Assurex Global News

Houston’s Dean & Draper Insurance Agency Joins Assurex Global

Houston-based Dean & Draper Insurance Agency has become a partner in Assurex Global, the privately held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group. The firm is now one of 108 independent brokerages that are Assurex Global partners around …

Oswald Companies Hires Barlage as VP, Global Casualty

Cleveland, Ohio-based insurance firm Oswald Companies has added Traci Barlage as vice president, Global Casualty Practice leader. Barlage specializes in implementing strategic risk management plans and alternative outcomes for large clients, across a wide service scope. She has more than …

Granzow Joins Texas-Based RHSB as Vice President

Shellie Granzow has joined the Texas-based independent insurance brokerage firm, RHSB, as vice president of Personal Client Services and Private Client Practice Group. She brings with her an extensive background in personal and commercial property/casualty insurance, as well as work …

Mid-Market Firms Fall Short on Natural Catastrophe Risk Management: Assurex Global

Middle market businesses in all parts of the world view their exposures to natural catastrophes as increasing but some fall short when managing these risks effectively, according to a new survey of senior executives at more than 80 independent insurance …

5 Specialty Insurance Coverages Reserved for Municipal Airports

Municipal airports, as well as the authorities and fix-base operators that manage many of their activities, must navigate a wide range of potential liability exposures related to the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, materials and equipment on their premises. …

Large Insurers Eager But Cautious About Drone Insurance Market

A growing number of insurance companies envision a large, robust insurance market for liability and property coverage associated with drone use. However, many insurers currently are proceeding with caution in light of uncertainty about how the drones will be used …

Top Exposures Facing Global Middle Market Firms Vary by Region: Assurex Survey

While all middle market businesses across the world have concerns about cyber risk, few of these firms view it as their biggest exposure, according to a global survey* of 68 leading independent insurance brokers, which gauged the concerns of their …

Roach Howard Smith & Barton Launches Private Health Benefit Exchange

Dallas-based Roach Howard Smith & Barton announced it is now offering a private health benefit marketplace for businesses. The Assurex Global Private Exchange is a private marketplace platform that gives employers a range of administrative flexibility and employee health benefit …

Assurex Global Elects President of Florida-Based Celedinas Insurance to Board

President and CEO of nationwide broker Celedinas Insurance Group, Ray Celedinas, has been appointed to the Assurex Global Board of Directors. Assurex Global is a global privately held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group. A partner firm …

Texas-Based Roach Howard Smith & Barton Promotes Buchanan

Keleigh Buchanan was promoted to assistant vice president at Dallas-based independent insurance broker Roach Howard Smith & Barton. Buchanan has 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. She specializes in offering products and services to high net-worth clients with …