Pacific Specialty News and Press Releases

(Menlo Park, CA – February 17, 2015) Leading property / casualty insurer Pacific Specialty Insurance Company has chosen Accenture to deliver its Accenture Duck Creek Suite through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, replacing its legacy-based property and casualty insurance system.

The Accenture Duck Creek Suite will support product development, improve policy, billing and claims administration, while providing Pacific Specialty with the automation and functionality to streamline operations, quickly adapt to market changes and better serve agents and customers.

“We are making significant investments in our technology infrastructure and chose Accenture Duck Creek because it is an industry-leading solution that will bring significant value to our strategic objectives,” said Pacific Specialty CIO Jim P. Lee.

“Pacific Specialty’s decision to transition their core systems using a SaaS model reflects their commitment to innovate in order to meet market demand,” said Michael A. Jackowski, global managing director of Accenture Duck Creek. “This is a significant initiative at Pacific Specialty and we’re thrilled to support their efforts by delivering a solution that improves efficiencies, reduces costs and provides a better experience for their customers and employees.”

About Pacific Specialty

Based in Menlo Park and Anaheim, Calif., Pacific Specialty serves individuals and small-business owners with specialty and general policies featuring homeowners insurance, personal lines and powersports insurance. Coverage is sold through local independent agents and brokers.

Pacific Specialty operates as an admitted insurance company in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an “A” (Excellent) rating from AM Best. And for the third consecutive year, Pacific Specialty is listed as a Ward Group ‘Top 50 Performer’ – demonstrating superior performance over the previous five years analyzed. More information at www.PacificSpecialty.com

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Accenture Duck Creek is a software suite offering comprehensive, full-featured property & casualty insurance software and SaaS solutions. Its configurable solutions are designed to work as a full end-to-end suite or as individual standalone components that adapt quickly and seamlessly to handle the unique needs of insurers of all sizes. Duck Creek software enables carriers to make better decisions in a real-time environment, streamline operations and improve their level of customer service. More information at www.accenture.com/duckcreek

Contacts

Accenture
Julie Bennink, + 312-693-7301
julie.l.bennink@accenture.com

or

Melisa Volin, + 267-216-1815
melissa.volin@accenture.com
Pacific Specialty
David Zeitman
Sic ‘Em
650-569-3940 x103
dzeitman@sic-em.com

(Menlo Park, CA – February 2, 2015) Leading property / casualty insurer Pacific Specialty Insurance Company announces ‘PS LIVE,’ an 11-city road show highlighting the latest news about the Pacific Specialty Preferred Producer program.

The event series is a chance for agency principals, Producers and customer service reps to meet Pacific Specialty senior staff members, while learning more about exclusive benefits available through the Preferred Producer program.

All attendees will get a 5% commission increase for the following 90 days on all NEW Homeowners and Dwelling Fire policies. That’s a bump to 20% commission, just for attending a PS LIVE event in person or via the webinar.

For more information, Producers can contact Pacific Specialty Regional Sales Manager Trevor McCartney at 310-387-0054, or TMcCartney@PacificSpecialty.com

‘PS LIVE’ Event Calendar
San Diego, CA – 8:30am, February 17
Costa Mesa, CA – 2pm, February 17
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – 8:30am, February 18
Baldwin Park, CA – 2pm, February 18
Torrance, CA – 8:30am, February 24
Sherman Oaks, CA – 2pm, February 24
Bakersfield, CA – 8:30am, February 25
San Jose, CA – 8:30am, March 3
San Rafael, CA – 2pm, March 3
Sacramento, CA – 8:30am, March 4
Dallas, TX – 8:30am, March 24
Webinar – 1pm, March 31

Pacific Specialty senior staff members will be there to answer questions and share insights. Plus they’ll deliver practical advice in training sessions on Claims and Underwriting.

John Chu Chief Executive Officer
Cindy Roth Sr. VP of Sales and Distribution
Jason Forster Director of California Sales
Trevor McCartney Regional Sales Manager
Jared Adams Regional Sales Manager
Claudia Gonzalez Concierge Department Manager
Gabe Gomez Regional Sales Manager
Vivian Tafolla Director of Underwriting
Scott Gillies Regional Sales Manager
Ann Marie Potter Regional Sales Manager
Kyle Phelps Marketing Manager
Andrew Renovato Regional Sales Manager
Jason Grubaugh Regional Sales Manager

Staff members attending will vary by event.

