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EPIC Insurance Brokers’ sustained growth, acquisitions propel firm to top 50 on Finaccord Global Insurance Broking

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked 46 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.

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ACSIA Partners Documents Broad Risk, Advising Americans to Explore Solutions in November, Long-Term Care Awareness Month

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Americans concerned about terrorism and Ebola should be aware of a much more likely, though less scary, development: one day needing long-term care. ‘The risk is great and too many ignore it,’ says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning. In 2001, the year of the 9/11 Attack on America, injuries and deaths due to terror peaked at about 5,300.

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22nd Annual Trucking Industry Defense Association Seminar to feature EPIC’s Michael Nischan on managing risk

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will present his views on risk management in the trucking industry on a panel during a three-day industry seminar hosted by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

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John Walsh joins EPIC to further strengthen growing Risk Solutions Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John Walsh has joined the firm as their Principal of Executive Liability and Financial Lines insurance. Walsh brings more than 10 years of Financial Lines Broking, Placement, Underwriting, Business Development, Client Service, Operations and Claims Management experience to EPIC.

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Christopher Walker, Esq. joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, further strengthens national Employer Services Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher Walker, Esq. has joined the firm as Director of Healthcare Compliance and Associate General Counsel, Employee Benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco headquarters and will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Crawford.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Co-founder Dan Francis Exits Company

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a national retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dan Francis has elected to leave the firm effective Nov. 1, 2014.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Bill Cosgrove to further fuel EPIC 2.0 national expansion

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that William P. Cosgrove has joined the firm as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader. Cosgrove brings 28 years of insurance industry underwriting, production, marketing, client service, management and executive leadership experience to the firm.

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Peter Garvey named Chief Operating Officer at Edgewood Partners Insurance Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the appointment of insurance industry veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position reporting to CEO John Hahn. Bringing EPIC nearly 35 years of insurance brokerage strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership experience, Garvey will be chartered with further accelerating EPIC’s growth momentum.

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EPIC Insurance adds David Wiesner as Regional Director for Employee Benefits in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David Wiesner has joined the firm as managing principle and regional director in EPIC’s Employee Benefits Consulting Division.

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Business Insurance Magazine names EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ 5th Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized for a fifth year as a ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.

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More Americans Seeking Long Term Care Insurance through Their Employers, says LTC experts ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Why isn’t long term care insurance, like health insurance, available at the workplace? Well, increasingly it is – and more Americans should take advantage of that fact, according to ACSIA Partners, a leader in long term care (LTC) planning.

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Weitz and Luxenberg has begun investigations of two major computer-hacking episodes putting consumers at risk

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: New York law firm, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced it has begun investigations of two major computer-hacking episodes threatening to produce a nationwide wave of identity thefts that could amount to dollar losses in the billions for U.S. consumers and banks.

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Advisors Guide LTC

New Long Term Care Insurance Book co-authored by National LTC Network Member Stephen D. Forman, CLTC

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The National LTC Network today announced the release of the Second Edition of the ‘The Advisor’s Guide to Long-Term Care’ (ISBN: 9781941627037), co-authored by Stephen D. Forman, CLTC, a principal of member firm LTCA. Stephen worked with co-author Jeff Sadler, CLTC, to deliver the latest version of the popular book to publisher National Underwriter.

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WTCI adds Sean Shannon to San Francisco insurance services team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that Sean Shannon has joined the firm’s property team as Vice President/Property Broker. WTCI is an independently operated and managed wholesale brokerage firm that collaborates directly with its retail insurance broker members to develop comprehensive placement strategies to better serve clients.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants welcomes Multinational Placement Specialist Annette Shepherd to its Southeast team

DULUTH, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits broker, announced today that it has added Annette Shepherd as a Multinational Placement Specialist and Account Executive on their risk management team in the Southeast.

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Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services welcomes Karen Kutger as new Senior VP

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) today announced that professional liability brokerage veteran Karen Kutger has joined the firm as Senior VP. Kutger joins WTCI from Howden Insurance Services, Inc. where she specialized in professional liability, management liability, cyber liability and related financial lines coverages.

