Company Broadens National Footprint by Delivering Workers’ Compensation in Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota and Missouri
SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2018 — ICW Group Insurance Companies, a group of property and casualty carriers, announced today it has actively begun writing workers’ compensation insurance in five new primary states — Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota and Missouri. The move further strengthens the company’s growing national presence.
“ICW Group is excited to offer a more competitive work comp option for Midwest and Mid-Atlantic agents and brokers. Our expansion provides agents the opportunity to deliver their clients ICW Group’s hallmark of service excellence and affordability. They can also capitalize on our recently expanded underwriting appetite that includes new lower minimum premium requirements across hundreds of top class codes,” said Kevin Prior, president and CEO of ICW Group.
The company has expanded the scope of two current territory managers to oversee these additional states. Keith Guccione, head of ICW Group’s Midwest region will oversee Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri. Beverly Bisazza, head of ICW Group’s Northeast region, will oversee Maryland.
ICW Group’s growth in recent years has been significant. Since 2012, industry rating agency A.M. Best ranked ICW Group first in cumulative direct written premium growth among the 20 largest U.S. work comp carriers. Last year its work comp line moved up to fifth place in California and 17th nationwide.
“Our expansion could not have been accomplished without the confidence our valued agents and brokers place in ICW Group to create a top tier insurance experience,” said Prior. “The addition of these new states provides our current agent partners an excellent opportunity to better serve their clients with multi-state operations by placing them with a carrier they know and trust.”
While licensed nationwide, ICW Group now actively writes workers’ compensation insurance in 21 primary states through a network of appointed independent agents and brokers. ICW Group invites prospectives in ICW Group’s five new primary states to learn how to become an appointed agent.
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 Workers’ Compensation, Property and Auto 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 while elevating the trusted agents who advise them. For more information, visit ICW Group’s Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages.