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NSM Insurance Group Acquires Fresh Insurance

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA., (May 21, 2018) – NSM Insurance Group announced today that their UK arm, Vantage Holdings, has acquired Fresh Insurance Services Group Limited. Fresh Insurance is an insurance broker based in Redditch, West Midlands that specializes in non-standard personal lines products, motor trade, van, and travel insurance. This is the second acquisition made by Vantage Holdings since it was acquired by NSM Insurance Group in December 2016 and forms an integral piece of their growth strategy of expanding in the UK insurance market.

Geof McKernan, CEO of NSM Insurance Group, said, “We are excited to continue our growth and expansion in the UK with Fresh Insurance. They have a strong track record of providing excellent service and expertise to the niche-specific industries they serve, which makes them a perfect fit for our portfolio of dynamic, specialized businesses. We welcome the Fresh team to our UK operation.”

“This acquisition is another important step in our ambition to become one of the UK’s leading specialist insurance agencies,” John Collyear, CEO of Vantage said. “A key aspect of this growth strategy is to expand our specialist insurance operations, and we were particularly attracted to Fresh because of the nature of their business and their distribution model. They, like us, are highly niche, and their expertise in non-standard personal lines products, such as young drivers and hard to insure household, will complement our growing portfolio of specialist insurance business.”

Lisa Powis CEO of Fresh Insurance said, “This is an exciting opportunity for Fresh Insurance. We share the same customer-centric values as the Vantage Group and a common goal to be the number one niche insurance broker in the UK. Vantage Insurance is a fantastic business, and I believe it is an ideal fit for us. The last 16 years have been an incredible journey working with the brilliant team at Fresh and working with some great people across the industry.”

Mike Wall, Fresh Insurance Managing Director, added, “I am thrilled to be working with John and the team at Vantage. There is great synergy between us; we both have multiple niche brands covering a range of specialist insurance products. In coming together, I truly believe we can offer both our clients and our insurer partners something unique. We look forward to working with Vantage to deliver on our plans in the years to come.”

About NSM Insurance Group
For more than 27 years, NSM Insurance Group has been an industry leader in the development, implementation, marketing and underwriting of industry-specific insurance programs. The company’s insurance programs include social services and behavioral health; CAT driven property; collector cars; workers’ compensation; staffing; sports and fitness; breweries and wineries; professional liability for architects and engineers; and pet insurance. NSM Insurance Group is a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM) and is aggressively seeking to acquire additional program managers and niche specific insurance businesses. For more information, contact Bill McKernan at 610808-9561.

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NSM’s Sports & Wellness Insurance Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sports & Wellness Insurance, a division of NSM Insurance Group, has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). With over 45 years of combined industry experience, the Sports & Wellness team will now serve as a trusted resource for PCA members. Additionally, the program will be PCA’s exclusive insurance partner in the sports and wellness space—focusing on the needs of youth sports organizations.

Positive Coaching Alliance creates a positive, character-building youth sports culture by providing helpful resources to coaches, parents, administrators, and student-athletes. To build “better Athletes, better people,” PCA offers free tools, online courses, and live workshops that teach life lessons through sports.

“PCA is an incredibly well-respected organization in the youth sports community and we are very excited to be working with Jim Thompson and his team,” said Jayson DeMarco, Director of Sports & Wellness Insurance. “While PCA teaches coaches how to provide a risk-free environment for their athletes, our team covers the risks associated with youth sports organizations so all parties can reach their maximum potential.”

“Setting kids up for the best possible experience playing sports is our first priority,” said Jim Thompson PCA’s Founder and CEO. “That’s why we have teamed up with NSM Insurance Group’s Sports & Wellness program to provide an additional resource for all those involved in youth and high school sports.”

About Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture. PCA is supported by a National Advisory Board, which includes National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson—as well as other top coaches, athletes, leaders, and academics who share PCA’s mission.

