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All the news and press releases from AmWINS.

AmWINS Program Underwriters Launches Stand-Alone Site Pollution Liability Program

07/26/2017

AmWINS Program Underwriters announced a new stand-alone Site Pollution Liability program which provides a simple, streamlined alternative for small auto servicing entities to obtain Site Pollution Liability coverage.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Partners Specialty Group, LLC

06/05/2017

AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Partners Specialty Group, LLC (“Partners”).

AmWINS Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Networked Insurance Agents

05/01/2017

AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”) has announced the acquisition of Networked Insurance Agents (“Networked"), a leading insurance aggregator specializing in the standard lines insurance segment.

AmWINS Group, Inc. and Partners Specialty Group, LLC Sign Definitive Agreement

04/19/2017

AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”) and Partners Specialty Group, LLC (“Partners”) have announced that the two companies have agreed in principle to combine to form the leading U.S.-based specialty insurance distribution firm.

W.H. “Skip” Cooper Elected Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for AmWINS Group, Inc.

03/08/2017

AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced the election of W.H. “Skip” Cooper as vice chairman of its Board of Directors.

AmWINS Program Underwriters Appointed Exclusive Program Administrator for General Star’s Restaurant Delivery Program

03/01/2017

AmWINS Program Underwriters (“APU”) today announced a partnership with General Star Management Company to administer General Star’s new Restaurant Delivery Program.

Scott M. Purviance Elected to the Board of Directors and Darin K. Stafford Appointed Chief Financial Officer

11/08/2016

​AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), a leading specialty insurance broker, today announced the following Board-level and management additions.

AmWINS Group Partners with Dragoneer Investment Group

10/11/2016

Dragoneer purchases 35% of AmWINS from New Mountain Capital, securing a long-term investor for AmWINS’ management and broad employee shareholder base.

​AmWINS Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Private Client Insurance Group, LLC

08/02/2016

AmWINS Group, Inc. announces the acquisition of Private Client Insurance Group, LLC (“PCIG”), a leading wholesale broker that specializes in personal lines insurance for high net worth  individuals.  

AmWINS Group, Inc. Elects Rupert Atkin as New Independent Director

07/18/2016

​​The AmWINS Group, Inc. Board of Directors has unanimously elected Rupert Atkin as an independent director.

AmWINS’ Corinne Jones Elected President-Elect of the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA)

04/14/2016

Corinne Jones, Executive Vice President of Operations for AmWINS Access Insurance Services, has been elected President-Elect of the AAMGA.

AmWINS Group Completes Acquisition of Group Benefit Services

02/24/2016

​AmWINS announces the acquisition of Group Benefit Services, one of the largest and most respected third party administrators of employee benefits in the Mid-Atlantic region.

AmWINS Awarded 2015 Top Workplaces Honor

09/28/2015

AmWINS Group, Inc. has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by Charlotte Observer.

Todd Atwood named Large Private Company CIO of the Year by Charlotte Business Journal

09/01/2015

AmWINS' Chief Information Officer Todd Atwood has been named CIO of the Year in the large private company category by the Charlotte Business Journal.

Insurance Innovators Rebrands to AmWINS Access Insurance Services

08/03/2015

Effective January 1, 2016, Insurance Innovators, Inc., III of Maryland, Inc., Insurance Innovators of New Jersey, Inc., Innovators of New York, Inc. and Insurance Innovators of New England, Inc., collectively known as “The III Group”, will be renamed AmWINS Access Insurance Services, a division of AmWINS Group, Inc.

AmWINS Recognized by IMCA with Four Marketing Communications Awards

07/27/2015

AmWINS Group, Inc. was recently awarded two Best of Show awards and two Awards of Excellence by the Insurance Marketing and Communications Association (IMCA).

AmWINS Group Completes Acquisition of Impact Interactive

05/20/2015

AmWINS announces the acquisition of Impact Interactive, an Atlanta-based data and technology company that specializes in employee benefit enrollment systems and dependent eligibility audit services.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Launches HPR/Engineered Risk Practice

04/13/2015

​​AmWINS announces that it has formally launched an Engineered Risk Practice within its Brokerage Division.

David Scruggs Named Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS Specialty Auto and Oakwood Software Insurance Solutions

04/08/2015

​AmWINS announces that David Scruggs has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS Specialty Auto.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Launches New Division Focused on Small Business

01/05/2015

AmWINS announces that it has launched a fifth division, AmWINS Access, which is dedicated to small account binding authority business.

