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Jan 21, 2020

Sarah Lawrence College Tackles Rising Faculty Healthcare Costs - Becomes First New York Institution to Join edHEALTH’s Purchasing Collaborative

edHEALTH

“We look for creative solutions for our higher education clients, where faculty and staff healthcare costs typically represent the second or third biggest expense,” said Sheena Tracy, managing director of Risk Strategies, which helps colleges identify opportunities in the insurance and healthcare sector. “The edHEALTH team is enthusiastic and well-versed in the industry. As soon as they established a national provider network option—the Trustmark Health Benefits administrator option—it opened new opportunities for our client, Sarah Lawrence, to join and benefit from the collaborative.”

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Jan 21, 2020

Risk Strategies purchases student health insurance plan administrator Academic HealthPlans

Insurance Business 

Risk Strategies has acquired Academic HealthPlans (AHP), a national administrator of health insurance plans for colleges and universities.

Founded in 1998, Grapevine, TX-based AHP has been providing an “intuitive and streamlined student and administrator experience” thanks to its use of innovative processes and technology, a release said. The firm serves more than 150 colleges and universities across the US.

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Jan 21, 2020

Risk Strategies acquisition targets student health services

Reinsurance News

US insurance broker and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced the acquisition of Academic HealthPlans, Inc. (AHP), a firm that creates and administers health insurance plans that colleges and universities make available to its students.

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Jan 16, 2020

Risk Strategies acquires student health insurance provider

Captive International 

Risk Strategies’ acquisition builds on its 2017 purchase of University Health Plans. With the addition of Texas-based AHP to the business, which counts over 150 colleges and universities nationally of all sizes as clients, Risk Strategies is the largest broker of student health insurance plans and related administrative services in the US. 

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Jan 16, 2020

Risk Strategies Acquires Academic HealthPlans in Texas

Insurance Journal

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Risk Strategies, has acquired Academic HealthPlans Inc. (AHP), a Grapevine, Texas-based provider of health insurance plans that colleges and universities make available to their students.

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Jan 15, 2020

Title IX Changes Could Add Exposure for Universities, Discourage Victims from Coming Forward

New England Board of Higher Educcation 

Higher Ed and the Law …

Title IX, the federal civil rights law passed in 1972, was a landmark piece of legislation that prohibited sexual discrimination in educational institutions across America. It reads, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

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Jan 13, 2020

5 People on the Move

Risk & Insurance

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies announced that it has appointed Sharon Edwards as chief operating officer. She will join the firm’s executive committee and lead its operating committee, immediately assuming oversight for national operations.

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Jan 13, 2020

Industry Trends to Exploit for 2020

Insurance Journal

A really nice mid-sized national broker, Risk Strategies, is based out of Boston. They did 25 deals in 2019, which was one of their biggest years. They are being more selective in buying agencies with specific niches, like employee benefits, healthcare, real estate and transportation agencies. In 2020, they expect to do another 20 to 25 transactions.

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Jan 13, 2020

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Jan. 10, 2020.”

PropertyCasualty360

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies announced that it has appointed Sharon Edwards as chief operating officer. She will join the firm’s executive committee and lead its operating committee, immediately assuming oversight for national operations.

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Jan 9, 2020

Former Willis CFO Edwards Appointed COO of Risk Strategies in Tennessee

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed Sharon Edwards as chief operating officer. She will join the firm’s executive committee and lead its operating committee, immediately assuming oversight and management responsibilities for national operations.

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Jan 9, 2020

Risk Strategies appoints industry veteran as new COO

Insurance Business

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced the appointment of Sharon Edwards as chief operating officer.

In her new role, Edwards will join the firm’s executive committee and lead its operating committee, assuming oversight and management responsibilities for national operations. She will report to John Mina, chief executive officer of Risk Strategies, and lead improvements in client experience, with a focus on consistent associate experience

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Jan 9, 2020

Former Willis exec Edwards named Risk Strategies COO

The Insurer

Expansive US broker Risk Strategies has named former Willis Towers Watson executive Sharon Edwards as COO.

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Jan 8, 2020

WTW exec Edwards to join Risk Strategies as COO

Reinsurance News

US insurance broker and risk management firm Risk Strategies has appointed Sharon Edwards as Chief Operating Officer.

Edwards, who will join the firm’s executive committee and lead its operating committee, assumes immediate oversight and management responsibilities for national operations.

