ICW Group Insurance Companies has begun writing workers’ compensation four additional states—Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia.
The San Diego-based company says the move bolsters its presence across the Midwest and South, while enabling it to better serve agents with clients that have multi-state operations.
ICW Group now writes workers’ compensation insurance in a total of 16 states. In 2014, it began writing in Georgia, Indiana and New Jersey and in Texas in 2013. Its complete roster of states where it writes workers’ compensation now in includes California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
In 2015, the company wrote $822 million in workers’ compensation direct written premium, up 27 percent and 56 percent from 2014 and 2013, respectively. It writes through independent agents and brokers.
The company has expanded the scope of current territory managers, who will oversee each of the new markets. Keith Guccione, head of ICW Group’s Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin markets will oversee Michigan. Gina Douglas, head of the Texas branch will oversee Oklahoma. Gary Morin, head of Florida and Georgia, will oversee Tennessee. Beverly Bisazza, head of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Carolinas, will oversee Virginia.
ICW Group companies also offer earthquake and personal automobile insurance. Its subsidiaries include Insurance Company of the West and Explorer Insurance Co.
“We attribute our consistent and sustainable growth in the work comp sector to the valuable relationships we have with our agent/broker partners, and our ability to consistently deliver customers a high-level of service at an affordable price,” said Kevin Prior, president and CEO of ICW Group, in announcing the firm’s latest expansion.
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