Ron Brunell, Big I of New York Board Chair, and  Hall of Fame Pitcher John Smoltz appear in a Television Commercial for Trusted Choice.

Former Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz helps Trusted Choice brings the value of independent agents to life, highlighting the importance of the “Home Field Advantage” in both baseball and insurance. With his 22 seasons in the MLB, he understands the benefit of knowing the nuances of a ballfield and equates it to how agents bring local knowledge and understanding to their clients. 

“Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents live and work where you do,” Smoltz explains in the commercial. “So they understand the local playing field. And they’ll always have your back.”

PEOs can become a profitable growth strategy for some. In the cover story of @Leader’s Edge Magazine, our @James Oliveri and other experts from @Acrisure reveal how employee benefits experts are turning to PEOs to offer exceptional service to clients.

I am writing to extend sincere congratulations on behalf of all of us at The Hanover on your selection as a participant of our prestigious President’s Club. Your inclusion in our most elite group of independent agent partners is a reflection of your agency’s consistently strong performance and the outstanding service and insurance expertise you provide to your clients.



Angela Grimaldi
Vice President, Enterprise Sales & Distribution

Insurance producer trade organization Big I New York this week elected Ronald M. Brunell, CIC as its Chair of the Board for the 2021-22 term.

A past member of the Big I New York board of directors, Brunell has chaired the group’s audit and finance committees and served as chair of the board of IAAC, the group’s member services division.

In his remarks, Brunell laid out Big I New York’s priorities for the coming year, including recruitment of new talent into the insurance industry; helping agencies adapt to advances in technology; advocating for insurance agencies and brokerages with state lawmakers and regulators, and helping them find the markets they need to serve their clients.


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by Adam Abresch

Let’s face it – you can’t turn on the news without hearing about another high-profile cyber attack. But, if you think it only happens to the ‘big guys,’ you’re wrong.

Actually, healthcare organizations can usually be found at the top of any hacker’s hit list since the data is so much more valuable than payment cards.

Due to this high-risk exposure, the marketplace has started to customize cyber coverage specifically for healthcare-related business.

Not to mention, these four very good reasons to add it, and fast!

  • Cyber exposures have (and will continue to) become very complex
  • Organizations could be at risk for a full limit loss, so an independent limit will mitigate that risk
  • It’s necessary to have 24/7 legal and communication expertise available to help minimize the loss
  • A surplus lines cyber policy will evolve as cyber risk continues to broaden

Now, more than ever, healthcare businesses must look into a dedicated cyber policy to protect their assets.

Learn more in Will Your Healthcare Facility Survive a Data Breach? To find out more about Cyber Risk  call Adam Abresch, Vice President of Cyber Risk at 516.823.3101 or email