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Jan 8, 2020

Risk Strategies appoints COO

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies Insurance Brokerage Service LLC said Tuesday it has named Sharon Edwards to the new position of chief operating officer.

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Jan 8, 2020

Comings & Goings: Sharon Edwards

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies Inc. named Nashville, Tennessee-based Sharon Edwards chief operating officer. Previously, Ms. Edwards was chief financial officer for Willis Towers Watson PLC

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Dec 13, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires retail and wholesale marine specialty businesses

Captive International 

Risk Strategies has acquired the two subsidiaries of Gowrie Holdings: Gowrie Group (Gowrie), a full-service national specialty retail insurance brokerage; and Maritime Program Group (MPG), a marine-focused managing general agent (MGA). 

 

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Dec 13, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Gowie Holdings’ insurance subsidiaries

Reinsurance News

US insurance broker and risk management firm Risk Strategies has acquired two subsidiaries of Gowrie Holdings in a move aimed at bolstering the capabilities of the firm’s national private client practice.

The acquisitions include both Gowrie Group, a full-service national specialty retail insurance brokerage, as well as Maritime Program Group, a marine-focused managing general agent.

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Dec 12, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires Insurance Subsidiaries of Gowrie Holdings, Inc

Global Banking & Finance Review

Risk Strategies, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced that it has acquired the two subsidiaries of Gowrie Holdings, Inc. (GHI). The acquisitions include both Gowrie Group (Gowrie), a full-service national specialty retail insurance brokerage with an established leadership reputation for niche insurance programs, as well as Maritime Program Group (MPG), a marine-focused managing general agent (MGA). Together, Gowrie and MPG are the largest recreational marine insurance specialists in the U.S.

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Dec 12, 2019

Risk Strategies boosts marine presence with Gowrie acquisition

The Insurer

Risk Strategies has acquired insurance program brokerage Gowrie Group and marine managing general agent Maritime Program Group (MPG), which together are the largest recreational marine insurance specialists in the US.

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Dec 11, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Gowrie Holdings subsidiaries

Verdict’s Life Insurance International

US-based insurance brokerage Risk Strategies has acquired two of Gowrie Holdings subsidiaries, Maritime Program Group and Gowrie Group for an undisclosed amount.

Gowrie was established in 1974 by Carter Gowrie. It currently employs around 80 personnel in five offices in the Northeast.

Risk Strategies’ CEO John Mina said: “We’re excited to bring Carter and his people on board as we further differentiate Risk Strategies from generalist firms.

“Their scale in specialisation, both in its retail and wholesale businesses, will add significantly to our current businesses and provide a great base for growth.”

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Dec 11, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires New England-Based Subsidiaries of Gowrie Holdings

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired the two subsidiaries of Gowrie Holdings Inc. (GHI).

The acquisitions include both Gowrie Group, a full-service national specialty retail insurance brokerage with an established leadership reputation for niche insurance programs, as well as Maritime Program Group (MPG), a marine-focused managing general agent (MGA). Together, Gowrie and MPG are the largest recreational marine insurance specialists in the U.S.

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Dec 11, 2019

Risk Strategies makes recreational marine buys

Business Insurance

Broker Risk Strategies Co. Inc. has acquired the two subsidiaries of privately held Gowrie Holdings Inc., Risk Strategies said in a statement Tuesday.

The acquired entities are Gowrie Group, a specialty retail insurance brokerage, and Maritime Program Group, a marine-focused managing general agent, which together form the largest recreational marine insurance specialists in the U.S., Boston-based Risk Strategies said in the statement. Gowrie Holdings is based in Darien, Connecticut.

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Dec 6, 2019

Amazon’s Business Model Is Wreaking Havoc Across the Insurance Industry

Risk & Insurance

According to Mike Vitulli, senior vice president and director of risk management, Risk Strategies, Amazon often avoids liability from shipping accidents by employing independent contractors.

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Nov 22, 2019

Risk Strategies continues acquisition streak

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies has acquired Thomas McGee group, a Missouri-based brokerage that specialises in large accounts, group and single-parent captives and focused risk management services.

Thomas McGee Group has been in the alternative risk transfer market since the 1980s, the firm has formed and managed self-insured pools as well as placements for excess programmes, loss portfolio transfer programmes, claim reserve analysis, programmes for individual clients and other alternative risk financing and management strategies.

