Protector Plans Announces Craig Grant As Chief Underwriting Officer Of Tampa Programs

Protector Plans Announces Craig Grant As Chief Underwriting Officer Of Tampa Programs

Protector Plans, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., and part of Brown & Brown’s National Programs division, announced Craig Grant as the Chief Underwriting Officer of Tampa Programs. Protector Plans is a national administrator of property and casualty insurance solutions whose reputation for innovation and customer service is based on a 40+ year history of meeting the complex insurance needs of professionals.

Jeffrey Grange, who joined Protector Plans as President of Tampa Programs earlier this year commented, “I am delighted to add a leader of Craig’s caliber, experience and technical acumen to the Tampa Programs leadership team.  Tampa Programs is committed to retaining and attracting the best talent to drive our growth in the Specialty businesses in the Managing General Agency/Managing General Underwriting distribution channel in support of our agents, brokers and producers on behalf of the terrific carrier partners we represent.”

Most recently Grant was Senior Vice President, Product Manager and CUO at QBE North America. While at QBE Grant had responsibility for Management Liability, Professional Lines, Accident & Health, Cybersecurity and Workers Compensation lines of business. Grant led the successful de novo build of a $70mm GWP Private Company Management Liability segment in the US for QBE and is recognized industrywide as a specialist in Management and Professional Liability.

Prior to QBE, Grant was the US Head of Private Company Management Liability at Torus Insurance (UK), Ltd. (n/k/a Starstone Insurance). Grant started his early career with Chubb insurance in progressively increasing underwriting and regional leadership responsibilities in the Management Liability area across the Retail and Wholesale channels. During a career spanning three decades, Grant has gained experience in a wide variety of lines of insurance including Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Commercial Crime, Medical Professional

Liability, Managed Care Errors & Omissions, Medical Stop Loss, Cybersecurity, Representations & Warranty Indemnity, Tax Indemnity and Media Liability.

“Tampa Programs has provided insurance solutions for businesses and professionals for over 50 years,” says Grant. “My focus will be on expanding the range of products available to a variety of underlying industries in partnership with exceptional insurance companies, agents and brokers.”   

Working with the Protector Plans brands provides customers access to custom insurance solutions for commercial and retail products, extensive underwriting knowledge, and fast quote turnaround. We work with every customer every step of the way to simplify the insurance experience, build trust, and reduce uncertainty. Protector Plans’ website will be updated regularly with news, blogs, business activity, new product offerings and events. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and sign up for direct emails from the Company at bbprotectorplans.com.

About Protector Plans
Protector Plans is a national administrator of property and casualty insurance solutions whose reputation for innovation and customer service is based on a 40+ year history of meeting the complex insurance needs of professionals. Protector Plans’ fundamental distinction is grounded in insurance product innovation. Protector Plans is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown Insurance.

About Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit bbinsurance.com.

The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists Announces a New Partnership with CyberScout

The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists Announces a New Partnership with CyberScout

The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (PPP), a division of Protector Plans, and underwritten by Aspen American Insurance Company has partnered with CyberScout, an industry leader  in cyber risk protection and incident response services, to provide their dental insureds with award-winning data breach services to help protect their business and customers from the risks and repercussions of a data breach incident.

The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (PPP), a division of Protector Plans, has partnered with CyberScout, an industry leader in cyber risk protection and incident response services, to provide their dental insureds with award-winning data breach services to help protect their practices and patients from the risks and repercussions of data breach incidents. These data breach services are underwritten by Aspen American Insurance Company (“AAIC”), a subsidiary of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited. The risk to dentists and patients is troubling; the cost of a healthcare data breach averages $400 per compromised patient record, resulting in data breach recovery costs that can easily imperil the financial viability of a dental practice. The threat is equally as concerning for patients, who would face the stress and costs associated with potentially becoming victims of identity theft.  

“Hospitals, healthcare systems and small and medium size medical and dental practices have long been attractive cyber targets because they hold valuable electronic health record data and payment information,” said CyberScout Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Leuer. “Dental practices of all sizes maintain large amounts of private personal information including names, addresses, health history, birthdates, social security numbers and other data that must be safely stored and protected as the cyber-attack surface of dental practices has grown.”

Effective 8/1/2020, PPP cyber endorsements will be serviced through CyberScout. The program affords valuable pre-breach education services to help defend against a privacy data breach and provides expert guidance and support when one occurs. CyberScout was selected due to its expertise at mitigating losses for ransomware and data breaches, forensic investigation expertise and ability to respond to patient health information safety threats and HIPAA regulations.    

