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2019 Press Releases

Date: 03.07.19

Liberty Mutual Bolsters Wholesale Distribution Leadership and Dedicated Wholesale Underwriting Units Across U.S.

Liberty Mutual has announced new appointments to lead commercial lines business for wholesale distribution within its Global Risk Solutions unit. Tara Houvenagle has been named Wholesale Distribution Executive West, and Jessica Ferguson has been named Wholesale Distribution Executive East. They will join the leadership team led by Ben Johnson, Wholesale Distribution Executive for North America, who is responsible for overseeing the development and placement of products and services across Liberty Mutual and Ironshore’s wholesale distribution channels.

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Date: 02.08.19

Ironshore Environmental Enhances Storage Tank Pollution Liability Offering with Online Portal

Ironshore Environmental offers a stand-alone comprehensive Storage Tank Policy that addresses first- and third-party liability in response to releases from underground and aboveground storage tanks, which is now accessible to brokers through an online Quote & Bind Portal. With available limits from $500,000 to $50 million, this coverage satisfies financial assurance requirements federally and in all 50 states. Of note, the policy carries no minimum premium with deductible options starting at zero dollars for eligible tanks.

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Date: 02.04.19

Ironshore Specialty Casualty Announces Executive Appointments to Lead Programs Business

Ironshore Specialty Casualty has announced executive appointments to oversee the Programs business unit in the U.S. Casey Hartley has been named Senior Vice President, Head of Programs. As Head of Programs, Ms. Hartley will oversee the development, marketing and distribution of programs lines, working with programs administrators across Ironshore’s underwriting platforms in the U.S. She will be supported by Tracey Sharis, Senior Vice President, who has been appointed Director of Programs.

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Date: 01.30.19

Liberty Mutual Insurance Appoints Kate Horn to Manage Broker Relationships in Mid-Atlantic

Kate Horn will partner with key brokers to provide a range of Liberty Mutual and Ironshore commercial and specialty insurance solutions to mid-size and large companies throughout Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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2019 News

Date: 03.13.19

Risk & Insurance article featuring Toby Smith, President Ironshore Environmental: Mold Remediation is Costing Hotels and Hospitals Millions. These 3 Critical Lessons Can Help Other Real Estate Companies Avoid the Same Fate

The frequency and severity of mold claims have spiked in recent years. The biggest losses highlight the need for proactive risk management.

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Date: 01.28.19

Risk & Insurance article featuring IronHealth's CUO, Kevin Dean: An Entire Industry Was Duped By a Well-Spoken, Well-Dressed Silicon-Valley Tycoon; Here’s Why It’ll Happen Again

Elizabeth Holmes tricked investors out of millions by dressing in ‘Steve Jobs’ black and pitching health care technology that didn’t work. The risk management lessons from the Theranos fiasco are both scary and insightful.

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Date: 01.09.19

Risk & Insurance article featuring Ironshore, U.S. President, Matt Dolan: Social Inflation Threatens Claims Outcomes, and Other Insights Shared by a Specialty Exec

The specialty market is booming. According to the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas, E&S premiums recorded by 15 managing services offices in mid-2018 were up $1.4 billion from the previous year — a 9.4 percent bump. Over the past seven years, premiums have jumped 67 percent. With its acquisition of specialty insurer Ironshore in the Spring of 2017, Liberty Mutual Insurance has taken advantage of this growing market. We sat down with President of Ironshore U.S., Matt Dolan, to talk about how the merger boosts his company’s competitive advantage in an increasingly crowded marketplace, as well as other trends and challenges facing the industry in 2019.

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