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Dec 17, 2018

RiskPro Global Partners acquired by Risk Strategies

Dallas Innovates

Dallas-based RiskPro Global Partners—a full-service property, casualty, and employee benefits firm—has been acquired by Risk Strategies, a Boston-based privately held insurance brokerage and risk management firm.

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Dec 12, 2018

Risk Strategies picks up P&C employee benefits firm in Dallas

Insurance Business Magazine

Founded in 2017 by Gary Griffith and Travis King, RiskPro Global Partners focuses on industries such as real estate, financial services, hospitality, healthcare, construction, and technology. The firm also specializes in practices such as employee benefits, executive risk and cyber liability.

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Dec 12, 2018

Dallas’ RiskPro Global Partners Acquired by Risk Strategies

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired RiskPro Global Partners, a full-service property/casualty and employee benefits firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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Dec 10, 2018

Risk managers, insurers should heed report’s climate change warnings: experts

Business Insurance

A climate report released by the federal government featured dire warnings about the impact climate change will have on different regions and industry sectors in the United States and the economic losses that will materialize if climate warming continues largely unchecked – warnings that risk managers and insurers should heed and react to given that such warming could raise major insurability and liability questions, experts say.

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Nov 14, 2018

As Art Collections Grow, So Do the Places That Stash Them

The New York Times

“An insurance company may find itself out of capacity at a particular storage site where there is several billion dollars in insured art at the location,” said Steven Pincus, who leads the national fine art practice at DeWitt Stern, an insurance brokerage firm based in Manhattan.

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Nov 13, 2018

Risk Strategies opens up on latest acquisition

Corporate Risk and Insurance

According to Greenbaum, the Arkin Youngentob acquisition came about partly due to Risk Strategies’ reputation for deals in the industry.

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Nov 12, 2018

Cyber Risk with Robert Rosenzweig, RPLU

PLUSblog

From the 2018 PLUS Conference in San Diego, Robert Rosenzweig, RPLU of Risk Strategies discusses the evolution of cyber risk.

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Nov 12, 2018

PLUS Experts: One of the Biggest Gaps in Cyber is Explaining it to Customers

Insurance Journal

“For the buyers, it’s a crowded and noisy and confusing marketplace,” said Robert Rosenzweig, senior vice president and national cyber risk practice leader for Risk Strategies.

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Oct 31, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Maryland’s Arkin Youngentob Associates

Insurance Journal

In addition to employee benefits, Arkin Youngentob focuses on the design of executive benefits, including multi-life disability and life, key person, company-owned life insurance, carve outs, business succession funding and corporate-sponsored retirement plans.

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Oct 31, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires employee benefits firm in fourth swoop this year

Corporate Risk and Insurance

Arkin Youngentob, which was founded in 1981, has earned an industry reputation for its expertise in creative design and alternate funding structures for benefit plans, Risk Strategies said. The firm’s focus industries include real estate services, construction firms, technology companies and government contractors, as well as associations and non-profit organizations.

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Oct 23, 2018

Elite Agencies 2018

Insurance Business

Across the US, thousands of insurance agencies and brokerages service the needs of individuals and businesses, but few do it so exceptionally that they’ve earned the right to be called ‘elite’. IBA’s fifth annual Elite Agencies report spotlights 35 agencies that are attaining new heights while reshaping the insurance business of tomorrow.

 

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Oct 23, 2018

Business Moves: Risk Strategies, Select Insurance Markets,. Preferred Personal Insurance Agency

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, Select Insurance Markets, Preferred Personal Insurance Agency

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Texas-based firms, Select Insurance Markets LLP (SIM) and Preferred Personal Insurance Agency LLP (PPIA). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

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Oct 23, 2018

Risk Strategies Hires Morin as VP of University Health Plans in Massachusetts

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has hired Boyce Morin as vice president of University Health Plans, the firm’s specialty division focusing on the design, placement and service of college and university student health insurance programs

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Oct 23, 2018

Using Cyber Insurance to Mitigate Risk: Getting Savvy About Cost and Policy Terms

Cybersecurity Law Report

Companies are increasingly turning to cyber insurance to offset risk. While coverage exists for a variety of potential losses and liabilities caused by cyber risk, it can be difficult to keep track of the evolving market and to understand confusing policy terms.

