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ALL RISKS
Offers new program through Markel Specialty Programs for excess hired/non-owned auto liability with limits up to $1 million. Coverage available in most states on non-admitted basis for broad range of classes.
www.allrisks.com

ALLIANT INSURANCE SERVICES
Paul Scherpf joins employee benefits group as first VP. He was SVP at USI. >> Lawrence McMahon, EVP of construction services in San Diego, elected first VP of National Association of Surety Bond Producers.
www.alliantinsurance.com

ANDERSON BENSON
Industry veterans George Anderson and Stephen “Reno” Benson have opened new independent agency in Nashville, Tenn. They are joined by Steve Buzzell and Jim Marks, 20-year-plus professionals. The group first worked together at Polk & Sullivan Group and Synaxis in the 1980s and ’90s. Later, they were at First Horizon. They intend to meet the high-touch needs that used to be provided by locally owned agencies. The full-service agency serves commercial and personal clients throughout middle Tennessee.
www.andersonbenson.com

AON
Indianapolis office adds three professionals: Frank “Skip” Treco as SVP for Aon Risk Solutions; Danielle Calahan as director of data analytics for Aon Risk Solutions; and Bob Boyer as SVP and central region practice leader for Aon Hewitt. Treco was president and CEO of Hylant Group’s Indianapolis office. Calahan was a financial analyst at Raytheon Technical Services. Boyer was Midwest regional health and benefits leader at Mercer. >> Aon Risk Solutions has hired Edward Reilly and Joseph Russo as SVPs in construction services. Reilly held executive positions at Chubb in surety segment. Russo was EVP and Northeast project director at Willis for controlled insurance programs for owners and contractors.
www.aon.com

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Gallagher Benefit Services has launched private insurance exchange for employee benefits in partnership with Liazon Corp. Exchange, called Bright Choices, serves as online benefits store offering employees of participating firms the ability to choose health, dental, vision, life and disability coverage from various insurers. >> Gallagher Benefits Services builds out decision support tools suite to support decision making on play-or-pay strategy regarding Affordable Care Act regs. New tools are: (1) HCR Financial Outlook: runs cost-benefit analysis on adapting benefits and total rewards programs to ACA mandates vs. taking penalties; (2) HCR Planner: interactive planning tool helping identify upcoming compliance deadlines, gaps and steps to get compliant; and (3) HRM: predictive modeling program detailing financial impact of mandated health plan changes.
www.ajg.com

ASSURANCE
Avi Lev joins in as VP in Chicagoland p-c team. Special focus on real estate. He owned and led boutique brokerage for p-c in healthcare and real estate sectors as well as personal lines.
www.assuranceagency.om

ATLAS GENERAL INSURANCE SERICES
Andrew Petersen named EVP of business development. He has held senior positions at Guy Carpenter and Collins Associates. Most recently, he was SVP of Guy Carpenter in San Francisco.
www.atlas.us.com

BANCORP SOUTH
Hires Andy Impastato as VP for client compliance on employee benefits matters. He was associate attorney at Hammack Barry Thaggard and May.
www.bancorpsouthinsurance.com

BERRY PALMER & LYLE
Opens Singapore subsidiary with Anthony Palmer as CEO. Harry McIndoe is deputy. Both relocated from London, and team members are being recruited. Focus is local financial institutions and subsidiaries of BPL Global’s multinational clients, including commodity traders and exporters. The firm opened an office in Hong Kong in 2011.
www.bpl-global.com

HEFFERNAN
Launches professional employer organization providing payroll, benefits and HR for start-ups and venture-backed companies. VentureLoop HR is a joint venture with VentureLoop.

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