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JLT Group Expands U.S. Specialty Reach, Merges JLT Specialty, Lloyd & Partners

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) a global providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, has expanded its U.S. specialty capabilities and merged JLT Specialty Ltd. and Lloyd & Partners Ltd. to drive a …

QBE North America Launches Management Liability & Professional Lines Coverages

QBE North America’s continues its expansion into the management liability & professional lines arena with the launch of three new products for public and private commercial companies and financial institutions and non-profit businesses. The three products currently available in the new suite …

Dovetail Insurance Expands Workers Comp Product to Five Additional States

Dovetail Insurance, a supplier of cloud-based insurance product delivery services, has expanded its NetComp workers’ compensation insurance to independent agents in Virginia, and will also be adding Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and Connecticut before the end of April.  As part of …

State Farm CEO: Headquarters Not Moving from Bloomington

State Farm Insurance Co. CEO Ed Rust Jr. says the company’s plans to expand in Arizona, Texas and Georgia will not affect the company’s headquarters in Bloomington, Ill. According to The Pantagraph in Bloomington Rust told a crowd at Illinois …

Century Risk Advisors Launches Professional Liability Division

Century Risk Advisors (CRA), an independent brokerage and risk management agency, has launched a new Professional Practice Division that will specialize in creating risk management and insurance programs for law firms, accounting firms, and other professional practices.  The new division …

ACE Expands M&A Practice, Appoints North America Practice Leader

The ACE Group has expanded its Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice into a Private Equity Practice concentrating on insurance options for private equity firms, their portfolio companies as well as their M&A transactions. Seth Gillston, based in New York City, …

Small Business Online Insurer AssureStart Now Writing in Maryland, Pennsylvania

AssureStart, a Seattle-based start-up direct company that sells small business insurance on the Internet, has opened for business in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Owned primarily by American Family Insurance, AssureStart opened in Texas in November 2013 and now is in three …

ACE Expands Accelerator Portal to Construction Industry

The ACE Group has expanded its ACE Accelerator portal to allow access to construction industry clients. More specifically, the portal will now be made available to risk managers who support specialty and large general contractors and large national construction entities. …

Keystone Insurers Group Names Five New ‘Pioneer’ Partners in Illinois

Keystone Insurers Group named five new franchise partners in Illinois, completing its list of “Pioneer Partners” — the first 10 agencies in the state to join the property/casualty insurance network. Keystone’s Pioneers will help identify additional potential franchise partners in …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Expands into Builder’s Risk Segment

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is expanding its property capabilities to include builder’s risk insurance. The company also named Robert Tricamo to head the new specialty property area as vice president, Construction. “These new capabilities enable us to round out …