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Nov 22, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Missouri brokerage Thomas McGee Group

Reinsurance News

Risk Strategies, a privately held US insurance broker and risk management firm, has acquired Thomas McGee Group, a US full-service insurance brokerage headquartered in Missouri.

TMG, with specialty capabilities for large accounts, group and single parent captives, and focused risk management services, also enjoys a national reputation in the surety business, underwriting customised programs for the construction industry.

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Nov 22, 2019

Risk Strategies snaps up Missouri-based insurance brokerage TMG

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has acquired Thomas McGee Group (TMG), a full-service brokerage based in Missouri. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

TMG is a firm with specialty capabilities for large accounts, group and single parent captives, in addition to risk management services. It has been in business for more than 100 years and is one of the preeminent insurance brokerages in the Midwest, a release said.

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Nov 20, 2019

People on the Move

Risk & Insurance

Risk Strategies names Michael Grant its employee benefits practice leader and more in this edition of People on the Move.

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Nov 20, 2019

Risk Strategies continues buying spree with Thomas McGee Group deal

Life Insurance International

US-based insurance brokerage Risk Strategies has purchased Missouri-based Thomas McGee Group (TMG) for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in the 1970s, TMG is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm based in Kansas City in Missouri and also has a presence in St. Louis.

Risk Strategies’ CEO John Mina said: “In a very active acquisition market, we remained focused on bringing on board only those firms with a culture and expertise focus that will advance our goal of becoming a best-in-class specialty brokerage.

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Nov 20, 2019

Risk Strategies adds Missouri-based brokerage to its growing stable

Captive International

Risk Strategies has acquired Thomas McGee Group (TMG), a Missouri-based full service brokerage with specialty capabilities for large accounts, group and single parent captives, and focused risk management services. 

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Nov 20, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires Thomas McGee Group in Missouri

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Thomas McGee Group (TMG), a Missouri-based full-service brokerage with specialty capabilities for large accounts, group and single parent captives, and focused risk management services.

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Nov 18, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Ohio brokerage Zito Insurance Agency

Reinsurance News

Risk Strategies, a privately held US insurance broker and risk management firm, has acquired Zito Insurance Agency, a full-service insurance brokerage headquartered in Mentor, Ohio.

Established in 1963, Zito employs 36 people and provides property and casualty (P&C) and life and health insurance services to both individuals and business across a range of industries.

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Nov 18, 2019

Risk Strategies appoints employee benefits practice leader

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies has named Michael Sean Grant as employee benefits practice leader for the firm’s greater New York region.

Previously, Grant was senior vice president and managing director at a New York City insurance brokerage, where he was responsible for restructuring its single employee benefits office in New York into a national practice, spanning across California, Texas and Florida.

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Nov 18, 2019

Risk Strategies appoints New York metro region employee benefits practice leader

Intelligent Insurer

Risk Strategies, a privately held US insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed of 25-year industry veteran Michael Grant, as employee benefits practice leader for the firm’s Greater New York region.

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Nov 18, 2019

Risk Strategies Appoints Grant as Employee Benefits Practice Leader in New York

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed 25-year industry veteran Michael S. Grant as employee benefits practice leader for the firm’s Greater New York region.

Prior to joining Risk Strategies, Grant was senior vice president and managing director at a prominent New York City insurance brokerage, where he was responsible for restructuring its single employee benefits office in New York into a national practice, spanning across California, Texas and Florida. Grant’s experience also includes ten years at a top ten national broker, where he was accountable for all facets of insurance…

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Nov 14, 2019

Risk Strategies continues buying spree with Zito Insurance deal

Life Insurance International

US-based insurance brokerage Risk Strategies has strengthened its national footprint with the purchase of Zito Insurance Agency for an undisclosed sum.

Headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, Zito was established in 1963 and employs 36 personnel.

The firm serves both individuals and businesses from different industries, offering property, casualty, life, as well as health insurance services. It also has an office at Rocky River in Ohio.

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Nov 14, 2019

Ohio’s Zito Insurance Agency Acquired by Risk Strategies

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Zito Insurance Agency, a full service firm headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, northeast of Cleveland.

Founded in 1963, Zito is a second-generation, full-service insurance brokerage firm employing 36 people and providing property and casualty and life and health insurance services to individuals and businesses across a wide array of industries. In addition to its Mentor, Ohio, headquarters, the firm also maintains an office in nearby Rocky River, Ohio.

