GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Taffet, President of Reliance Insurance, an Acrisure Agency Partner, has been named to the Acrisure National Employee Benefits Strategy Committee. Acrisure is the nation's sixth largest private insurance brokerage and its influential committee sets the strategic direction for the company's employee benefits division that serves large public sector, as well as professional, labor and private employers.
As an expert on Public Sector Group Health Plans, Mr. Taffet in 2006 founded Reliance Insurance, a full-service insurance brokerage specializing in employee benefits and commercial insurance consulting for several of New Jersey's leading public sector entities. As CEO of Reliance, he served as an insurance advisor for numerous government agencies and private businesses, providing critical insight and advice concerning employee benefits programs. Reliance joined Acrisure in 2013.
Acrisure's seven-member Employee Benefits Strategy Committee is composed of senior executives from around the country who are responsible for shaping the vision and strategic direction of Acrisure's Employee Benefits Division using expertise gleaned from the successes they experience in their local markets. The goal of the committee is to develop a comprehensive employee benefits strategy that positions Acrisure Agency Partners with innovative, first-in-time resources and solutions that allow them to navigate and thrive in the ever-evolving benefits industry.
Sozon Vatikiotis, Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits for Acrisure, said, "Acrisure's Employee Benefits Division is experiencing rapid, industry-leading growth. One of the main contributors to that growth is our collaborative, entrepreneurial approach to strategic development. Simply put, we rely extensively on the expertise and insight of our Agency Partners to guide us in the development of innovative solutions that differentiate us in our markets and help fuel our growth. With over 20 years of experience in benefits consulting, with a focus around true cost-containment, Gary is a prominent thought leader, an entrepreneur himself, and someone who has created success and critical knowledge in the benefits space that is very often difficult to find. Gary has, and will continue to play a key role driving our future success and innovations."
According to Mr. Taffet, "Employers can't underestimate the importance of benefits to their employees, but at the same time, costs remain a critical component of their efforts. Striking the right balance helps them retain top talent while keeping the business viable, which is especially important as employers continue to streamline the number of carriers they use."
Based in Grand Rapids, MI, Acrisure is a leading retail insurance brokerage offering comprehensive risk management and consulting solutions, including property & casualty, employee benefits, human resource outsourcing, loss & claims management, surety bonding and personal lines coverage. The Company has 96 platform locations in 26 states and approximately 3,000 employees throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.Acrisure.com.
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