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Higginbotham Ranks as a Largest Insurance Broker for 14th Year

Higginbotham debuted in 2001 at No. 99 on the list of 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business published annually by Business Insurance. Our steady growth has seen us climb the list to No. 32 based on 2014 revenue. See the list.

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Broker Sean Bell Joins Higginbotham in Austin

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Higginbotham hired Sean Bell as an associate of commercial property/casualty insurance for its practice in Austin. Sean’s twofold experience in brokerage with an independent agency and in claims with an insurance carrier will give businesses in Greater Austin uncommon insight to mitigating and managing their losses.

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Higginbotham Gains HOA Practice Group

A group of five commercial property/casualty insurance professionals led by broker Mark Conner, CIC, CIRMS, has joined Higginbotham in Houston. The group specializes in homeowners association (HOA) insurance and loss control, serving hundreds of single family community associations in Texas. Mark created the Texas HOA program for Ace American Insurance Company in 1987, and his group maintains exclusive access to that coverage.

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Workforce Wellness Consultant Claire Florsheim Joins Higginbotham

Claire FlorsheimHigginbotham hired Claire Florsheim, JD, RD, LD, as health risk management and wellness consultant. She joins the firm’s Fort Worth office in its employee benefits department, which serves customers throughout the state. Her unit helps employers identify the health risks prevalent in their workforce, explore opportunities to improve employees’ wellbeing and design compliant wellness and incentive programs that deliver on those opportunities. Florsheim specializes in nutrition, physical activity and stress management.

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Higginbotham Debuts in Lubbock with Aycock & Fowler Union

Higginbotham and Aycock & Fowler have merged operations in west Texas. Aycock & Fowler is an independent broker in Lubbock that provides property and liability insurance, risk management and employee benefit services to businesses and individuals. The union marks Higginbotham’s entrance into Lubbock, bringing its number of locations in Texas to 22 and adding 12 employees to its workforce of 650.

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Higginbotham’s Three Houston Offices Converge at Energy Tower I

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Higginbotham has united its three Houston offices under one roof and one operating name. Chapman Schewe Benefits Consulting, Madison Benefits Group and Swantner & Gordon are partners in the Higginbotham group. They moved January 16, 2015 to a shared space in Energy Tower I at 11700 Katy Freeway. Coinciding with the move, the partners are adopting the Higginbotham corporate name.

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Higginbotham Cements Name in Wichita Falls

Allred-Thompson-Mason-Daugherty Insurance (ATMD) agency, a fixture in Wichita Falls, Texas, since 1988, has begun doing business under the name of Higginbotham starting January 1, 2015. This follows a 2008 merger that unified the firms to offer a single source solution for insurance in Wichita Falls.

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Loss Control Specialist Steven Stick Joins Higginbotham

Steven StickHigginbotham hired Steven Stick as senior loss control consultant. He joins the firm’s Dallas office in its loss control department, which helps businesses throughout the state identify their property and liability exposures and develop strategies to improve safety, avoid claims, minimize financial loss and support regulatory compliance.

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Higginbotham No. 41 Largest Employee Benefit Broker

Higginbotham ranked No. 41 of the largest U.S. employee benefit brokers in a list published by Employee Benefit Advisor and Employee Benefit News. It is the first independent listing of the top large-group employee benefit brokers in the country to be ranked exclusively on Form 5500 Schedule A data submitted to the Department of Labor as of Nov. 7, 2014. (Data does not reflect groups under 100 lives, government entities and church plans that are not required to file. Any disclosure on Schedule Cs are also not contemplated. Nor are entities owned by brokers that operate under a separate TIM and name.)

With 21.48% growth, Higginbotham is tied for largest percentage growth countrywide.

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Higginbotham the “Best Agency to Work For” in South Central U.S.

Insurance Journal named Higginbotham the “Best Agency to Work For” in the south central region based on an employee survey that measured job satisfaction. Our President/CEO Rusty Reid talked with Insurance Journal about Higginbotham’s strategies for making our firm the “best in Texas.” Read what he and some employee survey respondents had to say in the October 6th issue of the magazine.

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