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Nov 13, 2019

Risk Strategies expands with Ohio purchase

Business InsuranceZito has 36 staff headed by Chris Zito, a second office in Rocky River, Ohio, and clients in broadcasting, contracting, manufacturing, nonprofits and real estate, a Risk Strategies statement said.

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Nov 13, 2019

Risk Strategies expands Ohio footprint

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has announced the acquisition of Zito Insurance Agency, a full-service firm headquartered in Mentor, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Nov 8, 2019

Imagining How Technology Might Transform Risks and Insurance by 2030

Insurance Journal

Mina said he believes the insurance industry is already behind in harnessing what’s available in terms of technology.

“There’s too much work that we could already do just to improve the current technologies in the industry,” he said.

With this in mind, Mina thinks a revolution in the technology space is on tap for the insurance industry in the next 10 years because current software technologies are not fit to meet the industry’s growing needs.

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Nov 8, 2019

Risk Strategies names Dubraski as chief growth officer

New England Real Estate Journal

Risk Strategies’ national health care practice leader, Bob Dubraski, has been appointed chief growth officer.

In his role, Dubraski will work with leaders across all of Risk Strategies’ business units to drive collaboration and opportunities that benefit clients, while helping to meet the firm’s growth goals. Prior to joining Risk Strategies, Dubraski was founder and CEO of Dubraski & Associates Insurance Services, which he grew into one of the country’s leading health care-focused specialty insurance brokerages. Risk Strategies acquired Dubraski & Associates in 2015.

Nov 8, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Nov. 8, 2019

PropertyCasualty360

Risk Strategies, a privately held US insurance broker and risk management firm, has appointed Chris Powers to lead its employee benefits practice for the eastern US.

Powers, who joined Risk Strategies in 2014, holds 25 years’ experience in the insurance space and previously oversaw the New England region of the firm’s employee benefits practice.

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Nov 8, 2019

Risk Strategies appoints Powers to lead employee benefits practice

Reinsurance News

Risk Strategies, a privately held US insurance broker and risk management firm, has appointed Chris Powers to lead its employee benefits practice for the eastern US.

Powers, who joined Risk Strategies in 2014, holds 25 years’ experience in the insurance space and previously oversaw the New England region of the firm’s employee benefits practice.

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Nov 6, 2019

Player Personnel: 10 Boston Startups Hired New CEOs in October

BostInno

Boston-based risk management firm Risk Strategies promoted its national health care practice leader, Bob Dubraski, to the position of chief growth officer.

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Nov 6, 2019

Risk Strategies names benefits practice leader for eastern US

Insurance Business Magazine

Powers has nearly 25 years of industry experience. He joined Risk Strategies in 2014 with the acquisition of Benefit Development Group (BDG), a Massachusetts-based employee benefits brokerage.

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Nov 6, 2019

Risk Strategies Appoints Powers to Lead Eastern U.S. Employee Benefits Practice

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, Boston, Mass.-headquartered insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed Chris Powers to lead its employee benefits practice for the Eastern U.S. Previously, Powers oversaw the New England region of the firm’s employee benefits practice.

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Nov 4, 2019

U.S. Shadow Lenders See Loan Volume Slow, Quality Decline

Bloomberg

Private debt firms were tapped for at least two large transactions -- a $1.6 billion refinancing loan for insurance brokerage Risk Strategies 

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Nov 4, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires specialty brokerage Dash & Love

Life Insurance International

Risk Strategies, a US-based insurance brokerage and risk management company, has acquired Philadelphia-based specialty brokerage Dash & Love for an undisclosed amount.

Dash & Love, which was established in 1930, is family-owned specialty retail insurance brokerage.

Services offered by it include insurance placement and risk management advice to organisations and individuals and families across Pennsylvania and the tri-state area.

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Nov 4, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires specialty brokerage Dash&Love

Captive International

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm with interests in the captives space, has acquired Dash & Love, a full-service specialty brokerage based just outside of Philadelphia.

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Nov 1, 2019

Cyber Security Threats and Protections

The AEC Leadership Today Podcast

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features J. Dale Crow. Dale is the Vice President at Risk Strategies, and he is passionate about risk management for AEC and professional services firms. 

