Press Releases

Ray Harkins to Retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer Reinsurance; Bob King Named as Successor

Safety National Re announced today that Ray Harkins will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer Reinsurance. Bob King has been appointed to succeed him as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer Reinsurance. Harkins retires after an accomplished 44-year career in reinsurance and insurance. At Safety National,…

Safety First Grant Program – Application Period Now Open

This dollar-for-dollar matching grant will reimburse three policyholders for their creative solutions on how to reduce the risk of employee injury and illness. 1st Place: $10,000 | 2nd Place: $5,000 | 3rd Place: $2,500 Who Is Eligible: Current Safety National workers’ compensation policyholders that are registered for at least one…

Mike Orlich and Lauren Palazzi Join Safety National Re Casualty Treaty Team

Safety National Re announced the addition of two new underwriting hires to the casualty treaty reinsurance team today with Mike Orlich joining the division as Vice President and Lauren Palazzi joining the division as Assistant Vice President. Orlich and Palazzi each bring extensive background to Safety National Re, including a…

Safety National Promotes Steve Kappel to Chief Information Officer

Safety National Casualty Corporation has appointed Steve Kappel to the position of Chief Information Officer. In his new role, Kappel will assume leadership and accountability for the overall management and governance of the company’s Information Services Department. Kappel joined Safety National in 2014 after holding various technology and leadership roles…

Safety National Statement on COVID-19 Support and Response

Since 1942, Safety National has played a vital role when catastrophic events occur. We have consistently responded during the worst times of crisis and, although the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, our commitment to our broker partners, policyholders, reinsurance cedants, and other business associates, will not waver. While we are working…

Safety National Announces Senior Management Promotions

Safety National has made the following changes to senior management positions: Steve Divine, the current Senior Vice President – Finance, has added the title of Chief Accounting Officer to his role. In addition to continuing to provide senior management oversight to the Finance and Accounting Department, Divine will also be…

Safety National Announces Executive Management Reorganization

Safety National announced changes to the company’s executive management structure today. The following realignment of responsibilities will become effective on April 1, 2020. Steve Luebbert, Chief Operating Officer, will retire after a successful 44-year career in the insurance industry. Luebbert has served in an executive management role with Safety National…

Safety National Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Insurance

Safety National has been named a 2019 Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine, recognized as one of 100 honorees in the publication’s November issue. This is the sixth year that Safety National has entered and won, ranking in both the insurers/providers category and the medium-size employers…

Safety National Awards Safety First Grants for Creative Risk Control Solutions

Safety National announced the winners of the Company’s annual Safety First Grant Program, awarding three policyholders for their creative risk control solutions. The first-place grant, in the amount of $10,000, was awarded to Yale University to host a series of mobile slip simulator training events. Training will provide hands-on experience…

Safety National Breaks Ground on Headquarters Expansion

Safety National held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a 145,000 square foot expansion to their corporate headquarters at 1832 Schuetz Road in Maryland Heights, MO. The additional office space will house the organization’s learning and operations functions, which will include new offices, workstations and meeting space in addition to a…

Safety National Announces Expansion of Casualty Field Underwriting Management Team to Support Organizational Growth

Safety National announced organizational changes and enhancements to the company’s casualty field underwriting management roles. The following realignment of responsibilities is effective immediately. Steve Cotnoir, formerly Vice President – Large Casualty, has assumed the role of Executive Director of Casualty Field Underwriting. In this position, he will provide leadership over…

Safety National Awards Safety First Grants for Creative Risk Control Solutions

Safety National announced the winners of the Company’s annual Safety First Grant Program, awarding three policyholders for their creative risk control solutions. The first-place grant, in the amount of $10,000, was awarded to City of Green Bay to outfit utility vehicles with electric valve operating equipment. This will help to…

Safety National Receives Standard & Poor’s Rating Upgrade to A+

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings increased the financial strength rating of the Delphi companies, including Safety National Casualty Corporation, to A+ with a positive outlook. According to S&P Global Ratings, the upgrade reflects a change in their assessment of Delphi’s group status to core from highly strategically important, reflecting…

Safety First Grant Program – Application Period Now Open

Safety National has opened the 2018 nomination period for the annual Safety First Grant Program. This dollar-for-dollar matching grant will reimburse three policyholders for their creative solutions on how to reduce the risk of employee injury and illness. 1st Place: $10,000 | 2nd Place: $5,000 | 3rd Place: $2,500 Who…

Safety National Surpasses $2 Billion in Surplus to Achieve A.M. Best Financial Size Category XV

Safety National® announced today that the Company’s A.M. Best Financial Size Category (FSC) has advanced, increasing Safety National’s rating to A+, FSC XV. According to A.M. Best, “The FSC is designed to provide a convenient indicator of the size of a company in terms of its statutory surplus and related…

Safety National Announces Reorganization of Management Structure to Support Organizational Growth

Safety National announced organizational changes to executive and upper management roles today. The following realignment of responsibilities will become effective on April 1, 2018. Gene Maier, Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, will retire after a successful 33-year career with Safety National. Maier, who has worked in various underwriting…

Business Insurance Recognizes Safety National as a Best Place to Work in Insurance

Safety National has been named a Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine. Safety National was recognized as one of 75 honorees in the publication’s November issue. This is the fifth time that Safety National has entered and won, ranking in both the insurers/providers category and the…

Safety National Awards 2017 Safety First Grant for Creative Risk Control Solutions

Safety National awarded the annual Safety First Grant to three policyholders for their creative risk control solutions. The first-place grant, in the amount of $10,000, was awarded to Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs to purchase garbage can assistive lifting devices to alleviate injuries due to heavy lifting while…

Lydia Wilmot and Stephanie Wizner Join Safety National Re Professional Liability Treaty Team

Safety National Re announced the addition of two new hires today with Lydia Wilmot joining the division as Vice President and Stephanie Wizner joining the division as Assistant Vice President. With over 15 years of industry-related insurance and reinsurance experience combined, both Wilmot and Wizner bring an extensive background to…

Safety National Adds Cyber Risk Insurance to Product Offerings

Safety National announced its entrance into the cyber risk insurance marketplace today with a portfolio of coverage designed to help companies address global network security and privacy breach incidents. Safety National’s cyber risk insurance assists clients in effective incident response and protects the balance sheet from cyber security risks. Coverage…

Saint Louis Zoo Receives $500,000 Gift from Safety National

The Saint Louis Zoo has announced a $500,000 gift from Safety National, which is recognized at the Palisades Overlook viewing area of the newly opened Centene Grizzly Ridge. This gift is part of the charitable efforts tied to Safety National’s 75th anniversary in 2017, and is made in honor of…

Spencer Timmel Joins Safety National as National Director of Cyber and Technology

Safety National announced today that Spencer Timmel, CIPP/US, CIPM, has joined the company as National Director of Cyber and Technology. In his new capacity with Safety National, Timmel will be responsible for leading Safety National’s emergence as a provider of cyber liability and other related coverage. With nearly 20 years…

Safety National Announces Senior Vice President Promotions

Safety National is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been appointed to senior management positions: Cyndee Morton has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Operations. Morton is responsible for senior management oversight of the Policy Services Administration and the Information Systems Departments as well as leadership of…

Safety National Adds Large Guaranteed Cost Workers’ Compensation and Captive Services to Product Offerings

Safety National Casualty Corporation has added two new offerings to its suite of products: large guaranteed cost workers’ compensation and captive services. Safety National’s large guaranteed cost workers’ compensation offering caters to the unique business profile of sophisticated large employers in need of a first-dollar program. The program requires a…