Rick Fineman Named Head of Risk Management at ICW Group

Senior Executive Brings More than 20 Years of Work Comp Experience

SAN DIEGO – Dec. 15, 2014 – ICW Group Insurance Companies, a leading national multiline property and casualty insurer, has named Rick Fineman, CSP, ALCM, ARM, vice president of risk management services (RMS). Reporting to the senior vice president of workers’ compensation underwriting, Paul Zamora, Fineman will design and execute the company’s nationwide RMS strategy to support ICW Group’s $600 million workers’ compensation business and more than 7,000 policyholders.

“Our risk management team is one of the most respected in the work comp industry for helping policyholders reduce their claim frequency,” said Kevin Prior, president and CEO of ICW Group. “As ICW Group continues on its path of strong, sustainable growth, Rick’s background in organizational structure and his track record in designing metrics will be invaluable as we expand our RMS nationally.”

Prior to joining ICW Group, Fineman was assistant vice president of safety and health at Zenith Insurance Company. He was previously vice president and general manager, loss prevention at Liberty Mutual, where he was responsible for expanding the company’s commercial market underwriting into the Alaskan marketplace. Additionally, Fineman helped lead the integration of agency market loss prevention groups into the commercial market loss prevention group.

He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, American Industrial Hygiene Association and the National Safety Council. Fineman is also an Associate of Loss Control Management (ALCM), an Associate of Risk Management (ARM), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and earned his bachelor’s in occupational safety and health from Central Washington University.

ICW Group actively writes workers’ compensation insurance in 12 states, and was named the number one property casualty insurer in net premium growth for 2013 by National Underwriter. Connect with ICW Group on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/companies/icw-group and on Twitter via @ICWGroup.

About ICW Group

Based in San Diego, ICW Group Insurance Companies is the largest privately held insurance company domiciled in California. Quoting more than $3 billion annually, ICW Group represents a group of Property, Auto and Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers, including Insurance Company of the West and Explorer Insurance Company. ICW Group is recognized nationally as an industry leader in helping policyholders achieve fewer and less costly claims, and is committed to meeting the needs of its policyholders and elevating the trusted agents and brokers who advise them. More information is available at www.icwgroup.com.

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