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2020 Business Insurance US Insurance Awards

US Insurance Awards

This year, the Business Insurance U.S. Insurance Awards, like many other awards presented during 2020, took on a different format.

Instead of taking place live in New York, in the interests of safety during the coronavirus pandemic the awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in insurance and risk management, were presented virtually in September.

Kevin Kelley, retired vice chairman of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.’s global risk solutions business and former CEO of Ironshore Inc. and Lexington Insurance Co., received the Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Business Insurance Hall of Fame.

The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the risk management and insurance sector over the course of their careers.

In addition, teams of professionals across the industry were recognized for specific projects they had collaborated on in the field of commercial insurance.

Finalists in 14 categories were selected by Business Insurance staff from 170 nominations. The winners were selected by a panel of more than 50 risk managers who independently assessed each of the finalists.

The awards event also raises funds for the Business Insurance Scholarships, which are administered by the Spencer Educational Foundation Inc. This year’s scholarship recipients are Liam Benjamin, an actuarial science major at St. John’s University in New York, and Felipe Valladares, an actuarial science major at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. 

Links to profiles of the USIA winners are below,
and the video presentation can be seen here.

Gavin Souter, editor


Broker Team of the Year
(firms with less than $500 million in revenue)
Oswald Cos.

Broker Team of the Year
(firms with more than $500 million in revenue)
Risk Optimization Group at Beecher Carlson, 
a unit of Brown & Brown Inc.

Community Outreach Project of the Year
Higginbotham Insurance Group

Community Outreach Project of the Year
(pro bono and volunteer)
Crawford & Co.

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

Insurance Consulting Team of the Year

Insurance Underwriting Team of the Year
(all property/casualty)
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

Insurance Underwriting Team of the Year
(management liability/professional liability/cyber liability)
Coalition Inc.

Insurtech Initiative of the Year
(underwriting and insurance platforms)
Gallagher Bassett Services Inc.

Insurtech Team of the Year
(analytics, compliance, other risk management applications)
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Legal Team of the Year
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

Risk Management Team of the Year
Adecco USA Inc. / Marsh LLC

TPA Team of the Year
CorVel Corp.

Wholesale Brokerage Team of the Year
Brown & Riding Insurance Services Inc.


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