When It Comes to Cyber Breach, It’s About ‘When’ Not ‘If’

Dale describes himself as a recovering attorney. He spent about a decade litigating professional liability claims against engineering and architectural firms. Now he uses his experience with these types of legal claims and matters at Risk Strategies, where he counsels AE firms in how to insure and manage risk.

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Oct 31, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires specialty brokerage Dash & Love

Reinsurance News

Risk Strategies, a privately held US insurance broker and risk management firm, has acquired full-service specialty brokerage Dash & Love.

Dash & Love is a retail insurance brokerage providing insurance placement and risk management advice to organisations and successful individuals and families across Pennsylvania and the tri-state area.

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Oct 31, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires brokerage Dash & Love

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has acquired Dash & Love, a full-service specialty brokerage based in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Dash & Love, founded in 1930, is a family-owned specialty retail insurance brokerage that offers insurance placement and risk management advice to organizations and individuals in the tri-state area. The firm has a reputation as one of the leading providers of specialized risk management services to community associations in the region.

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Oct 30, 2019

Around the P&C insurance industry: October 30, 2019

PropertyCasualty360

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, announced that it has acquired Dash & Love, Inc., a full-service specialty brokerage based outside of Philadelphia. Terms of the deal were not announced. Founded in 1930, Dash & Love provides insurance placement and risk management advice to organizations and successful individuals and families across Pennsylvania and the tri-state area.

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Oct 30, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires Pennsylvania’s Dash & Love

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Dash & Love Inc., a full-service specialty brokerage based just outside of Philadelphia. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Founded in 1930, Dash & Love is a family-owned specialty retail insurance brokerage providing insurance placement and risk management advice to organizations, individuals and families across Pennsylvania and the tri-state area

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Oct 28, 2019

Winter Is Coming: Is Your Property Prepared?

Facility Executive

As we see more record high temperatures along with more intense and frequent storm activity, colder winters might seem inconsistent with an over-arching warming trend. But they’re not. More severe winters could be part and parcel of changing weather patterns, as well as evolving actuarial modeling and more restrictions from insurance companies on real estate coverage.

According to the most recent predictions from the Farmer’s Almanac, the Northeast might be in for an unusually cold winter for the 2019/2020 season.

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Oct 28, 2019

Property valuation modeling for real estate portfolios - Spencer Macalaster

New England Real Estate Journal 

Many real estate property owners often think they should insure the building for what they paid for it.  This however, does not take into consideration what would happen in the event of an insured property loss that requires rebuilding to the original like kind condition.  What an owner “paid” for a building or what it might be “worth” in the open marketplace versus how much it might cost to rebuild the building for the “insured” value are not the same. 

Property valuation modeling (also known as Total Insured Value modeling) is the process of using…

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Oct 28, 2019

The Fine Art of Fine Art Insurance

PrincetonInfo

No one accounted for the bird. Who would have?

The art collector had a second home in the mountains, where there was, among other things, a painting worth $7 million. One day a caretaker went to conduct a regular check of the property. The caretaker saw that all was in order, then left and locked up. Everything was secure.

But when the home was opened again weeks later, the painting had been damaged. The culprit was a bird who had accidentally been let inside by the caretaker and had been locked in for several weeks. As birds do, it…

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Oct 25, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Oct. 25, 2019

PropertyCasualty360

Risk Strategies, a privately held US insurance broker and risk management firm, has announced the appointment of Bob Dubraski as Chief Growth Officer.

The appointment represents an expansion of Dubraski’s current role as National Health Care Practice Leader, and will see him work with all of Risk Strategies’ business units to drive collaboration and help meet the firm’s growth goals.

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Oct 24, 2019

Massachusetts’ Risk Strategies Appoints Dubraski as Chief Growth Officer

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a Boston, Mass.-headquartered, privately held insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed its National Health Care Practice leader, Bob Dubraski, as chief growth officer.

In his expanded role, Dubraski will work with leaders across all of Risk Strategies’ business units to drive collaboration and opportunities that benefit clients, while helping to meet the firm’s growth goals.

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Oct 24, 2019

Risk Strategies names Bob Dubraski as Chief Growth Officer

Reinsurance News

Risk Strategies, a privately held US insurance broker and risk management firm, has announced the appointment of Bob Dubraski as Chief Growth Officer.

