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Oak Hill Capital Partners has agreed to acquire all of The Carlyle Group’s stake in EPIC

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consultant, announced today that private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners (Oak Hill) has agreed to acquire all of The Carlyle Group's stake, giving Oak Hill a controlling equity position in EPIC. Oak Hill's investment will enable EPIC to continue its aggressive organic growth strategy

EPIC Joins in Authoring an Updated ANSI/ASSE 2017 Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training Standard

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, and a member of the American National Standards Institute / American Society of Safety Engineers (ANSI/ASSE) Z390 Hydrogen Sulfide Training Committee, announced today the approval and upcoming publication of a revised Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training Standard (ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017).

It Can Be Easier to Plan for Long-Term Care if We Face Our Personal Concerns Up Front, says ACSIA

Mortgage and Finance News: (KIRKLAND, Wash.) Last year the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued a report about Americans' concerns and actions related to long-term care (LTC), also referred to as long-term services and supports (LTSS). "The main takeaway was not the particulars of the responses, in our view," says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners. "It was the fact that participants considered and faced the issues."

Special Risks Facilities, Inc. acquired by JenCap Holdings LLC

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) JenCap Holdings LLC announced today that it has agreed to acquire privately held Special Risks Facilities, Inc., an MGA/contract binding authority and wholesale insurance brokerage firm based in Sterling Heights, Michigan with another office in Peoria, Arizona. Special Risks was formed in 1971 and has been led by Jack Klebba and Randy Kaszeta. Messrs.

Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising 2017: Two EPIC Insurance Consultants Recognized

Mortgage and Finance News: (MAHWAH, N.J.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal Susan L. Combs and Senior Vice President Suzanne McGarey have been recognized among Employee Benefit Adviser's "2017 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising."

Product Warranty Analytics Specialist After, Inc. acquired by EPIC Insurance

Mortgage and Finance News: (NORWALK, Conn.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the acquisition of After, Inc. - a product warranty analytics firm based in Norwalk, Conn. The Acquisition was made primarily to further strengthen and grow EPIC subsidiary company, PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services - a renewable energy program manager based in the United States.

James Dettman, a veteran of the insurance and employee benefits industries, has joined ACSIA Partners LLC

Mortgage and Finance News: (KIRKLAND, Wash.) James Dettman, a veteran of the insurance and employee benefits industries, has joined ACSIA Partners, one of America's largest long-term care insurance agencies. He will serve as one of four Worksite Sales Directors.

EPIC Insurance Joins the ANSI/ASSE Z390 Hydrogen Sulfide Training Committee

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that as part of the firm's commitment to the Energy Industry and ongoing efforts to improve worker safety, EPIC has joined the American National Standards Institute/ American Society of Safety Engineers (ANSI/ASSE) Z390 "Hydrogen Sulfide Training" Committee.

EPIC Insurance Presents CSRA SHRM Strategic Session with Davin Millholland, Carl Pilger, Mimi Bush and Jim Baker

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will host the CSRA SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Mini Conference on Thursday, June 8 from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Legends Club in Augusta, Georgia.

EPIC Insurance Expands and Strengthens its Six Year Relationship with CNCDA

Mortgage and Finance News: (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, and the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) jointly announced today that CNCDA has expanded their relationship with EPIC, appointing the insurance broker / consultant as their exclusive licensed broker to provide health and welfare insurance consulting to CNCDA members across the state.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Kicks Off its 2017 Energy Forum in Houston

Mortgage and Finance News: (HOUSTON, Texas) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the successful launch of their 2017 Energy Forum in Houston and that they will host two additional Energy Forum presentations in Dallas and Oklahoma City next week.

Quick and Easy Long-Term Care Choices: ACSIA Partners Offers Decision Funnel

Mortgage and Finance News: (KIRKLAND, Wash.) Many Americans spend hours investigating long-term care options online, only to come away confused and dispirited. Now there's another way to go. It's a by-phone Decision Funnel designed to cut through the complexity. Offered by ACSIA Partners, the service will be delivered by real human specialists, not phone robots.

More Than Two Thirds of Americans Not Prepared for Disability says American Fidelity Assurance Company

Mortgage and Finance News: (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) The average American Fidelity Assurance Company long-term disability is nearly three years. Even though one in five adults experiences a long-term disability, most Americans are ill-prepared to cover expenses if they are unable to work (note 1). The average American could not cover a $400 emergency without selling some of their possessions and 69 percent have less than $1,000 in savings (notes 2, 3).

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Broker-Producer and Transportation Specialist Nick Pedisich

Mortgage and Finance News: (CONCORD, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Nick Pedisich has joined the firm as a Transportation Industry-focused insurance broker/producer.

Jordan and Jordan Insurance Group Separates from John Powter Insurance Agency

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Linda Jordan ended her business partnership with Powter Insurance, and launched Product Liability Specialty, LLC doing business as Jordan and Jordan Insurance Group. This structural change will have little to no impact on daily business operations with the agency. Any correspondence and checks will continue to bear the Jordan & Jordan name, as they always have.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Dr. Reba Mathew to Employee Benefits Consulting Pharmacy Practice

Mortgage and Finance News: (HOUSTON, Texas) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Reba Mathew Pharm.D., R.Ph has joined the firm's Employee Benefits Consulting Practice as Pharmacy Practice Director.

