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Mary Grandy of EPIC Receives 2019 Joe Quigley Memorial Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Sacramento-based Vice President of Property & Casualty, Mary Grandy, was the 2019 recipient of the Joe Quigley Memorial Award, conferred annually by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

Kevin Ach of EPIC to Moderate Executive Afternoon Session on Loss Prevention and Asset Protection at NRF Protect

ANAHEIM, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kevin Ach, Vice President of Risk Assurance for EPIC's Integrated Risk Solutions Practice will moderate the Executive Afternoon session on loss prevention at the National Retail Foundation's "NRF Protect" Conference, June 11 in Anaheim, Calif.

Showbiz Shows a Better Way to Pay: Insurance Industry Alert issued by EraNova Institute

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Today the EraNova Institute issued a business alert: "Showbiz shows a better way to pay." EraNova's Director and author of the report, Dick Samson, says, "For non-employees in entertainment and insurance, getting the money due you has often been a chore. Now, for the likes of Tom Hanks and Lady Gaga, it's more of a breeze; and soon may be for everyone involved in insurance."

Kraft Technology Group Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. /ScoopCloud/ -- Kraft Technology Group, a Nashville-based managed IT service provider, is pleased to announce that we have achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group's proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard(R) compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance(R).

Paragon Strengthens Winery and Brewery Programs with the Promotion of Brendan Wright and addition of Nick Faragasso

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of insurance professional Nick Faragasso and the promotion of Brendan Wright.

Hurricane Season 2019 Kicks Off Earlier Than Expected: 5 Tips for Finding the Right Travel Insurance Plan

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Atlantic Hurricane Season got off to an early start this year, with Subtropical Storm Andrea forming on May 20, marking the record fifth year in a row that the hurricane season arrived early. This, along with experts predicting an above average hurricane season, means that travelers could be facing an uphill battle, according to TravelInsurance.com, a leading online comparison site.

After, Inc. Announces Publication of ‘First of its Kind’ Study of Millennials and Extended Service Plans (ESPs)

NORWALK, Conn. /ScoopCloud/ -- In December 2018, After, Inc. launched its "Millennials and Extended Service Plans" study, to investigate the attitudes and behavior of Millennials regarding manufacturers' product warranties and Extended Service Plans (ESPs).

ACEC Business Insurance Trust and Greyling/EPIC Announce New Trustee Appointment

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Trust (BIT) and Greyling/EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today that Paul Boyce, P.E., PG, has been appointed a Trustee for the ACEC Business Insurance Trust.

Paragon Further Strengthens Operations with its Promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President in the West

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President. Kriens is based in Paragon's San Francisco office and reports directly to Paragon CEO and Co-founder Ron Ganiats.

Adam Glick Appointed Principal of Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Frenkel & Company - an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Adam Glick has been appointed Principal of the firm's operations in New York. Glick is based in EPIC's New York, NY office and reports to Phil Remig, New York City President & COO.

EPIC to Exhibit at 2019 Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will exhibit at the Gulf Coast Symposium on May 15-17, 2019 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

EPIC Acquires Book of Business of Brokers Insurance Mart, Inc. (BIM)

LIVERMORE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it acquired in an asset sale the book of business of Brokers Insurance Mart, Inc. (BIM) on April 15, 2019.

Travel Insurance 101: Choosing the Best Travel Insurance for Your 2019 Summer Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Between snowstorms and holiday travel, the winter months may seem the most logical time to buy travel insurance, however according to TravelInsurance.com, spring and summer present just as many potential travel issues that travel insurance can help address. In fact, more than half of all flight delays each year happen in the summer.

EPIC’s Kevin Ach and Walter Palmer to Present on Business Continuity and Theft at 2019 Retail Asset Protection Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Practice Leader Walter Palmer will facilitate a session on May 6 at Retail Asset Protection Conference and Vice President of Risk Assurance Kevin Ach will present on May 7 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver.

Michigan-Based Liberty Title Deploys SafeWire to Protect Against Wire Fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that Liberty Title, the fourth largest independent title company in Michigan, has selected SafeWire(TM) to safeguard wiring instructions as part of the firm's "Umbrella by Liberty Title" program.

SafeChain Announces Founding Title Partners in Blockchain Network

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- SafeChain, in partnership with 9 independent title agents in Ohio, has launched a blockchain-backed network that enables peer-to-peer transfers of prior title insurance policies to streamline the title search process and drive down costs for member agencies.

