2022 WSIA Insurtech Conference

March 20-23, 2022 | New Orleans, LASheraton New Orleans Hotel The WSIA Insurtech Conference offers a comprehensive slate of sessions providing insights on industry disruption and transformation opportunities. Conference sessions highlight the imperative of developing a digital strategy, including artificial intelligence, data analytics and other solutions designed to expand markets, collaborate, streamline the distribution chainContinue reading “2022 WSIA Insurtech Conference”

The Future of Cyber Insurance:  Trends on the Horizon

OAPSLO Webinar – Dec. 16, 2021 from 3 to 4 p.m. Approved for 1 hour of CE There have been many drastic changes in cyber and the impact on the insurance industry. Find out about the current state of cyber and the trends to watch out for. Mark Sadler Divisional VP – Cyber Risk Division,Continue reading “The Future of Cyber Insurance:  Trends on the Horizon”

Jim Jacobs of Jacobs & Associates

Shared by Beth and Chrissy Jacobs It is with deep sadness that we tell you of the passing of our dad, Jim Jacobs on October 27, 2021.  Our dad founded Jacobs & Associates in 1988, with the dream of being a successful small business owner.  He achieved this dream through your loyal support and businessContinue reading “Jim Jacobs of Jacobs & Associates”

A New Look at Dram Shop and Gram Shop Liability

OAPSLO Membership Meeting – Nov. 4, 2021 at 3 p.m. Richard S. Pitts will join OAPSLO on Thursday, Nov. 4th for an informative webinar on “A New Look at Dram Shop and Gram Shop Liability” . This program is approved for 1 hour of CE. Rick Pitts serves as Vice-President and General Counsel to Arlington/RoeContinue reading “A New Look at Dram Shop and Gram Shop Liability”

Ohio’s Westfield Launches Specialty Insurance Business

July 21, 2021 View this article online: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2021/07/21/623692.htm Westfield, a Westfield Center, Ohio-based super-regional property/casualty insurance company with a 173-year history, is entering the specialty insurance business with the launch of Westfield Specialty. Westfield appointed insurance veteran Jack Kuhn president of the new business. Current market conditions coupled with Westfield’s financial strength, AM Best “A” ratingContinue reading “Ohio’s Westfield Launches Specialty Insurance Business”

Scottish American Acquires Ohio Work Comp Specialist, Fastcomp

June 8, 2021 – Wholesale insurance broker and managing general agent, Scottish American, has acquired Fastcomp of Boston Heights, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Fastcomp was created in 1998 by an experienced team of insurance underwriting professionals to provide independent agents with the opportunity to unbundle and place monoline workers’ compensation coverageContinue reading “Scottish American Acquires Ohio Work Comp Specialist, Fastcomp”

June 22nd Membership Meeting Recap

OAPSLO was fortunate to have Bryan Sanders join us on June 22nd for our membership meeting.  For those of you who were there, thank you for joining us. Three key take-aways from the program: The specialty sector (E&S) of the insurance industry is alive, well, growing and flourishing.   The financial health of the industry leavesContinue reading “June 22nd Membership Meeting Recap”

Membership Meeting – June 22, 2021

Bryan Sanders, President, US Insurance, Markel and Past President of the Wholesale Specialty Insurance Association will join OAPSLO on Tuesday, June 22nd for an informative webinar on “The Health Happenings and Future of the Specialty Insurance Marketplace” Bryan will share with us the latest information about the specialty and wholesale insurance industry, the current stateContinue reading “Membership Meeting – June 22, 2021”