To lead its corporate communications and media relations efforts

The newly launched Insphere Insurance Solutions has selected Hill & Knowlton to lead its corporate communications and media relations efforts.

Insphere Insurance is backed by a group of private equity investors that includes affiliates of The Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse offering life, health, long-term care and retirement products.

Philip Hildebrand, CEO of Insphere Insurance Solutions, said: “We selected Hill & Knowlton for their expertise in strategic communications and extensive experience in the insurance industry. As a new company, we require smart, strategic thinking from our communications partner. Hill & Knowlton has been excellent to work with and was the right choice for us.”

Paul Taaffe, CEO of Hill & Knowlton, said: “Insphere Insurance Solutions is well poised to succeed in today’s challenging market. They have the backing of leading private equity firms, an experienced industry leader as chief executive and an excellent strategic focus on a large and underserved market. This is an exciting assignment in a market environment that is clearly challenging for most of the players. Our firm’s strategic counsel and media skills will be very helpful for their successful launch.