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PIA of Kentucky Receives 2019 Best of Frankfort Award

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Professional Insurance Agents of Kentucky has been selected for the 2019 Best of Frankfort Award in the Association or Organization category by the Frankfort Award Program.

Each year, the Frankfort Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Frankfort area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Frankfort Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Frankfort Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Frankfort Award Program

The Frankfort Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Frankfort area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Frankfort Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

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Clear Path Mutual Announces Credit Ratings from AM Best

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 20, 2019

AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "a-" to PIA of Kentucky partner, Clear Path Mutual Insurance Company.

The ratings reflect ClearPath’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. ClearPath’s risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), is categorized as strongest and AM Best expects it to remain at a similar level in future years. The balance sheet strength assessment also considers the company’s above average reserve leverage, conservative approach to establishing reserves, history of favorable reserve development and generally low risk investment portfolio.

ClearPath has generated an adequate level of operating performance, supported by favorable underwriting income and moderate investment returns in recent years. Underwriting results have benefited from favorable reserve development trends on prior accident years. ClearPath has limited business diversification as single-state, mono-line workers’ compensation insurer, which leaves it susceptible to competitive pressures in Kentucky, as well as potential legislative, regulatory or judicial changes. This concern is mitigated partly by the company’s favorable market position within the state and local market expertise. Risk-management capabilities are considered appropriate for the risk profile of the company.

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Clear Path Mutual Names Bob Korsan as Director of Underwriting

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky – February 21, 2019 – ClearPath Mutual Insurance Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Korsan as the company’s Director of Underwriting.  Korsan has over 25 years of comprehensive insurance experience, including senior leadership in property and casualty underwriting, marketing, pricing, processing, operations, and claims. 
Korsan most recently held the position of Chief Underwriting Officer at McNeil and Company in Cortland, NY, where he oversaw all underwriting operations for the company’s ten niche property/casualty programs in 49 states.  Korsan managed a staff of 66 Underwriting associates that underwrote more than 7,000 accounts with $164 million annual premium.  Prior to McNeil, Korsan was the Vice President of Underwriting with Builders Insurance Group in Atlanta, GA, where he was directly accountable for all Underwriting operations including Premium Audit and Loss Control.  He managed a 39-person Underwriting staff that underwrote a diversified $140 million book. Korsan’s career has included leadership roles with Mutual Benefit Group, Harleysville Insurance Companies, Bituminous Insurance Companies, and Reliance Insurance Companies.  
Korsan holds the Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriting Designation (CPCU).  He is the former President of the Syracuse Chapter of the CPCU Society, and is a past member of other CPCU chapters.  He is also a past member of the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (PAMIC), Insurance Company Managers of Pittsburgh (President–1996), Insurance Club of Pittsburgh, Insurance Club of Erie (PA), and Insurance Field Representatives of Delaware (President–1986).  
According to Jeff Borkowski, ClearPath Mutual Chief Executive Officer, “Bob has established himself as a seasoned leader and well-known insurance professional with a stellar reputation.  I had the pleasure of working with Bob at Mutual Benefit Group and can attest to his knowledge, experience, and industry prowess.  I am delighted Bob is taking the reins of our Underwriting operations, and I know we will achieve great success under his leadership.” 
ClearPath Mutual Insurance Company was formed on January 1, 2018 and is domiciled in Louisville, Kentucky.  ClearPath has approximately 7,300 policyholders and nearly $54 million in premiums, making it one of the largest and most financially stable providers of workers’ compensation in Kentucky. 

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2018 OCSR of the Year State Winner

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 16, 2018

Brandy Marcum, Underwriting Assistant for PIAK (Professional Insurance Agents of Kentucky) partner Market Finders won the PIAK 2018 Outstanding CSR of the Year for our state. Brandy has only been in the position for two years, and would have expected that honor to go to someone older and more experienced. However, support for her nomination flooded in not only from her Underwriter (Gerri Warner) but also from a agents she works with. 

Market Finders is doubly proud of Brandy now, as she was recently promoted to Underwriter.  She will spend a couple of months training with Gerri, and then Brandy will be handling her own Commercial and Professional Lines risks.  Please join them in congratulating Brandy on her achievements.

On the personal side, Brandy attended the University of Louisville on a music scholarship for clarinet and she plays drums and keyboard for her church's praise and worship band. She is very aspect in other aspects of her church, serving as Youth Director and with the Jail Ministry.

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Acuity Named PIA's 2018 Company of the Year

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Brian Little, Territory Director and John Kautzer, General Manager Sales from Acuity with PIA National President Tim Russell

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has named Acuity the recipient of its prestigious 2018 Company Award of Excellence. The presentation was made on September 28, 2018 at a gala ceremony held in conjunction with PIA’s Board of Directors meeting in Portland, Maine.

“This is our Association’s highest annual company honor,” said PIA National President Tim Russell, in presenting the award. “In all that it does, Acuity places a high value on creating the best partnership with independent agents. One of Acuity’s major priorities is making it easy for agents to do business with them.”

“Acuity is a perfect business partner for independent insurance agents,” Russell said.

“Acuity loves agents,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. “Acuity has the heart of a regional carrier with the strength of a national and is honored to have earned the PIA National Company Award of Excellence.”

The PIA National Company Award of Excellence honors a company for its commitment to PIA, to the American Agency System and to furthering the interests of professional insurance agents by creating a better business environment.

“To be recognized as company of the year from PIA National is a tremendous honor and very humbling,” said Wally Waldhart, Acuity Vice President - Sales and Communications. “We work to be a strong business partner and the ‘go-to’ company for independent agents, and to receive national recognition for our efforts is a wonderful validation of the efforts of everyone at Acuity.”

Acuity Insurance, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, insures over 100,000 businesses, including 300,000 commercial vehicles, and nearly a half million homes and private passenger autos across 26 states. Rated A+ by A.M. Best and S&P, Acuity employs over 1,300 people.



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PIAK Partner ClearPath Mutual Names New CEO

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Board of Directors of ClearPath Mutual Insurance Company announced the appointment of Jeff Borkowski as the company’s Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2018. 

ClearPath Mutual Insurance Company was formed on January 1, 2018 and is domiciled in Louisville, Kentucky. The company is a result of its reorganization from KESA, The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund, which was a self-insured workers’ compensation fund. KESA decided to reorganize as a mutual because the mutual company structure allows so much more flexibility and greater opportunities for growth. As a mutual, ClearPath can provide better service to its agents and policyholders and offer several key benefits:

• The elimination of joint and several liability.
• The ability to eventually write coverage outside the boundaries of Kentucky.
• The opportunity for greater growth and scalability.
• The improved organizational and financial flexibility needed to remain financially strong.

ClearPath Mutual has approximately 7,300 policyholders and nearly $60 million in premiums, making it one of the largest and most financially stable providers of workers’ compensation in Kentucky. Its policyholders pay a premium based on their exposures, classification codes, payroll, and experience modification. Premiums are then used to pay claims and administrative expenses, such as loss prevention services and legal, actuarial, and management costs.


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2018 PIA of Kentucky Guide to Member Benefits

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 30, 2018

Download your copy of the 2018 PIA of Kentucky Guide to Member Benefits for an overview of both state and national level benefits, including many exciting new opportunities for members.

Questions about your PIAK member benefits? Contact info@piaky.org.

Not yet a member? Learn more here.

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