Business News: One Call/Broadspire, ACIC, AmWINS Group Inc.

January 10, 2018
One Call Announces New Amputee Offering With Broadspire

One Call Care Management, a national provider of workers’ compensation care management services, and Broadspire, a division of Crawford & Company and global third-party administrator, announced a partnership to develop a customized patient-centric amputee program.

The amputee program will not only benefit existing amputees requiring a replacement prosthetic, but also injured workers with recent amputations requiring a holistic review process and access to best-in-care providers.

Claims adjusters will also benefit from non-biased clinical expertise provided through an American Board Certified Prosthetist who will assist in validating recommendations to support providers and injured workers with selecting the most suitable prosthetic based on each individual’s level of function.

ACIC Transitions to PCI Western Region Office

Effective January 8, ACIC will officially be known as the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America’s (PCI) Western Region office. This name change is the final step of the 2012 merger of the Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) and PCI.

ACIC had a long and distinguished history as a respected thought leader and advocacy voice with policymakers and the media since its inception in 1954. The association was purchased in 2004 by PCI, and they merged in 2012.

The PCI Western Region team of Mark Sektnan, Armand Feliciano, vice president of state government relations and Nicole Mahrt-Ganley, senior director of public affairs remains the same and they are available to address public policy issues for lawmakers and the media.

AmWINS Group, Inc. to Acquire Seacoast Brokers, LLC and Trident Claims Management, LLC

AmWINS Group, Inc., a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Seacoast Brokers, LLC, a South Carolina-based personal lines specialty MGA that designs, distributes and services surplus lines homeowners’ business throughout the United States, and Trident Claims Management, LLC, a licensed third-party claims administrator which manages claims on all Seacoast-issued policies. The transaction will close following regulatory approval.

Seacoast provides homeowners’ products to insurance agents covering residential properties predominantly for secondary, seasonal, vacation and investment use which are located in catastrophe-prone and/or resort-oriented communities. Seacoast partners with A.M. Best ‘A’-rated insurance companies that specialize in catastrophe property products for the personal lines segment of the industry.

AmWINS Access is a nationwide delegated authority business focused on small commercial property and casualty and personal lines. AmWINS Access provides the capabilities and market access of the largest P&C wholesaler in the United States, combined with local underwriting expertise, industry-leading technology, and access to a wide range of binding authority markets and exclusive products.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. is acting as legal counsel to AmWINS in connection with the transaction. TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory is acting as financial advisor and Lewis Rice, LLC is acting as legal counsel to Seacoast and Trident.

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