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EPIC Continues Expansion of Employee Benefits Practice with a new Pharmacy Practice Leader

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today they are continuing to expand their employee benefits resources with the addition of a new Pharmacy Practice Leader, Bob Eisendrath. We are also pleased to announce that we have promoted Craig Hasday to President, National Employee Benefits Practice leader and Cindy Santangelo to National Voluntary Benefits Practice Leader.

Bob Eisendrath brings a strong background in pharmacy benefit management. He brings experience both in sales and national account management, with CVS Caremark for 20 years where he was most recently Area Vice President for Coalition Business. "The addition of Bob will further strengthen our Pharmacy consulting practice as he leads the team through the rapidly changing legislative and therapeutic landscape as our clients grapple with increasing pharmacy prices, one of the most problematic components of escalating cost," said Craig Hasday, National Employee Benefits Practice Leader.

Craig Hasday has been promoted to President, National Employee Benefits Leader. Said Steve Denton, President, EPIC Holdings, "For the past eighteen months, Craig has led EPIC's National Employee Benefits Operations Board. In that role, Craig has worked closely with the geographic employee benefits leaders and has done an incredible job bringing our national teams together."

During this time, EPIC has seen increased communication and enhancements across the board in service offerings for our clients. Further, EPIC has seen great improvement in revenue growth, profitability, and integration of its vast employee benefits platform. Employee Benefits revenue of over $170 million which represents over 20% of EPIC's retail revenue.

Promoting Cindy Santangelo to the new national role as lead of EPIC's Voluntary Benefits practice highlights EPIC's growing focus on the changing workplace dynamic of offering personalized benefits. Santangelo has been with EPIC for 12 years and spent the past 5 years building and growing the Voluntary Benefits practice within EPIC's national Employee Benefit platform. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her role in employee paid worksite benefits consulting as she fully understands how to create a customized program to meet individualized needs.

"We are fortunate to have someone with her expertise on our team to support our clients and other EPIC consultants," said John Gaffney, VP. National Employee Benefits Operations.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 70 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $730 million, EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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EPIC Launches National Farm and Ranch Practice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today they are expanding their insurance offering in the Farm & Ranch Insurance market with the practice being led by Chris Moore (President, EPIC Farm & Ranch). The Farm & Ranch practice will be a culmination of specialists in Indiana and Florida serving clients across a national footprint.

Chris joined EPIC from ONI Risk Partners where he led the Farm & Agribusiness practice. ONI Risk Partners was a part of the acquisition of Prime Risk Partners by EPIC in November 2019. Chris currently works with over 100 farm clients across 12 states. Chris has co-created specialty insurance products beyond standard property & casualty products.

Chris created the first health insurance product that protects hog producers against PRRS and PEDv (two major viruses that disrupt production) as well as the first Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) insurance program to exist in the United States. Chris understands that new risks emerge as farms evolve.

The Farm & Ranch practice's primary focus is working with their clients to proactively manage emerging risks. By proactively managing their risks, farmers and ranchers can move forward in confidence knowing their downside is protected.

In partnership with the team from the Jerry Parks Agency, a division of EPIC and their specialty expertise in equine insurance, it is a perfect match to build a strong practice and partnership moving forward offering our clients the best in farm and ranch insurance consulting.

For more information please contact:

Chris Moore via email chris.moore@epicbrokers.com or via phone at (317) 650-4519.

Scott Davis, President, National Specialty Group, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, said, "We are very excited about expanding our capabilities in the area of Farm, Ranch and Equine business and know that with Chris at the helm of the practice we will see much success."

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.epicbrokers.com/

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EPIC Adds Kevin Melvin as Director of the firm’s Southeast Charter School Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kevin Melvin has joined the firm as Director of the firm's Southeast Charter School Practice.

Melvin will report to Joffrey Clark, EPIC's National Charter School Practice Leader. In his new position, Melvin is responsible for new business development and the design, placement, and management of property and casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions to Charter Schools in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee.

Melvin joins EPIC from F.N.B. Corporation, where he served as Vice President and Risk Management Advisor. Focused on emerging operational risk while improving the bottom line and risk profile for organizations, he coached clients through implementing effective risk management practices by looking at the total cost of risk. Melvin also spent a large part of his career with McGriff Insurance Services and BB&T.

