Bridge Specialty Group has launched Bridge Specialty Insurance Brokerage, which allows its national brokerage entities to be unified under one brand.
Bridge Specialty Insurance Brokerage joins firms with a truly national reach. Legacy operations coming together under the unified brand include the ECC Insurance Brokers, MacDuff Underwriters, Peachtree Special Risk Brokers and RLA Insurance Intermediaries. While Apex Insurance Agency is also a part of Bridge Specialty Insurance Brokerage, they will continue using the Apex brand in the market. This cohesive operating brand encompasses offices with a truly national footprint from Eugene, OR, to Boca Raton, FL, to Boston, MA.
Karl Snearer and John Vedder have been named the leaders of Bridge Specialty Insurance Brokerage. Karl and John will focus on Public Entity/Executive Risk and Property/Casualty areas, respectively.
“Bridge Specialty Insurance Brokerage will encompass significant wholesale and specialty insurance market knowledge and includes more than 200 carrier relationships,” says Stephen M. Boyd, president of Bridge Specialty Group.
“The Bridge Specialty Insurance Brokerage team is experienced at developing long-term relationships through data-backed insights and candid conversations so agents, carriers and insureds can make informed decisions about risk,” Boyd says. “Our teammates share a vision where we help enable people to make decisions with confidence.”
“We have a culture of grit and collaboration, led by caring, inquisitive professionals who bring comprehensive solutions for insureds through our network of agents and carriers,” Boyd adds.
The formation of Bridge Specialty Insurance Brokerage follows the February 2021 creation of Bridge Specialty Group, which gathered more than 25 wholesale insurance brands in more than 50 locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bridge Specialty Insurance Brokerage now comprises the open brokerage-focused brands within Bridge Specialty Group.
Bridge Specialty Insurance Brokerage has significant market leadership positions in several areas, such as:
- wind catastrophe-exposed property accounts
- named storm-exposed habitational accounts
- property placements for municipality and public-entity exposures in Florida
- casualty placements for construction exposures
- casualty/professional placements for aging services/long-term care facilities
- monoline police professional liability coverages
- public entity exposures
- management and professional liability exposures for all industries, including but not limited to commercial and financial risks