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April 6, 2020 | ROCK HILL, NY — Irwin Siegel Agency Team members receive Praesidium Guardian Certification.

Irwin Siegel Agency, A Series of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC (ISA) is proud to announce Brad Storey, Vice President, Risk Management Division, Cristine Maassen, Director, Risk Management Division, and Ariel Gabriel, Underwriting Assistant as Certified Praesidium Guardians™.

Following the three-day certification workshop, the ISA team collaborated on a series of projects designed to strengthen ISA’s nationwide ability to identify, assess the scope, and close potential gaps regarding Sexual Misconduct Liability (SML) risks. These projects included a deeper dive into the existing market conditions, jurisdictional, legal, and political climate across the United States, training for underwriting professionals; revisions to various assessment tools; and reinforcement of existing risk mitigation solutions for insureds. ISA has a multidisciplinary approach to strengthen the efforts of its underwriting, claims, and risk management teams and is committed to seek out coverage stability in a dynamic landscape.

Irwin Siegel Agency is a Program Administrator of insurance products and risk management solutions for human and social service organizations. Through partnerships with the strongest insurance companies in the world, ISA offers a wide range of insurance products and programs for agents, brokers, and insured organizations.

With a focus on supporting the Human and Social Services industry, ISA recognized the need for more in-depth knowledge and expertise to assess sexual abuse and molestation exposure and assist our clients in managing the risk in these industries. As part of its commitment to industry leadership, the ISA team members completed the November 2019 Praesidium Guardian certification workshop in Arlington, Texas.

Changing legislation in multiple states has contributed to some of the social services industry’s most challenging circumstances – increases in sexual abuse litigation. According to Brad Storey, it is vital to truly understand what the exposure is, the type of organization it is, and the controls they have in place as each exposure is different.

“We are proud of the work these three have completed since attending the Certified Praesidium Guardian workshop in November of 2019. Brad, Cristine, and Ariel employed a multidisciplinary approach to strengthen the efforts of the Irwin Sigel Agency underwriting, claims, and risk management teams.” – Praesidium Coach, Candace Collins, JD; Director of Strategic Alliances

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