Jim Henderson, Chairman and CEO
Risk is random and real, be it in life or business. While any mishappening in life can be covered under the security of life and health insurance, finding a bulletproof formula to protect businesses isn’t an as easy task to pull off. Business risks today stem from a wide variety of sources, including but not limited to casualty, property, assets, so on and so forth. Owing to this diversity of risk factors, it is essential for businesses to minimize risk factors and transfer potential risks to insurance companies.
This is where AssuredPartners steps in.
Founded in 2011, AssuredPartners is the 6th largest independent P&C insurance brokerage in the nation with offices in over 34 states, the London and Belgium. The company is driven by the mission to provide property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage services to commercial customers and individuals. “Our core value lies in building an environment of trust with our clients where we work as their risk managers,” asserts Jim Henderson, Chairman, and CEO of AssuredPartners.
The dedicated team of AssuredPartners strives to understand the complexities of its clients’ organization and help them navigate their specific risk factors. The consultants and advisors bring extensive expertise in recognizing various types of risks and evaluating different assets.
For example, the company assesses a property on parameters such as location, construction, protection, and others. This helps the clients to make informed decisions and drive operational excellence.
“There are teams within our company that can go downstream to the local office, where the relationship is between the producer and the economic buyer, and carefully look at their risk management program and call the program back to the buyer,” says Henderson.
Our core value lies in building an environment of trust with our clients where we work as their risk managers
The team of risk mitigation specialists at AssuredPartners begins with a risk evaluation strategy where they deeply analyze different types of risks pertaining to employees, property, and products and categorize those based on two criteria—the ones that can be transferred cost-effectively and the ones that can be retained. “Our experts play a vital role in helping clients minimize potential losses and delivering innovative insurance solutions,” says Henderson.
AssuredPartners today serves 20 different industry verticals such as aviation, healthcare, real estate, construction, and others. The company’s approach to cater to its vast clientele ranges from safety studies that involve professional assistance with claims, counseling with employees in terms of employment practices, and health behavior patterns. It has a unit that supports the employers to convey the importance of health to the employees, not in terms of the medical costs but a lifetime quality of life. The company forges a strong relationship with its wide customer base to match the right carrier with the right risk. This does not only include understanding the risk but also the greatest level of trust with a carrier.
With such a unique approach, AssuredPartners has maintained its leadership position in the market over the years. To date, the company has successfully acquired about more than 330 different agencies and brims with pride for being the 11th largest insurance brokerage firm in the U.S. Henderson passes this credit to his people—company’s greatest asset. “Our people are biggest assets. They enable us to earn clients’ and carriers’ trust. We say 98 percent of our capital exits the office in the evening and goes home,” Henderson concludes. E