Press Releases

Susan Kostro Joins Safety National as Director – Public Entity Underwriting

Safety National announced today that Susan Kostro joined the company as Director – Public Entity Underwriting. Kostro will be responsible for underwriting new and renewal multi-line public entity accounts and will assist with the ongoing strategic development and enhancement of Safety National’s public entity insurance offerings. With nearly 30 years…

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 today, awarding three policyholders for their creative risk control solutions. The first-place $10,000 matching grant was awarded to Nebraska Medicine to implement an electronic ticketing system in conjunction with their existing environmental, health and safety rounding program….

Safety National Receives A.M. Best Rating Upgrade to A++ (Superior)

Safety National Casualty Corporation announced today that A.M. Best has upgraded the Company’s financial strength rating to A++ (Superior) from A+ (Superior). A.M. Best assesses and assigns A++ ratings to insurance companies that they believe have a superior ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations. According to A.M. Best, Safety…

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…