About NSM Insurance Group
For over 25 years, NSM Insurance Group has been an industry leader in the development, implementation, marketing and underwriting of industry-specific insurance programs. NSM earns over $500 million in annual premium, with programs that include social services and behavioral health; collector cars; workers’ compensation; sports and fitness; microbreweries; and professional liability for architects and engineers. NSM is aggressively seeking to acquire additional niche-specific businesses and program managers. For more information, contact Bill McKernan, President, at 800-970-9877 ext. 111.

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NSM INSURANCE GROUP ACQUIRES TRANSPEC.

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (February 6, 2018) – NSM Insurance Group, the national leader of industry-specific insurance program administration, announced Tuesday that it has acquired TranSpec, a highly specialized transportation insurance broker located in Nashville, TN.

TranSpec specializes in designing and implementing insurance programs for trucking firms that utilize owner-operators. The program coverages include non-trucking liability, physical damage and occupational accident for owner-operators.

Bill McKernan, President of NSM Insurance Group, said “We are excited to welcome TranSpec to the NSM family, more importantly we are enthusiastic about the growth opportunities associated with this business. For over 20 years, NSM has provided motor carriers and owner-operators insurance programs that meet their unique needs. TranSpec and their terrific team are a perfect addition to NSM.”

About NSM Insurance Group

For more than 25 years, NSM Insurance Group has been an industry leader in the development, implementation, marketing and underwriting of industry-specific insurance programs and has grown to over $500 million in annual premium. The company’s insurance programs include social services and behavioral health; CAT driven property; collector cars; workers’ compensation; sports and fitness; microbreweries; and professional liability for architects and engineers. NSM Insurance Group is aggressively seeking to acquire additional niche specific insurance businesses and program managers. For more information, contact Bill McKernan, President, at 800-970-9877 ext. 111.

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NSM INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF CARE PROVIDERS INSURANCE SERVICES

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (December 11, 2017) – NSM Insurance Group, one of the leading program administrators of niche industry-specific programs, announced that Richard Meuret joined the company as Program Director of Care Providers Insurance Services, the social service and nonprofit division of NSM.

Rich brings over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry with broad technical and operational expertise.  An actuary by trade, Richard has extensive experience in the analysis and development of risk pricing, underwriting and operations.  Throughout his career he has led teams and managed operations at carriers such as Liberty Mutual and Allstate to name a few.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Meuret to NSM.  He is a dynamic leader with an excellent track record of growing profitable industry segments,” said Geof McKernan, CEO of NSM Insurance Group. “His unique skill set will not only drive the continued profitable growth of Care Providers but will also help shape the strategy and development for new and existing areas of our business as a whole.”

About NSM Insurance Group

For more than 25 years, NSM Insurance Group has been an industry leader in the development, implementation, marketing and underwriting of industry-specific insurance programs. The company’s insurance programs include social services and behavioral health; CAT driven property; collector cars; workers’ compensation; staffing; sports and fitness; breweries and wineries; professional liability for architects and engineers; and pet insurance. NSM Insurance Group is aggressively seeking to acquire additional program managers and niche specific insurance businesses. For more information, contact Bill McKernan at 800-970-9877, ext. 111.

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NSM INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW CPS NORTHEAST REGIONAL UNDERWRITING MANAGER

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (July 18, 2017 – NSM Insurance Group, one of the leading program administrators of niche industry-specific insurance programs, is pleased to announce that Jennifer Johnston has joined NSM as the Northeast Regional Underwriting Manager for Social Services on July 18, 2017. Johnston will be responsible for overseeing new business development and renewal retention in the northeast region for NSM’s Care Providers Insurance Program.

Johnston, a seasoned insurance professional with more than 15 years of experience, previously worked at NSM as an Underwriting Manager for the Addiction Treatment Providers Program.  Most recently, Johnston served as the Underwriting Consulting Director at CNA Insurance.

“We are pleased to welcome Jennifer back to NSM.  She is truly an expert in the behavioral healthcare and social services industries. Our team will benefit from her knowledge and proven track record of underwriting good profitable business while developing strong relationships with agents,” said Geof McKernan, CEO of NSM Insurance Group. “She has made significant contributions to NSM in the past, and we are confident that she will play an instrumental role in growing our social service business in the northeast region moving forward.”