The appointment represents an expansion of Dubraski’s current role as National Health Care Practice Leader, and will see him work with all of Risk Strategies’ business units to drive collaboration and help meet the firm’s growth goals.

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Oct 23, 2019

Bob Dubraski takes on expanded role at Risk Strategies

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies has appointed its national health care practice leader Bob Dubraski as chief growth officer.

Dubraski, in his expanded role, will work with leaders across all of Risk Strategies’ business units to drive collaboration and opportunities that benefit clients, aiming to help to meet the firm’s growth goals.

Prior to joining Risk Strategies, Dubraski was founder and CEO of Dubraski & Associates Insurance Services, a healthcare-focused specialty insurance brokerage. Risk Strategies acquired Dubraski & Associates in 2015.

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Oct 23, 2019

Risk Strategies to Offer Cyber Risk Management Platform Underwritten by Berkley

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has launched the Cyber Resolute offering that combines new technology with smarter processes and specialized coverage.

Cyber Resolute can be tailored to specific client circumstances and works as an advanced risk mitigation platform powered by Arceo.ai data analytics technology and backed by insurance underwritten through an exclusive partnership with Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions, a Berkley Company. The platform’s peer benchmarking data, analytics and artificial intelligence provide real-time awareness and understanding of potential security deficiencies and prioritizes recommended fixes. These insights can make it simpler to secure…

Oct 23, 2019

Risk Strategies practice leader gains new responsibilities

Insurance Business 

Risk Strategies has announced that the role of its national healthcare practice leader, Bob Dubraski, will be expanded to include the responsibilities of chief growth officer.

With new responsibilities, Dubraski will coordinate with the various leaders of Risk Strategies’ business units to “drive collaboration and opportunities that benefit clients,” a release said.

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Oct 22, 2019

Risk Strategies names new chief growth officer

Captive International

Risk Strategies has promoted its national health care practice leader, Bob Dubraski, to the role of chief growth officer.

Dubraski’s additional responsibilities see him work with leaders across all the company’s business units to drive collaboration and opportunities that benefit clients, and increase growth. 

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Oct 22, 2019

COMINGS & GOINGS- Bob Dubraski

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies Co. Inc. named Boston-based Bob Dubraski to be chief growth officer. Previously, Mr. Dubraski was national health care practice leader.

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Oct 21, 2019

Risk Strategies unveils new cyber risk mitigation platform

Insurance Business 

Risk Strategies has revealed a new offering that combines specialized cyber coverage and advanced risk mitigation services to help clients reduce their cyber-related exposure and costs.

The new Cyber Resolute offering is a risk mitigation platform powered by Arceo.ai data analytics technology, combined with insurance underwritten through Risk Strategies’ partnership with Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions.

Cyber Resolute’s peer benchmarking data, analytics and artificial intelligence offers users real-time awareness and understanding of potential security deficiencies; it also recommends solutions to these cybersecurity deficits. This is made possible thanks to Arceo.ai’s approach, which applies data science to internal and externally…

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Oct 21, 2019

Risk Strategies Launches Cyber Resolute Transforms Traditional Cyber Liability Risk Management

Program Business

Available to companies with up to $250 million in annual sales, Cyber Resolute delivers industry-leading proprietary coverage and 24/7 access to best-in-class cyber response forensics and legal teams.

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Oct 17, 2019

Risk Strategies unveils cyber risk mitigation platform

Captive International

Risk Strategies has launched Cyber Resolute, a risk mitigation platform that provides specialised coverage to reduce exposure, costs and potential liability.

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Oct 17, 2019

Brokerage RSC launches cyber coverage

Business Insurance

The coverage is available to companies with up to $250 million in annual sales, Boston-based RSC said Wednesday in a statement.

Cyber Resolute provides policyholders with 24-hour access to cyber response forensics and legal teams, the statement said.

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Oct 14, 2019

Boston Risk Strategies Announces New CEO

Agency Checklists

Mr. Mina’s tenure as Risk Strategies President has coincided with the company’s “most explosive growth phase” as it has expanded across the country. Under his leadership, the firm more than doubled its number of employees, as well as its revenues and premiums.

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Oct 9, 2019

Massachusetts’ Risk Strategies Names Mina as CEO

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a Boston, Mass.-headquartered, privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has named President John Mina as CEO. Mina will succeed Michael Christian, Risk Strategies founder and long-time CEO, who will move to the executive chairman role.

