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The top three cyber policy gaps
Insurance NewsNet featured an article from by Michael McCluskey, SVP from Brooks Insurance, on the top policy gaps that should be included in a comprehensive cyber policy.
Venbrook Wholesaler, Brooks Insurance, Strikes Alliance with CoverForce for On-Demand Quote & Bind API Platform

Self-service API integration provides a Comparative Rater tool for small businesses and agency partners to compare coverage offers and identify best carriers

Venbrook Deepens the Bench with Christopher Harney to Grow Real Estate and Healthcare Divisions

Venbrook Group, LLC ("Venbrook"), one of the largest independent insurance distribution and services firms in the U.S., today announced that industry veteran, Christopher Harney, will join the firm as Senior Vice President to build and grow the Real Estate and Healthcare divisions.

Don’t Let a Cyber Insurance Gap Leave You Exposed
Many mid-market companies face a critical issue: policy gaps.
“You Are Hereby Ordered to Pay the Plaintiff $50 Million.”
The Nuclear Verdict: Risk Management Strategies for High Net-Worth Clients
Mental health liability risks are increasing for institutions of higher education
Mental health concerns among college students have become a critical issue, affecting the well-being of individuals, and posing potential liability risks for educational institutions
Venbrook Group Recognized With 2023 Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation

Cigna Healthcare has selected Venbrook as a recipient of their 2023 Silver level Healthy Workforce Designation for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and vitality of its employees through a workplace well-being program.

Lessons From The Insurance Industry: Six Keys To Developing An Effective Data Strategy
Forbes featured Council Member Justin Slaten, Chief Information Officer for Venbrook Group, LLC, speaks on the six lessons to developing an effective data strategy in the insurance industry.
Venbrook's Carl Warren & Company Celebrates 50 Years as a Third Party Administrator

To Commemorate This Significant Milestone, Carl Warren Announces Platinum Sponsorship & Exhibition at the Largest Public Agency Risk Management Conference in California

Venbrook's Student Insurance Expands Exclusive Partnership with Anthem Blue Cross to Bring Accident Insurance to Universities Across California

Venbrook Group, LLC ("Venbrook") and Student Insurance("SI"), a wholly-owned subsidiary and part of Venbrook's Higher Education division, today announced the expansion of their accident coverage program for student-athletes attending universities in California.

Venbrook Adds to Senior Leadership Roster, Appoints Brooke Lais as Chief Marketing Officer

Venbrook Group, LLC, today announced the appointment of Brooke Norton Lais to Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately.

How to select a claims partner for public entity pools
The fourth of our claims fundamental series. A "pool" is a cooperative insurance and risk management arrangement. They require particular claims expertise.
Three keys to a great P&C commercial programs claims team
The third of our claims fundamental series is on the challenges specific to P&C commercial programs require a higher degree of understanding and expertise.
EEOC Significantly Increased Discrimination Lawsuits in FY 2023
There has been a massive increase in U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuits
Lessons learned from adjusting long COVID insurance claims
The second of our claims fundamental series is on Long COVID, which is considered a disability under a variety of federal acts.
The Top Six Cybersecurity Threats Facing Your Business
Forbes featured Council Member Justin Slaten, Chief Information Officer for Venbrook Group, LLC to speak about staying proactive with six tips to protect your proprietary data against cybersecurity threats.
Venbrook Launches National Higher Ed Division To Deliver Complete Risk Management Solutions for Schools, Students, And Staff; Alison Myers At The Helm

Utilizes fully integrated, industry-leading technology platform to assist with challenges facing higher ed institutions


Venbrook Group of Companies Joins Thousands of Elite Program Carrier Specialists at the Leading Insurance Summit Gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona

Can you afford to replace your home without insurance?
A growing number of Americans are deciding to go without home insurance due to costly premiums.
5 Lessons Learned From Insurance Claim Investigations
This article is the first in a claims fundamentals series, highlighting five key lessons about insurance claim investigations to arrive at a fair and just resolution for all parties.
Can I insure against 'cancelation'?
Insurance coverage for reputational risk and ‘cancelation’ typically is available under an umbrella policy.
Considering the Insurance Industry? It’s not the dinosaur job your Dad had.
Why insurance is a go-to business for younger workers looking for a variety of opportunities. The insurance industry hits the marks on many of the tangible and intangible things that Millennial and Gen Z workers are seeking.
Stay Alert: Navigating Natural Disaster Scams
Those who have experienced any recent natural disasters should remain on guard for potential insurance scams. Remember, resilience is a powerful defense against scams. Stay safe, stay informed, and stay protected.
Venbrook and InterContinental Insurance Brokers Announces Promotions and Expansion of Private Client Services Division