About NSM Insurance Group

For more than 25 years, NSM Insurance Group has been an industry leader in the development, implementation, marketing, and underwriting of industry-specific insurance programs. The company’s insurance programs include social services and behavioral health; CAT driven property; collector cars; workers’ compensation; staffing; sports and fitness; breweries and wineries; professional liability for architects and engineers; and pet insurance. NSM Insurance Group is aggressively seeking to acquire additional program managers and niche specific insurance businesses. For more information, contact Bill McKernan at 800-970-9877, ext. 111.

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NSM INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF RETAIL

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (January 18, 2017) – NSM Insurance Group announced that John Buler has been promoted to the Director of the NSM Retail department. NSM Retail provides commercial property and casualty insurance and risk management services to middle market businesses throughout the United States.

Buler has worked at NSM for over six years, most recently serving as an Account Executive. In his newly expanded role, he will oversee all operations of the Retail department, including account retention, new business marketing, and carrier relationships.

“John has been an integral part of the team and has consistently proven himself to be an asset to our company. We are confident that the department will continue to thrive under his strong leadership,” said Bill McKernan, President of NSM Insurance Group.

About NSM Insurance Group

NSM Retail is a leading commercial property and casualty insurance services firm. For over 25 years, we have partnered with our clients to design insurance solutions that are tailored to their unique business needs.  For more information, contact Bill McKernan at 800-970-9877 ext. 111 or visit www.nsminsurancebrokers.com.

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NSM Insurance Group Completes First International Acquisition with Vantage Holdings

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (October 26, 2016) – NSM Insurance Group, the national leader of industry-specific insurance program administration, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Vantage Holdings, a leading collector car and outdoor leisure program administrator in the UK, subject to FCA approval. This marks NSM Insurance Group’s first international acquisition, and will serve as a platform for expanding NSM’s presence in UK markets.

Vantage Holdings, which includes Vantage Insurance Services and Classic Insurance Services, is an industry-specific insurance program administrator that was established in 2004. The Classic Insurance Services program, which specializes in insuring classic cars, classic motor trade and high net worth collections, is the fourth collector car insurance program to be added to NSM’s portfolio. Additionally, Vantage Insurance Services is one of the largest insurers of outdoor leisure and tour operator liability in the UK.

“We are excited to welcome Vantage Holdings to the NSM family,” Geof McKernan, CEO of NSM Insurance Group, said. “A key aspect of our growth plans for this year was to find an opportunity to expand our business at the international level. We were attracted to Vantage because they have been aggressive and efficient in building their business over the past decade and have a reputation as a leading program administrator. Like us, Vantage is laser-focused on products for niche industries where they can achieve profitable, sustainable and renewable growth. Their shared approach to the insurance marketplace coupled with their ambitious, fast paced culture made Vantage a natural for us.”

“We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with a business like NSM,” John Collyear, CEO of Vantage said. “They, like us, are a highly specialized program administrator with substantial underwriting authority entrusted to them by their carriers. We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we embark on a growth strategy and the beginning of our next chapter of development with NSM.”

“NSM likes to do business with the UK because the insurance market is relationship driven and insurers continue to be innovative in their product design and in their overall view on insuring a very wide array of exposures,” McKernan explained. “This acquisition provides us with a platform for entering the marketplace in the UK and competing on the international level. We will continue to enhance and grow Vantage’s current books of business in the collector car, outdoor leisure and tourism spaces, and explore opportunities to expand into new industries.”

 

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ABRY PARTNERS AND NSM INSURANCE GROUP TEAM UP AGAIN

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA., (August 4, 2016) – NSM Insurance Group announced today an agreement to enter into a joint venture with ABRY Partners and AIG. AIG will contribute its controlling equity ownership of NSM into the joint venture, which will be majority owned by ABRY. NSM Insurance Group is a leader and national expert on insurance program administration.