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies’ Mina named CEO as Christian takes on Executive Chairman role

Reinsurance News

As CEO, he will be tasked with setting the strategic direction of the broker and working as a senior advisor to the leadership team while at the same time managing day-to-day operations. 

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies appoints a new chief executive

Insurance Business America

Mina succeeds Michael Christian, incumbent CEO and founder of Risk Strategies, who will transition into an executive chairman role.

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies appoints president to CEO role

Captive International

Risk Strategies has named John Mina, its president, as CEO, succeeding Michael Christian, who will move to the executive chairman role.

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies replaces CEO; founder moves to executive chairman role

Intelligent Insurer

US insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has appointed its president John Mina as new chief executive officer (CEO).

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies names new CEO

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies has named president John Mina as the firm’s new CEO, succeeding Michael Christian.

Christian, who founded Risk Strategies in 1997 and long-time CEO, will move into the executive chairman role.

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Oct 9, 2019

Mina replaces founder Christian as Risk Strategies CEO

The Insurer

Privately-held US broker Risk Strategies has named its president John Mina as CEO, succeeding founder and long-time leader Michael Christian.

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Oct 8, 2019

Risk Strategies reorganizes leadership

Business Insurance

“Our five-year goal is to achieve $1 billion in revenue, and we are halfway there. During the same time period, I’d like to establish an international footprint,” said Mr. Mina in an interview.

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Oct 1, 2019

Ransomware: To pay or not to pay

SC Magazine

“A few years ago, if a company was locked out of its data by hackers, it wasn’t necessarily inclined to pay the ransom demand. That’s because there used to a ‘silver bullet,’ in that if the company was doing regular backups of its systems, it could restore its data,” says Robert Rosenzweig, vice president and national cyber risk practice leader at Risk Strategies.

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Oct 1, 2019

Ransomware: Fast and furious

SC Magazine

Ransoms are insurable under cyber policies, as are other costs associated with an attack, such as forensic investigative expenses, remediation costs and business interruption losses. How your cyber policy is written can have a big impact on the outcome and timing is a critical consideration.

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Oct 1, 2019

Risk Strategies moves in to acquire private client insurance firm in NY

Insurance Business America

“We’re always on the lookout for potential partners who can bring the right mix of experience and expertise to our practice,” said Risk Strategies national private client practice leader Bob Courtemanche.

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Oct 1, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires New York’s Bedrick-Kaitz Agency

Insurance Journal

BKA is run by CEO Michael Rosenberg, who acquired the firm from one of its original founders, Donald Kaitz, shortly after joining the company in the 1980s. Prior to acquiring BKA, Rosenberg was a personal lines specialist with a boutique brokerage in New York City.

Sep 27, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Sept. 27, 2019

PropertyCasualty360

Brad W. Gabbard has been appointed senior vice president to Risk Strategies‘ national health care practice. Most recently, he was an executive vice president and health care practice leader for Willis Towers Watson’s Columbus, Ohio, office.

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Sep 25, 2019

Risk Strategies’ run of acquisitions continues

Captive International

Risk Strategies has made the latest in a series of acquisitions with the purchase of Pro Safety Services, which provides safety and loss control services to construction companies, builders, and other industries. 

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Sep 25, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires New York’s Pro Safety Services

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Pro Safety Services LLC, a provider of safety and loss control services to construction companies, builders and a range of other industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1999 by its current president John McCarthy, Pro Safety Services offers a scope of specialized safety programs and services that help clients protect physical assets and earnings by identifying and managing risks. The company’s service offerings include full-time site safety management, loss control, training, periodic audits and safety management program development, among others.

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Sep 24, 2019

Risk Strategies Appoints Gabbard as Senior Vice President to Health Care Practice

Insurance Journal

Gabbard brings clients experience in developing and administering alternative risk-financing vehicles, such as self-insurance trusts, captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and high deductible programs.

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Sep 23, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires safety manager

Business Insurance 

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm RSC Insurance Brokerage Inc., doing business as Risk Strategies Co. Inc., on Monday announced its acquisition of Pro Safety Services LLC.

Pro Safety, which provides safety and loss control services to construction companies, builders, and a range of other industries, is part of the Boston-based risk management firm’s national expansion as providers of safety consulting and loss control, according to a statement.