The PPP cyber endorsement is offered by Aspen American Insurance Company and includes basic limits with higher limit options for dentists available. Aspen maintains a rating of “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best Company Inc. Dentists will not only benefit from the quality cyber coverage, but comprehensive risk management resources as well.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with CyberScout. The valuable data breach services they deliver to our insureds, both pre- and post-loss, will greatly enhance the cyber coverages we provide to our dentists and assist them in making sound decisions concerning the management and protection of their patient data”, said Brian Tucker, Aspen Insurance Senior Vice President of Medical Professional Liability.

A trailblazer in the dental market since 1969, the PPP program includes comprehensive insurance solutions, risk management benefits and claims services. Proven to be a recognized leader within the industry, 19 state and local Dental Associations across the country currently recommend the PPP. The program is made available by exclusive agents across the U.S. who specialize in dental malpractice insurance with an average tenure of 21 years with the PPP program.

About Professional Protector Plan for Dentists®
Through their network of specialized agents, the PPP has been serving dentists nationwide since 1969. This comprehensive insurance program was developed specifically for the dental practice. The plan is offered in all 50 states plus District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Professional Protector Plan for Dentists® is a division of Protector Plans, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. For more information on the insurance products for dentists and risk management services the PPP has to offer, visit our website at protectorplan.com.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit bbinsurance.com.

About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

Aspen provides reinsurance and insurance coverage to clients in various domestic and global markets through wholly-owned subsidiaries and offices in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For the year ended December 31, 2019, Aspen reported $12.6 billion in total assets, $7.0 billion in gross reserves, $2.7 billion in total shareholders’ equity and $3.4 billion in gross written premiums. Aspen’s operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A-” by Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, an “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best Company Inc. and an “A3” by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. For more information about Aspen, please visit www.aspen.co.

AAIC, a subsidiary of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, writes property & casualty specialty insurance in the United States on an admitted basis.

About CyberScout:

Since 2003, CyberScout has been a trusted provider of cybersecurity and privacy protection services. Offering a range of support, education, data theft recovery, and breach response solutions, CyberScout services 17.5 million households and more than 700,000 businesses worldwide. CyberScout solutions are offered by an ever-growing number of client partners combining technology expertise with high-touch service to help individuals, government and commercial clients minimize cyber risk and maximize recovery. For more information about CyberScout, please visit www.cyberscout.com.

Wedding Protector Plan® Wins Prestigious 2021 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® for Sixth Straight Year

Wedding Protector Plan® Wins Prestigious 2021 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® for Sixth Straight Year

Wedding Protector Plan® has won WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for the sixth year in a row. This respected award identifies the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network.

Wedding Protector Plan® has been recognized by WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, and is the 2021 winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for special event insurance. This respected award identifies the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network.

WeddingWire, Inc., a leading global online wedding marketplace, annually celebrates the top wedding professionals on WeddingWire across more than 20 service categories, including venues, caterers, florists, photographers, and more. These distinguished vendors exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service, and quality when interacting with the five million monthly consumers who turn to WeddingWire to help ease their wedding planning process.

Wedding Protector Plan® received this esteemed award based on their outstanding experience working with real newlyweds. WeddingWire features more than three million reviews, and Wedding Protector Plan® received positive feedback from customers about the prompt, reliable, and quality service they provide.

Bernadette Green, Executive Vice President of Wedding Protector Plan®, is ecstatic about winning the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2021 for the sixth straight year. “This award would not be possible without our current and past customers who take the time to review Wedding Protector Plan® and provide us with the positive feedback necessary to earn such a prestigious award.”

“We are celebrating our 12th annual Couples’ Choice Awards, where we honor our vendors who help make millions of couples’ big day one to remember,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Not only are these hardworking and distinguished wedding professionals, such as Wedding Protector Plan®, a fundamental part of the wedding planning process for engaged couples, but they help make WeddingWire a trusted source for wedding planning. We congratulate everyone on this well-deserved achievement.”

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe.

About Wedding Protector Plan®

Wedding Protector Plan® provides cancellation/postponement wedding insurance coverage for many problems such as severe weather causing wedding cancellation or postponement, transportation shutdowns, lost deposits, and other headaches that can ruin the anticipated celebration. Consumers also have the option to add private event liability with no deductible as an endorsement to their special event insurance policy.

Wedding Protector Plan® is a division of B&B Protector Plans Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit bbinsurance.com.