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DrivenBI and Polonious partner to launch self-service business intelligence SaaS

PASADENA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Polonious Investigations Management Systems, the premier provider of special investigative unit (SIU) and investigation management systems for the insurance and investigation industries, announced its partnership with DrivenBI, the leading provider of cloud based self-service analysis platforms, empowering Polonious customers to create their own analysis in entirely new ways.

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Tiffany McClellan joins EPIC the firm as Regional Director Employee Benefits in Calif.

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tiffany McClellan has joined the firm as Regional Director Employee Benefits. McClellan brings 16 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.

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Acquisition of Northern California’s SavePro Insurance Solutions announced by Protector Holdings LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Protector Holdings, LLC, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, today announced the acquisition of Northern California’s SavePro Insurance Solutions. Addition to Premier Insurance Services brand adds auto, homeowners and commercial insurance products and Latino service markets.

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ACSIA Partners introduces concept of ‘empowered living’ for aging Americans

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Today ACSIA Partners introduces the concept of ‘empowered living,’ an idea they hope will catch on to help solve a big national problem: lack of planning for long term care. An aging workforce and maturing Baby Boomers are escalating the need for senior services.

TOPICS: Insurance, News: Seniors, Newsdesk, State: Washington
 
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New Education Protector from EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Safeguards Student-Athletes’ Education

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC) today announced Education Protector(SM) from EPIC, the first insurance product of its kind. While the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) directors reexamine several policies amid controversy about how student athletes are treated, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance brokers has moved to protect high school athletes who have received a verbal offer for an athletic NCAA scholarship.

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Led by executive VP Steve Levene, the JLT Towers Re team will join the EPIC Risk Solutions platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationwide retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, today announced the addition of the retail risk management and property/casualty team of JLT Towers Re. This strategic build-out of a team serving large, complex risk management accounts is a product of EPIC’s broadening alliance partnership and collaboration with JLT Towers Re.

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WTC Insurance Services LLC welcomes Jennifer Terra in New York office

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that casualty brokerage veteran Jennifer Terra has joined the firm as Vice President/Casualty Broker. Terra will be based in WTCI’s New York office, reporting to casualty team leader and Director, Joe Hayes.

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Jenkins Insurance Services acquired by Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services, a Leavitt Group agency, have sold 100 percent of their shares in Jenkins to Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC). The transaction, which closed on July 17, was retroactively effective July 1, 2014. Jenkins, with California offices in Concord, Sacramento, San Jose, Orange County, and in Reno, Nevada, employs 160 and has approximately $34 million of annual revenue.

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Andrea Levin joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center in California

PETALUMA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, today announced the addition of Andrea Levin as a vice president in their Petaluma office. Levin brings 24 years of experience in the development and management of property and casualty insurance and risk management programs, working with a wide range of business and industry and specializing in financial institutions.

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Missouri Schools Now Offer Employee Benefit Plans and Section 125 Plan Admin with American Fidelity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Forrest T. Jones and Company has recently partnered with American Fidelity Assurance Company to expand and enhance Missouri public school districts’ benefit programs and services. Combined, FTJ and American Fidelity currently serve over 275 Missouri Public school districts, providing a clear, complete and compliant employee benefit package with local personalized service.

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With 20 Years of Excellence in Long Term Care Insurance, the National LTC Network Celebrates anniversary

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: In 1994, seven long term care insurance experts joined forces and started a new company. Their goal: to help more families protect themselves against the financial and emotional costs of an uninsured long term care need. Today, the National LTC Network (The Network) is comprised of over two dozen firms, with insurance producers in every state and the District of Columbia.

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LTC Financial Partners and LTC Global Marketing Merge to Better Serve Long Term Care Industry

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: LTC Financial Partners, LLC and LTC Global Marketing Inc. today announced the completion of the merger of the two companies into one of America’s largest distributors of senior market insurance products. Industry veteran Denise Gott, formerly Executive Vice President of LTC Financial, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new combined entity.