EPIC’s Tiffany McClellan to Present on Designing Benefits Plans at HRE Health and Benefits Leadership Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Regional Director of Employee Benefits Tiffany McClellan, CEBS, will present at the Human Resource Executive (HRE) Health & Benefits Leadership Conference on Thursday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Matic Makes HousingWire’s List of Top Mortgage Tech Companies for Second Year in a Row

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- Digital insurance agency Matic has been named to HousingWire's HW TECH100(TM) list of the top housing technology companies in the United States. The annual awards program, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most innovative tech firms in the real estate and mortgage finance sector.

EPIC to Sponsor 2019 International Association of Interviewers Elite Training Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor the International Association of Interviewers (IAI) Elite Training Day on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Chico's Headquarters in Fort Myers, Fla.

EPIC Adds Vanessa Smiley in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Vanessa Smiley who will assume a key role in EPIC's growing Integrated Risk Solutions Consulting Practice as Senior Vice President, Operations.

EPIC Adds Chris Knight in Atlanta Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Chris Knight who will assume a key role in EPIC's growing Integrated Risk Solutions Consulting Practice as Senior Vice President, Analytics and Innovation.

Home Point Financial Partners with Matic to Offer Customers Lowest Market Rates on Homeowners Insurance

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- Digital insurance agency Matic announced today that it has partnered with Home Point Financial Corporation ("Home Point"), a national, mortgage originator and servicer, to help its mortgage servicing customers find competitively priced homeowners insurance.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Kevin Grady and Christian Florence in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Kevin Grady and Christian Florence, both recognized experts in utilizing rigorous data analyses, benchmarking, and key performance metrics to reduce the total cost of risk.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds JoBeth Wells in Dallas Texas

DALLAS, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that JoBeth Wells has joined the firm's Property and Casualty operations, as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Stephanie Pitzer in Dallas Texas

DALLAS, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Stephanie Pitzer, CRM, CIC has joined the firm's Property and Casualty operations, as a Client Executive, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

Paragon Insurance Holdings Improves and Enhances Public Entity Program with Transition to a New Underwriter / Insurance Carrier

AVON, Conn. /ScoopCloud/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty Program Manager based in Avon, Conn., today announced a definitive agreement to move their public entity program to a new A+ XV insurance carrier.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds John Sames in the Northeast US

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that John Sames has joined the firm's Northeast Region leadership team in the new position of Director of Operations and Sales.

EPIC to Sponsor International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) 2019 Annual Conference

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) Annual Conference on March 6 and March 7 at the 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Irving, Texas.

Matic Obtains SOC 2 Type II Certification

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- Matic, the digital homeowners insurance marketplace built for mortgage servicers and lenders, announced that it has successfully completed a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit. Conducted by IS Partners, LLC, a globally recognized certified public accounting firm, the audit verifies that Matic's information security practices.

Risk and Insurance Honors Eight EPIC Brokers Consultants as 2019 Power Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Alexander Brown (Environmental), DeAnna Buck (Captives), Alexandra Forcucci (Real Estate), Maron Impagliazzo (Transportation), Matt Sears (Employee Benefits), and Neil Slattery (Retail) have been recognized as 2019 Power Brokers(R) by Risk & Insurance(R) magazine. Lawrence Kirshner (Employee Benefits) and Laura Tesoriero (Retail) were named as finalists.

PowerGuard Launches Ground-breaking Residential Solar Protection Program for Dealers and Installers

IRVINE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services - a renewable energy program manager based in the United States - announced today the availability of a unique, first of its kind, insured full-system warranty for residential solar installations, including solar panels, wiring/leads and inverters.

Major Utah Title Agency Cottonwood Title Selects SafeWire from SafeChain

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that Cottonwood Title Insurance Agency, Inc., one of the largest independent title agencies in Utah, has adopted SafeWire(TM) to protect the wire transactions facilitated by its agents across the Wasatch Front.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Jose Palmer in Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ("EPIC") announced today that Jose Palmer has joined the firm's Energy and Marine Practice, within its Property and Casualty operations, as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Nikki Howes in Houston TX

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Nikki Howes has joined the firm's Energy and Marine Practice, within its Property and Casualty operations, as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

Celebrity Travel Mishaps: Even Music and Movie Stars Can Benefit from Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scrolling through the Instagram feeds of famous celebrities might lead to the belief that stars never experience the same travel mishaps that ordinary travelers do. According to Travelinsurance.com, we have more in common with famous jet-setters than we realize, in that celebrities face the same travel troubles that can derail anyone's vacation.