Jeff Randol December 3, 2018 No Comments

Young Guns Industry Recognition & Promotion

CHICAGO, Il., December 3, 2018 – Insurance Business America selects Joi R. Blume, PRIS of Blue River Underwriters on their Young Guns industry recognition. IBA highlighted 54 up-and-comers who are well on their way to becoming the new leaders of insurance. Joi has established a track record of double-digit year-over-year growth, received the Gold Miners Growth Award in 2016, and recently was promoted to AVP, Underwriter. Congratulations on your achievements! (IBA emag page 77).

 

About Blue River Underwriters

BLUE RIVER UNDERWRITERS is a national program administrator with managing general underwriting and managing general agent authority for several programs with top-rated international carriers. The team partners with select retail and wholesale insurance agents to deliver industry and risk insights and solutions for diverse insureds from Auto Dealers to Contractors to Outdoors entities. Blue River Underwriters continues to build its reputation for quality coverage, competitive rates, and unparalleled service with ten offices nationwide and is a part of the Breckenridge Insurance Group.

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Jeff Randol December 3, 2018 No Comments

IBA Hall of Fame Inductee

ATLANTA, Ga., December 3, 2018 – Insurance Business America selected Tracey Carragher, CEO of Breckenridge Insurance Group, for its coveted Hall of Fame Industry Honors in the December issue of their publication. This high honor is in recognition of Tracey’s many accomplishments, continued industry leadership, and as a champion of diversity and giving back to the community. In its second year, the Hall of Fame honors 29 accomplished professionals that helped shape the insurance industry into what it is today and that exemplify success by way of hard work and vision. Read emag pg. 42.

 

About Breckenridge Insurance Group:

BRECKENRIDGE INSURANCE GROUP, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is an international specialty wholesale insurance broker, program manager, managing general agent (MGA) and insurance services provider. The company offers access to diverse range of commercial insurance and financial services products to businesses and professional services firms in a variety of industries. The company serves independent insurance agents, brokers, and financial institutions throughout North America by way of Blue River Underwriters, OSC, Breckenridge Insurance Services, Breckenridge Elevation Authorities contract binding group and InSpecialty innovative insurance solutions. For more information, please visit WWW.BRECKGRP.COMor call 855.728.8822. CA Insurance License #0G13592

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Jeff Randol November 30, 2018 No Comments

Breckenridge Leadership Shares Key to Program Business Success

CHICAGO, Il., November 30, 2018 – The US program administration business generates annual premium revenue in excess of $36.1 billion and its popularity is ever-increasing. Have developed several longstanding and reputable programs over the years, Stephen J. Kelley, President of Blue River Underwriters and Joseph Filardo, SVP of Breckenridge Insurance Group share expert insights on why data is so critical to program business success with the editors of Insurance Business Americaand what they continue to look for in new program opportunities and partners.

Read the full article here

 

About Blue River Underwriters

BLUE RIVER UNDERWRITERS is a national program administrator with managing general underwriting and managing general agent authority for several programs with top-rated international carriers. The team partners with select retail and wholesale insurance agents to deliver industry and risk insights and solutions for diverse insureds from Auto Dealers to Contractors to Outdoors entities. Blue River Underwriters continues to build its reputation for quality coverage, competitive rates, and unparalleled service with ten offices nationwide and is a part of the Breckenridge Insurance Group.

About Breckenridge Insurance Group:

BRECKENRIDGE INSURANCE GROUP, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is an international specialty wholesale insurance broker, program manager, managing general agent (MGA) and insurance services provider. The company offers access to diverse range of commercial insurance and financial services products to businesses and professional services firms in a variety of industries. The company serves independent insurance agents, brokers, and financial institutions throughout North America by way of Blue River Underwriters, OSC, Breckenridge Insurance Services, Breckenridge Elevation Authorities contract binding group and InSpecialty innovative insurance solutions. For more information, please visit WWW.BRECKGRP.COMor call 855.728.8822. CA Insurance License #0G13592

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Jeff Randol March 9, 2018 No Comments

Breckenridge receives U.S. Insurance Awards Wholesale Brokerage Team of the Year!

CHICAGO, Ill., March 9, 2018 — Breckenridge Insurance Group received top honors as the U.S. Insurance Awards Wholesale Brokerage Team of the Year at the inaugural Business Insurance awards event held last night in New York City. The award specifically recognized the service excellence of the Workers’ Compensation specialists of the Breckenridge Insurance Services brokerage team.  Profiles of the winning teams will be featured in the April edition of Business Insurance magazine.