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‘Stories of Celebrity Caregiving’ published by the Long Term Care Guild

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: A new online collection published by the Long Term Care Guild, ‘Stories of Celebrity Caregiving,’ is now available without charge. Sponsored by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), it’s a concise set of links to caregiving experiences and advice of movie stars, politicians, and other luminaries.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Greg Dobson as a principal in its employee benefits division

SAN RAMON, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Greg Dobson as a principal in its employee benefits division. Dobson brings 30 years of employee benefits expertise to EPIC. He will be based in the company’s San Ramon office.

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Chris Duncan named Chief Growth Officer at national brokerage Edgewood Partners Insurance Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Chris Duncan has joined the firm’s executive team as Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Duncan brings 26 years of experience in finance, risk management, security, mergers and acquisitions and executive leadership to the firm.

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Long Term Care Solutions Sales Summit 2014: LTC Financial Partners on the Hunt for New Sales Teams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: At the Long Term Care Solutions Sales Summit, to be held in Kansas City, Mo., May 18-20, 2014, ‘You can find us with your eyes closed,’ says Steven Kramer, Senior Vice-President for LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of American’s most experienced national agencies offering long-term care insurance and related solutions.

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National Long-Term Care Leader Offers Four Tips for Vetting Agents Online while Protecting Privacy

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: If you’re in the market for long term care insurance (LTCi), you might go to your web browser and search for ‘long term care insurance’ or ‘long term care quotes.’ That’s fine as far as it goes, according to LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), a leading national long-term care insurance solutions agency.

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Michael Gonthier named CFO at Edgewood Partners Insurance Center in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Michael Gonthier has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. EPIC’s current CFO, Elaine Andrian, will now focus on merger and acquisition strategy and diligence as the firm continues to expand nationally.

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Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award announced

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: An annual $10,000 award has been created by Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to be given to a third-year medical student with an interest in rural primary care.

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MasterCare supports LTC Specialists in Kiplinger’s Retirement Report

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The National LTC Network announces its immediate past Chairman, Mike Skiens, is featured in an article on long term care planning in Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (March 2014). ‘Options for Covering Long-Term-Care Costs’ shares strategies that can help people cover long term care costs while also keeping premiums manageable.

TOPICS: Baby Boomers, Insurance, Newsdesk, State: Kansas
 
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Long-Term Care Leader LTCFP Extends its Strategic Partnership in Growing Long-Term Care Market to General Insurance Agents

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) today announced a broad expansion of its strategic partnership program. ‘We’re opening our doors to seasoned senior-market professionals who want to expand their service offerings through a turn-key process,’ says Denise Gott, Executive VP for LTCFP. In recent years, key strategic partners with LTCFP have been large organizations such as professional associations.

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Cheryl Doege joins fast growing Edgewood Partners Insurance Center in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Cheryl Doege as a senior consultant to their national employee benefits consulting practice. Doege brings 23 years of experience in human resources and benefits consulting to EPIC with specialties in benefit program design and funding strategies.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Director of Account Executives Sean Leonard to its The McCart Group unit

DULUTH, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has added Sean Leonard to the employee benefits consulting practice in their Southeast division, The McCart Group. Leonard brings more than 19 years of managerial experience in human resource and benefits, including 12 years spent in benefits consulting, insurance sales and client relationship management.

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Jim Gillette of Edgewood Partners Insurance Center named 2014 Risk and Insurance Retail Industry Power Broker

SAN MATEO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationally expanding retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced that Jim Gillette has been named as a 2014 Risk and Insurance Retail Industry Power Broker. Kathleen Felderman, managing principal and the leader of EPIC’s national real estate practice, was also recognized as a 2014 Real Estate Industry Power Broker Finalist.

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Tax benefits of life insurance and annuities that cover long-term care outlined by LTC leader

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: LTC (Long-term care) services, which are generally not covered by Medicare or regular health insurance, can be expensive. ‘Sticker shock keeps many from thinking about it,’ says Ken Dehn, General Counsel for LTC Financial Partners LLC, one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance solutions agencies.

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Jim Loughlin joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as Managing Principal, Risk Solutions in New York

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationally expanding retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced that James R. Loughlin has joined the firm as Managing Principal, Risk Solutions.

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Risk Management Professional Don Atkinson joins The McCart Group

DULUTH, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that it has added Don Atkinson to the risk management consulting practice in their Southeast Region, The McCart Group. Atkinson brings 29 years of experience in risk management and insurance sales and client relationship management.

