Patriot National Insurance Group, a provider of workers' compensation insurance products and alternative market solutions, has appointed Theodore Werckman as new alternative market underwriting manager of its PEO unit.

As alternative market underwriting manager, Werckman will oversee Guarantee Insurance and Patriot Underwriters’ PEO renewals and new business.

Based at Patriot National headquarters in Florida, Werckman will report to John Harris, director of underwriting.

Before joining Patriot National, Werckman was senior underwriter at Tower Group. He has also held leadership positions at Risk Transfer, First Commercial Underwriters, Paradyme Human Resources, and Staff Leasing.

Patriot National Insurance Group has two operating subsidiaries – Guarantee Insurance and Patriot Underwriters.

Guarantee Insurance is a specialty workers’ compensation insurance company offering large deductible, segregated cell captives, agency-owned captives, and guaranteed cost policies in 22 states plus the District of Columbia.

Patriot Underwriters is a managing general agency that produces, underwrites and services alternative market and guaranteed cost workers’ compensation insurance policies for leading insurance companies.