Insurance products and services provider for physicians’ The MGIS Companies (MGIS) has appointed William Lawrence as director of Underwriting.

With 26 years of experience in professional Group and Individual Disability and Life insurance, Lawrence has worked with major carriers such as Sun Life Financial, which backs the MGIS group disability and life policies.

MGIS Group Benefits chief operating officer Todd Orullian said that Lawrence has expertise on contracts, the market and disability trends as well as the Physician Group Disability marketplace.

Prior to MGIS, he was an independent broker, focusing on attorney and physician groups in addition to being a national business consultant specializing in physician group disability and life insurance development, marketing and sales.

Lawrence began his insurance career in 1986 at Unum and served in both local and regional service management positions in the Unum Western region.

From 1997 to 2005, he held the position of MGIS National product marketing director, which included managing renewal underwriting strategies, developing contracts and providing marketing and competition comparison materials.

MGIS for more than 43 years has provided specialized group disability insurance, medical-professional liability insurance, and practice improvement ancillary products and services to more than 10,000 physician groups, 900,000 group members, and 300,000 physicians nationwide.