Program Business News

AIG to Acquire Program Manager Glatfelter Insurance Group

American International Group has agreed to acquire Glatfelter Insurance Group, a prominent specialty insurance broker and program manager headquartered in York, Pennsylvania. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. It is expected to close in the fourth quarter of …

Argo Names Duncan to Lead U.S. Specialty Programs

Specialty insurer Argo Group has appointed Marsh Duncan to serve as senior vice president U.S. Specialty Programs, effective immediately. In this role, Duncan will lead the company’s strategy to offer customized insurance products and services through specialized program administrators. Duncan …

Zurich North America Names Cittadino as Leader in Programs Unit of Alternative Markets

Zurich North America has named Eric Cittadino as leader for Diversified Programs, Specialty Auto and Aftermarket within the Programs unit of Alternative Markets. He replaces David Banks who has decided to retire at the end of the year. Currently the …

Texas’ Hotchkiss Insurance Programs Rebrands as Catapult Insurance Solutions

Dallas-based Hotchkiss Insurance Programs, a privately held managing general insurance agency, is changing its name to Catapult Insurance Solutions. The name change reflects the organization’s expertise in launching and maintaining successful programs as well as its independent standing. In recent …

PMA’s Gara Joins NSM Insurance as Director of AllComp Solutions

Program manager NSM Insurance Group reports that James Gara has joined the company as program director of AllComp Solutions, NSM’s monoline workers’ compensation division. Gara brings casualty underwriting experience in the middle and national account arena. As a national account …

Brownyard Launches Cemetery Program in Conn., N.J.

Brownyard Group, a program administrator providing specialized insurance coverage for select industry groups, has launched a new insurance program with coverage designed for cemeteries and crematories. The Memorialpro program will be written through an A.M. Best Company “A+” rated carrier …

General Star, Norman-Spencer Partner on Online Program for Real Estate Appraisers

General Star Management Co. has launched an online individual real estate appraisers program. General Star will partner with Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc., the program administrator. The online appraisers program provides specialized errors and omission coverages designed specifically for the needs of …

Boats Took $655 Million Beating This Hurricane Season: BoatUS

More than 63,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed as a result of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, with a combined dollar damage estimate of $655 million, according to the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS). BoatUS, a …

AmWINS Completes Acquisition of 15 Insurance Programs from Willis Towers Watson

Specialty insurance broker AmWINS Group reported that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of 15 insurance programs from Willis Towers Watson. Terms were not disclosed. “The programs, product expertise and underwriting talent that we are acquiring from Willis Programs will …

AmWINS Acquiring 15 Insurance Programs from Willis Towers Watson

Specialty broker AmWINS Group reports it has agreed to acquire 15 insurance programs from broker Willis Towers Watson. Among the programs being acquired by AmWINS are MountainGuard, which provides underwriting, claims and loss control services to the majority of ski …