Specialty Wholesaler UCPM Announces the Hiring of Jeff Cunningham

UCPM, a leading specialty insurance wholesaler and program manager, is pleased to welcome Jeff Cunningham to their organization. Jeff will serve as Vice President, brokering accounts in Facilities, Casualty and Transportation. Jeff brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has worked in leadership roles with leading brokerage firms including Burns & … Read more

AlphaRoot Expands Limited Distribution Cannabis Casualty Insurance Product

AlphaRoot, a Founder Shield company, today announces it has advanced the expansion of a limited distribution casualty program to provide casualty capacity to cannabis companies.  As the cannabis industry matures, so does the loss exposure and claims history of the industry. With that in mind, it’s prudent that cannabis operators maintain sufficient insurance coverage to … Read more

Verikai Introduces Marketplace to Simplify the Placement of Group Health Insurance for Brokers and Underwriters

Insurance technology startup Verikai has updated their user interface and with it launched their new product: Marketplace. Verikai uses machine learning models to give insurance providers a deeper view of risk, using extensive clinical and behavioral data. Now, with the addition of the Marketplace, brokers will be able to run group reports through Verikai’s established … Read more

Ascend Advisers Introduces Artificial Intelligence Platform for Prospecting

Ascend Advisers, a Digital Sales Enablement firm, has created the first-of-its-kind platform to leverage artificial intelligence and social media for lead generation. Called AscendAI™, the platform is the first of its kind to infuse AI into the combination of the world’s #1 contact platform (LinkedIn) with the list building and segmentation engine of LinkedIn Sales Navigator. … Read more

Cleveland Plain Dealer Names Proformex a Winner of the Northeast Ohio Top Workplaces 2021 Award

Proformex has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by the Plain Dealer. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and … Read more

Scanbuy Welcomes E. Randall Clouser to Its Board of Directors

Scanbuy, Inc. today announced that it has appointed E. Randall Clouser, to its board of directors effective June 1, 2021. Randall is the founder and President of Clouser Strategic Advisors and joins with over 25 years of experience helping investors, leaders, and teams find pathways to growth and with business performance improvement initiatives. “We’re pleased … Read more

Ringler Announces New Leadership Team Members

Ringler, the nation’s largest settlement planning company, is pleased to announce the 2021 Leadership Team and Ringler Chairman Brian Farrell’s appointment of Julie Robinson, serving as new head of the Leadership Team.   Ringler’s Leadership Team is a select group of consultants chosen to represent their peers from around the country. Especially busy these past few … Read more

Square One Warns That Dog Bite Incidents Are on the Rise – and Dog Owners Should Be Prepared

Lawsuits against dog owners may be rare, but there’s evidence they’re becoming more frequent. According to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, dog-related emergency room visits to one children’s hospital spiked nearly 300% following the enactment of stay-at-home orders in March 2020. A recent study from the United Kingdom found a similar increase. There … Read more

Scale Underwriting Launches Custom Influencer Media Liability Insurance

Scale Underwriting, a Founder Shield company that provides tailored insurance products for high-growth companies, announces the launch of Scale Social with the aim of providing social media influencers and their agencies with media liability insurance. Scale Social provides US-based influencers and agencies, particularly those with paid brand partnerships, an insurance policy designed to protect them … Read more