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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

Wondering how to avert the regulatory roadblocks of insurance's hot new product – cannabis? Our own Peter Schlactus shared his expertise with Insurance Business. 

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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

Peter Schlactus, managing director of New York-based courier insurance brokerage Brightstone Insurance Services, which was recently acquired by Risk Strategies Company, said the market for commercial auto policies for couriers is getting squeezed.

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Jun 5, 2017

Agency Owner Tells of Difficult Decision to Sell Up

Insurance Business

“Despite the fact that intellectually I never doubted this – at the end I was 100% sure this was the right move – it really was emotionally difficult, it was kind of draining,” Schlactus said. “It was tough emotionally, despite the confidence that we were doing the right thing.”

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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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Jun 21, 2016

Risk Strategies Buys McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency in US

Insurance Business Review

The new unit will be provided access to more than 200 commercial lines markets, additional employee benefits capabilities and private client personal line expertise.

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Jun 6, 2016

Risk Strategies Acquires OakBridge Advisors in California

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Co. has acquired employee benefits firm OakBridge Advisors in Newport Beach, Calif.

Founders Edward Kirkwood and Lawrence Hartley their staff will continue serving their current client base.

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Jun 2, 2016

Marine Insurance Group Scooped up by Boston Firm

South Florida Business Journal

Fort Lauderdale-based Atlass Insurance, a brokerage and risk management firm for the marine industry, has been acquired by Boston-based Risk Strategies Company.

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Jun 2, 2016

Advisers, Brokers Looking to Strengthen Critical Partnership with Insurance Carriers

Employee Benefits Advisers

It is important to have meetings with high-level contacts from across the country, believes Chris Powers of Risk Strategies Group. With his firm’s 23 locations across the country from Boston to Los Angeles, “it is important to be in a location where you can get to high-end decision-makers” at carriers, he explains. “As we continue to increase our profile as a company, we have a lot of carrier meetings and other contacts to make.”

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Jun 2, 2016

Risk Strategies Company Acquires Atlass Insurance Brokerage

Boating Industry

Founded in 1981, Atlass Insurance is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm focused on owners and operators of boats, yachts and commercial vessels worldwide. The acquisition of Atlass, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale with a second location in Cocoa, Fla., marks the first entry into Florida for Risk Strategies Company as it continues to build out its national presence and capabilities in its specialty practice areas.

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Jun 1, 2016

Risk Strategies Establishes Florida Footprint With Acquisition of Atlass Insurance

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Florida-Based Atlass Insurance Group, significantly adding to the resources of its Private Client practice.

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Jun 1, 2016

Around the P&C insurance industry: June 1, 2016

Property & Casualty 360

Boston-based insurance brokerage Risk Strategies Co. said it has acquired Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based brokerage Atlass Insurance Group. Terms were not disclosed, but Risk Strategies said that Atlass employees will continue to work from their Florida and Rhode Island offices.losed. 

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May 16, 2016

The New England Journal of Higher Education

How Universities Can Map their Way to Smarter Risk and Cost Control

Demographic changes, shrinking federal and state support, a lethargic economic recovery, anemic endowment returns and increasing wariness of student loan debt comprise a perfect storm converging on America’s mid-sized colleges and universities, threatening to swamp their finances in seas of red ink.

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May 1, 2016

How to Make a Liberal Arts Degree a Career Asset

Fortune.com

In 2011, after a couple of years at online art dealer Artnet, Weiss moved to the New York City-based DeWitt Stern unit of giant insurance brokerage Risk Strategies Co. She has a pretty glamorous job, insuring valuable art for galleries, private collectors, artists, and museums all over the world.

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Apr 18, 2016

Cutting Costs a Likely Driver of Workers’ Comp Opt-Out Rules

Workforce Magazine

The practical issues driving the rise of these systems, even more so than a court ruling, are more likely to determine the fate of the opt-out systems and the effort to spread them beyond Texas and Oklahoma.