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LTC Solutions Campaign May Be New Answer to America’s Long-Term Care Crisis: LTC Insurance and Beyond

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: LTC Financial Partners, LLC announces their LTC Solutions campaign, which is a simple answer to a big, seemingly intractable problem: Nearly 70 percent of Americans over 65 will need long-term care services at some point, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That includes the majority of Baby Boomers, 78 million strong, now moving into their retirement years.

TOPICS: Baby Boomers, Insurance, News: Seniors, Newsdesk, State: Washington
 
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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has acquired certain assets of program specialist Altus Specialty Group

BOSTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced it has acquired certain assets of program specialist Altus Specialty Group (ASG), namely the program book of business. The acquisition of this business comes on the heels of EPIC’s November 2013 announcement of plans to pursue national expansion, backed by capital from The Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital.

TOPICS: Business, Insurance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Newsdesk, State: Massachusetts
 
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Landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly to be introduced by Assemblymember Atkins

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Calif. Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th Assembly District, announced she will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). According to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), liability insurance for RCFEs is not now required as a condition of licensure.

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The McCart Group acquired by Edgewood Partners Insurance Center

ATLANTA, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired The McCart Group of Atlanta, Ga. Founded in 1971 as Joe McCart Insurance Agency, Inc., The McCart Group is now one of the largest insurance and risk management firms in Georgia.

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Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company announces Jason Lofton MD and Timothy Langford MD as 2014 New Board Members

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company today announced the election of two new members of their Board of Directors for 2014. As a mutual company, the two new board members were elected by the policyholders/owners of the insurance company. The two new board members are Jason Lofton, MD and Timothy Langford, MD.

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EPIC Insurance welcomes Sama Hershey Davis to its employee benefits consulting practice in the West

PETALUMA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Sama Hershey Davis in their North Bay employee benefits consulting practice. Hershey Davis brings 15 years of experience in healthcare, benefits consulting, human resources, compliance, wellness and client relationship management to EPIC.

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Interpreters Unlimited aquires Albors and Alnet, a language and medical transportation company

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Interpreters Unlimited, Inc. today announced that it has recently acquired Albors and Alnet, a language and medical transportation company. And, the Bank of Southern California was instrumental in providing the financing for the acquisition. As a result of this acquisition, Interpreters Unlimited has doubled its number of employees; can now offer medical transportation services; and has a presence on the east coast.

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Return on Efficiency LLC and DrivenBI announce partnership empowering customers to achieve operational insights

PASADENA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: DrivenBI and Return on Efficiency today announced their partnership, empowering customers to achieve operational insights in entirely new ways. SRK simply replaces spreadsheets for analysis, delivering self-service capability for reporting and Operational Dashboards demanded by the insurance industry.

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New England Employee Benefits Council Conference announces ‘Best in Class’ Benefits Initiatives Awards for 2013

WALTHAM, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The New England Employee Benefits Council today announced that it has awarded five companies with Best Practices awards at its Best Practices Conference ‘Employers at the Head of the Class.’ The NEEBC awards were presented to companies that best exhibit innovation and creativity in the planning and delivery of their employee benefit programs.

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Long-Term Care Leader Matt McCann Joins LTC Financial Partners as Senior VP to Prepare Aging Americans for LTCi Needs

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: LTC Financial Partners today announced the addition of Matt McCann to the management team. McCann’s mom was 59 when she cut herself, a seemingly minor accident. The wound developed a staph infection that led to a long hospital stay with complications; and then, suddenly, she found herself needing ‘long-term care’ or help with the tasks of daily living, services not covered by regular health insurance.

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Ohio LTC Leader says a Long-Term Care Protection ‘Package’ may be Perfect Gift for Many Women

CLEVELAND, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Looking for a special present for a special woman? ‘A long-term care protection package may be just the ticket,’ says Denise Gott, Executive Vice-President of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP). ‘What else can improve her life more?’ Gott asks. “Clothing, a trip, perfume, the latest gadget?’

