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  • Forrest Belcher Joins Scott Benefit Services
    Oct 16, 2017

    Scott Benefit Services has announced the appointment of Forrest Belcher as a Benefits Consultant in its Roanoke office. In his new role, Forrest will advise middle-market companies in Roanoke and surrounding areas on comprehensive employee benefits strategy with a specialized focus on group health captives, healthcare funding, plan design and utilization analysis, pharmacy programs, and disease and health risk management.

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  • Scott Insurance Named a Best Practices Agency for the 24th Consecutive Year
    Aug 25, 2017

    Scott Insurance has been named a Best Practices Agency for 2017, a designation it has received every year since the Best Practices program began in 1993. The agency is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies throughout the United States recognized as employing operational excellence and best practices in the industry. Only 262 out of more than 1,500 nominated independent agencies throughout the U.S. qualified for inclusion in the 2017 Best Practices study.

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  • Five Southeast Employers Recognized for Exemplary Employee Benefit Programs
    Aug 18, 2017

    Rocky Mount, N.C.-based First Carolina Bank received the 2017 Best in Benefits award for the Southeast region. The award recognizes employers who offer the best benefit plans relative to their peers. Four additional organizations were also recognized for their leading benefit programs: Charleston Water System (Charleston, S.C.), North American Rescue (Greer, S.C.), Security Finance (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Shalag US (Oxford, N.C.).

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  • Five Virginia Employers Recognized for Exemplary Employee Benefit Programs
    Aug 18, 2017

    Episcopal High School, located in Alexandria, Va., received the 2017 Best in Benefits award for Virginia. The award recognizes employers who offer the best benefit plans relative to their peers. Four additional organizations were also recognized for their leading benefit programs: Anton Paar USA (Ashland, Va.), Impact Makers (Richmond), University of Virginia Darden School Foundation (Charlottesville) and Eagle Corporation (Charlottesville).

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  • Michelle Sullivan Joins Scott Insurance
    Apr 25, 2017

    Scott Insurance recently named Michelle Sullivan a Vice President of Marketing in its Charlotte office. Michelle will serve Scott clients in the North Carolina market. Her expertise will help ensure that Scott clients have the best coverage structure.

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  • Russell Carter Joins Scott Benefit Services
    Mar 21, 2017

    Scott Benefits Services has announced the appointment of Russell Carter as a Benefits Consultant in its Raleigh office. Russell will be advising middle-market companies in Raleigh and surrounding areas on comprehensive employee benefits strategy with a specialized focus on group health captives, healthcare funding, plan design, utilization analysis, pharmacy, disease and health risk management.

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  • CBO Assessment Reports Deficit Reduction But Higher Uninsured Rate Under GOP Health Bill
    Mar 14, 2017

    On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its assessment of the proposed repeal and replacement bill, called the American Health Care Act, announced by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The CBO’s assessment reports that based on their estimations the bill in its current form would reduce deficits
    by $337 billion over a 10-year period and increase the uninsured rate by 24 million over that same period. They estimate that the uninsured rate would increase 14 million in 2018 compared to the current law.

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  • CBO Assessment Reports Deficit Reduction But Higher Uninsured Rate Under GOP Health Bill
    Mar 14, 2017

    On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its assessment of the proposed
    repeal and replacement bill, called the American Health Care Act, announced by Republicans in the U.S.
    House of Representatives last week. The CBO’s assessment reports that based on their estimations the bill in its current form would reduce deficits by $337 billion over a 10-year period and increase the uninsured rate by 24 million over that same period. They estimate that the uninsured rate would increase 14 million in 2018 compared to the current law.

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  • Scott Insurance Selected as a Best Place to Work in Virginia for 2017
    Nov 30, 2016

    Scott Insurance was recently named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia. This is the third consecutive year that Scott has received this distinction.

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  • Scott Insurance Named a Best Practices Agency for the 23rd Consecutive Year
    Oct 11, 2016

    Scott Insurance has been named a Best Practices Agency for 2016, a designation it has received every year since the Best Practices program’s inception in 1993. The agency is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies throughout the United States recognized as employing operational excellence and best practices in the industry. Only 254 out of more than 1,800 nominated independent agencies throughout the U.S. qualified for inclusion in the 2016 Best Practices study.