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Sep 26, 2018

FOCUS ON HIGH-NET-WORTH INSURANCE

The Rough Notes Company, Inc.

Many individuals don’t recognize their need for specialized coverage.They pay upwards of $250,000 annually for personal insurance. And according to Statista research, there were 4.78 million of them in 2015. These are today’s high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. These are also the individuals who make up a burgeoning insurance market in the United States.

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Sep 21, 2018

Family Office Advisors Thinking Outside the Box: Finding Innovative Solutions to Common Problems

Family Office Exchange

As lawyers, we are taught to zealously advocate for the client or the position we represent. At its best, this advocacy almost always entails thinking outside the proverbial “box.” Having a lawyer who knows when and how to solve problems with creative thinking can make all the difference, but what happens when advisors apply the same mindset? 

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Sep 20, 2018

Worth: Are you signing on to unnecessary risks?

Successful individuals and families lead fast-paced, dynamic lives. Part of that lifestyle may include situations such as undertaking major home renovations, hosting elaborate events at luxury venues and loaning treasured artworks to galleries, museums or traveling exhibitions.

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Aug 28, 2018

Catastrophe modelers respond to growing wildfire threat

Business Insurance

As insured losses from wildfires continue to grow in California and elsewhere, demand for better information and modeling is rising, and catastrophe modelers are responding with new and updated products.

“The sizable fires that occurred in 2017 and earlier have driven demand,” said Peter Fallon, senior vice president at brokerage Risk Strategies Co. Inc., in an email.

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Aug 22, 2018

Wildfire risk: The long-term impact on insurance

Corporate Risk and Insurance

As California endures its worst wildfire yet, property owners face risks from all angles. Sandy Leon, senior vice president at Risk Strategies weighs in..."The extreme weather trend is likely to have a wider impact on the insurance market..." 

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Aug 15, 2018

Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies

Insurance Journal

 14th annual Insurance Journal Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report.The Top 100 list is ranked by total property/casualty agency revenue and comprises only those agencies whose business is primarily retail, not wholesale.

Risk Strategies was named one of Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Independent P/C Agencies. Ranked #11.

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Aug 15, 2018

Risk Strategies’ acquisition of Oxford Risk Management Group

Global Legal Chronicle

Risk Strategies, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, finalized the acquisition of Oxford Risk Management Group, an established leader in alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting. 

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Jul 27, 2018

How Industry Changes are Making Insurance Options More Competitive

Waste360.com

Pam Caron of Risk Strategies shares how the national brokerage is keeping up with industry changes and helping companies choose the right insurance for their needs.

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Jul 23, 2018

Risk Strategies CEO: Emerging risks, captive insurance and consolidation

Corporate Risk and Insurance 

Risk management and broking firm Risk Strategies has been on the acquisition trail this year, growing its business through several deals. Its latest move saw it purchase Oxford Risk Management Group, an alternative risk, captive insurance and consulting firm, for an undisclosed sum.

Corporate Risk and Insurance spoke to Risk Strategies’ CEO Mike Christian to find out more about the deal, and the big risks facing companies.

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Jul 18, 2018

Around the P&C insurance industry: July 18, 2018

PropertyCasualty360

News from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Risk Strategies, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and more.

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Jul 18, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires Oxford Risk

Captive Insurance Times

US brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has acquired Oxford Risk Management Group, a leading captive insurance consultancy.

Oxford Risk specialises in captive feasibility studies, coordination, and management of turn-key captive arrangements, both domestically and internationally.

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Jul 18, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Maryland’s Oxford Risk Management Group

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a Boston, Mass.-headquartered, privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Oxford Risk Management Group, a Sparks, Md.-based provider of alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting. 

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Jul 18, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires captive consultancy

Business Insurance 

Risk Strategies Co. Inc. has acquired captive consultancy Oxford Risk Management Group.

Sparks, Maryland-based Oxford conducts captive feasibility analysis, coordination and management of turn-key captive insurer arrangements, both domestically and internationally, according to a statement published Tuesday by the Boston-based brokerage. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Jul 2, 2018

Business Moves: Risk Strategies, Corporate Benefit Audits

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Corporate Benefit Audits, a firm providing claim outsourcing and audit services to the medical stop loss, managed care and self-funded industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Jun 20, 2018

Risk Strategies adds another benefits firm to its acquisition roster

Employee Benefit Adviser

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Risk Strategies, announced the acquisition of Craford Benefit Consulting, a full-service employee consulting and benefit brokerage firm headquartered in San Rafael, Calif.

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Jun 19, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Craford Benefit Consultants in California

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has acquired San Rafael, Calif.-based Craford Benefit Consultants. Craford is an employee consulting and benefits brokerage firm that also has offices in Portland, Ore. and Charlotte, N.C.

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Jun 19, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires employee benefits brokerage Craford

Intelligent Insurer

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has acquired California-based employee consulting and benefits brokerage Craford Benefit Consultants. The deal expands its geographic footprint and builds expertise in complex cases and financial modelling.

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Jun 19, 2018

Risk Strategies expands employee benefits practice with new acquisition

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies, a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has announced the acquisition of a California-based employee consulting and benefits brokerage.

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Jun 13, 2018

Cincinnati insurance firm acquired by Boston company

Cincinnati Business Courier

The founders of a little-known Cincinnati insurance brokerage firm have sold the company after more than three decades. Risk Strategies acquires Cincinnati insurance firm..

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Jun 12, 2018

A Busy Month For Risk Strategies With Two More Acquisition Announcements

Agency Checklists

On the heels of its acquisition of CBG Benefits Group, Inc., Risk Strategies has announced two more acquisitions. On May 22, 2018, the Boston-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm added to its growing Employee Benefits Practice with the acquisition of another Boston-based firm, Corporate Benefit Audits (CBA). 

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Jun 6, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Cincinnati Intermediaries

Insurance Journal

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Risk Strategies, has acquired Ohio-based Cincinnati Intermediaries LLC, a specialty wholesale brokerage and managing general underwriter (MGU) focused on professional liability.

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May 23, 2018

Corporate Benefit Audits (CBA) acquired by Risk Strategies

Reinsurance News

The privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced the acquisition of Massachusetts-based Corporate Benefit Audits (CBA).

CBA has operated since its founding in 1992 and provides outsourced claim auditing services to clients including stop loss carriers, managing general underwriters, reinsurance companies and self-funded employers.

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May 23, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Massachusetts’ Corporate Benefit Audits

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has announced the acquisition of Corporate Benefit Audits (CBA), a firm providing claim outsourcing and audit services to the medical stop loss, managed care and self-funded industries.

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May 22, 2018

Why is social engineering the biggest threat to your personal assets and security?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=ZSLNbwrn0RY

Worth Magazine

Every day we hear of new cyber risks and data breaches. While these issues might seem to be purely a technology problem, a closer look is warranted.

What that look will reveal is that the risks faced by high net worth individuals, their families and their businesses demonstrate a broad threat landscape. What’s more, that landscape incorporates not just cyber entities but people and processes as well.

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May 22, 2018

Risk Strategies Expansion Continues With Addition Of Another Massachusetts Employee Benefits Practice

Risk Strategies continues to grow its employee benefits practice at a brisk pace with the announcement of its third agency acquisition in the past year. The Boston-based firm’s latest addition to its roster is the Costello Benefits Group, Inc. also known as CBG Benefits Group, Inc.

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May 17, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Massachusetts’ Costello Benefits Group

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Costello Benefits Group (CBG Benefits Inc.), a full-service employee benefits brokerage firm headquartered in Woburn, Mass. This acquisition is part of a broader strategy for Risk Strategies in the last year, in which it has brought three separate, independent specialty agencies and brokerages into its operations that are focused exclusively on employee health and welfare program challenges.

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May 17, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires Massachusetts employee benefits firm

Insurance Business 

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced the acquisition of Costello Benefits Group (CBG Benefits), a full-service employee benefits brokerage firm headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts. CBG Benefits serves human resources and corporate finance departments, developing and implementing health and welfare benefits programs and workplace wellness programs, as well as assisting with regulatory compliance, employee communication and benefits technology.

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Apr 23, 2018

Reputation and litigation at stake after millions of fitness enthusiasts get hacked

Insurance Business America

Reputation and litigation at stake after millions of fitness enthusiasts get hacked on Under Armour's popular app MyFitnessPal. 

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Apr 23, 2018

Inventory Check Shows Over 300 Books Stolen

Risk & Insurance

With global internet sales of stolen books changing the risk management equation, book dealers look for solutions to protect these antique treasures. Margaret Bussiere, vice president, DeWitt Stern, the fine-arts division of specialty brokerage Risk Strategies shares her input.

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Mar 22, 2018

Rising prices for some rare books make them a target for thieves who quickly sell them online

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Awareness of rare books as having a high value has increased, not the actual value of the books themselves. The book market, like the antiques market, is actually depreciating as the buyers are aging out,” said Margaret Bussiere, vice president at DeWitt Stern Group, an insurance brokerage and risk management firm in New York City.

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Mar 15, 2018

Averting the regulatory roadblocks of insurance’s hot new product

Insurance Business America

Like all areas of business, the recreational and medical cannabis industries need the backing of insurance. However, many insurance companies are steering clear of cannabis risks until legislation becomes more standardized across the US, or the federal government gives the drug the green light.

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Feb 28, 2018

Who needs an art collection appraisal, anyway?

Worth Magazine

Great personal art collections can kind of sneak up on you. The thrill of finding and adding new pieces can easily overshadow an equally important, but seemingly tedious, aspect of art ownership: ensuring that your collection is fully inventoried, currently valued and adequately covered.

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Feb 22, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires specialty brokerage

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has acquired Prosurance Redeker Group, a specialty brokerage serving architects and engineers by providing risk-management consultation and the placement of professional liability and other business insurance coverages.

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Feb 22, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires New York City’s Prosurance Redeker Group

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired New York City-based Prosurance Redeker Group LTD., a specialty brokerage serving architects and engineers.

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Feb 20, 2018

2018 Power Broker- Fine Arts

Risk & Insurance

A great broker is not only well-versed in finding the right insurance but can also eloquently explain various coverages and solutions to clients outside the field — no easy task, to be sure. Mary Pontillo, DeWitt Stern’s national fine art practice leader, places value in educating her clients on the different types of insurance coverages available to them.

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Feb 16, 2018

Risk Strategies appoints managing director for marine division

Insurance Business 

Stamper has been with Atlass for 17 years. He began his brokerage career in 1986 with World Marine Underwriters in Fort Lauderdale. He joined the Risk Strategies family of companies in May 2016.

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Feb 14, 2018

Risk Strategies names Scott Stamper MD of Atlass Insurance Group

Reinsurance News

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Risk Strategies has announced the appointment of Scott Stamper as Managing Director (MD), tasked with running the daily operations of the firm as well as assisting with the growth of its recreational and commercial marine unit, Atlass Insurance Group.

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Feb 14, 2018

Stamper Appointed Managing Director of Risk Strategies in Florida

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed Scott Stamper as managing director to run day-to-day operations and help guide the growth of Atlass Insurance Group, the company’s recreational and commercial marine division.

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Feb 6, 2018

What is driving strong M&A activity in the benefit brokerage market?

Employee Benefit Advisor

Risk Strategies has been on a tear buying firms at the rate of roughly one a month in 2017. In addition to BNIA, Risk Strategies recently bought three brokerages with benefit focuses: Boston-based Mosse & Mosse, Tikia Consulting, based near New Orleans; and TSG Financial on Long Island, N.Y.

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Feb 2, 2018

Risk Strategies to Offer DirectPath’s Advocacy and Transparency Service

Life Insurance International

Risk Strategies Company, an insurance brokerage and risk management firm in the US, has signed an agreement to offer DirectPath’s Advocacy and Transparency Service to its clients.

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Jan 31, 2018

Three Large Companies Take Employee Health Benefits Into Their Own Hands

Plansponsor.com

John Greenbaum, national employee benefits practice leader at Risk Strategies Company, says the news is unsurprising to him. “For some time now, employers of all sizes have been struggling on behalf of their employees to deal with a system completely out of alignment with their needs. Costs rise, even as covered services fall, affecting wage growth, worker well-being and business productivity,” he says.

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Jan 25, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Benefits Network Insurance Agency

Intelligent Insurer

Risk Strategies Company, a privately broker and risk management firm, has acquired Benefits Network Insurance Agency (BNIA), a specialist broker focused on the development of employee benefits plans.

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Jan 25, 2018

Risk Strategies Company Acquires Ohio Specialist Brokerage

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies Company, a privately held national insurance and risk-management firm, has acquired Benefits Network Insurance Agency (BNIA), a specialist brokerage with a focus on developing employee benefits plans. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Jan 24, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Ohio’s Benefits Network Insurance Agency

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Co., a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Benefits Network Insurance Agency (BNIA), a specialist brokerage focused on the development of employee benefits plans. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Dec 18, 2017

Splurged on an Expensive Gift? Don’t Forget to Insure It

Nerdwallett.com 

If you’re ordering something expensive online, make sure it won’t sit on a front porch unattended. “Porch theft is a hot new cottage industry,” says Bob Courtemanche, a senior director at Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance brokerage firm.

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Dec 13, 2017

Around the P&C insurance industry: Dec. 13, 2017

PropertyCasualty360.com

Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm,has acquired Delmarva Surety.

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Dec 8, 2017

Wealthy Face Extra Holiday Season Risks

Financial Advisor Magazine

Although laws vary by state, the host is usually responsible for damages caused by guests who leave the premises drunk and then get in an accident, warned Bob Courtemanche, national private client practice leader for Risk Strategies Company, an insurance brokerage based in Boston.

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Oct 20, 2017

Check Your Insurance Policy for Fire Coverage

The Wall Street Journal

“So many clients don’t properly insure the replacement value for their homes, and they don’t understand what it would cost to rebuild their home today,” said Bob Courtemanche, private client practice leader at insurance brokerage Risk Strategies Co.

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Sep 20, 2017

Short-term Ramifications for the Cyber Marketplace after Equifax

Insurance Business

But what does the massive breach mean for the US cyber insurance market? Rob Rosenzweig, vice president and national cyber practice leader for insurance brokerage Risk Strategies Company, spoke to Insurance Business and shared some thoughts.

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Sep 18, 2017

One Point the Equifax Breach Drives Home

InformationWeek

"While there is significant upside to the utilization of outsourced vendors in managing expense, obtaining a higher level of security and realizing operational efficiencies; the flipside is that organizations lose control and still retain all of the risk."

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Sep 8, 2017

How the Hurricane Season Will Affect Our Wallets

U.S. News & World Report

Typically, premiums don't go up from one hurricane, even a devastating one, according to Mike Christian, CEO of Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm based out of Boston.

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Sep 7, 2017

Risk Strategies Acquires Pennsylvania’s Cornerstone

Insurance Journal

Based in Philadelphia, Penn., Cornerstone specializes in medical malpractice insurance for physicians and surgeons. Founded in 2002 and led by its current president, Chris Zuccarini, Cornerstone works with more than 3,000 physicians and surgeons in solo practice and large groups across a variety of specialties including radiology, orthopedics, anesthesia and neurosurgery.

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Sep 4, 2017

Market Ready to Offer Flood Coverage as NFIP Awaits Reauthorization

Business Insurance

“That clarification needs to happen so people aren’t hurt by virtue of joining the private market,” said Janet Bordonaro, flood underwriting manager for Flood Advantage Partners, a member of managing general underwriter and wholesale broker Advanced E&S Group, based in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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Aug 30, 2017

Taxpayers Face Lion’s Share of $50bn Storm Harvey Bill

The Financial Times

Flood insurance is in many cases affordable, industry executives say. “People just don’t ever think it’s going to happen to them,” said Janet Bordonaro, flood underwriting manager at the insurer Flood Advantage Partners.

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Aug 16, 2017

What to Know About New York State Paid Family Leave

ThinkAdvisor.com

New York employers should by now be aware that the state passed paid family leave (PFL) legislation in April of 2016. Since then, a second set of draft PFL regulations were set forth and the notice and comment period closed on June 23, which means it’s time for local businesses to prepare.

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Jul 13, 2017

Risk Strategies Snaps Up Employee Benefits Duo

Captive Insurance Times

Sobelman joins as senior vice president, while Genovese will serve as senior strategic consultant. Both will be based in the company’s New York offices.

