Archive 2015

Benchmark Insurance Company and SUNZ Insurance Company Announce New Partnership

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Sarasota, FL – (September 8, 2015) – Benchmark Insurance Company and SUNZ Insurance Company jointly announce a newly formed fronting partnership which will allow SUNZ Insurance Company to expand workers’ compensation coverage to 44 states throughout the United States.  The new relationship also gives SUNZ the ability to offer customers “A-” rated coverage.

Steve Herrig, CEO of SUNZ, said, “We are extremely pleased to have formed the new partnership with Benchmark.  The alliance between Benchmark and SUNZ represents each organization’s strong commitment to providing the PEO and Staffing Company marketplace with the best possible workers’ compensation coverage.  This new partnership continues to reflect our commitment to helping our insureds understand and protect themselves in a risky world. ”

Both companies bring experience, stability, and a commitment to client service excellence, while providing insurance solutions to qualified PEOs that demand top level workers’ compensation services and carrier stability.

SUNZ Insurance Selects Donna Ross as Staff Counsel

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Sarasota, FL – (August 27, 2015) – SUNZ Insurance Company announced today the recent hiring of Donna Ross to join the Sarasota-based company’s in-house legal counsel.

Steve Herrig, CEO of SUNZ, said, “I’m very excited to have Donna join the company at this critical time as we expand our legal department to meet the needs our growing company.  Donna will be a valued addition as we strengthen and maintain relationships with our Professional Employer Organization and Staffing Company clients.”

Prior to joining SUNZ, Ross represented insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense cases throughout the state of Florida.  For more than 10 years, Ross provided clients with full case management, from initial file review through settlement including all aspects of discovery, mediations, hearings and final hearings.

Ross earned her Bachelor of the Arts from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996.  Graduating in the top third of her class, Ross received her Juris Doctorate in 2000 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.  She is admitted to practice in the State of Florida.

Ross said, “I am looking forward to the exponential growth SUNZ is experiencing and will continue to experience. I am looking forward to using my skills as an attorney to help SUNZ continue to build and strengthen customer relationships.

At SUNZ, Ross’ duties include the oversight of the legal aspects of the claims handling process for its Professional Employer Organization and Staffing Company.

Therese A. Stevens Named President of SUNZ Insurance Company

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Sarasota, FL (August 11, 2015) —Steve Herrig, CEO of SUNZ Insurance Company, has announced the appointment of Therese A. Stevens as President of the company.

An insurance executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in the workers’ compensation industry, Stevens most recently completed a five-year tenure as President and CEO of Normandy Insurance Company. Her service to Normandy focused on broadening its client base and increasing both profits and surplus while reducing its loss ratio. Read More