lawrenceville, N.J. He was a client executive at Marsh.

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