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Managing General Agency Paragon Insurance Launches Nationwide Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of a new nationwide Workers' Compensation Insurance Program.

Available to their eligible retail agency partners, the new program is underwritten by Paragon in its San Diego operation on behalf of Clear Spring Property and Casualty Company (AM Best rated A- VIII).

Benefits and advantages of the Paragon/Clear Spring program include:
* No X-Mod or Territory restrictions
* All States written on one policy
* Multiple pay plans (including monthly reporting)
* Fast turnaround times
* Extensive in-house underwriting authority
* Superior claims, loss control and safety services
* Broad underwriting appetite

Eligible industries include: Construction & Artisan Contractors, Landscaping, Transportation, Janitorial, Agriculture, Wholesalers & Dealers, Healthcare, Waste Management, Manufacturing, and Rental Equipment Dealers.

Submissions can be sent to: WCsubmissions@paragoninsgroup.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Ken Kaufmann, Business Development Manager
Phone: 858.689.3827
Email: kkaufmann@paragoninsgroup.com
Web: https://www.paragoninsgroup.com/

About Paragon:
A broadly diversified MGA, Paragon provides unique opportunities and solutions to retail agents, insurance carriers, reinsurers and vendor partners. Please visit https://www.paragoninsgroup.com/ for additional information.

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Paragon Strengthens Winery and Brewery Programs with the Promotion of Brendan Wright and addition of Nick Faragasso

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of insurance professional Nick Faragasso and the promotion of Brendan Wright.

Faragasso will be based in Sacramento, Calif. and Wright, who has been a key part of Paragon's wine team for the past 5 years, will remain in San Francisco. Both report to Paragon Regional President, Erik Kriens.

Faragasso joins as Vice President, bringing over 20 years of underwriting experience and expertise to Paragon. He will work across the WineryPlus and BreweryPlus programs. Faragasso has served as an underwriter to the wine industry for the past three decades and will add significant depth, experience and knowledge to the Paragon Winery team, in particular.

Wright is broadening his role and responsibilities as Program Manager of Paragon's Winery Programs. Paragon underwrites and manages insurance programs serving over 700 wineries across the nation and Wright will continue to bring his unique and valuable skill set to these clients and the retail brokers who serve them. Wright has over 10 years of industry experience, with the past 5 at Paragon focused on the wine industry from an underwriting perspective.

Said Paragon's Erik Kriens, "We have known and respected Nick for many years and we are excited to add another top professional to the Paragon team. Brendan has been an outstanding performer and we are pleased and excited to recognize this with his promotion to Program Manager. Both Nick and Brendan have tremendous skill sets that are of significant value to our clients, insurance company partners, and other stakeholders."

About Paragon:

A broadly diversified MGA, Paragon provides unique opportunities and solutions to retail agents, insurance carriers, reinsurers and vendor partners. Please visit https://www.paragoninsgroup.com/ for additional information.

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Paragon Further Strengthens Operations with its Promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President in the West

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President. Kriens is based in Paragon's San Francisco office and reports directly to Paragon CEO and Co-founder Ron Ganiats. Kriens has served as Senior Vice President of Business Development since joining Paragon in September 2015.

In his expanded role, Kriens will assume all P&L responsibility for Paragon's WineRe, WineryPlus and BreweryPlus programs. Working closely with the teams dedicated to both programs, Kriens will create and lead strategic growth plans for these important business segments. He will also continue to work directly with the Insurance Boards of Paragon's Pest Control and Rental Equipment Programs.

Said Paragon's Ron Ganiats, "Erik has been a top performer since joining Paragon, and has played a key role in the success we have achieved to date and in positioning Paragon to fully capitalize on the significant market opportunities we see ahead in both the winery and brewery industries. His leadership as Regional President will be critically important to driving further value to our clients, insurance company partners, and other stakeholders."

Erik Kriens can be reached at ekriens@paragoninsgroup.com or at 415-300-6820

About Paragon:

A broadly diversified MGA, Paragon provides unique opportunities and solutions to retail agents, insurance carriers, reinsurers and vendor partners. Please visit https://www.paragoninsgroup.com for additional information.

