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Andrew Baker Expands Transportation Capabilities at Breckenridge Insurance Services

IRVING, Texas, June 7, 2021 — Breckenridge Insurance Services hired experienced transportation broker Andrew Baker, AAI, AU, TRS to expand its transportation carrier relationships and partner with agents nationally. Baker has more than a decade of transportation underwriting experience and he is based in Dallas, Texas. Baker recently was director of transportation at Towerstone, Inc. where he oversaw all commercial auto business primarily commercial transportation related to trucking and hard to place auto. Prior to that, he More Info>

Breckenridge Insurance Services Named 2021 Five-Star Wholesale Broker & MGA

IRVING, Tx., March 25, 2021 — Breckenridge Insurance Services is proud to announce that we have been named a 2021 Five-Star Broker & MGA “All Star” by Insurance Business America. Breckenridge achieved All-Star status by receiving a high rating from retail producers in each of the ten different categories listed below. This coveted recognition signifies exceptional service and is only awarded to a select group of providers.   Overall Responsiveness Technical expertise and product knowledge Pricing Ability to More Info>

Jodi Hughes Joins Breckenridge Insurance Services as Part of Brokerage Team Expansion

ATLANTA, Ga., March 16, 2021 — Breckenridge Insurance Services continues to grow its wholesale brokerage presence in the Southwest with the addition of broker Jodi Hughes, AINS, AU. Hughes has nearly seventeen years of insurance experience and specializes in construction business, both residential and commercial. She also has expertise in tough product liability accounts. Hughes recently was a commercial broker at Quirk & Company and an account executive/broker at Valiant Insurance Services. For nearly a decade prior, More Info>

Registration open now for our March 30 Workers’ Compensation webinar

Are you ready for the changes underway in Workers' Compensation? Reserve your spot now for our upcoming webinar! Register below to join expert Workers' Compensation experts Shawn Hall and Vicky Williams for our upcoming webinar. Workers' Compensation carriers across the country are signaling that the past years of rate decreases were not sustainable. This means that they will pass the costs along to your insureds. The marketplace is not going to remain soft for much longer! In this 30-minute webinar, you More Info>

Energy Broker Thomas Blanquez Joins Breckenridge Insurance Services

ATLANTA, Ga., February 5, 2021 — Breckenridge Insurance Services is pleased to welcome expert energy broker Thomas Blanquez to the wholesale brokerage and binding firm. Blanquez joins the organization as a vice president, broker with more than 20 years of insurance experience. He is located in San Antonio, Texas. Blanquez spent most of his career at Quirk & Company, a managing general agency, and led significant growth of business and carrier partner relationships during his tenure. As senior More Info>

Workers’ Compensation: The Bubble is Bursting

Looking at the insurance industry, the saying, "Things often get worse before they get better," is perhaps nowhere more relevant than in workers' compensation. In the past several months, carriers, brokerages, and financial analysis firms have decided workers' comp has gotten cheap enough and historical losses (taking place over the past 5-6 years) are unsustainable. This combination means that your clients are likely to face material rate increases sooner than later. Shawn Hall, SVP/Managing Director of Workers' Compensation of More Info>

The Hard Market: How Did We Get Here?

Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois published an article and interviewed Victoria Dearing, Sr. Vice President/ Professional Liability & Risk Management of Breckenridge Insurance Services. Driven partly by COVID in 2020, the hard market hit coverage lines across the board, evidencing rate pressure and capacity restrictions. But what caused this hardening, and how long will it last? Click here to read the full article.More Info>

Bubble in Workers’ Compensation Market is About to Explode

Insurance Business America published an article and interviewed Shawn Hall, SVP/Managing Director of Workers’ Compensation of Breckenridge Insurance Services on the changes coming to workers’ compensation insurance. With the market continuing to harden, most US carriers are already asking for rate increases of 3.5% or higher, leaving many of your insureds wondering how they will be able to absorb these increases and maintain coverage. Click here to read the full article.More Info>

Stress in the Excess GL Market for Construction Insureds

Insurance Business America published an article and interviewed Michael Foley, West Coast Area President, Senior Broker of Breckenridge Insurance Services on the general liability market for the US construction sector. Over the past two years, the excess market has hardened, which has triggered a decrease in capacity. Not only do agents have to work much harder to get insureds the excess limits they need — sometimes going to 20 or more carriers — but insureds are also facing More Info>

Breckenridge Insurance Services Selects ClarionDoor to Modernize MGA Distribution

Santa Barbara, California — October 27, 2020 — ClarionDoor, provider of the industry’s most intelligent insurance product distribution platform, is pleased to announce that Breckenridge Insurance Services (Breckenridge), a Texas-based wholesale managing general agent (MGA) that offers coverages for diverse property and casualty (P&C) risks throughout the U.S., has selected the ClarionDoor MGA Hub (CD MGA Hub) to streamline the company’s commercial general liability and property business workflow. Breckenridge expert brokers and contract binding underwriters collaborate with top-rated More Info>