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  • Scott Benefit Services 2016 Mid-Market Benefits Survey: Employers Migrating to High Deductible Health Plans to Manage Rising Costs
    Aug 25, 2016

    For the ninth consecutive year, healthcare costs climbed for a family of four in the Southeast as reported in the recently released results of the 2016 Mid-Market Benefits Benchmarking Survey conducted by Scott Benefit Services. Regionally, families continue to contribute an increasing amount for coverage, with annual medical expenditures up 8 percent in Virginia and 10 percent in North Carolina.

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  • Scott Insurance Ranked Among U.S. Top 100 Largest Insurance Brokers
    Jul 19, 2016

    Scott Insurance has once again been named one of the Top 100 largest insurance brokers in the United States by Business Insurance, a leading publication in the insurance industry. Scott is ranked #67 on the 2016 list, improving four positions from last year’s ranking. In its annual special publication, Business Insurance, ranks agents and brokers based on revenues generated by U.S.-based clients.

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  • Michael Shinn Joins Scott Insurance
    Jun 1, 2016

    Scott Insurance welcomes Michael Shinn as a Benefits Consultant in its Franklin, Tenneesee office. Michael will be advising middle-market companies in Nashville and surrounding areas on comprehensive employee benefits strategy with a specialized focus on group health captives, healthcare funding, plan design, utilization analysis, pharmacy, disease and health risk management.

     

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  • Will Russell Joins Scott Insurance
    Feb 22, 2016

    Scott Insurance has announced the appointment of Will Russell as a Risk Advisor in its Richmond office. Will serves his clients’ commercial property and casualty needs and property risk performance advisory services in Richmond and the surrounding areas. He specializes in developing proactive risk financing and risk management strategies for middle market companies.

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  • Scott Insurance Selected as a 2016 Best Places to Work in Virginia
    Nov 30, 2015

    Scott Insurance was recently named as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Virginia. This is the second consecutive year that Scott has received this distinction.

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  • Chauncey Tschiffely Joins Scott Insurance
    Oct 16, 2015

    Scott Insurance has announced the appointment of Chauncey Tschiffely as a Risk Advisor in its Charlotte office. Chauncey will be serving the property and casualty needs for mid-market businesses in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, specializing in the construction industry.

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  • Scott Insurance Named a 2015 Best Practices Agency
    Oct 2, 2015

    Scott Insurance has been named a Best Practices Agency for 2015, a designation it has received every year since the Best Practices program’s inception in 1993.

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  • Josh Phillips Joins Scott Insurance
    Jul 9, 2015

    Scott Insurance has announced the hiring of Josh Phillips as Controller. Josh brings over fifteen years of accounting and finance experience to Scott spanning financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, business management, audit, and government accounting.

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  • Jason Gambonini Joins Scott Insurance
    Feb 11, 2015

    Scott Insurance has announced the appointment of Jason Gambonini as a Commercial Account Manager in its Raleigh office.

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  • Scott Insurance Selected as a 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia
    Dec 5, 2014

    Scott Insurance was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group.

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  • Billy Jenkins Joins Scott Insurance
    Dec 1, 2014

    Scott Insurance has announced the appointment of Billy Jenkins as a Commercial Account Manager in its Nashville office.

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  • Barrett Plasman appointed as a Benefits Consultant
    Oct 8, 2014

    Scott Insurance has announced the appointment of Barrett Plasman as a Benefits Consultant in its Greensboro office.

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  • Scott Insurance Best Practices Agency for 2014
    Sep 18, 2014

    Scott Insurance as been designated a Best Practices Agency for 2014, a designation it has recieved every year sincethe Best Practices program's inception in 1993.

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  • Health care costs continue to climb
    Jul 11, 2014

    For the sixth consecutive year, health care costs climbed for a family of four in Virginia and North Carolina as reported in Scott Benefit Services' recently released 2014 Mid-Market Benefits Benchmarking Survery results.