The Walker Group Rebrands to AmWINS Brokerage of New York

12/31/2014

Effective January 1, 2015, The Walker Group has changed its name to AmWINS Brokerage of New York.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Acquires Cabrillo Pacific Insurance Services and Tidewater Pacific Adjusters

07/01/2014

AmWINS announces the acquisition of Cabrillo Pacific Insurance Services, a non-standard auto insurance Managing General Agent, and Tidewater Pacific Adjusters, the administrator that manages claims and appraisal functions for Cabrillo and other clients.

AmWINS Group Benefits Creates Self-Funding Practice

04/29/2014

AmWINS' Group Benefits division has formed a comprehensive Self-Funding Practice dedicated solely to providing consultative products and administrative services to brokers and benefit professionals.

Todd Atwood Joins AmWINS Group as Chief Information Officer

01/28/2014

​​Todd Atwood, a 20-year veteran of the corporate banking and finance community, has joined AmWINS Group as the firm’s Chief Information Officer and will lead the Charlotte, NC-based company’s global information technology team.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of eReinsure

12/31/2013

AmWINS has completed its acquisition of eReinsure.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Bliss & Glennon

12/30/2013

AmWINS has completed its acquisition of Bliss & Glennon.

AmWINS Acquires The Walker Group

12/02/2013

AmWINS announces that it has acquired The Walker Group, a wholesale commercial lines insurance broker and MGA with two locations in Upstate New York.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Strengthens Positioning Among N.C. Private Companies

10/09/2013

AmWINS Group, Inc., a leading specialty wholesale insurance distributor, has been included among the Top 15 private companies in North Carolina, according to the N.C. Top 100, an annual ranking by Grant Thornton that ranks the state’s largest private companies.

AmWINS Group Benefits Launches Voluntary Benefits Practice

05/22/2013

AmWINS Group Benefits, a leading wholesale distributor of employee benefits and professional services, has launched a Voluntary Benefits Practice, which will offer supplemental benefits to benefit professionals and their clients including life, dental, vision, accident, short-term disability, critical illness, cancer and medical gap insurance. The Voluntary Benefits Practice will specialize in coverage solutions for employer groups with 50 to 1,000 lives, and also works with groups managing up to 200,000 lives.

AmWINS Announces Formation of Non-Standard Auto Specialty Operation

01/29/2013

AmWINS Group, Inc. announces that it has combined its various non-standard auto operating entities to create AmWINS Specialty Auto, a new operation within the AmWINS Underwriting Division.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Gresham & Associates

01/02/2013

AmWINS is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Gresham & Associates, Inc.

WebTPA Executives Goes Bald for Childhood Cancer Charities

11/02/2012

To benefit two important cancer charities, executives at WebTPA (an AmWINS Group company) have agreed to have their heads shaved during the WebTPA Anniversary Party on November 8th, 2012.

AmWINS Partners with Younghanz and Parks to form new MGU

09/19/2012

​AmWINS has partnered with two veteran insurance industry executives, Terry Younghanz and Richard Parks, to form a new managing general underwriter (MGU) focused on marketing and underwriting specialty insurance products on behalf of carrier partners.

AmWINS Acquires Special Markets Insurance Consultants, Inc.

09/04/2012

AmWINS announces the acquisition of Special Markets Insurance Consultants, Inc.

AmWINS Group, Inc. completes recapitalization

06/07/2012

AmWINS announced today that the firm completed its recapitalization with New Mountain Capital.

AmWINS Group, Inc. partners with New Mountain Capital

04/07/2012

AmWINS ​announced today that its management and employee shareholders have reached a definitive agreement to partner with New Mountain Capital in a growth-oriented recapitalization valued at approximately $1.3 billion.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Appoints Chief Operating Officer

04/02/2012

AmWINS today announced that Scott M. Purviance has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the firm.  Purviance has been Chief Financial Officer of AmWINS since 2001. 

Eight Insurance Industry Executives Shave Their Heads as Part of AmWINS Record-Setting St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser

01/17/2012

Eight insurance industry executives had their heads shaved bald on Monday night in front of a cheering crowd in Las Vegas, Nev. It was not some bizarre industry hazing ritual or ancient form of punishment. Instead it was all for a good cause as part of an effort organized by AmWINS Group Inc., setting a record for fundraising for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fight childhood cancers. 