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center named 2013 Healthiest Company in North Bay in California

PETALUMA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced that the North Bay Business Journal has recognized EPIC as a ‘2013 Healthiest Company in North Bay.’ The North Bay office of EPIC participates in a companywide wellness program, led by a volunteer committee that has garnered impressive results over the last four years.

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What a Woman Really Wants? Give the Woman in Your Life the Gift of Long-Term Care Protection

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: With Christmas, Hanukkah, and other gift-giving holidays near, how might you best delight a mother, wife, or other woman in your life? ‘Few things can beat a long-term care protection package,’ says Mark Goldberg, National Sales Manager of LTC Financial Partners, LLC. Really? Compared to jewelry, an ocean cruise, or new car?

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Thanksgiving Faces Competition as Seven Separate LTC Healthcare Awareness Campaigns Seek National Attention

NAPLES, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Long-term care experts across America are giving a boost to seven awareness campaigns that seek to join Thanksgiving at this month’s table of caring. The experts are state-certified agents with LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies. ‘All seven campaigns are very worthwhile,’ says Janet Washburn, an LTCFP Partner and National Trainer, based in Florida.

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Move Over, Thanksgiving; Seven Long-term Care Awareness Campaigns Vie for Room at the ‘Caring Table’

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) has identified seven (count ‘em) awareness campaigns that are competing with Thanksgiving 2013 for space at November’s table of caring. Various associations and agencies have designated November as ‘awareness month’ for their cause.

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EPIC Insurance gains investment from The Carlyle Group to fund national expansion

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a leading retail insurance broker headquartered in California, announced today that funds managed by global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group ( NASDAQ:CG ) have agreed to acquire a controlling equity stake in the company. Carlyle’s investment will enable EPIC to continue to execute its organic growth strategy and support strategic acquisitions of complementary insurance distribution platforms throughout the U.S.

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Genworth CEO Tom McInerney is highlight of 2013 annual National LTC Network Shareholders Meeting

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: At the National LTC Network’s recent Annual Shareholders Meeting in Dallas, Thomas J. McInerney, President and CEO of Genworth Financial, Inc., shared his thoughts – engaging the group in a robust discussion on the future of the long term care (LTC) insurance industry.

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Janice Stanger of EPIC Insurance takes stage at 2013 Fall Wellness Forum Conference

COLUMBUS, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Janice Stanger, a leading wellness expert and benefits consultant for EPIC Insurance, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits brokerage, was a featured guest speaker at the 2013 Fall Wellness Forum Conference. At the conference, held November 8-10 in Columbus, Ohio, Stanger spoke on incorporating effective wellness programs into the workplace and on private healthcare exchanges.

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Bilingual Mobile Healthcare Resource Launched by Latino Consultants LLC to Leverage Latino Mobile Behaviors in Hyperlocal

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Latino Consultants, LLC, a leading social-cause marketing firm for 18 years, today launched the first bilingual mobile health resource ‘web-app’ as part of a hyper-local capacity building initiative in Contra Costa County, Calif. The tools are evidence-based and leverage the mobile health behaviors of low-income communities to engage in accessing enrollment and local health resources.

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Under aggressive new sales management, LTC Financial Partners aims to lead the way in helping Americans pay for long-term care

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies announces a bold shift from its traditional focus on LTC insurance to a broad, balanced focus on multiple ways to pay for care.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center recognized for 2013 as one of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing private companies

SAN MATEO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Silicon Valley Business Journal recently highlighted the region’s fastest growing companies, proving that for innovators, there is always opportunity to grow. EPIC Insurance, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage was one of 52 companies to receive this recognition. This is the fourth consecutive year that EPIC has made the Fastest Growing Private Companies list.

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Business Insurance Mag again recognizes Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as a ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ for 2013

SAN MATEO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized for a fourth year as a Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.

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American Fidelity Administrative Services Assists Employers with Tracking Employee Hours Across the US

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: American Fidelity Administrative Services, LLC, the recent addition to the American Fidelity family of companies and established in response to great demand from American Fidelity Assurance Company’s customers, now offers a tool to assist employers with the complicated Health Care Reform law that requires employers to track employee hours constantly to determine their eligibility for health care coverage.

