USI Insurance Services Expands Presence in Professional Liability Insurance Market with Acquisition of Healthcare Liability Solutions

Jan 15, 2016, 11:00 ET from USI Insurance Services

VALHALLA, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- USI Insurance Services ("USI") has acquired Healthcare Liability Solutions, LLC ("HLS"), located in Houston, Texas. HLS is a property and casualty brokerage firm dedicated to customizing insurance programs for healthcare organizations and providers specializing in professional liability insurance. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

John D. Collado, USI regional chief executive officer, said: "HLS has a deep commitment to offering sophisticated, creative and cost-effective solutions, and their experienced staff will help us broaden our reach in the professional liability market." Michael J. Sicard, USI's chairman, president and CEO, said: "We are excited to welcome Denise and her team to the USI family. Their strong insurance knowledge, long-term relationships and technical expertise in healthcare regulations complement our USI ONE Advantage® platform."

Denise D. Barnes, president, Healthcare Liability Solutions, said: "This acquisition allows us to continue customizing insurance programs for healthcare organizations and providers, but now our clients also will enjoy an expanded suite of best-in-class solutions and services provided by a national organization. We look forward to partnering with the USI team of local and national experts and to creating targeted risk management programs that will foster growth for existing and future healthcare clients."

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