The Breckenridge submission highlighted several workers’ compensation team members for their overall high level of service standards and not compromising when it comes to providing experienced counsel, responsive support and collaboration with retail insurance agents and carrier partners.

Those workers’ compensation specialists highlighted included:

  • Shawn Hall, Sr. for his rapid success as a reliable and resourceful problem-solver including saving one client $1.8 million in premium after a 10-year loss evaluation. He and his teammate Kelly Kelly are known for their reliability and resourcefulness.
  • Paul Krutek and John Harmon for their excess and large deductible/excess workers’ comp expertise including competitive solutions for public entities.
  • Ron Boudreaux, along with team members Jessica Lovinggood and Augie Christian, who provide experienced perspectives even on tougher exposures such as mining, trucking and roofing.

The event ceremony was also a fundraiser for the BI Scholarship Endowment to help address the industry’s talent crisis “to provide scholarships, grants and programming at universities without risk management degree programs, including historically black colleges and universities.”

 

About Breckenridge Insurance Services:

Breckenridge Insurance Services is a national wholesale commercial insurance brokerage firm with more than three decades of experience in supporting agents and their clients. Focused on building long-term partnerships, the experienced brokerage group and its Breckenridge Elevation Authorities contract binding team offer competitive coverage and consultation for a variety of standard and hard-to-place specialty risks. Breckenridge Insurance Services has eleven offices across the United States and continues to strategically expand its team and presence with more than 100 top-rated domestic and international carrier partners.

About BRECKENRIDGE INSURANCE GROUP:

Breckenridge Insurance Group, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is an international specialty wholesale insurance broker, program manager, managing general agent (MGA) and insurance services provider. The company offers access to diverse range of commercial insurance and financial services products to businesses and professional services firms in a variety of industries. The company serves independent insurance agents, brokers, and legal and financial institutions throughout North America by way of Blue River Underwriters, OSC, Breckenridge Insurance Services, Breckenridge Elevation Authorities contract binding group and InSpecialty innovative insurance solutions. For more information, please visit WWW.BRECKGRP.COM or call 855.728.8822. CA Insurance License #0G13592

Jeff Randol February 7, 2018 No Comments

Breckenridge Team Earns Multiple Insurance Business America Honors

ATLANTA, Ga., February 7th, 2018 — Three Breckenridge Insurance Services team members recently received recognition from Insurance Business America (IBA) for earning top specialist wholesale broker honors in this highly regarded industry publication. Shawn Hall Sr, Michael Foley, and Victoria Dearing were among 59 wholesale brokers “who consistently go above and beyond” for their clients and insureds and demonstrate their commitment to service excellence in their respective areas of expertise. 

Breckenridge Top Specialist Wholesale Brokers:

Michael J. Foley, West Coast Area President and Senior Broker  – Construction Liability

Mike has more than 25 years in the industry and is known for his innovative approach and deep relationships with the markets to deliver competitive solutions to his loyal and always growing base of agents. 

“You have to make sure you have access to the best products out there…and have solid underwriting relationships…to best help existing and new agents.”

Michael Foley is featured on page 40 of the digital publication and can be contacted at mfoley@breckis.com or 949.444.6337.

Shawn Hall, Sr., SVP and Director of Business Development  – Workers’ Compensation

Shawn recognized a need in the workers’ compensation arena for great service and keen insights in this often complex coverage and is driven to be a long-term and forthright partner to his agents and insureds of all sizes. 

“Providing advice, giving feedback and assisting in the navigation of difficult scenarios is just part of being a good partner, even if I don’t stand to personally benefit.”

Shawn Hall is featured on page 36 of the digital publication and can be contacted at shall@breckis.com or 440.773.7983.

Victoria Dearing, MBA, AAI, CPCU, RPLU, ARM-P, VP Broker – Professional Liability

Vicky is passionate about professional liability and willingly offers her 25 years of expertise in all aspects of exposures to others. This not only netted her coveted recognition as a top partner, but she shares her enthusiasm for the industry as now president of the Fort Worth CPCU Society. 

“…if the agents and I can work together to educate insureds, we generally bind the account.”

Victoria Dearing is featured on page 34 of the digital publication and can be contacted at vdearing@breckis.com or 440.773.7983.

Insurance Business America Awards 2017:

Additionally, a recap of the inaugural U.S. IBA Awards held in late November 2017 is in this same issue and features Breckenridge Insurance Group as having earned Best Wholesale Partner Specialized Practice in Commercial Property (digital page 52).  The Breckenridge breadth and depth of property expertise, offerings and growth in this area across Blue River Underwriters, OSC and Breckenridge Insurance Services were cited for this award as well as the company culture “…one of teamwork, accountability, diversity, client service and paying it forward, among other attributes, to help all achieve greater heights.”