"Kevin's extensive background supporting Charter Schools brings a wealth of knowledge and rich industry experience to the team," said Joffrey Clark. "I could not be more excited to have Kevin join us."

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our National Charter School Practice," said KJ Wagner, EPIC's President of the Southwest Region. "This team has been built with key players who share an acute focus and background delivering strategic solutions to Charter Schools, and we're proud to keep attracting impressive talent to support the industry."

Kevin Melvin can be reached at kevin.melvin@epicbrokers.com or 704-207-5239.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants:

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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EPIC Launches New National Specialty Practice: Asset Lifecycle Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today the launch of a national specialty practice, Asset Lifecycle Management, providing risk consulting and risk transfer solutions focused on clinical and electronic equipment. Large healthcare systems, major universities, and financial institutions rely on electronic equipment to conduct daily operations.

EPIC is a leading provider of equipment maintenance management programs. EPIC's approach reduces a client's cost of maintaining a portfolio of equipment while delivering improved equipment performance, reduced downtime, enhanced internal customer satisfaction.

The EPIC team led by Managing Principals, John Bowman and Tony Gerrato, have extensive industry experience and technical expertise. "We are vendor neutral and recognize that it is critical to custom design our solutions to fit the unique needs of each customer. We use our knowledge and industry expertise to make certain that our clients receive the best value at the right price," said Tony Gerrato.

The EPIC Asset Lifecycle Management approach replaces multiple service agreements and extended warranties with one agreement that costs less and is more flexible than the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreements. The team provides a single point of contact for managing service events and our solution delivers coverage that includes the cost associated with parts, labor, travel, emergency repair, and preventative maintenance.

Scott Davis, President of EPIC's National Specialty Practice, said, "We are fortunate to have expertise of this caliber within EPIC bringing solutions to our clients and protecting their businesses."

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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Frenkel and Company Completes Transition to EPIC Brand

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, which operates as EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), announced today that Frenkel & Company, acquired by EPIC in November 2017, has completed their adoption of the EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants name and brand.

The Frenkel & Company and Frenkel Benefits names will be retired for all Frenkel operations with the exception of Frenkel International which will operate as a specialty division of EPIC. Since joining with EPIC in 2017, Frenkel's associates and practice areas have become integrated into the EPIC business and significantly expanded EPIC's Northeast footprint in risk management, property and casualty insurance, international client services, employee benefits consulting, program solutions and private client services.

Said John Kelly, formerly CEO of Frenkel & Company and now EPIC New York's CEO, "Frenkel's decision to join EPIC has helped us deliver an expansive new set of capabilities to our clients, with the same commitment to service delivery that has been a hallmark of our firm."

Steve Denton, President of EPIC Holdings Inc. noted, "Throughout the past two years we have had the opportunity to integrate our teams, culture and businesses and are proud to now be able to present this unification across the risk management and employee benefits community together as one EPIC. The Frenkel team and capabilities rapidly became ingrained in the EPIC organization and we are excited to kick off 2020 with their full transition to EPIC."

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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Lisa Huscher joins EPIC as a Sales Executive, as Part of its LEAP Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Lisa Huscher has joined the firm as a sales executive through their LEAP sales development program.

Huscher will be based in Southern California and report to Bill Ferree, Principal and Pleasant Hill Team Lead. In her new position, Huscher is responsible for risk management consulting and the design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance programs. She will primarily focus on the healthcare industry as part of Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC.

Huscher brings over 20 years of experience in risk management and business consulting. She is very adept at bringing unique solutions to her clients across a number of industries. Prior to joining EPIC, Huscher held the position of Business Development Manager with OpenPlacement. She has also held positions with Care Partners at Home, My Virtual HomeCare & myvirtualcarevisit.com and Seniors Helping Seniors. Huscher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

"We are excited to have Lisa join our team and bring her healthcare expertise to the Edgewood Healthcare Advisors practice," said William Ferree, Principal, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, Pleasant Hill, California.

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our Healthcare team to bring an even greater level of expertise to our clients," added Curt Perata, Regional President, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants.

Lisa Huscher can be reached at lisa.huscher@epicbrokers.com or (714) 369-2133.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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EPIC Adds Matthew Presutti as Managing Principal in their New York operations

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Matthew Presutti has joined their EPIC New York operations as managing principal on the employee benefits team.