About Pacific Specialty

Based in Menlo Park and Anaheim, Calif., Pacific Specialty serves individuals and small-business owners with specialty and general policies featuring homeowners insurance, personal lines and powersports insurance. Coverage is sold through local independent agents and brokers.

Pacific Specialty operates as an admitted insurance company in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an “A” (Excellent) rating from AM Best. And for the third consecutive year, Pacific Specialty is listed as a Ward Group ‘Top 50 Performer’ – demonstrating superior performance over the previous five years analyzed.

More information at www.PacificSpecialty.com.

Contact
David Zeitman, Sic ‘Em
Media Relations
650-569-3940 x103
dzeitman@sic-em.com

(Menlo Park, CA – January 2, 2015) Leading property / casualty insurer Pacific Specialty Insurance Company adds Cindy Roth as Senior Vice President of Sales & Distribution. She’s spent 10 years at The Hartford, the last three as the SW Division Executive, Roth’s experience and strong leadership will make it easier and more efficient to do business with Pacific Specialty.

Among her first moves is the promotion of Jason Forster to Director of Sales. Previously a Regional Sales Manager at Pacific Specialty, Jason will now share his insights across the entire agency distribution force; acting as a mentor to Regional Sales Managers in all territories.

New leadership within the company is complemented by changes to the organizational structure. The robust Inside Sales Team at Pacific Specialty has doubled in size, providing more personalized service to a larger segment of producers. This will allow for direct interaction with dedicated team members specializing in sales, customer service, underwriting and accounting.

Technology is another point of emphasis, with new infrastructure and functionality in place on the Pacific Specialty website. “We’re here to make the whole process a fast, easy experience. As always, producers are the priority,’ says Roth.

About Pacific Specialty

Based in Menlo Park and Anaheim, Calif., Pacific Specialty serves individuals and small-business owners with specialty and general policies featuring homeowners insurance, personal lines and powersports insurance. Coverage is sold through local independent agents and brokers.

Pacific Specialty operates as an admitted insurance company in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an “A” (Excellent) rating from AM Best. And for the third consecutive year, Pacific Specialty is listed as a Ward Group ‘Top 50 Performer’ – demonstrating superior performance over the previous five years analyzed.

More information at www.PacificSpecialty.com.

Contact
David Zeitman, Sic ‘Em
Media Relations
650-569-3940 x103
dzeitman@sic-em.com

(Menlo Park, CA – September 23, 2014) After 34 years of devotedly serving as Senior Vice President, Sales for the McGraw Group of Affiliated Companies, Brian Weaver is set to retire September 30.

Weaver originally joined the company when he and Jack McGraw built the Motorcycle Insurance Program and Western Service Contract platforms that still remain trademarks of the McGraw Group.

In the 1990s, Weaver helped in develop a relationship with both the Independent Agencies, as well as an affiliation with Allstate to help grow their property programs. His strong work ethic and leadership was also instrumental in building a strong sales force. Weaver has been the spokesperson and face of the company for many years, and represented what the company stands for: Professionalism, partnership and quality.

“It has been a good run, and I’ve enjoyed being involved with industry leaders, professional producers, and having the opportunity to lead and mentor a great sales team,” Weaver said. “I’m excited about the continued growth of the company, new leadership, and, personally, more time to enjoy my grandchildren, traveling and relaxing!”

To fill the void left by Weaver, the McGraw Group of Affiliated Companies has announced that Cindy Roth will join the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution beginning September 24.

Roth has more than 25 years of experience working in insurance sales and underwriting, most recently as the Division Executive for The Harford’s Southwest Territory. She has spent 10 years at The Hartford, and has also worked with companies including Travelers, Marsh, Kemper Insurance Company and Everest National.

Visit McGraw Group: http://www.mcgrawgroup.com/

McGraw Group of Affiliated Companies
The McGraw Group of Affiliated Companies was founded in 1976 and includes Pacific Specialty Insurance Company, McGraw Powersports, McGraw Insurance Services and Western Service Contractors. Pacific Specialty, the flagship of the McGraw Group, is recognized as an industry leader in Property, Powersports, Liability and Commercial Garage insurance. Pacific Specialty operates as an admitted insurance company in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and offers coverage only through independent agents and brokers. The company is an AM Best “A” Rating and a Ward Group “Top 50 Performer” for four consecutive years.

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Contact:
Kyle Phelps
kphelps@pacificspecialty.com
800-303-5000 ext. 4141

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