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Savvy Siblings Discuss Long-Term Care at Thanksgiving Table – They Seek to Protect Estates While Elders Still Healthy and Insurable

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recent years, Thanksgiving has become more than a time for getting together, showing appreciation, and renewing family bonds. It has also become a time to talk turkey about the long-term care needs of aging parents, according to ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning.

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EPIC adds Andy D’Entremont in Birmingham, Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Andy D’Entremont has joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long as a principal in Birmingham, Ala.

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Level Funded Health Offers Affordable Care Act Alternative to U.S. Small Business Owners

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is Level Funded Health the new escape hatch from Obama Care for small businesses with healthy employees? It could be. Level Funded Health may just be the answer to many small businesses’ concerns over rising health insurance premiums because it can potentially provide them a 30 to 40 percent annual refund on their health benefit costs.

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EPIC adds Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long in Birmingham, Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long have joined the firm as principals in Birmingham, Ala.

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EPIC adds Sharon Rusconi as Vice President and Regional Surety Executive

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that surety executive Sharon Rusconi and her team have joined the firm in Sacramento, Calif. Rusconi’s book of business and other assets were purchased by EPIC from Lesron Insurance Agency, Inc.

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EPIC Ranked #46 Among the World’s Top Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #46 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.

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Is Your Long-Term Care Exposure a Broader Danger Than Ebola or Terrorism?

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Americans concerned about terrorism and Ebola should be aware of a much more likely, though less scary, development: one day needing long-term care. ‘The risk is great and too many ignore it,’ says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning.

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EPIC’s Michael Nischan to Advise Trucking Industry on Minimizing Risk and Enhancing Safety at 22nd Annual TIDA Seminar

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will present his views on risk management in the trucking industry on a panel during a three-day industry seminar hosted by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

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EPIC adds Christopher Walker, Esq. as Director of Healthcare Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher Walker, Esq. has joined the firm as Director of Healthcare Compliance and Associate General Counsel, Employee Benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco headquarters and will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Crawford.

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EPIC Co-founder Dan Francis to Leave Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dan Francis has elected to leave the firm effective November 1, 2014.

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EPIC adds Bill Cosgrove as Financial Institutions Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that William P. (Bill) Cosgrove has joined the firm as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader. Cosgrove brings 28 years of insurance industry underwriting, production, marketing, client service, management and executive leadership experience to the firm.

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EPIC Names Insurance Veteran Peter Garvey as COO

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the appointment of insurance industry veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer (COO), a newly created position reporting to CEO John Hahn. Bringing EPIC nearly 35 years of insurance brokerage strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership experience, Garvey will be chartered with further accelerating EPIC’s growth momentum.

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David Wiesner joins EPIC as Regional Director

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that David Wiesner has joined the firm as managing principle and regional director in EPIC’s Employee Benefits Consulting Division. Wiesner brings 25 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.

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EPIC Recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ for the 5th Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized for a fifth year as a ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.

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More Americans Are Seeking Long Term Care Insurance through Their Employers, ACSIA Partners Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Why isn’t long term care insurance, like health insurance, available at the workplace? Well, increasingly it is – and more Americans should take advantage of that fact, according to ACSIA Partners, a leader in long term care planning.

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Weitz and Luxenberg Investigating Data Breaches of American Income Life Insurance, Home Depot

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg today announced it has begun investigations of two major computer-hacking episodes threatening to produce a nationwide wave of identity thefts that could amount to dollar losses in the billions for consumers and banks.

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New Long Term Care Insurance Book by National LTC Network Member

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National LTC Network (The Network) is pleased to announce the release of the Second Edition of the ‘The Advisor’s Guide to Long-Term Care’ (ISBN: 9781941627037), co-authored by Stephen D. Forman, CLTC, a principal of member firm LTCA. Stephen worked with co-author Jeff Sadler, CLTC, to deliver the latest version of the popular book to publisher National Underwriter.

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EPIC adds Multinational Placement Specialist Annette Shepherd in its Southeast Region

DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits broker, announced today that it has added Annette Shepherd as a Multinational Placement Specialist and Account Executive on their risk management team in the Southeast. Shepherd brings over 30 years of insurance and risk management experience, including 10 years as a Multinational Placement Broker.

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Karen Kutger Joins Wholesale Trading Co-Op in New Jersey

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that professional liability brokerage veteran Karen Kutger has joined the firm as Senior Vice President. Kutger joins WTCI from Howden Insurance Services, Inc. where she specialized in professional liability, management liability, cyber liability and related financial lines coverages. Her portfolio of retail sourced business will be accompanying her as part of the move.

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Polonious Investigations Management Systems partners with DrivenBI to launch self-service data analysis for its customers around the globe

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Polonious, the premier provider of special investigative unit (SIU) and investigation management systems for the insurance and investigation industries, announced its partnership with DrivenBI, the leading provider of cloud based self-service analysis platforms, empowering Polonious customers to create their own analysis in entirely new ways.

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EPIC adds Tiffany McClellan in Southern California

IRVINE, Calif., Sept 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tiffany McClellan has joined the firm as Regional Director Employee Benefits. McClellan brings 16 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.

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The Prospect of ‘Empowered Living’ Could Motivate Millions to Plan for Long Term Care, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ACSIA Partners introduces the concept of ‘empowered living,’ an idea they hope will catch on to help solve a big national problem: lack of planning for long term care.

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New Education Protector from EPIC Safeguards Student-Athletes’ Education

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) directors reexamine several policies amid controversy about how student athletes are treated, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance brokers has moved to protect high school athletes who have received a verbal offer for an athletic scholarship or grant from an NCAA Division I or Division II sports program. EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants today announces Education Protector(SM) from EPIC, the first insurance product of its kind.

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EPIC adds retail team from JLT Towers Re

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a nationwide retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, announced today the addition of the retail risk management and property/casualty team of JLT Towers Re. This strategic build-out of a team serving large, complex risk management accounts is a product of EPIC’s broadening alliance partnership and collaboration with JLT Towers Re. The agreement is effective August 11.

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EPIC Purchases Jenkins Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2014 (SEN2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services (Jenkins), a Leavitt Group agency, have sold 100 percent of their shares in Jenkins to EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center). The transaction, which closed on July 17, was retroactively effective July 1. Jenkins, with California offices in Concord, Sacramento, San Jose, Orange County, and in Reno, Nevada, employs 160 and has approximately $34 million of annual revenue.

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