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Sep 20, 2019

Risk Strategies names SVP to national healthcare practice

Insurance Business Magazine

A release noted that Gabbard is one of the few brokers in the US to have focused healthcare experience while working with both major brokerage firms and a major reinsurer.

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Sep 20, 2019

9 People on the Move

Risk & Insurance

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance broker and risk management firm, has hired Brad W. Gabbard, CPCU, as senior vice president to its national health care practice.

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Sep 20, 2019

Risk Strategies recruits Brad Gabbard

Captive Insurance Times

Commenting on his appointment, Gabbard said: “I am excited to be joining Risk Strategies’ national health care practice. Being part of a firm built on industry specialisation and joining a truly national, client-focused health care team that collaborates to deliver value across all areas of risk is exactly what I was looking for to best serve healthcare clients throughout the country.”

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Sep 20, 2019

Risk Strategies adds Brad Gabbard as SVP of healthcare practice

Reinsurance News

Gabbard brings clients significant experience in developing and administering alternative risk-financing vehicles, such as self-insurance trusts, captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and high deductible programs.

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Sep 20, 2019

Comings & Goings - Brad Gabbard

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies Inc. named Columbus, Ohio-based Brad Gabbard to be senior vice president. Previously, Mr. Gabbard was executive vice president, health care practice leader for Willis Towers Watson PLC.

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Sep 19, 2019

People on the Move as of 15 September 2019

Advisen.com

Edward J. Flanagan joined Risk Strategies as New England Regional Operations Leader on September 9, 2019. He is responsible for coordinating with the company’s regional operations leaders to drive organic growth in those territories, as well as facilitating the integration of acquired organizations into regional and national operations.

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Sep 11, 2019

Edward Flanagan joins Risk Strategies as New England Regional Leader

Reinsurance News

Expanding U.S. insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies has announced the appointment of Edward Flanagan from Arthur J. Gallagher as New England Regional Operations Leader.

Flanagan succeeds John Scroope, who has been promoted to National Director of Retail Operations, a newly created role.

He brings three decades of industry experience to the role and joins from Arthur J. Gallagher, where he served as a producer focused on clients in the tech, life sciences, financial services and healthcare industries.

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Sep 10, 2019

Risk Strategies Appoints Flanagan as New England Regional Operations Leader

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed Edward J. Flanagan, a veteran broker and sales leader, as New England regional operations leader.

Flanagan will succeed John Scroope, who has been promoted to the newly created role of national director of Retail Operations.

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Sep 10, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Risk Management Advisors

Captive International

Risk Strategies, an insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Risk Management Advisors (RMA), a firm that designs and administers captive insurance programs and self-insured plans for companies in a variety of industries.

The acquisition strengthens Risk Strategies’ portfolio of alternative specialty capabilities, following its acquisition of Oxford Risk Management Group in July of 2018. Oxford’s captive expertise also built on Risk Strategies’ focus on offering clients alternative risk funding methods.

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Sep 4, 2019

Risk Strategies buys captive manager

Business insurance

The deal strengthens the firm’s alternative specialty portfolio and follows its July 2018 acquisition of Maryland-based captive consultancy Oxford Risk Management Group, Risk Strategies said.

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Sep 4, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Risk Management Advisors

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies has acquired Risk Management Advisors (RMA), a California-based leader in developing, designing and administering captive insurance programmes and self-insured plans.

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Sep 4, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires Risk Management Advisors in California

Insurance Journal

Risk Management Advisors designs and administers captive insurance programs and self-insured plans. Client industries range from manufacturing, trucking, and contractors to auto finance, staffing, restaurant groups, and commercial property owners.

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Sep 3, 2019

People & Places

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has selected industry veteran Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in the firm’s central United States region. Giannone brings almost 30 years of insurance industry experience to this new role at Risk Strategies.

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Aug 28, 2019

UB op-ed: Do you know the provenance of your institution’s fine art?

University Business

n alumnus wants to give back to his college, so he donates a drawing by Rembrandt van Rijn that he acquired through an art dealer 10 years ago. School leaders accept the drawing and hang it prominently in the campus museum.

Years later, a historian researching artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II sees the piece and inquiries about its origins. University staffers dig into the work’s history and discover a suspicious gap in the chain of ownership between 1933 and 1945.

What should university leaders do? What risks and ethical responsibilities does the drawing now…

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