AmWINS Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of THB Group plc

01/15/2012

AmWINS Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of THB Group plc. The acquisition further positions AmWINS as a leading international specialty insurance distributor placing over $6.7 billion in annual premiums. The company now has more than 2,300 employees in 21 countries worldwide. AmWINS is ranked by Business Insurance magazine as the largest wholesale broker in the U.S. based on premiums placed.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Acquires Renewal Rights for Nonstandard Auto Book of Partners General Agency, LLC

11/01/2011

AmWINS Group, Inc. is announced today that the firm has acquired the renewal rights for the nonstandard automobile book of Partners General Agency, LLC, which will be serviced by one of its operating companies, Excel General Agency.

AmWINS Brokerage Expands Footprint in NC

07/18/2011

AmWINS Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its brokerage operations with a new office location in Morehead City, North Carolina. Karen G. Toler, formerly of Burns & Wilcox, has joined our firm to lead this new office, which will focus primarily on personal lines risks, including high value homeowners, HO6, excess flood and excess windstorm.

AmWINS expands its non-standard automobile insurance capabilities

02/10/2011

​AmWINS Group, Inc. ("AmWINS") announced today that it has acquired American Southwest Insurance Managers, Inc. ("ASIM"), Excel General Agency, Inc. ("Excel") and Oakwood Software Insurance Solutions, LLC ("Oakwood").  ASIM is one of the largest and oldest independent managing general agents for non-standard automobile insurance in Texas.

AmWINS and Colemont Global Group Establish Presence in South Korea Through Acquisition of CMK Insurance Brokers

09/08/2010

Colemont Global Group, the International division of AmWINS Group, Inc., today announced that it has acquired a majority share of CMK Insurance Brokers Company Limited, based in Seoul, Korea.

Crouse and Associates Acquires Fresno Office from AmWINS

08/31/2010

AmWINS Group, Inc. and Crouse and Associates Insurance Services are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement for Crouse and Associates to acquire AmWINS’ Fresno office effective August 31, 2010.

Broadcasters BusinessPro, from AmWINS Program Underwriters, Endorsed by National Association of Broadcasters

08/12/2010

AmWINS Program Underwriters is pleased to announce that the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has endorsed the company’s insurance program for radio and television broadcasters, Broadcasters BusinessPro.

AmWINS Group, Inc. and Colemont Insurance Brokers Complete Merger

04/09/2010

AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”) and Colemont Insurance Brokers (“Colemont”) today announced that the two companies will be combined to form the leading specialty insurance distributor placing over $4.8 billion in annual premiums with over 1,800 employees in 16 countries worldwide.

AmWINS Expands Energy Practice – Hires Alistair Barnes, Bill Keckeisen and their Energy Property team

12/03/2009

AmWINS Group, Inc., one of the nation’s largest and most diversified wholesale insurance brokers, today announced that it has hired Alistair Barnes, Bill Keckeisen and their team, which significantly strengthens its Energy Practice within its Brokerage Division.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Names Ben Francavilla President of AmWINS Program Underwriters, Inc.

10/01/2009

AmWINS Group, Inc., today announced that Ben Francavilla has been named President of AmWINS Program Underwriters ("APU"). In this role, Francavilla will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of AmWINS Program Underwriters, a managing general agency specializing in affinity and program management.

AmWINS Acquires The Managing Agency Group–Employee Benefits, a division of Willis HRH

09/09/2009

AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced the acquisition of The Managing Agency Group-Employee Benefits ("MAG-EB"), a division of Willis HRH. MAG-EB is a wholesale broker and administrator of employee benefit plans for small and mid-sized employer groups of 2 to 300 employees.

AmWINS Group, Inc. CEO M. Steven DeCarlo Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Award Winner in the Carolinas

06/19/2009

AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced its CEO, M. Steven DeCarlo, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Award in the Business & Financial Services category in the Carolinas.