William Reyes Joins Wholesale Trading Insurance Services (WTIS), a JenCap Holdings Company

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC (WTIS) announced today that industry veteran William Reyes has joined the firm as Director/Casualty Broker in Laguna Niguel, Calif.; he will work in conjunction with the firm's principal office in San Francisco.

EPIC’s Carl Pilger to Present at ‘The First 100 Days: What the New Administration Means For Benefits, Taxes and Employment Compliance’

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Employee Benefits Compliance Carl Pilger will present at "The First 100 Days: What the New Administration Means For Benefits, Taxes and Employment Compliance" seminar on Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 a.m. at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

It’s Tax Time, and Millions Could Miss Sizeable Deductions for Long-Term Care Insurance, ACSIA Partners Says

Mortgage and Finance News: (KIRKLAND, Wash.) If you're considering long-term care insurance, or already have a policy, "Tax time is a good time to look for help from Uncle Sam," says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation's largest long-term care insurance agencies. "And the help you get could be more than negligible."

American Fidelity Notifies Customers of Possible Data Disclosure

Mortgage and Finance News: (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) American Fidelity Assurance Company recently learned of an incident that involves personal information of some of our Customers. The information did not include Social Security numbers.

Tax Tip from ACSIA Partners: 2016 Deductions Make Long-Term Care Insurance More Affordable for Many

Mortgage and Finance News: (KIRKLAND, Wash.) If you're in the market for long-term care insurance, you may be suffering from sticker shock. 'The cost may seem out of reach,' says Denise Gott. 'Many people feel this way, so they put off protecting themselves. That's a shame, because in their case, Uncle Sam may pick up part of the tab.' Gott is CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation's largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Alternative-Risk Financing Roundtable: ‘Creative Uses for Captives’ Moderated by EPIC’s Daniel Houston

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga.) In the world of risk management, captive insurers are taking on a major role for companies of all sizes. As the number and types of captive insurers are expanding, so too have the types of risks that captive owners are funding through these alternative-risk financing structures, says EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Joshua Allen, CSP, CFPS as Loss Control Consultant

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk control professional Joshua Allen has joined the firm as West Region Risk Management Loss Control Specialist. In this role, Allen will be responsible for providing comprehensive safety management and loss control services to EPIC's larger, more complex 'risk management' clients.

eSignSystems to Speak on a Panel Session at IASA Conference on Topic of the eSignature Customer Experience

Mortgage and Finance News: (TUCSON, Ariz.) eSignSystems has announced that it will be holding a panel session at the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association's (IASA) 87th annual Education Conference and Business Show. The panel is entitled 'The Customer eExperience! Making it Seamless with eSignatures and eDelivery.' Brad Dupont of eSignSystems will be both moderating and speaking on the panel.

Tax Puzzle: Millions Expected to Forego Deductions as High as $4,750 for Long-Term Care Insurance

Mortgage and Finance News: (KIRKLAND, Wash.) Every year tens of millions pass up a few hundred to a few thousand dollars - tax deductions for owning long-term care insurance. How come? Four sales leaders with ACSIA Partners point to psychological obstacles and suggest ways around them. ACSIA Partners is one of America's largest long-term care insurance agencies.

AccuSure Shows Businesses How to Save Money by Doing Something They Are Legally Required to Do, Anyway

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) AccuSure today announced that is willing to help any Calif. business learn how to comply with one of the most important but overlooked mandates from OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration). Most businesses are required by law to publish a summary of their OSHA 300 log from 02/01 - 04/30 annually.

Five Reasons to Give Yourself the Holiday Gift of Long-Term Care Insurance

Mortgage and Finance News: (KIRKLAND, Wash.) If you're 50-plus, Denise Gott has some holiday advice for you. 'Consider giving yourself the gift of long-term care insurance,' she says. 'It just might lift your spirits during the gift-giving season.' Gott is CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning.

New Long Term Care Insurance Book by National LTC Network Member

Mortgage and Finance News: (OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) The National LTC Network today announced the release of the Second Edition of the 'The Advisor's Guide to Long-Term Care' (ISBN: 9781941627037), co-authored by Stephen D. Forman, CLTC, a principal of member firm LTCA. Stephen worked with co-author Jeff Sadler, CLTC, to deliver the latest version of the popular book to publisher National Underwriter.

MasterCare, a National LTC Network Member Firm, Recommends Consumers Work with Long Term Care Insurance Specialists

Mortgage and Finance News: (OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) The National LTC Network announces its immediate past Chairman, Mike Skiens, is featured in an article on long term care planning in Kiplinger's Retirement Report (March 2014). 'Options for Covering Long-Term-Care Costs' shares strategies that can help people cover long term care costs while also keeping premiums manageable.

Evolving Tax Benefits Make Long-Term Care Planning More Attractive – Multiple Incentives Now Moderate the Cost

Mortgage and Finance News: (KIRKLAND, Wash.) LTC (Long-term care) services, which are generally not covered by Medicare or regular health insurance, can be expensive. 'Sticker shock keeps many from thinking about it,' says Ken Dehn, General Counsel for LTC Financial Partners LLC, one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance solutions agencies.