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Apr 5, 2016

Risk Strategies Acquires Maggs & Associates in New York

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm based in Boston, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Maggs & Associates in Schenectady, New York. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Apr 4, 2016

High Net Worth Risks

Risk & Insurance

New York-based Bob Courtemanche, senior managing director and practice leader for Risk Strategies Cos.’ eight-year-old private client group, said that “when it comes to cyber threats, hackers accessing emails of the wealthy to arrange money wire transfers to themselves is definitely a growing issue.”

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Mar 28, 2016

Employer Challenges Opt-Out Ruling

Business Insurance

The challenge to the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act that’s before the state Supreme Court has put a chill on the workers compensation opt-out movement and may prompt some employers to return to the state comp system.

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Mar 28, 2016

Keeping Your Kids Safe Along With Your Network

CSOonline.com 

There is one big exception to that last idea, though: the children of the very rich, who cybercriminals see as a potential gateway to their families' wealth. According to Bob Courtemanche, senior managing director, Private Client Practice Leader at Risk Strategies Company, cybercriminals use the usual attack vectors on wealthy teen's online accounts

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Mar 21, 2016

Why Companies Won’t be Opting Out of Opt-Out Anytime Soon

Insurance Journal

A recent ruling by the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court undercutting so-called “opt-out” systems has set off a flurry of speculation about such systems, including whether this ruling signals the beginning of their end.

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Mar 8, 2016

Boston Company Acquires Englewood Cliffs Insurance Firm

North Jersey

A rapidly growing Boston-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm said Monday it acquired Englewood Cliffs-based insurance firm Lester Brokerage. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Mar 8, 2016

Risk Strategies Acquires Lester Brokerage in New Jersey

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm based in Boston, announced that it has acquired Lester Brokerage, an independent agency in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Feb 4, 2016

Insurance Broker Adds Private Client VP

The Nashville Post

Insurance brokerage Risk Strategies Company has recruited a personal lines manager from fellow national player Brown & Brown of Tennessee to expand its private client group.

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Feb 4, 2016

Risk Strategies Company Adds Wiek to Private Client Team in Nashville

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has expanded its nationwide Private Risk Management (PRM) practice with the hiring of Carol Wiek as vice president, private client. Wiek is based out of the Nashville office of Crow Friedman Group, which Risk Strategies acquired in 2014.

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Feb 1, 2016

Society For Human Resource Management

How to Create Vendor Partnerships Based on Trust

Janis Simat, chief human resources officer at Risk Strategies Co., a midsize national insurance brokerage and risk-management firm headquartered in Boston, views vendors as extensions of the internal team. “I think it’s important for them to understand the challenges and opportunities we have and how their partnership fits into our overall strategy,” she says.

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Jan 22, 2016

Risk Strategies Hires Landry as Loss-Control Engineer in Boston

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has hired Amy M. Landry as a property loss-control engineer. Landry is based in Risk Strategies’ Boston headquarters office.

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Dec 15, 2015

The 4 Risks That Keep the Wealthy Up at Night

ThinkAdvisor

Jeff Kaplan, senior vice president and family office practice leader at Risk Strategies Company in Boston, cited that his clients’ worst nightmare is the risk associated with hosting a social event, which can produce a large-dollar liability scenario.

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Dec 8, 2015

Risk Strategies Company Acquires Reinsurance Specialist

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies Company has expanded its reinsurance and healthcare business with the acquisition of Re-Solutions Intermediaries.

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Dec 7, 2015

Risk Strategies Acquires Minnesota-Based Re-Solutions Intermediaries

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Co., a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Re-Solutions Intermediaries LLC, a reinsurance specialist focused on assisting healthcare organizations around the world manage risk.

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Dec 7, 2015

Risk Strategies Co. Acquires Health Care Reinsurance Specialists

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies Co. Inc. said Monday that it has acquired reinsurance specialist Re-Solutions Intermediaries L.L.C.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Nov 17, 2015

Risk Strategies Adds Harder as VP in Chicago Office

Insurance Journal

National insurance broker and risk management firm, Risk Strategies Co., has added Alan G. Harder in its Chicago office as vice president. Harder joins a week after Risk Strategies acquired Chicago-based M.G. Welbel & Associates.

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Nov 11, 2015

Risk Strategies Acquires Illinois-Based M.G. Welbel & Associates

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies Co. has acquired M.G. Welbel & Associates (MGW), a Northbrook, Ill.-based professional liability insurance specialty broker.

