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NEW YORK — Business Insurance presented its second annual U.S. Insurance Awards at an awards dinner in New York on Thursday.
Also at the dinner, as previously announced, Martin P. Hughes, executive chairman of the board of directors of Hub International Inc., received the Crain Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards program was created to help address the industry’s talent crisis by funding the BI Scholarship Endowment, which will open new opportunities to provide scholarships, grants and programming at universities without risk management degree programs, including historically black colleges and universities.
Recognizing that major achievements are seldom the work of individuals working in isolation, the U.S. Insurance Awards honor teams of professionals working on specific projects in the commercial insurance and risk management sector.
Finalists were selected by senior BI staff from more than 170 nominations. The winners were selected by a panel of 65 risk management professionals who independently assessed each of the nominated finalists.
The 2019 U.S. Insurance Awards winners are teams from the following companies:
Broker Team of the Year (firms with less than $500 million in revenue)
Higginbotham Insurance Group Inc.
Broker Team of the Year (firms with more than $500 million in revenue)
Marsh LLC Cyber Cat 3.0
Community Outreach Project of the Year (donations)
BMS Re, a unit of BMS Group Ltd.
Community Outreach Project of the Year (pro bono and volunteer)
CNA Financial Corp.
Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year
Insurance Consulting Team of the Year
Willis Towers Watson PLC
Insurance Underwriting Team of the Year (all property/casualty)
Starr Insurance Cos.
Insurance Underwriting Team of the Year (management liability/professional liability/cyber liability)
American International Group Inc.
Insurtech Initiative of the Year (underwriting and insurance platforms)
Ernst & Young LLP
Insurtech Team of the Year (analytics, compliance, other risk management applications)
CyberCube Analytics Inc.
Legal Team of the Year
Anderson Kill PC
Managed Care Provider Team of the Year
Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.
Risk Management Team of the Year
Gilbane Building Co. in partnership with Travelers Cos. Inc.
TPA Team of the Year
Helmsman Management Services LLC, a unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Wholesale Brokerage Team of the Year
AmWINS Group Inc.
Business Insurance on Thursday announced the finalists for its inaugural U.S. Insurance Awards program.