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 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 September 6, 2018 No Comments

Register for our Roofing Elite Program Webinar being held on Sept 20th

Join our program underwriters on an upcoming webinar to learn more about our Roofing Elite program. With a longstanding presence in the construction industry, the Blue River Underwriters Roofing Contractors Elite Program has protected thousands of commercial and residential roofing contractors’ interests throughout the years. With flexible options, an AM Best A+-XV Rated Carrier and a knowledgeable team of underwriters, risk engineering and claims specialists, we deliver solutions that roofing contractors require and deserve.

Please register here for our webinar to learn more on how we can help grow your contractors business.

Date: Thursday, September 20th
Time: 11:30 AM-Noon EDT

 

Please visit Blue River Underwriters Roofing Elite Program and send submissions to success@blueriveruw.com with any questions.

Jeff Randol September 6, 2018 No Comments

Listen to our Contractors Elite Program Webinar

Click here and scroll down the page to listen to our recorded webinar to learn more about our admitted contractors package expertise. We deliver a proven package solution to cover more than 34 ISO class codes. With our AM Best A+ rated Carrier and industry risk knowledge, we can provide a competitive and quick-turn solution to fit a variety of contractor needs. We look forward to helping you build your book of contractor clients.

PROGRAM FEATURES:
  • Apartment work considered commercial
  • Residential service work considered
  • No minimum earned premiums

COVERAGES:

  • Property, Inland Marine, Crime, General Liability, Auto, Workers’ Compensation and Excess

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC COVERAGE AVAILABLE:

  • Blanket Additional Insured
  • Blanket Waiver of Transfer of Rights
  • Per Project Aggregate

Please visit Blue River Underwriters Contractors Elite Program and send submissions to success@blueriveruw.com with any questions.

Caren Henry August 10, 2018 No Comments

In Memoriam of Valued Friend and Breckenridge Advisor Rick Rothman

CHICAGO, IL, August 10th, 2018 — It is with great sadness that we share that our friend and integral senior advisor Rick Rothman has passed away. Rick was one of the most positive and caring people you could meet and he faced every challenge personally and professionally as an opportunity. He worked closely with Cricket Thomas and the Blue River Contractors Elite team, Steve Kelley, and select others on claims processing and loss control protocols in collaboration with our carrier partners. Rick’s knowledge, hands-on approach and proactive nature provided great support to us over the last several years. The expertise he brought to our organization was immense, but his love for his family, including two daughters, and valued friendships are his true legacy. He will be greatly missed. A service will be held at the Milwaukee Catholic Home in Wisconsin on Saturday, August 11th.

Jeff Randol July 5, 2018 No Comments

Cricket Thomas Wins Elite Women in Insurance Honors

ATLANTA, Ga., July 5th, 2018 — Among hundreds of submissions, Insurance Business America named Cricket Thomas, CRIS, SVP/Sr. Underwriter of Blue River Underwriters Contractor Elite Program a winner of its coveted annual Elite Women in Insurance honors.

Thomas is highly regarded for her insights on contractors risk management needs, her willingness to collaborate with team members across the company, and for developing a high-performing staff. As head of this longstanding program, Thomas has helped thousands of agents place competitive package coverage for all types of artisan and other contractors with confidence Recently, Breckenridge Insurance Group recognized her with an annual sales achievement award for her accomplishments. Read full article on Thomas HERE.

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