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”

Template for Staff Announcements

If your company would like to share staff announcements for publishing on OAPSLO’s website and social media, please include a copy ready post with the following information: Company Name and logo Photo of Individual Name and designations Title Contact Information including phone and email When appointed to the position Experience Responsibilities Past industry experience BackgroundContinue reading “Template for Staff Announcements”

J.M. Wilson Hires Spanner as Branch Manager

Graydon Spanner, CLCS  Branch ManagerWESTERVILLE, OHIO, MARCH 2021 – JM Wilson is pleased to announce the addition of Graydon Spanner as Branch Manager of their Westerville, Ohio office.  Graydon is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Westerville office, managing the staff, and developing relationships that foster growth with new and existing independent insurance agents in Ohio,Continue reading “J.M. Wilson Hires Spanner as Branch Manager”

OAPSLO Annual Meeting and Golf Outing – August 12, 2021

Registration Closes August 4th – register now while there is still time! The 2021 Annual Meeting and Golf Outing will be held on August 12, 2021 at Topgolf Columbus, 2000 Ikea Way, Columbus, OH 43240. This is a fun, networking event for members and their guests. There’s no pressure to have a good golf swingContinue reading “OAPSLO Annual Meeting and Golf Outing – August 12, 2021”

Towerstone Acquires Ohio Wholesale Insurance Broker Jacobs & Associates

Towerstone, a Dallas-based wholesale insurance division of IMA Financial Group, has acquired Jacobs & Associates, a general agent and excess and surplus lines broker based in Strongsville, Ohio. The transaction was effective April 1, 2021. The partnership opens new markets for Towerstone and Jacobs, while also creating new offerings for the companies’ retail broker partnersContinue reading “Towerstone Acquires Ohio Wholesale Insurance Broker Jacobs & Associates”

OAPSLO March Membership Meeting Recap

OAPSLO held its first quarter membership meeting on March 18th with guest speaker Tiffany Andersen, Product & Business Development Manager with the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office.  Tiffany shared information about the Surplus Lines Information Portal or SLIP.  Provided here is the recording and provided here is the presentation. If you have questions about theContinue reading “OAPSLO March Membership Meeting Recap”