John Chino, ARM-PE
Area Senior Vice President
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Broker Has the Ability to Place Unique Risks
John Chino, area senior vice president with Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc., was tasked with complete administration and management of all coverage lines for the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP), a public entity insurance pool with 762 local government members including cities, counties, schools and special purpose districts.
Chino and ICRMP's Executive Director Rick Ferguson met with 15 carriers to market the program. As a result, they were successful in increasing coverage and reducing costs by as much as 30 percent in some cases, for an overall reduction of nearly $1 million.
"John provided expert assistance in identifying and communicating ICRMP's strengths to the market place," Ferguson said.
"His long-time personal relationships with underwriters and extensive knowledge of both the marketplace and public-entity pooling were extremely valuable in bringing us the very best choices."
Matt Hansen, director of risk management for the City and County of San Francisco, said that Chino helps him place some rather unique coverages for such programs as a mobile methadone treatment program and a mobile mammography program. Chino also helps gain coverage for some agencies that have never been insured before.
"These unique placements helped me get in front of underwriters, and Chino helped me tell a compelling story to convince them to insure us," Hansen said.
February 21, 2012
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