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  • CAPvantage Select stop-loss captive program
    Apr 16, 2014

    AIG Benefit Solutions and Scott Captive Solutions announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to offer CAPvantage Select, a national group medical stop-loss captive program designed to meet the growing demand among mid-market employers for self-funded options in the era of healthcare reform.

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  • Scott is celebrating its 150-year history
    Jan 10, 2014

    Scott is celebrating its 150-year history and long-standing commitment to insuring risks for individuals and companies.

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  • Insurance captives have saved organizations 11% in total costs
    Jan 3, 2014

    Insurance captives have saved mid-size organizations 11% in total costs and reduced their number of claims by 46%, as reported by a recent ICS study of privately held companies who have participated in a captive for 5 years or more. Scott Insurance, a leader in captive insurance, has helped mid-size employers migrate from traditional insurance plans to captives to better control costs associated with their insurance program.

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  • President Walker Sydnor retires after 37 years
    Oct 17, 2013

    Scott Insurance announced that President Walker Sydnor has decided to retire after 37 years of service with the company. Hutch Mauck will succeed Mr. Sydnor as President, effective January 1, 2014.

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  • How to hire your next Super Producer
    Sep 21, 2013

    Craig Ryder, Scott’s CFO/COO shares his expertise on what to look for and how to hire your next super producer in Independent Agent magazine’s September cover story.

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  • Scott Insurance is designated a 2013 Best Practices Agency
    Sep 12, 2013

    Scott Insurance is designated a 2013 Best Practices Agency by IIABA and Reagan Consulting. More than 1,100 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study, but only 216 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 35-45 top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories.

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  • Chris Brauns joins Scott Insurance
    Aug 19, 2013

    Chris Brauns joins Scott Insurance as a Commercial Risk Advisor in its Charlotte office, serving clients' commercial property and casualty needs and risk advisory services throughout western North Carolina.

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  • Brandon Webb and Seamus McNally selected as a Business Partner of the Year
    Aug 10, 2013

    Brandon Webb, a Scott Benefits Advisor in Nashville, TN, and Seamus McNally, a Scott Benefits Advisor in Knoxville, TN, have been selected as a Business Partner of the Year by LeadingAge Tennessee, a senior care facility association.

  • Lisa Cunningham selected as one of Triangle Business Journal's Women of the Year
    Aug 3, 2013

    Lisa Cunningham, a Scott Risk Advisor in Raleigh, NC, has been selected as one of Triangle Business Journal's Women of the Year in 2013. The Women in Business awards program recognizes Triangle women who have proven to be dynamic and outstanding leaders with established track records of significant accomplishments in business and/or community service.

  • Ranked #68 in Business Insurance's 100 Largest Brokers
    Jul 15, 2013

    Scott Insurance has been ranked #68 in Business Insurance's 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business listing, an increase from its previous ranking of #71.

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  • Scott named as one of the 2013 Best Employers in North Carolina
    Feb 1, 2013

    Scott NC named as one of the 2013 Best Employers in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in NC was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Best Companies Group

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  • "The History of Local Businesses"
    Mar 21, 2012

    "The History of Local Businesses" - Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA. President Walker Sydnor and Vice President David Barney present the 148 year history of Scott Insurance in Lynchburg, VA, as requested by the leadership at Jones Memorial.

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  • "2011 Best Place to Work"
    Nov 4, 2011

    Scott's Charlotte office selected as a "2011 Best Place to Work" in the Charlotte Business Journal's independently ranked contest.

  • Scott sponsors the Charlotte Business Journal's annual CFO conference
    Aug 5, 2011

    Scott Charlotte sponsors the Charlotte Business Journal's annual CFO conference at The Ritz-Carlton in downtown Charlotte.

  • "2011 Best Place to Work in Virginia"
    Feb 19, 2011

    Scott Insurance is named a "2011 Best Place to Work in Virginia." The Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group, in partnership with the VA Chamber of Commerce and VA-SHRM have selected Scott Insurance as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for mid-size employers.

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