"Thirty years ago, Peter (Lewis) and I spent an afternoon talking about putting our two companies together . . . if we'd ever done that, it would have been huge, just huge. Hank Greenberg and Warren Buffet would be working for us today."
--Jack Byrne, chairman of the executive committee, White Mountain Insurance Group Ltd., in a videotaped message honoring the chairman of Progressive Corp. at the St. John's University 11th Annual Insurance Leader of the Year Award Dinner held in New York City on January 18
"Employers in the know praise employee-focused, health risk management, corporate wellness and integrated case management efforts that unfolded long ago to improve employee health, well-being and productivity."
--Les C. Meyer, health-care strategist and chairman, Institute for Health and Productivity Management's Health Management Strategic Advisory Council and Employer Leadership Group
"Peter Lewis would be my candidate for the insurance leader of the century."
--Jim Stone, chairman, Plymouth Rock Cos., in the video shown at the Annual Insurance Leader of the Year Award Dinner
"Many employer groups are looking for ways to break the historic link between employment and health benefits, because employers have little ability to protect themselves against inflation in medical cost."
--Ed Lenz, general counsel, American Staffing Association
March 1, 2006
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