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EPIC Buys Direct Retail Wine Industry Business From Paragon Insurance Holdings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the purchase of a retail wine industry book of business from Managing General Agency (MGA) Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they acquired wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

The purchase underscores EPIC's commitment to further growing their wine industry client relationship and becoming a leading provider of risk management and insurance services to wineries across the country.

Said EPIC Wine Industry Practice Leader Michael McNulty, "Given our roots in California and the West, we have long served grape growers, wine producers and others in the business across the region. The addition of Paragon's direct retail wine industry clients is a true 'win, win, win' for all involved.

"EPIC further grows and strengthens an important area of specialty, Paragon sharpens their focus on their core MGA and Programs business, and the wineries in question gain the strong representation, industry expertise, service excellence, and aggressive client advocacy that have been hallmarks of EPIC since our founding."

Michael McNulty can be reached at michael.mcnulty@epicbrokers.com or 415-356-3909.

About EPIC:

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 1,400 team members operating from 50 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $400 million, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed 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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Paragon Insurance Holdings Expands Operations in San Diego with addition of Robert Etzler and opening of new offices

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced its expansion in San Diego, Calif. with the opening of new offices at 401 B Street in downtown San Diego and the hiring of top local insurance professional Robert Etzler, under the leadership of Paragon regional president, Andrew Petersen.

Etzler joins Paragon as senior vice president and director of workers' compensation.

Prior to joining Paragon, Etzler held leadership roles at Cypress Point - Arrowhead General Insurance Agency (now Arrowhead General Insurance Agency), Atlas General Insurance Services, and most recently, Midwestern Insurance Alliance (a K2 company) in San Diego.

Said Paragon's Andrew Petersen, "I have known Robert for a number of years and we are excited to have him join the Paragon team in San Diego. He has a tremendous skill set that will be of significant value to our clients, insurance and reinsurance company partners, and other stakeholders.

"We are in negotiations with other top local professionals, planning to further expand and enhance our operations and profile in the San Diego area."

Ron Ganiats, managing partner at Paragon, added, "Like Hartford in the east, San Diego has long been recognized as a unique insurance center and as a hub for insurance and general agency talent. We are excited to expand our operations in the region through the addition of Robert and the opening of our new offices in downtown San Diego. We will be aggressively looking to add more unique local talent in the months ahead."

About Paragon:

A broadly diversified MGA, Paragon provides unique opportunities and solutions to retail agents, insurance carriers, reinsurers and vendor partners.

Please visit https://www.paragoninsgroup.com/ for additional information.

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Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC Adds Tonya Fuller and Ashley Forslund to Winery and Brewery Team

NAPA, Calif. -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced that Tonya Fuller has joined the firm as Vice President, Winery and Brewery. Additionally, Ashley Forslund has become a member of the Paragon team in the role of Senior Underwriter, Winery and Brewery, working in close collaboration with Fuller.

In their new roles, Fuller and Forslund will focus on underwriting Paragon's successful "Winery Plus Program" as well as bringing extensive knowledge of the wine and brewing business to Paragon's robust Winery Group and expanding Brewery Program.

Fuller, whose career in the insurance industry spans more than 25 years, has extensive experience with national insurance program development, implementation, and oversite. She has focused on designing and managing specialty risk management and insurance programs for the wine industry since 2005.

Forslund began her insurance career 17 years ago, moving into MGA underwriting in 2004. She began working with Fuller in 2008, developing particular expertise in crafting strong insurance programs for the winery and brewery business while maintaining long standing broker relationships.

Prior to joining Paragon, Fuller was the Managing Director of Prime Vintage Insurance Services, LLC, a General Agency located in Napa, CA focused on developing and managing specialized Insurance Programs for wineries and cideries. Forslund served as Senior Underwriter at Prime Vintage, also focusing on the wine industry, and brings a strong background in the brewing business as well.

Said Ron Ganiats, "The Paragon team has known and respected Tonya and Ashley for quite some time, and we are excited to have them join our firm in Napa and Colorado respectively to expand and deepen our commitment to serving the unique needs of wineries, cideries and breweries, both in the West and across the country."

About Paragon:

A broadly diversified MGA, Paragon provides unique opportunities and solutions to retail agents, insurance carriers, reinsurers and vendor partners.

Please visit http://www.paragoninsgroup.com/ for additional information.

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