AF Group News

Michigan State, AF Group Partner on Master’s Certificate in Quantitative Risk Analytics

Lansing, Mich.-based AF Group and Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Statistics and Probability have teamed up to offer a master’s-level certificate in Quantitative Risk Analytics exclusively to AF Group teammates. The partnership was formed through the collaborative efforts of …

AF Group Appoints Cooper, Travis to New Executive Roles

National specialty insurance carrier AF Group in Lansing, Michigan, has named Steve Cooper president of Third Coast Underwriters and Abel Travis vice president of Fundamental Underwriters. Cooper currently is president of another AF Group member, United Heartland, a role he …

Employees of Michigan’s AF Group Raise Nearly $267K for Charities

Employees of Lansing, Michigan-based insurer, AF Group, have pledged $266,750 in support of numerous charitable organizations around the country as part of the company’s recent Caring and Sharing Community Campaign. Together with a dollar-for-dollar corporate match, AF Group and its …

Michigan’s AF Group Promotes 5 in Leadership Positions

Lansing, Michigan-based AF Group has promoted five in key leadership positions across the organization. Abel Travis has been promoted to vice president, Underwriting & Product Innovation. Prior to joining AF Group in April 2018, Travis was assistant vice president and …

Corless Promoted to CEO of Workers’ Comp Provider AF Group in Michigan

Lisa Corless has been promoted to president and CEO of AF Group, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Corless assumes CEO duties from Elizabeth Haar, who is now BCBSM executive vice president and president of emerging markets. …

AF Group Drives into Commercial Auto with Fundamental Underwriters

Lansing, Michigan-based AF Group is branching out from its traditional base in workers’ compensation into the specialty commercial auto insurance niche, driven by a new operating company — Fundamental Underwriters. With a focus on commercial trucking, Fundamental had a soft …

Wisconsin’s United Heartland Names 3 Top Territory Agencies

New Berlin, Wis.-based workers’ compensation insurance company, United Heartland, has announced its top territory insurance agencies for 2016. United Heartland’s three 2016 Agency of the Territory winners: TIS Insurance Services Inc. – Knoxville, Tenn.; MJ Insurance Inc. – Indianapolis, Ind.; …

Halter Named Director of AF Specialty

AF Group, headquartered in Lansing, Mich., has appointed Eric Halter as director of AF Specialty, a new brand focused on providing fronting capacity to insurance carriers, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediaries and captive managers. Halter will partner with entities who …

Kittmann Named Director, Strategy, Performance & Administration at AF Group

AF Group, based in Lansing, Michigan, has announced Keri Kittmann as director, Strategy, Performance & Administration. In her new role, Kittmann will guide the strategic planning and implementation efforts for the organization and will support the president of AF Group. …

AF Group Names AIG’s Kuss as Sr. VP, Chief Claims Officer

AF Group, based in Lansing, Michigan, hired Jeff Kuss as senior vice president and chief claims officer. Kuss will lead a team responsible for claims administration, investigative services, medical management, large loss, subrogation and workers’ compensation practices for the organization. …