Saturday, February 13, 2016

Insurance

Insurance
Insurance Industry News, including Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi)

NEWS: (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a national retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Sacramento native Cameron Rappleye has joined the firm as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer.

NEWS: (ATLANTA and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Carlton 'Carl' Pilger has joined the firm as Director of Employee Benefits Compliance in Atlanta

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Ken Glanton has joined the firm's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice as a Risk Consultant. Glanton joins a rapidly growing team of risk management and insurance professionals serving larger, complex construction and energy companies across the country.

NEWS: Ascende, Inc., a premier human capital and employee benefits consulting firm, and EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that they have joined forces.

NEWS: Leading national long-term care insurance agency ACSIA Partners is joining the fight against Alzheimer's disease, a mind-robbing neurodegenerative illness which affects over 5 million Americans. In Austin, Texas, January 15 through 17, 2016, the company will unveil its battle plan in a company conference and an affiliated fund-raising event supporting the Alzheimer's Association.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named a 2015 'Excellence in Achievement' award winner by The BoardRoom magazine as the 'Insurance Provider of the Year.'

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been ranked #5 among the 2015 'Best Places to Work in Insurance' in the medium employer category (250-999 U.S. employees) by Business Insurance Magazine and Best Companies Group.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ('EPIC'), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named a 2015 Elite Agency by Insurance Business America, a publication that reports on the latest achievements in insurance and also provides the latest in business best practices in a continually evolving industry.

NEWS: November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month, and it's also National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. 'Both topics warrant attention this Thanksgiving,' says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leading long-term care insurance agency. 'The risk of Alzheimer's looms large, and the risk of needing long-term care looms even larger.'

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Daniel Garcia has joined as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer in the firm's Petaluma office. He will report locally to North Bay managing principal, Mike Ryan.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Cloe Guidry has joined the firm's consulting team in Atlanta. Joining as a Consultant and Principal, Guidry brings more than 10 years of insurance sales, marketing, and consulting experience to EPIC.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Dana Liedel, Managing Principal of EPIC's Employer Services Platform, has been recognized among 'The Most Influential Women in Benefits Advising' by Employee Benefits Advisor Magazine.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Charles 'Chuck' Simpson, CSP has joined EPIC's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice as a Senior Risk Control Consultant. This specialty practice group serves large, complex construction, energy and distribution companies across the U.S.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has been ranked 66th on San Francisco Business Times' 2015 list of 100 fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Chris Wilkerson has joined the firm's Southeast Risk Management Consulting team in Atlanta.

NEWS: Most Americans at age 50 are poorly prepared to pay for long-term care costs, but there's a two-step fix, according to ACSIA Partners, a leading long-term care insurance agency. It starts by learning if there's a gap, and how big

NEWS: Journey Sales, a leading provider of innovative customer engagement solutions for advisors and sales professionals, is pleased to announce that they will be a sponsor of the 2015 LIMRA Annual Conference, to be held October 25-27, 2015 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, Mass.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that DeAnna Slater has joined as a principal and property and casualty insurance broker/producer in the firm's Fresno office. She will report locally to managing principal, Terri Parreira.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has received top rankings from Business Insurance Magazine in its 2015 Broker Supplement in three categories.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has announced a mutually beneficial transaction of certain books of business to Alliant Insurance Services, including the customers of David Alvarado and a group of employees who came to

NEWS: According to Harbor Compounding Pharmacy, many insurance plans are dropping coverage of compounded medications -- but some insurance plans still do cover for these custom formulations. Harbor Compounding Pharmacy provides resources and referrals to patients to find insurance coverage for their compounded medications during open enrollment 2016.

NEWS: Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company, a medical professional liability insurer, has gained an 'A' rating from AM Best. AM Best is an issuer of financial strength ratings for insurers, reinsurers, captives and other risk-bearing entities.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tammy Mission has been recognized as a 'Young Gun' by Insurance Industry America Magazine.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that its Vice President of Transportation and Logistics Risk Control Michael Nischan will present at the Sixth Annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision - How to Protect Your Company seminar in Atlanta, Ga.

NEWS: Long-term care (LTC) insurance agents often resist reaching out to friends who could use their help. And seekers of LTC insurance information also resist reaching out to friends who may be in the business. But there's much to gain from overcoming this reluctance, according to ACSIA Partners, a leading long-term care insurance agency.

NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Suzannah Gill has joined the firm's Employee Benefits Consulting team in Atlanta.

NEWS: Personal injury and class action law firm Weitz and Luxenberg in NYC today announced it has begun investigating cases arising from the recently discovered hacking of 10.5 million Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield customers' confidential records.

NEWS: On Sept. 9, 2015, Sherow Management, LLC, an outside shareholder, sent a letter addressed to the Kansas City Life Insurance Co (NASDAQ:KCLI) Board Chairman in response to the Company's proposed 'Go-Private' Transaction. Sherow believes the deal is unfair to outside shareholders and should be amended. Excerpts from the letter and a link to a copy follow.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jeff Connelly has joined as senior vice president/client executive in EPIC's Greyling Insurance Brokers Division. He will be based in the firm's St. Louis, Mo. office.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has again been named a 'Best Place to Work in the North Bay' winner by the North Bay Business Journal.

NEWS: Cyber threats are one of the most significant risks businesses and individuals face today, says EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants. High profile breaches in the past few years have highlighted the substantial impact and significant costs associated with these attacks.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bob Baldauf has joined the firm as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer for EPIC's Risk Solutions team based in Stamford, Connecticut.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced it has been ranked #3200 on Inc. Magazine's 2015 Inc. 5000 - an exclusive listing of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #12 among the Insurance Journal's 'Top 100 Independent Property Casualty Agencies.' The ranking is based on total property and casualty agency revenue for 2014 and includes only those agencies whose business is primarily retail not wholesale.

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: High-flying birds tend to flock together. At least that seems to be the case with long-term care specialists from ACSIA Partners, a leading long-term care insurance agency. Twenty eight of them received the '2015 Long-Term Care Sales Achievement Award' and were among the top 100 individual LTCi producers, based on premium.

DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: On Thursday, July 30, the National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants presented its charity of choice, Mercy Housing, with a check for $26,000. Mercy Housing is one of the largest, non-profit, affordable housing organizations in the country.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #23 among the nation's largest insurance brokers by Business Insurance Magazine.

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: If you're in the market for long-term care insurance, you've probably submitted some online forms. And your phone may be ringing. How should you respond? 'Cautiously at first,' says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leading long-term care insurance agency.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Journey Sales, a leading provider of innovative customer engagement solutions for sales professionals, is pleased to announce the availability of Smart Rooms for Advisor Engagement and three new insurance clients. This cloud-based solution brings a new approach for wholesalers to manage and engage their brokerage, institutional, and captive advisor groups for more effective recruiting, on-boarding, product education, and support.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announced this week their move into new offices in Birmingham, Ala.; the base of operations for EPIC's National Energy Construction Practice.