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Nov 5, 2015

Bob Courtemanche Senior Managing Director and Private Client Practice Leader at Risk Strategies Company

New York Business Journal​​​​​​​

Bob Courtemanche, a longtime industry veteran, joined Risk Strategies Company as national Senior Managing Director and Practice Leader for its Private Client group. He most recently served as Chairman of ACE Private Risk Services.

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Nov 2, 2015

Demand for Cyber-Insurance Rises, but Insurers Worry

eweek.com

Massive breaches have made cyber-insurance premiums more costly, but data-analysis firms are trying to help insurers figure out who's a good bet and who is not.

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Oct 30, 2015

Ace Private Risk’s Courtemanche Joins Boston’s Risk Strategies Co.

Insurance Journal

Industry veteran Bob Courtemanche, until recently chairman of Ace Private Risk Services, has joined Risk Strategies Co., the Boston-based insurance and risk management advisor said.

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Oct 20, 2015

Private Investment Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Specialty Broker

Insurance Journal

New York-based investment firm Kelso & Co., will acquire a majority stake in Boston-based broker and risk management firm Risk Strategies Co. from Kohlberg & Co. L.L.C., Risk Strategies announced Tuesday.

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Sep 25, 2015

Boston Insurance Broker Helps Plan Coverage for Pope Francis Visit

The Boston Globe

Boston-based insurance brokerage firm Risk Strategies Co. was tapped to create the comprehensive policy to insure Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia this week, on behalf of the host committee and the city’s diocese.

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Sep 22, 2015

When Prayers Fail, Insurance Steps In

Philadelphia Metro

“In my business, it’s called seat-of-the-pants underwriting,” said LeConte Moore, a managing director of DeWitt Stern, a Risk Strategies Company, which brokered the insurance contract for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.

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Sep 22, 2015

Pope’s Philadelphia Visit Heavily Insured

Business Insurance

The broker, a unit of Risk Strategies Co. Inc., said it partnered with the Roman Catholic World Meeting of Families organization and the Philadelphia Archdiocese to assemble the insurance program, but declined to disclose specifics.

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Aug 18, 2015

5 Money-Saving Tips for Choosing Small Business Insurance

Business News Daily

Olavo Macedo, senior managing director of national commercial accounts for insurance brokerage firm Risk Strategies Co., said that hired and nonowned automobile coverage is also a good idea, if it's not already part of your BOP. 

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Jul 19, 2015

Boston Insurance Broker Acquires Second Target in as Many Months

Boston Business Journal

The fast-growing Risk Strategies has announced its second acquisition in as many months: a California employee benefits and property and casualty brokerage firm.

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Jul 16, 2015

Merger of Insurers Creates Bay Area ‘Powerhouse’

BenefitsPro.com

Risk Strategies Inc., a Boston-based insurer, acquired MacCorkle Insurance Services, a full service employee benefits and property/casualty insurance brokerage and consulting firm headquartered in Burlingame, California.

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Jul 15, 2015

Risk Strategies Acquires MacCorkle Insurance Service in US

Insurance Business Review

US-based Risk Strategies has purchased MacCorkle Insurance Service, which will allow the firm to expand its operations in the San Francisco area.

Based in Burlingame, MacCorkle Insurance is a full service employee benefits and property/casualty insurance brokerage and consulting firm

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Jul 14, 2015

Risk Strategies Acquires MacCorkle in Northern California

Insurance Journal

Bernard Lauper, CEO, and Keith Fujishige, principal, will remain with the combined firm, as will their respective teams.

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Jun 10, 2015

Broker Acquires Health Care Specialty Agency

Business Insurance

In a statement Tuesday, Risk Strategies said the purchase is “a huge step forward” in its efforts “to become the leading health care broker in the country.”

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Jun 5, 2015

Risk Strategies Snatches up California Insurance Brokerage Firm

Boston Business Journal

Risk Strategies has acquired San Diego-based brokerage and consulting firm Dubraski & Associates Insurance Services for an undisclosed sum, a deal designed to help the Boston-based company become the leading firm in the healthcare brokerage sector.

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