AmWINS Group Establishes Wholesale Medical Stop Loss Operations

03/05/2009

AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced the acquisition of three medical stop loss wholesalers - American Stop Loss Insurance Brokerage Services (“ASL”), Health Benefit Solutions Insurance (“HBS”) and National Insurance Wholesalers (“NIW”). The acquisition and concurrent merger of these three entities creates the nation’s largest wholesale broker of medical stop loss insurance.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Beacon Risk Strategies

05/08/2008

AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Beacon Risk Strategies, a Seattle-based managing general underwriter of excess-loss benefits insurance.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Names James Drinkwater President of its Brokerage Division

04/18/2008

​AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced that James Drinkwater has been named President of its AmWINS Brokerage division effective immediately.

Donna Hargrove Joins AmWINS Group, Inc. as General Counsel

04/14/2008

AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced that Donna Hargrove has been hired as General Counsel.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Acquires London American General Agency, Inc. Re-brands transportation operations as AmWINS Transportation Underwriters

10/18/2007

AmWINS Group, Inc., one of the nation’s largest and most diversified wholesale insurance brokers, announced today the acquisition of London American General Agency, Inc. (“London American”).

AmWINS Group, Inc. Agrees in Principle to Acquire The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.

05/14/2007

AmWINS Group, Inc., the nation’s largest and most diversified wholesale insurance broker, today announced it has agreed in principle to acquire The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU). Based in Mobile, Alabama, AEU is a national provider of insurance programs for maritime employers with a special expertise in United States Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation (USL&H) insurance.

Premier Insurance Management Services, Inc. partners with AmWINS Brokerage

06/08/2006

Premier Insurance Management Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier, Inc., has selected a new administrator for its property and casualty insurance products and services.

American Wholesale Insurance Group Completes Strategic Acquisition of Web TPA

04/24/2006

American Wholesale Insurance Group (AmWINS), the nation’s second largest wholesale insurance broker, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Irving, Texas based Web TPA, Inc., a leading third party insurance administrator focused on improving the administration process for self-funded employers and insurance companies.

American Wholesale Insurance Group Completes Strategic Acquisition of Stewart Smith Group

04/14/2005

American Wholesale Insurance Group (AmWINS), the nation’s largest independent wholesaler, has completed the acquisition of Stewart Smith Group.

American Wholesale Insurance Group Completes Strategic Acquisition of Quaker Special Risk (SE)

12/08/2004

American Wholesale Insurance Group (AmWINS), the nation’s largest independent wholesaler, has acquired the Southeast office of Quaker Special Risk.

American Wholesale Insurance Group Completes Strategic Acquisition of Property Risk Services

02/02/2004

American Wholesale Insurance Group, the nation's largest independent wholesale insurance broker, announces it has completed the acquisition of New Jersey based Property Risk Services, LLC., (PRS) one of the largest property wholesale brokerage groups in the country.

American Wholesale Insurance Group Forms New Jersey Brokerage Operation

05/05/2003

American Wholesale Insurance Group, the nation's largest independent wholesale insurance broker, announces the formation of a new wholesale brokerage operation in New Jersey to be led by Chuck Ciccarelli and Bill Dixon.

American Wholesale Insurance Group announces acquisition of Seaboard Underwriters Inc.

04/04/2003

American Wholesale Insurance Group, the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance broker, announces it has completed the acquisition of Seaboard Underwriters, Inc., a leading provider of insurance solutions for the transportation industry.

American Wholesale Insurance Group, Inc., Completes Strategic Acquisition of Woodus K. Humphrey & Company, Inc.

09/30/2002

Officials at American Wholesale Insurance Group, Inc. (American Wholesale), a Charlotte-based wholesale insurance distribution holding company, announced on September 30, 2002, that the company has officially completed the acquisition of Woodus K. Humphrey & Company, Inc. of Shreveport, LA.

MTS, New Century Global, SPFM and Americana Financial Insurance Services Announce Merger

06/03/2002

Americana Financial Services, Inc., a wholesale insurance distribution holding company today announced its merger with MTS Insurance Services, LLC, (MTS) of Chatsworth, CA, New Century Global, Inc., (New Century) of New York, NY and Specialty Programs & Facilities Managers, Inc., (SPFM) of Pasadena, CA. Now, with more than 300 employees and 16 locations nationwide, the company is poised to fully partner with the retail brokerage community. To most accurately reflect the merger and the origin of its combined organizations, the company has changed the name of its holding company from Americana Financial Services, Inc. to American Wholesale Insurance Group, Inc.

Americana Financial Services

07/01/1999

Americana Financial Services is the corporate entity for five highly successful insurance organizations.