Adds bench strength to Personal Lines Division for high-net-worth clients

Venbrook Insurance Services Strengthens Commercial Retail Services Segment Nationally With Two New Vice Presidents

New hires support a growing client base for Commercial Property and Casualty insurance

Viewpoint: 5 Tips for Creating More Seamless Claims Technology
Louis Pippin, Chief Claims Officer of Venbrook Claims Services, offers five insights to anyone looking to create more robust, more seamless claims technology.
Venbrook Bolsters Services Division With Two New Verticals, Names Thomas E. Sleeper Practice Leader To Meet Rising Demand Across U.S.

Newly formed Select Commercial Business and Private Client Services divisions will serve the needs of large real estate portfolios and high-net-worth individuals

Brooks Insurance Agency, 15+ Year Exhibitor, Sponsor, And 20+ Year PIA Member, At Premier Industry Leading Insurance Event, Professional Insurance Agents 2023 Annual Conference

Brooks Insurance will display new exhibition booth in Atlantic City June 4-6,  2023

Student Insurance Attends 2023 Association Of Chief Business Officials Spring Conference, Celebrates 20th Year As A Gold Sponsor Of Annual Event

Lake Tahoe conference draws business officers together to identify issues affecting California's 116 community colleges

Venbrook Names Juan Aguilar New Chief Financial Officer

Will lead risk management and financial activities for Venbrook’s various holding companies

Student Insurance Unveils New Brand Identity And Website To Celebrate 70 Year History Of Offering Student And Academic Healthcare Plans

Company has been offering best-in-class student health plans and accident insurance to prepare students and academic institutions for the future

Carl Warren & Company Attends RIMS RISKWORLD 2023 Alongside The Best Providers In Risk Management

Atlanta gathering runs April 30 - May 3, with a focus on resilience in the face of risk

Venbrook Strengthens Management Team, Promotes Brenda Sherman To Executive Vice President Of Business Development And Strategic Alliances

Tenured executive will lead growth strategies across all platforms, build new partnerships, programs and products, increase distribution into additional markets

2023 Outlook on the Construction Industry and Liability Insurance
"More restrictive coverage terms...for Type III and Type V construction in OCIP's/CCIP's." says Greg Econn, Managing director at Los Angeles-based Venbrook Insurance Services...
Venbrook Appoints Bryan Meyer Executive Vice President And Head of U.S. Programs Division

Industry veteran set to lead growth strategies of company’s key program divisions across construction, specialized transportation, and commercial property.

Suzie Spencer Promoted to Vice President of Business Development

Carl Warren & Company Announces Promotion of Suzie Spencer to Vice President of Third Party Administration Services 

Venbrook Names Louis Pippin Chief Claims Officer To Expand Third Party Administration Capabilities Across The Country And Internationally

Adds four executives to support growth in the public entity program, commercial property, and national account space

Venbrook Names Jeff Lang Executive Vice President, Retail Services Practice Leader

Longtime Industry Executive to Play Key Role in Double Digit Growth of Retail Segment.

Why Should a Private Company Consider Buying Excess/DIC Side A Insurance?
Privately-held companies structuring a D&O insurance program, should consider an Excess/DIC A Insurance policy with less exclusions, broader terms, and conditions. In the last 20 years, Michael A. Rossi, Esq., Insurance Law Group, Inc. has seen too often, how privately held companies are reactive when purchasing D&O and advises on the risks that should be considered to maximize protection.
Venbrook Names Jack Reddy Chief Human Resources Officer

Focus on recruitment of top-tier talent and sustaining workplace culture

Louis Pippin, Chief Claims Officer, featured in a The Defense Never Rests podcast interview with Morgan & Akins, PLLC

In the interview, Louis highlights claims management technology's pain points and how he manages and navigates it to operate seamlessly with Venbrook’s claim divisions: Carl Warren & Company, OneSource Claims Management Solutions, and DMA Claims.

Tips for Delivering the Benefits Restaurant Employees Want and Need
There are ways restaurants can better position themselves to weather the Great Resignation.
Venbrook Bolsters East Coast Presence with Acquisition of InterContinental Insurance Brokers

Partnership builds on Venbrook's expertise in commercial real estate and private client risk management through leading brokerage agency in New England.

Venbrook Group Acquires Alpharetta Underwriters

Venbrook Group Acquires Alpharetta Underwriters. Partnership with construction risks MGA further broadens Venbrook's expertise in specialty underwriting programs

Venbrook Partners with Jason Allen of Worldwide Risk Management to Grow U.S. Government Contractor Insurance Practice

Venbrook Partners with Jason Allen of Worldwide Risk Management to Grow U.S. Government Contractor Insurance Practice

Venbrook Acquires RD Parisi and David Morse and Associates to Bolster Employee Benefits and Claims Services

Venbrook Acquires RD Parisi and David Morse and Associates to Bolster Employee Benefits and Claims Services. New acquisitions and rapid growth broaden Venbrook's U.S. footprint and expansion to over 600 employees


Many insured organizations face mandates to increase insurable values reported for their properties and are questioning the relationship between rising construction costs and replacement cost valuations. Both coverage and premium cost can depend on a proper understanding of this issue and a knowledgeable broker to negotiate this somewhat subjective terrain.

Venbrook Partners with Everspan on a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program

Venbrook Partners with Everspan on a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program. Uses Cardigan General Auto Program Platform to Lead New NEMT Program.

COVID-19 Coverage & Risk Implications
Insurance should be only a piece of a recovery strategy in combination with local, state, federal, and other resources to bridge the COVID-19 event.
East Coast Meets West Coast as Brooks Insurance Agency Announces Expansion

Brooks Insurance Agency, a nationally recognized multi-line wholesaler, has expanded its West Coast presence with the addition of Frank Jacoy, Vice President/Broker, and Michael McCluskey, Senior Vice President/Broker. Both Frank Jacoy and Michael McCluskey will be located in Woodland Hills, CA.  

Venbrook Insurance Services Announces Promotion of Tim Johnston to Managing Director of Construction Division

Venbrook Insurance Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Johnston to Managing Director of Construction Division.

Brooks Insurance Agency Partners with The Hartford on Third-Party Logistics Warehouse Practice

Brooks Insurance Agency, the wholesale division of Venbrook Specialty Services, today announced a partnership with The Hartford to launch a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Warehouse Practice. The practice is designed specifically for insurance brokers with warehouse accounts and those interested in soliciting this class of business.

Westlake Risk & Insurance Services Partners with Benefits America

Westlake joins existing partners Venbrook Insurance Services, Orion Risk Management, StoneTapert Employee Benefits, and J.D. Gilmour & Co to help clients receive the best rates and services.

Insurance rates unlikely to see major rise amid hurricanes: Experts
“Though it might be too early to tell, it’s generally felt that the cost of insurance won’t change too dramatically in these affected areas,” Jason Turner, an insurance expert and CEO of Venbrook Group, told FOX Business. “Right now, it looks like most of the losses were uninsured and won’t affect these carriers like we have seen in other disasters like Katrina, Andrew and Hugo.”
Venbrook Serves a Niche
Brokerage finds growth in the middle markets.
Venbrook Group, LLC Secures $42M from Madison Capital Funding

Venbrook Group, LLC, one of the largest independent property /casualty brokerages in the U.S., today announced the completion of a $42 million debt capital raise from  Madison Capital Funding, a subsidiary of New York Life. 

Clean Cash Flow™: How you can take advantage of financial and tax incentives to generate new revenue from your commercial real estate.

IT PAYS TO BE GREEN: 10 TAX AND FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. Read the white paper on how you can take advantage of financial and tax incentives to generate new revenue from your commercial real estate.

Venbrook targets wholesale expansion after fundraise.

Venbrook Group is set to strategically grow in the wholesale space after closing a $42mn debt capital raise from New York Life subsidiary Madison Capital Funding.