Lawyer’s Protector Plan® (LPP) Announces New Website Launch

Lawyer’s Protector Plan® (LPP) Announces New Website Launch

Lawyer’s Protector Plan® announced today the launch of its newly designed website at lppinsurance.com. Long recognized in the marketplace for exceptional service and long-standing commitment to small and mid-sized law firms, the LPP program will now be the preferred professional liability insurance choice for even more law firms across the country.    

Lawyer’s Protector Plan, a division of Protector Plans, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., announced today the launch of its newly designed website. Long recognized in the marketplace for exceptional service and long-standing commitment to small and mid-sized law firms, the LPP program will now be the preferred professional liability insurance choice for even more law firms across the country.Forward-looking vision, well-executed underwriting strategies and strong partner relationships have kept LPP a stable force in the marketplace for over 35 years.

“To deliver the highest quality lawyers professional liability products and services to lawyers and law firms at exceptional levels of customer service and value to agent partners and policyholders is what we strive to accomplish every day,” said Laura Simon, Executive Vice President of LPP. “Our team understands that the practice of law continues to evolve and that we need to evolve to provide responsive insurance solutions. We have demonstrated our commitment to small and mid-sized firms and have successfully underwritten firms with as many as 50 attorneys across the country. Our newly designed website enhances that commitment.”

The LPP has announced countrywide enhancements to its rate and form filings in conjunction with the newly designed website. Rate modifications have been made to area of practice factors to increase competitiveness for risks with preferred area of practice concentrations. These areas of practice include adoption, civil rights, criminal, defense, local government, employment law and immigration.

In addition to professional liability insurance solutions, the LPP has partnered with risk management specialists to offer risk management tools and resources for firms ranging in size from one to over fifty attorneys. From a hotline available to address urgent questions to online continuing legal education accessible at your convenience, the LPP program has been designed with an understanding of the real-world concerns that lawyers face.   

Lawyer’s Protector Plan’s new website will be updated regularly with news, blogs, business activity, new product offerings and events. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and sign up for direct emails from the Company at lppinsurance.com.

About Lawyer’s Protector Plan® (LPP)
Lawyer’s Protector Plan (LPP) has been the preferred choice for attorneys nationwide for over 35 years.  Since 1983, LPP has specialized in lawyer’s professional liability insurance and currently serves over 7,000 lawyers engaged in the private practice of law. The LPP performs multiple services on behalf of an “A” rated carrier partner, including underwriting, marketing, website hosting, distribution management, policy issuance, risk management and claims handling. LPP® is a division of Protector Plans Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. (“Brown & Brown”).

LPP can be accessed through select retail insurance agents and wholesale brokers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

About Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit bbinsurance.com.

Lawyer’s Protector Plan® (LPP) Now Offers Admitted Excess Insurance Coverage

Lawyer’s Protector Plan® (LPP) Now Offers Admitted Excess Insurance Coverage

Lawyer’s Protector Plan® announced today that they now offer admitted excess insurance coverage. Long recognized in the marketplace for exceptional service and long-standing commitment to small and mid-sized law firms, the LPP program will now be the preferred professional liability insurance choice for even more law firms across the country.    

Lawyer’s Protector Plan, a division of Protector Plans, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., announced today that they now offer admitted excess insurance coverage. Long recognized in the marketplace for exceptional service and long-standing commitment to small and mid-sized law firms, the LPP program will now be the preferred professional liability insurance choice for even more law firms across the country.Forward-looking vision, well-executed underwriting strategies and strong partner relationships have kept LPP a stable force in the marketplace for over 35 years.

“Our enhanced product offerings help us deliver the highest quality lawyers professional liability products and services to lawyers and law firms at exceptional levels of customer service and value to agent partners and policyholders,” said Laura Simon, Executive Vice President of LPP. “Our team understands that the practice of law continues to evolve and that we need to evolve to provide new and innovative insurance solutions. We have demonstrated our commitment to small and mid-sized firms and have successfully underwritten firms with as many as 50 attorneys across the country.”

Lawyer’s Protector Plan’s excess coverage will help clients looking for additional coverage over their primary limits. The excess product offering will showcase:

  • Attachment point at low as $1M
  • $1M – $5M limits available
  • Admitted in most states

Expanding their reach to excess coverage allows the LPP to provide its agents with a comprehensive product offering to pass on to lawyers and law firms nationwide.

