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Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. The company provides a broad range of resources tailored to clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts® ; through the dedication and expertise of nearly 27,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line.

For more information, visit sedgwick.com

AmWINS Group, Inc. is the largest independent wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products in the United States, dedicated to serving retail insurance agents by providing property and casualty products, specialty group benefit products and administrative services. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates through more than 115 offices globally and handles premium placements in excess of $20 billion annually. To learn more, visit amwins.com

Heffernan Insurance Brokers is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, and with over 400 employees, Heffernan has a nationwide presence and offers comprehensive business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits, and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Since its founding in 1988, Heffernan has grown to over $150 million in revenue by focusing its efforts on organic growth, as well as strategic and culturally aligned acquisitions. With a commitment to people, Heffernan values a culture dedicated to serving its clients’ needs, providing guidance to protect valuable assets and assistance in making smart decisions for businesses and families. Our employees are our greatest asset—their passion, dedication, and commitment sets us apart from our peers. We foster a workplace founded on respect, where people can be themselves, can be proud of where they work, and can thrive personally and professionally. Heffernan Insurance Brokers has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003, donating over 25 percent of profits to charity in 2018.

For more information, visit: https://www.heffins.com/

Over the past 20 years, TheBest has been acknowledged as an award-winning claims staffing company. By utilizing our recruiting capabilities, our independent adjusting division has redefined the way claims are processed. At TheBest, we focus on building a partnership while customizing our services to help you meet your business goals. Whether you're looking for independent adjusters, direct hire employees, or temporary staff we're your one-stop-shop. As a long-time leader in the insurance claims industry, we make a commitment to provide the best claims solutions nationwide.

For more information, visit: thebestirs.com

Professional Program Insurance Brokerage 

Revolutionizing the Insurance Industry One Program at a Time 

In our ever-changing world, brokers have the option to compete on price or seek out categories that are not overworked by the insurance industry. Professional Program Insurance Brokers (PPIB) has chosen to market to exciting and unique industries with limited distribution channels.  

PPIB was formed in 1993 to design insurance programs for industries that did not have them.  PPIB first tackled the permanent cosmetic industry. This service includes tattooing of eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. To better serve the industry, PPIB President, Susan Preston, set up a nonprofit association for permanent cosmetic technicians that sets and promotes industry standards.  From this alliance with industry representatives, PPIB developed underwriting standards, applications, and endorsements that continue to serve this market. 

 In 1995, tattoo industry leaders asked PPIB for a program like the one for permanent cosmetics, followed by the Medispa/Laser industry in the year 2000.  At that time, PPIB worked with doctors, laser specialists and trainers to understand lasers, Botox/dermal fillers, medical peels, and wellness programs. To assist clients, PPIB developed consent, medical history and aftercare forms for these disciplines. 

Twenty five years later, PPIB still leads the way in insurance innovation. Some of the newest additions to our program line include Smoke Shop retail locations, Pyrotechnics, Medical Directors to the Home health Industry, Electronic Cigarettes and Wellness Centers.   

Throughout the years, PPIB has embraced diversity in their staff.   Now employing over 30 people, PPIB has been successful in developing insurance carriers.   Many of the company leaders are women, as well as the top sales people/underwriters.   This ability to promote diversity in both programs and staffing is what makes PPIB unique in the insurance industry.     

While PPIB writes insurance policies all over the United States, all insurance programs and industry careers arise from their Novato office.   PPIB is proud of the work they are doing and the diversity of their people.     

CRC Group is one of the largest wholesale insurance distributors in the U.S.

CRC Group’s insurance offerings and practice groups range from commercial property, casualty, professional lines, small business, transportation, environmental, construction, energy, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing & distribution, public entity, and real estate, to personal lines, disability, voluntary benefits, and more.

CRC Group has the largest collection of actionable data in the wholesale business and we are putting it to use to consistently deliver better outcomes and more efficient results for our clients. We leverage data to provide a better client experience through limits benchmarking reports, amendatory endorsements, comparison tools, form review library, and property risk assessment reports. We have unveiled the REDY platform, which uses data and analytics to help clients win. In addition, we offer products exclusively available from CRC Group through our Insurisk brand. Our Claims Advocacy team is another way we strive to enhance the client experience, our dedicated team is ready to assist even after the policy is placed, we are here to help in the event of a difficult claim, as well.

These are just some of the ways CRC Group is placing you first.

Safety National® is a multi-line specialty insurance carrier that offers a variety of risk solutions for large commercial and public entity clients. The company has built a loyal client base by practicing a relationship-focused approach to customer service – listening closely to customer needs and designing flexible programs to address them, providing complimentary risk management resources to help improve safety and compliance programs, and offering specialized claims management proficiency to help produce the greatest possible outcomes. A market leader since 1942, the company is a member of the Tokio Marine Group and is rated “A+” (Superior), FSC XV by A.M. Best.

When we formed Tangram Insurance Services back in 1999, we wanted to create a different kind of insurance intermediary for our brokers and the industry. We wanted to be a powerful connector that could deliver compelling insurance solutions at the heart of everything we do. Our mandate was to come up with the right combination of programs, features, services and value, designed to grow your business. 

This meant hiring great people with a deep, collective experience and energy to develop and launch specialty insurance programs. It meant partnering with top-tier carriers equally as committed to the niche markets and products we created. It meant a strong resolve to provide responsive client servicing, not just lip service. 

Today it means, “How can we do better than anyone else?” and “How can we challenge ourselves and the industry to walk towards progress that we can all be proud of?” It is in our DNA to relentlessly push the boundaries of our own potential so we can be the best for our partners. 

As a Managing General Underwriter in the specialty program space, we sit in a unique seat in the insurance vertical. We have the ability to affect great progress and productive outcomes for our brokers and clients and carriers. 

Every program we build, every person we hire, every strategic decision we make- revolves around the central premise that our partners and clients must benefit from its clear and undeniable value. With this guiding principle, Tangram will continue to power into the future with relevant insurance solutions, awesome talent, and an audacious vision to do it better than anyone else. 

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AmRisc, LLC is the largest catastrophe-focused Managing General Agent (MGA) in the United States. Founded in 2000, AmRisc has grown from its modest Lloyd’s coverholder origins to writing over $1.2 billion annually in commercial property and commercial residential property insurance premium. AmRisc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BB&T Insurance Holdings with underwriting offices in Houston (HQ), Atlanta, Morehead City, NC, St Petersburg, FL, Birmingham, AL and Santa Ana, CA. As a MGA, AmRisc underwrites on behalf of several E&S and Admitted carriers and distributes it property insurance products via wholesale brokers and retail agents. Brian Reid is CEO and Laura Beckmann is President & COO. Founder Dan Peed is Vice Chairman and is retiring at the end of 2019.

McLarens is a leading independent global insurance services provider with offices and operations strategically located around the world. With a focus on complex, commercial and niche markets, McLarens provides loss adjusting and claims management services, as well as auditing and pre-risk surveying. The company’s global footprint enables it to provide streamlined consistent service to global customers, while at the same time delivering local expertise and responsive service. The company’s expert adjusters have an average of over 20 years’ claims experience, operating across a range of industries with specialties including: Property, Crisis Management, Natural Resources, Construction & Engineering, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Aviation, Casualty, Marine, FAJ & Specie, Global TPA Services.

For more information, visit: https://www.mclarens.com/.

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