Company plans more offices in major cities

Safety National, an insurance provider, has announced the opening of a new regional underwriting office in New York with the hiring of Sharon Herschlag and Dennis Zervos as regional underwriting managers.

According to Safety National, these additions continue its efforts to bring underwriting capabilities closer to customers by adding regional offices in major cities across the US. The company plans to open additional regional offices in 2009 and 2010.

Ms Herschlag joins Safety National from AIU, formerly known as AIG Risk Management Group. Her most recent position as senior vice president involved managing AIG’s large excess units across the US. She will be actively seeking and underwriting large excess workers’ compensation accounts in the eastern region of the US for Safety National.

Mr Zervos most recently held the position of vice president of risk management at Zurich North America and was responsible for marketing and managing the company’s risk management casualty portfolio in the New York market area. He will be focusing on Safety National’s large deductible accounts in the northeast region of the US.

Safety National is an alternative market insurance provider that offers a range of alternative risk funding products through independent insurance agents and brokers. Founded in 1942, the company is the leading provider of excess workers’ compensation coverage to self-insured employers and groups nationwide and has provided that type of coverage longer than any other company in the U.S.