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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Hires Andy Impastato as VP for client compliance on
employee benefits matters. He was associate attorney at Hammack
Barry Thaggard and May.
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.
Launches professional employer organization providing
payroll, benefits and HR for start-ups and venture-backed
companies. VentureLoop HR is a joint venture with