Announces joint venture with Avondale Insurance
Associates, a Lloyd’s of London brokerage in Florida.
Targets risks with total insurable value under $5 million,
including bars/taverns, churches, condos, distributors,
hotels/motels, lessors risk, light manufacturing, office
buildings, medical offices, warehouses/commercial condos,
restaurants/caterers, retail, and buildings vacant under two
years (unless new owner). >> Quick Quoting Division
offers 15% commission with new A-rated market for general
liability for artisan contractors and general contractors on
the West Coast.
ALLIANT INSURANCE SERVICES
Creates national public entity environmental liability
program in alliance with ACE Environmental Risk. Available in
all 50 states on admitted and non-admitted basis. Single,
comprehensive policy covering premises; certain operations;
transportation; bodily injury and property damage from
pollution conditions; clean-up; and above-ground and
underground storage tanks. Includes fixed-site pollution for
owned locations and off-site covered operations common to
public entities. No risk sharing. Each member rated on own
merit while still using combined buying power with other
entities. >> Cindi Heffernan, a 29-year industry veteran
and a specialist in port and marine clients, joins as first VP
in Seattle office. She was a managing director with Hugh Wood
in Seattle and, before that, a national practice leader at
Opens new office in Morehead City, N.C., with Karen
Toler as head. She joins from Burns & Wilcox and will focus
on personal lines risk, including high-net-worth individuals.
>> Brian Henderson joins as EVP in Boca Raton, Fla. He
concentrates on large, complex property accounts and was with
Brown & Brown’s Peachtree Special Risk Brokers, where
he was an SVP and property broker.
Kept U.S. CAT reinsurance mid-year renewal rate changes
at 0% to 5%. Japanese programs renewed with prices from 30% to
50% higher. New Zealand programs rose more than 100%.
Australian insurers’ rates rose from 15% to 70%. >>
Expands space insurance practice into Hong Kong, led by Craig
McGilvray. >> Aon Risk Solutions makes senior
appointments in Aon Grip Solutions in Europe, the Mideast and
Africa. Joaquin Pedruelo Jauregui and Herbert Jansse appointed
managing directors. Pedruelo Jauregui led Aon’s Spanish
brokerage, and Jansse was an executive with Marsh in Europe and
elsewhere. Jeroen Goldman appointed director with Aon Grip
Solutions. He has held senior positions in broking and
underwriting at Aon and elsewhere. >> Aon Risk Solutions
appoints Nicki Tilney as head broker for construction, power
and infrastructure in Singapore. She has 20 years industry
experience and moves from JLT in London. >> Also hires
David Langman as SVP in the Construction Services Group in the
Southeast. He was managing director and construction practice
leader at Marsh. >> Aon Risk Solutions appoints Clyde
Ebanks as COO of Global Client Network and Bruce Wineman as
senior managing director for U.S. and Canada in that unit.
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Buying Group Benefits of Arkansas, which has an
emphasis on consumer-directed health plans with HSAs and HRAs.
It will continue from current location under direction of John
Neumaier, South Central regional EVP of Gallagher’s
employee benefits operations. This is the brokerage’s
first benefits-only purchase in Arkansas. >> Appoints
Bill Bohstedt as corporate VP. He began his career at Gallagher
over 30 years ago and was most recently VP of mergers and
acquisitions for retail p-c.
Assurant Employee Benefits introduces product suite for
educators: Contains dental, vision, disability, cancer, gap and
life policies. Payment schedules accommodate school-year payday
scheme. Offers employee assistance program as resource, as
BARNEY & BARNEY
Bill Brennan, principal and 15-year firm veteran,
appointed head of Real Estate Practice.
Schirick & Assoc. Insurance Brokers in Monticello,
N.Y., has merged with Bollinger. It specializes in coverage for
camps, sports and recreation associations, and other
nonprofits. Ed Schirick named SVP in Bollinger’s Sports
Division. This will be Bollinger’s eighth branch
BOLTON & CO.
Celebrates 80th anniversary and new, state-of-the-art
offices in Pasadena Corporate Park that have capacity for
future growth. >> Jonathan Schreter joins as asst. VP in
BROWN & BROWN
Reaches settlement with former execs Jim Henderson and
Tom Reilly, who left to form their own brokerage, Assured
Agencies, in Lake Mary, Fla. Several other high-level Brown
& Brown staff joined the start-up, and Brown & Brown
filed suit for misappropriation of trade secrets, wrongful use
of institutional knowledge, and hiring away of key personnel.
Assured has agreed not to solicit Brown & Brown clients or
employees for 18 months and not to communicate for six to 12
months with agencies or brokerages that are on
potential-acquisition rosters. Employees who transferred to
Assured will return all confidential material to their former
firm, and the new brokerage will pay an undisclosed amount to
Brown & Brown.
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