“ABRY Partners enhances our ability to seek out new opportunities for growth through acquisition, organic program development and other direct and risk-bearing businesses,” said Geof McKernan, CEO, NSM Insurance Group. “We have dynamically grown our operations for 26 years. In the last 10 years we have completed over 16 acquisitions and launched 8 new insurance programs. We are actively seeking insurance business, both here in the US as well as in the UK.”

“We are excited to be partnering with NSM and AIG to build the world’s leading specialty MGA platform,” said Brent Stone, a Partner at ABRY. “The combination of NSM’s expertise driving consistently profitable premium, ABRY’s proven ability to grow businesses both organically and through acquisition and AIG’s world renowned underwriting capabilities creates and opportunity to drive significant and sustained value for all parties involved”

“Having two strong, dynamic partners will only speed our growth and diversification in the niche specialty insurance business,” said McKernan.

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Director of Production Chosen for Insurance Business America Elite Women List

0U9E8548r5x7CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (July 19, 2016)-  Kaycie Berley, Southwest Director of Production for NSM Insurance Group, was recently recognized in Insurance Business America’s Elite Women edition. She was selected alongside 143 other women who have helped shatter the industry’s glass ceiling and hold high level positions across the insurance industry.

Insurance Business America (IBA) surveyed its readership and top insurance companies to identify women whose personal and professional accomplishments place them among the industry’s top performers. IBA explains that together these women, who hold positions spanning from CEOs of major corporations to founders of startups, demonstrate that the insurance industry is no longer dominated exclusively by men.

Kaycie’s diverse 14-year career in insurance drew the attention of IBA and its readership, and earned her a spot among these impressive women. “It is an honor to be recognized by Insurance Business America beside so many accomplished women who are defining the future of the insurance industry,” Berley said. “This is an exciting time for women in our industry, and I expect that to continue far beyond 2016.”

Click here to see the full list of honorees.

About NSM Insurance Group

For more than 25 years, NSM Insurance Group has been an industry leader in the development, implementation, marketing and underwriting of industry-specific insurance programs. The company’s insurance programs include social services and behavioral health; CAT driven property; collector cars; workers’ compensation; aviation; sports and fitness; microbreweries; and professional liability for lawyers, dentists, architects and engineers. NSM Insurance Group is aggressively seeking to acquire additional Program Managers and niche specific insurance businesses. For more information, contact Bill McKernan at 800-970-9877 ext. 111.

 

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Staffing Lines Insurance Program Offers Complete Package for Staffing Industry

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – (May 19, 2016) Staffing Lines insurance program, a division of NSM Insurance Group and the leader in workers’ compensation for the staffing industry, announced that it has expanded its insurance offerings. The exclusive program with ARCH Insurance will now offer a full package with complete lines of coverage that was specifically designed to meet the unique needs of the staffing industry.

For more than 25 years, the Staffing Lines program has been the stable partner of choice for the staffing industry and is known for excellent customer service, superior claims handling, and low minimum premiums. “The addition of the package offering to our industry-best workers’ comp coverage makes us a one-stop shop for all of the insurance needs of our staffing industry clients. They will be able to bind both policies seamlessly with the same carrier, while still having the option to access the package or work comp separately depending on their needs,” Jennifer Porter, Director of Staffing Lines, explained.

The new package is an admitted product available in all states, and coverages include staffing E&O, general liability, EPLI and EBL, crime, property, auto/HNOA, cyber liability and excess liability.

Contract placement firms, temp staffing firms, and direct placement firms are still eligible for the program, and the package is now available for VMS’s, ASO’s and PEO’s. Staffing Lines insures firms that staff a variety of industries including light industrial and manufacturing; healthcare; clerical and administrative; technical professional including A&E, finance and attorneys; skilled and unskilled construction; hospitality; wholesale and warehouse; and more.

Visit www.staffinglines.com for more information.

About NSM Insurance Group

For more than 25 years, NSM Insurance Group has been an industry leader in the development, implementation, marketing and underwriting of industry-specific insurance programs. NSM Insurance Group is aggressively seeking to acquire additional program managers and niche-specific insurance businesses. For more information, contact Bill McKernan at 800-970-9877 ext. 111.