Press Releases

Steven Anderson Joins Safety National’s Cyber Insurance Team

Safety National announced today that Steven Anderson joined the company’s cyber insurance team as Director of Cyber Underwriting. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Anderson brings extensive insight across the entire cyber insurance lifecycle from business development, underwriting and claims. Anderson served in various underwriting and product leader positions…

Safety National Announces Reorganization of Management Structure to Support Organizational Growth

Safety National announced changes to the company’s executive management structure today. The following realignment of responsibilities became effective on June 14, 2022. Mark Wilhelm, formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, became Executive Chairman. In this position, he will be responsible for the management, development and effective performance of the company’s…

Safety National Re Welcomes Jacqueline Lazowski and John Fitzsimmons

Safety National Re announced the addition of two new underwriting professionals to the treaty reinsurance team. Jacqueline Lazowski joins the company as Vice President Treaty Reinsurance. In her new capacity with Safety National Re, she will be responsible for the production and underwriting of broker market casualty reinsurance opportunities. Lazowski…

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 NIP Group Inc., Garden State Municipal Joint Insurance Fund (GSMJIF) and Public Entity Joint Insurance Fund (PEJIF) to implement…

Safety National Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Insurance

Safety National has been named a 2021 Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine, recognized as one of 100 honorees in the publication’s November issue ranking in both the insurers/providers category and the medium-size employers category. This year’s awards recognized insurance agents, brokers, insurers and other providers…

Safety National Re Announces Management Team Promotions in Support of Strategic Organizational Growth

Safety National Re announced several organizational changes and enhancements to their management team today. Bob King, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Treaty Reinsurance, has assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Treaty Reinsurance. In this position, King will be responsible for advising and collaborating with…

Safety National Recognized by Missouri Chamber of Commerce for Vaccination Efforts

Safety National’s St. Louis corporate headquarters has been recognized as a Silver COVID Stops Here workplace for achieving more than an 80% vaccination rate. Safety National encouraged employee vaccination efforts by offering an on-site clinic for employees and their dependents, in addition to awarding paid time off to employees who…

Tim O’Grady Joins Safety National’s Large Casualty Unit as Vice President – Underwriting

Safety National announced today that Tim O’Grady joined the company as Vice President – Underwriting in the company’s large casualty division, which is responsible for large deductible workers’ compensation, commercial auto and commercial general liability coverage distribution. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, O’Grady brings an extensive large account…

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,…