SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2015—ICW Group Insurance Companies, a group of property and casualty carriers, named Gina Douglas branch manager of Texas. She will oversee business development, agent outreach and workers’ compensation underwriting in the state. ICW Group began actively writing workers’ compensation business in Texas in 2013. A Texas veteran, Douglas will continue building on the company’s momentum in the state and further drive brand awareness among agents and policyholders.
“Gina has more than 20 years of experience in the Texas insurance marketplace, both on the underwriting side and as a work comp agent,” said Paul Zamora, senior vice president of workers’ compensation at ICW Group. “Her deep industry knowledge and long-standing work relationships with agents will bolster our robust marketing and expansion plans in the state.”
Prior to joining ICW Group, Douglas served as underwriting director at Employers, a monoline workers’ compensation carrier, where she successfully built relationships with an agency plant in 11 states and drove a profitable book of business. A respected thought leader, Douglas has served as an expert witness on workers’ compensation cases and testified at the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings.
“With a combined ratio of 86.5 percent, ICW Group is a stable, profitable company that has one of the best underwriting systems in Texas,” said Douglas. “Having such a great foundation enables me to offer agents a broad range of target classifications and competitive commission to help them grow and diversify their book of business.”
She received her bachelor’s from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. Douglas is a member of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society, and holds AU, AIS, AIM, AINS and APA certifications. Agents and policyholders can connect with her on LinkedIn.
About ICW Group
Based in San Diego, ICW Group Insurance Companies is the largest privately held group of insurance companies 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.