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Jun 27, 2017

Ransomware Attack on DLA Piper Serves as a Warning Sign for Law Firms

The American Lawyer

The best-case scenario in some ransomware attacks would be having an incident response plan in place that involves an off-site server back-up that could potentially restore the systems’ computers, said Robert Rosenzweig, another cybersecurity expert and national leader of the cyber practice at insurance brokerage Risk Strategies Co.

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Jun 14, 2017

From “Just Needing a Job” to Being an Insurance CEO

Insurance Business

Having worked for some large corporations and been on the end of a number of acquisitions as an employee, Christian decided to start his own firm, setting up Risk Strategies as a risk management consulting firm initially, not a brokerage. That set the tone for what the company has since become –  one that takes a “thoughtful, consultative, advisory” approach with its clients, according to its leader.

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Jun 7, 2017

157: Follow the Talent | Mike Christian, CEO, Risk Strategies Company

Middle Market Executive

Having grown to 38 offices and more than 900 employees, Risk Strategies Company has entered the ranks of leading national insurance brokers with a strut that signals an appetite for M&A. Join us when the firm’s founder and CEO Mike Christian explains how acquiring companies in key markets, with key business practice areas has made the firm a discriminating buyer inside an industry known for its frequent waves of consolidation.

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Jun 6, 2017

Commercial Auto Carriers in Exit “Stampede”

Insurance Business

“You have a limited pool of carriers and a large percentage of those have pulled out or severely restricted their underwriting just in the last eight months.

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Jun 5, 2017

Agency Owner Tells of Difficult Decision to Sell Up

Insurance Business

We hear a lot about acquisitions – now more than ever in the current merger market – from the perspective of the buyer company. What we don’t always hear is the deal from perspective of the company owners who were bought out.

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May 25, 2017

Risk Strategies Continues Build-out with Brightstone Deal

The Insurance Insider

Private equity-backed US broker Risk Strategies has continued its run of acquisitions with an agreement to buy Brightstone Insurance Services.

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May 2, 2017

The New England Journal of Higher Education

Retirement Plan Lawsuits: Preparing for the Storm

As the lawyers are deployed and the billable hours accrue, it's timely to examine how those who have responsibility for retirement plan oversight—directors, officers, trustees, plan administrators and human resources personnel—might be surprised to find their personal assets are exposed for investment decisions made by others.

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Apr 26, 2017

Why Passing on Cyber-risk Insurance Could be a Big Mistake

SearchManufacturingERP

"If there's internet connectivity, and a hacker's only goal [is] system manipulation to cause injury or damage infrastructure, that type of loss would be focused on with cyberinsurance," said Rob Rosenzweig, a vice president and the national cyber-risk practice leader at Risk Strategies Company.

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Apr 7, 2017

Be Wary of ‘Bear Raiders’

Risk & Insurance

Allegations of short-selling based on cyber security rumors create a new vulnerability for risk managers.

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Mar 28, 2017

Risk Strategies Co. Acquires Dallas-Based Terrell Insurance Services

Insurance Journal

Boston-based Risk Strategies Co. has acquired Terrell Insurance Services, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Dallas.

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Mar 28, 2017

Risk Strategies acquires Terrell Insurance

Intelligent Insurer


US insurance broker Risk Strategies has acquired Terrell Insurance to expand its Dallas operations, less than a year after entering the Texas market.

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Mar 27, 2017

Risk Strategies buys Terrell agency in Dallas

The Insurance Insider

Risk Strategies acquired Terrell Insurance to expand its Dallas operations, less than a year after entering the Texas market.

 

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Mar 3, 2017

The Threat from Within

Risk & Insurance

Rob Rosenzweig, vice president and national cyber risk practice leader at Risk Strategies Company, said risk managers must take ownership of cyber security.

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Feb 22, 2017

Eight Questions for Mary Pontillo

Risk & Insurance

Intrigued by the unique world of risk she handles, Risk & Insurance® asked (Risk Strategies Company subsidiary) DeWitt Stern Vice President and 2017 Power Broker® winner Mary Pontillo to tell us more about her love for fine art and why helping to cover risk in the art world means so much to her.

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Jan 24, 2017

Becker’s ACA Review

14 healthcare thought leaders on President Trump's executive order on the ACA

John Greenbaum. National Practice Leader of Employee Benefits of Risk Strategies Company (Boston). "The executive order's references to 'makers of medical devices, products or medications' could lead to the suspension of the medical device tax and the tax on the pharmaceutical industry.