 

About Breckenridge Insurance Services:

Breckenridge Insurance Services is a national wholesale commercial insurance brokerage firm with more than three decades of experience in supporting agents and their clients. Focused on building long-term partnerships, the experienced brokerage group and its Breckenridge Elevation Authorities contract binding team offer competitive coverage and consultation for a variety of standard and hard-to-place specialty risks. Breckenridge Insurance Services has eleven offices across the United States and continues to strategically expand its team and presence with more than 100 top-rated domestic and international carrier partners.

About BRECKENRIDGE INSURANCE GROUP:

Breckenridge Insurance Group, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is an international specialty wholesale insurance broker, program manager, managing general agent (MGA) and insurance services provider. The company offers access to diverse range of commercial insurance and financial services products to businesses and professional services firms in a variety of industries. The company serves independent insurance agents, brokers, and legal and financial institutions throughout North America by way of Blue River Underwriters, OSC, Breckenridge Insurance Services, Breckenridge Elevation Authorities contract binding group and InSpecialty innovative insurance solutions. For more information, please visit WWW.BRECKGRP.COM or call 855.728.8822. CA Insurance License #0G13592

Jeff Randol November 30, 2017 No Comments

Breckenridge Wins Insurance Business America’s Best Wholesale Partner Specialized Practice Commercial Property Award!

ATLANTA, Ga., November 30, 2017—Breckenridge Insurance Group took top honors in the Insurance Business America (IBA) Awards for Best Wholesale Partner Specialized Practice in Commercial Property in its inaugural U.S. competition last night. The award recognizes excellence for the wholesale partner who “offers superb service to brokers … while maintaining in-depth knowledge of its area through demonstrated product innovation.” Criteria for the award included expertise in “underwriting, claims support, premium pricing, carriers and products offered, and marketing support.”  Tracey Carragher, CEO of Breckenridge Insurance Group stated, “I’m proud of the team for their continued dedication to our clients and their insureds. We pride ourselves on service excellence coupled with market expertise. To be recognized for what we are truly passionate about in this manner is a great thing.”

 

* Pictured from left to right are Jared Mathis, EVP of Blue River Underwriters, television personality and event host Alfonso Ribeiro, and Jason Tegan, VP/Broker of Breckenridge Insurance Services.

Jeff Randol October 6, 2017 No Comments

Breckenridge Earns Insurance Business Award Finalist Status for Best Commercial Property Practice

ATLANTA, Ga., October 6, 2017—Breckenridge Insurance Group is a finalist for the Insurance Business America  (IBA) Award for Best Wholesale Specialized Practice in Commercial Property. This nomination is based on agent input solicited through this publication and reflects our service-minded approach and capabilities of our commercial property expert brokers and underwriters. Additionally, the award takes into consideration overall industry leadership, company culture, client service and innovation.  Winners will be announced at an inaugural IBA gala event at the Chicago Navy Pier to be held the evening of *November 29th and showcased in the IBA publication and on their website. #IBAwardsUS

*This post was edited to reflect a change in IBA event date from October 26th to November 29th.

Jeff Randol September 22, 2017 No Comments

Five Considerations in Finding the Perfect Program Partner

Chicago, IL., September 22, 2017— Rough Notes  (page 58)—Stephen J. Kelley, president of Blue River Underwriters, shares his perspective on finding an ideal partner for your specialty insurance program in the Target Markets Program Administrators Association section of the September issue of Rough Notes. Having launched and led the growth of many programs in all types of industries and market conditions, those looking to evolve their approach will appreciate his candid insights. Click here to read the full article.

Jeff Randol June 29, 2017 No Comments

CEO Tracey Carragher Recognized Among Elite Women in Insurance

ATLANTA, Ga., June 29, 2017—Breckenridge Insurance Group CEO Tracey Carragher was recently featured in the Insurance Business America publication as one of 125 women leaders and influencers who are shaping a more diverse insurance industry. Tracey was recognized for her founding of Breckenridge, continued innovation and leadership as CEO, her numerous career accomplishments, and as a relentless champion of diversity.

Together, this list of accomplished professionals—of which now 20% were at the CEO or leadership level—paves the way for others by inspiring change and taking action to reflect the diverse audiences the industry serves. Congrats to Tracey and all of these talented women!

Read the full magazine article HERE (Tracey featured on page 35) or see the Insurance Business WEBSITE