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LTC Financial Partners Seeking Alliances with 1,000 Insurance Advisers to Serve the Baby Boom in Long-term Care

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: LTC Financial Partners, LLC offers alliance opportunities to 1,000 independent advisers who wish to help longer-living Americans prepare for upcoming long-term care needs. The aim is to handle an expected glut of clients by leveraging, through the advisers, LTCFP’s expertise, solution set, and outreach solutions.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center named a 2013 ‘Best Place to Work’ in California

PETAULUMA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that the North Bay Business Journal in California has named the company a 2013 ‘Best Place to Work.’

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WTCI welcomes Josh Ream as Vice President and Property Broker in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: WTCI (Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC) today announced that property brokerage veteran Josh Ream has joined the firm as Vice President/Property Broker in Atlanta, Georgia.

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First nationwide consumer LTCi Claims Assistance Service proves more effective than when families handle complexities alone

KANSAS CITY, Mo. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: FCF Holding today announced the results of the market test of ClaimJockey, their new long-term care insurance claims assistance service, the first of its kind in America. ‘It’s proving more successful than when families tackle the claims process alone,’ says Wendy Rinehart, President.

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LTC Financial Partners offers protection options for growing number of young people who seek benefits like those enjoyed by parents

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Aging Americans on Notice: When today’s 50 to 60-somethings turn 70 to 80-something, tens of billions of dollars per year will be paid to holders of long-term care insurance policies and related financial instruments. Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC, offers a five-fold path for participation.

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For Human Capital Health Management, EPIC’s Third Video In Healthcare Series Promotes Wellness Behaviors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a California-based retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultancy, announced today their release of the third in a series of Healthcare Engagement Videos, ‘Wellness Behaviors.’ The video provides a simple, practical, easily understood view of the importance of nutrition, activity and rest in promoting overall health and happiness.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Dawn Jeffery as principal at Inland Empire location

ONTARIO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Dawn Jeffery as a property and casualty insurance producer in its Inland Empire division. Dawn brings 28 years of experience in risk management and commercial insurance program development and management to EPIC.

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OC Business Journal names Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as a ‘Best Place to Work’ for 2013 in Calif.

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has announced that the Orange County Business Journal has recognized EPIC as a ‘Best Place to Work’ in Orange County, Calif. EPIC is one of only 34 Orange County companies with 250 or more employees to receive this honor and is ranked fourth in the large company category.

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SafeHarbor Risk Management acquired by rapidly growing insurance brokerage Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a rapidly growing retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced it has acquired SafeHarbor Risk Management. The firm has locations in New York and Boston, Mass.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center’s Jim Gillette has been named a 40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leader by Business Insurance magazine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that Jim Gillette has been selected by Business Insurance magazine as a ’40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leader’ award winner. Gillette is one of only eight to receive this honor in the Western Region.

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Chuck Cushner joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as principal in San Mateo

SAN MATEO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a California retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Charles M. ‘Chuck’ Cushner as a principal and property and casualty insurance producer. Respected and well-connected in the San Francisco Bay Area business community, Cushner brings decades of experience to EPIC in risk management.

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Published by the 3in4 Association, Updated ‘3 in 4′ Guide is Offered Free by LTC Financial Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The newly revised guide, ‘3 in 4 Need More: Long Term Care Planning TODAY,’ succinctly describes more than half a dozen government or private financial options. The 36-page publication is offered free by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), under a non-exclusive distribution agreement with the 3in4 Association, the publishers.

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PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services Surpasses One Million Insured Solar Panels Delivered in Japanese Markets

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: PowerGuard(R) Specialty Insurance Services today announced that more than one million insured solar panels have been reported to the PowerGuard Third Party Warranty Program and delivered into the Japanese marketplace. It allows solar manufacturers to offer clients the enhanced security of additional warranty protection in the unlikely event of a solar manufacturer’s bankruptcy.

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PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services Launches Solar Panel Program Warranty Verification Portal

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services today announced the launch of their Solar Panel Program Warranty Verification Portal, accessible from their Web site. The Warranty Verification Portal was developed to help those purchasing panels from PowerGuard’s solar manufacturing clients verify the existence of extended warranty coverage.

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