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Jan 23, 2017

Risk Strategies Company Acquires Massachusetts’ University Health Plans

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Company, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired University Health Plans (UHP), a Quincy, Mass., based brokerage firm specializing in student health insurance programs.

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Jan 19, 2017

Healthcare Risk Management Review

Risk Strategies acquires rival broker University Health Plans

The company said the move adds significantly to the company's leading Higher Education Practice group. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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Jan 5, 2017

Appointing a Cyber Point Person to Minimize Impact of the Inevitable

New York Law Journal

Rob Rosenzweig and Uri Gutfreund, of Risk Strategies Company, offer strategies for minimizing the impact of data breaches.

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Dec 20, 2016

Hollywood-based Insurance Agency Acquired

Sun Sentinel

Hollywood-based Advanced Insurance Underwriters has been acquired by Risk Strategies Company, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, the companies announced  Tuesday.

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Dec 13, 2016

Gazing Ahead: Security Predictions, Part 5

SC Magazine

Rob Rosenzweig, vice president and national cyber risk practice lead, Risk Strategies Company
Because they've been slower to adopt appropriate safeguards and policies, we will see significantly more breaches impacting middle-market companies.

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Nov 18, 2016

How to Manage Data Risk

Providence Business News

According to a poll of business owners and risk managers, cybersecurity and data privacy are the most concerning business risks, over natural disasters, corporate liability and changing legislation or regulation.

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Oct 29, 2016

Antique Teddy Bears and an Artist’s Trash: An ‘Art Dork’ in Her Element

The New York Times

Q. What type of company is DeWitt Stern, and what do you do there?

A. We’re a subsidiary of the Risk Strategies Company in Boston. I insure artwork, mostly for galleries, private collections and individual artists.

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Oct 14, 2016

Risk Strategies Company Acquires New York Based TSG Financial

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has strengthened its employee benefits practice and made its first move to offer wealth management and retirement plan services with the acquisition of Garden City, New York, based TSG Financial. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Oct 14, 2016

Risk Strategies Acquires TSG Financial

Plan Adviser

Risk Strategies, a privately-held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has announced the acquisition of TSG Financial. The move marks the firm’s first venture into offering wealth management and retirement plan services as part of its employee benefits practice.

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Oct 13, 2016

Risk Strategies acquires Long Island-Based TSG Financial

Insurance Business Review 

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies Company acquired Long Island based TSG Financial to strengthen its growing employee benefits practice

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Sep 9, 2016

Leon and Bonk Join Risk Strategies’ Midwest Private Client Practice Team

Insurance Journal

Insurance and risk management firm, Risk Strategies Co., has expanded its Chicago staff with the addition of two experienced practitioners, Sandy Leon and Andrew Bonk, to the company’s Private Client Group.

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Jul 27, 2016

Are Insurers Ditching PPOs?

Healthcare Drive

“In the large group market, traditional PPO offerings have been on the decline for the last several years as Consumer Driven Health Plans have gained popularity,” says John Greenbaum, senior vice president and employee benefits practice leader at national insurance brokerage Risk Strategies Company. “In the group market, the move has largely been driven by market concern over the now-delayed Cadillac tax.”

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Jul 14, 2016

Workers Comp Cycle Poised to Tighten for Insurers, Buyers

Business Insurance

Workers compensation buyers have benefited from increased competition in recent years, but some companies could find it difficult to secure coverage as early as 2017 if underwriting loss predictions are realized

"Many clients didn't necessarily feel the need to shop their business in 2015," Boston-based vice president of Risk Strategies Co. Inc. Mike Vitulli said in an email

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Jun 23, 2016

Broker Acquires Professional Liability Agency

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies Co. has acquired Dallas-based McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency L.L.P., Risk Strategies said in a Monday statement.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed. McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency is a provider of professional liability, property/ casualty and health insurance.

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Jun 21, 2016

Risk Strategies Acquires Dallas-Based McLaughlin Brunson Agency

Insurance Journal

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Risk Strategies Company, has acquired Dallas-based McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency.

McLaughlin Brunson provides insurance products and services to architects, engineers and certified professional accountants in Texas and Oklahoma.

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