Bed Bug Finders Says Proactive Bed Bug Detection is Key

STRATFORD, Conn. — Bed bugs can be a devastating experience for families and homeowners. For landlords, property owners and managers, not being proactive enough when it comes to tackling bed bugs in their properties can result in dire financial and emotional distress. That’s why Bed Bug Finders LLC says being proactive is the best thing to do.

EPIC Holdings Adds Janine Walter, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as Chief Talent Officer

STAMFORD, Conn. — EPIC Holdings, Inc. (parent company of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants) has announced the addition of industry leading human capital professional Janine Walter, SPHR, SHRM-SCP who will join as the firm’s Chief Talent Officer and become a member of the EPIC Executive Committee. For the past 11 years Walter has held senior executive positions at major insurance intermediaries.

Prevail Consulting, Inc. announces contract with Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited to license Prevail Reinsurance System

STAMFORD, Conn. — Prevail Consulting, Inc., a leading insurance industry technology and professional services provider, today announced a contract with Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited (MAS) to license the Prevail Reinsurance System (PRS) to support MAS’s reinsurance operations. Under this new contract, Prevail will install PRS and deliver implementation, application and data migration services.

Paragon Insurance Holdings Invests in Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) to Enhance Analytics Capabilities

AVON, Conn. — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, a national multi-line specialty MGA, has selected LeapFrogBI, LLC, an agile business intelligence provider, and Sisense, Inc., to develop an advanced data warehouse and enable enhanced reporting capabilities.

Paragon Insurance Holdings Announces Equity Investment from Edgewood Partners Insurance Center and Oak Hill Capital Partners

AVON, Conn. — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, a national multi-line specialty MGA, announced today that Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) and Oak Hill Capital Partners have taken an equity stake in the company. The investment from EPIC and Oak Hill will further propel Paragon’s organic and M&A growth strategies and create greater opportunity for Paragon’s agency, carrier and reinsurance trading partners.

Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC Names Andrew Petersen as Regional President and EVP of Reinsurance Operations

AVON, Conn. — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA, today announced the addition of Andrew Petersen to the Paragon executive management team as Regional President and EVP of Reinsurance Operations. Petersen will report to Ron Ganiats, Paragon’s CEO.

EPIC Insurance Acquires Product Warranty Analytics Specialist After, Inc.

NORWALK, Conn. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the acquisition of After, Inc. – a product warranty analytics firm based in Norwalk, Conn. The Acquisition was made primarily to further strengthen and grow EPIC subsidiary company, PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services – a renewable energy program manager based in the United States.

EPIC’s Mark Millard and Michael Turk to present at 2017 Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference

STAMFORD, Conn. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principals Mark Millard and Michael Turk are among the featured risk management and insurance professionals who will be presenting at the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition being held in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 23-26.

Artist Recreates The Infamous Boston Massacre

SOUTHBURY, Conn. — Nationally renowned Southbury Connecticut artist-historian Don Troiani has unveiled his painting of the momentous Boston Massacre. That encounter on a cold March night set forth a series of antagonistic events that climaxed in the start of the American Revolution 5 years later.

Philip Stevens joins Optima Group as Director

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Philip C. Stevens has joined Optima Group, Inc. as Director, with responsibility for helping the firm’s clients achieve their goals through the development of business and marketing strategies as well as the deployment of communications initiatives. A seasoned executive from the financial services and insurance industries, Philip was most recently with Pappas MacDonnell, Inc., where he worked with a variety of clients in banking, investment management, insurance and business services.