Presutti will be based in New York City as part of Frenkel Benefits, an EPIC Company and report to Adam Okun, co-president and Larry Kirshner, co-president EPIC New York. In his new position, he will responsible for the strategic oversight, new business development and the design, placement and management of employee benefits insurance programs and solutions.

Presutti brings nearly 30 years of experience to his role within the overall EPIC organization. He has a strong background in leading teams and developing creative employee benefits programs for clients to help increase the overall success of their business. Presutti joins the firm from HM Insurance Group.

He has also held positions with: MagnaCare, Brown & Brown Metro, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Prudential. Presutti has served as Board President with the Tewksbury Township Board of Education as well.

"We are excited to have Matthew join our team and bring his level of expertise to EPIC and our employee benefits clients," said Adam Okun, co-president, EPIC New York, Larry Kirshner, co-president, EPIC New York, "Matt brings industry knowledge and employee benefits experience that will add to our already robust team. We are thrilled to have him onboard."

Matthew Presutti can be reached at matthew.presutti@frenkel.com or (212) 488-0214.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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Cosmetic Insurance Services (CIS) Now Offering Insurance to Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Containing CBDs

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Cosmetic Insurance Services (CIS), a national multi-line Specialty Program Administrator and the nation's leading insurance provider to the Cosmetics and Personal Care industry, announced their ability to now offer insurance to those companies whose cosmetic and beauty products include CBDs (Cannabidiol) within their formulations.

"We are excited about this enhancement to our current underwriting guidelines. With the ability to provide insurance on this specific product class, we continue to offer cutting-edge insurance products and solutions tailored to fit the many diverse exposures that the ever-growing cosmetic industry is faced with," said Kenneth C. Hegel Jr; Managing Principal of Cosmetic Insurance Services - a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants.

"This new enhancement to our current underwriting guidelines demonstrates our commitment - to not only the cosmetics industry as a whole - but reinforces our dedication to the many clients we serve nationwide. We believe the capability to successfully underwrite this exposure and provide insurance on these specific products will allow us to continue to provide a superior insurance product to both our direct customers as well as our valued retail broker partners."

This development elevates the exclusive MGA Program and creates a path of continued and responsible premium growth alongside the valued insurance carriers that CIS partners with, securing CIS as the largest MGA of its kind.

About CIS:

Cosmetic Insurance Services is a Managing General Agent/retail insurance broker specializing in insuring the cosmetic, beauty and personal care industries. CIS works with companies that range from smaller start-ups to some of the largest, most established independent beauty brands. CIS is a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants.

For more information about CIS, a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, visit: https://epicbrokers.com/programs/cosmetics/

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EPIC Adds Aaron Zetterower in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aaron Zetterower has joined the firm as Principal of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.

Zetterower will be based in Dallas, Texas and report to KJ Wagner, President of EPIC's Southwest Region. In his new position, Zetterower is responsible for new business development and the design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and large clients.

Zetterower joins EPIC from AssuredPartners, where he served as Vice President. Prior to that, he was the National Director for Charter School Programs at Crystal & Company.

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our Property & Casualty operation in the Southwest Region," said EPIC's KJ Wagner. "Aaron's extensive background supporting Charter Schools brings a wealth of knowledge and rich industry experience to the team. I could not be more excited to have Aaron join us," said Joffrey Clark, EPIC's Charter School Practice Leader.

Aaron Zetterower can be reached at aaron.zetterower@epicbrokers.com or 214-923-7867.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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Aaron Schwen joins EPIC in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aaron Schwen has joined the firm as Client Advocate of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.

Schwen will be based in Dallas, Texas and report to KJ Wagner, President of EPIC's Southwest Region. In his new position, Schwen is responsible for new business development and the design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and large clients.

Schwen joins EPIC from AssuredPartners, where he served as the Charter School Practice Leader. Prior to that, he was a Director at Crystal & Company.

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our Property & Casualty operation in the Southwest Region," said EPIC's KJ Wagner. "Aaron's extensive background supporting Charter Schools brings a wealth of knowledge and rich industry experience to the team. I could not be more excited to have Aaron join us," said Joffrey Clark, EPIC's National Charter School Practice Leader.

Aaron Schwen can be reached at aaron.schwen@epicbrokers.com or 817-727-2490.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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