About Lawyer’s Protector Plan® (LPP)
Lawyer’s Protector Plan (LPP) has been the preferred choice for attorneys nationwide for over 35 years.  Since 1983, LPP has specialized in lawyer’s professional liability insurance and currently serves over 7,000 lawyers engaged in the private practice of law. The LPP performs multiple services on behalf of an “A” rated carrier partner, including underwriting, marketing, website hosting, distribution management, policy issuance, risk management and claims handling. LPP® is a division of Protector Plans Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. (“Brown & Brown”).

LPP can be accessed through select retail insurance agents and wholesale brokers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

About Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit bbinsurance.com.

Physicians Protector Plan® Announces a New Partnership with CyberScout

Physicians Protector Plan® Announces a New Partnership with CyberScout

Physicians Protector Plan, a division of Protector Plans and underwritten by Aspen American Insurance Company, has partnered with CyberScout, an industry leader in cyber risk protection and incident response services, to provide their physician insureds with award-winning data breach services to help protect their business and customers from the risks and repercussions of a data breach incident.

Physicians Protector Plan, a division of Protector Plans, has partnered with CyberScout, an industry leader in cyber risk protection and incident response services, to provide their physician insureds with award-winning data breach services to help protect their practices and patients from the risks and repercussions of data breach incidents. These data breach services are available as part of cyber liability coverage offered by Aspen American Insurance Company (“AAIC”). The risk to physicians and patients is troubling; the cost of a healthcare data breach averages $400 per compromised patient record, resulting in data breach recovery costs that can easily imperil the financial viability of a physician practice. The threat is equally concerning for patients, who would face the stress and costs associated with potentially becoming victims of identity theft.  

“Hospitals, healthcare systems and small and medium size medical and physicians’ practices have long been attractive cyber targets because they hold valuable electronic health record data and payment information,” said CyberScout Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Leuer. “Physician practices of all sizes maintain large amounts of private personal information including names, addresses, health history, birthdates, social security numbers and other data that must be safely stored and protected as the cyber-attack surface of physician practices has grown.”

Effective 1/1/2021, CyberScout will begin providing risk management services for Physicians Protector Plan cyber coverage. The program affords valuable pre-breach education services to help defend against a privacy data breach and provides guidance and support when one occurs. CyberScout was selected due to its expertise at mitigating losses for ransomware and data breaches, forensic investigation expertise and ability to respond to patient health information safety threats and HIPAA regulations.    

The Physicians cyber coverage is offered by Aspen American Insurance Company and includes basic limits with higher limit options for physicians available. Aspen maintains a rating of “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best Company Inc. Physicians will not only benefit from the quality cyber coverage but comprehensive risk management resources as well.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with CyberScout. The valuable data breach services they deliver to our insureds, both pre- and post-loss, will greatly enhance the cyber coverages we provide to our physicians and assist them in making sound decisions concerning the management and protection of their patient data”, said Brian Tucker, Aspen Insurance Senior Vice President of Medical Professional Liability.

The Physicians Protector Plan® is an exclusive medical malpractice insurance program offering unique and comprehensive insurance solutions for today’s physician practices and is committed to securing peace of mind for our policyholders. We offer an innovative suite of insurance products designed to meet your needs no matter your practice model. We’ve got you covered whether you are an employed physician or independent contractor, a practice owner or even if your practice circumstances are in transition.

About The Physicians Protector Plan®
The Physicians Protector Plan, an insurance program underwritten by Aspen American Insurance Company, provides professional liability insurance solutions for physicians on an admitted basis in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas.  Product availability is subject to state approval, and availability may change.  Aspen’s operating subsidiaries are rated “A” by A.M. Best for financial stability. The Physicians Protector Plan is a division of B&B Protector Plans Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit bbinsurance.com.

About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

Aspen provides reinsurance and insurance coverage to clients in various domestic and global markets through wholly-owned subsidiaries and offices in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For the year ended December 31, 2019, Aspen reported $12.6 billion in total assets, $7.0 billion in gross reserves, $2.7 billion in total shareholders’ equity and $3.4 billion in gross written premiums. Aspen’s operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A-” by Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best Company Inc.. For more information about Aspen, please visit www.aspen.co.

AAIC, a subsidiary of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, writes property & casualty specialty insurance in the United States on an admitted basis.

About CyberScout: Since 2003, CyberScout has been a trusted provider of cybersecurity and privacy protection services. Offering a range of support, education, data theft recovery, and breach response solutions, CyberScout services 17.5 million households and more than 700,000 businesses worldwide. CyberScout solutions are offered by an ever-growing number of client partners combining technology expertise with high-touch service to help individuals, government and commercial clients minimize cyber risk and maximize recovery. For more information about CyberScout, please visit www.cyberscout.com.