(PRWEB) May 09, 2014
Gowrie Group, New England's premier independent insurance agency, is excited to announce that Rick Bagnall has joined the company's growing benefits and healthcare division. Rick will focus on Crew Medical Insurance, Association Marine Health Insurance, and Employee Benefit Consulting. Rick brings to Gowrie Group deep marine industry expertise and a unique ability to create new medical insurance programs for marine oriented teams, groups, and industries.
Rick commented, "I am thrilled to be joining the Gowrie Group team. The synergies between my crew medical expertise and Gowrie Group's national marine insurance presence open up a wide array of exciting opportunities."
Skip Young, Gowrie Groups President and Principal, Benefits Division said, "We are excited to welcome Rick Bagnall aboard. Rick is a leader in the marine health industry and we are very happy that we now have his expertise in the Marine Benefits arena. We look forward to continued growth in this exciting area."
Rick's expertise in crew medical insurance runs deep. He created and grew highly successful group programs for several associations, including a crew medical program for members of US Sailing. He also has worked closely with several Americas Cup's syndicates, providing health insurance for the crew and shore team. Several large offshore commercial fishing operations take advantage of his specialized health insurance solutions for their paid crew. His solutions are also at work protecting expatriates, international cruisers, professional sailors, crew on mega yachts, and paid captains.
Prior to joining Gowrie Group, Rick was a producer for the Allen Insurance Agency in Maine for almost 8 years. Before he began his insurance career, Rick owned and operated two Baskin Robbins franchises in Lake Tahoe CA, and worked with Preferred Capital, as a business leasing sales manager throughout the United States. Rick is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley. He resides in Guilford, CT with his wife and two young children.
Gowrie Group. Always on Watch. As one of the nation's Top 100 independent insurance agencies and the largest independent marine insurance group in the US, Gowrie Group provides total risk management services to individuals and organizations with complex insurance needs. Gowrie Group offers comprehensive insurance solutions matched with trusted advice and a commitment to service excellence. Gowrie Group's portfolio of offerings includes commercial, home/auto, equine, and yacht insurance, as well as employee benefits solutions and safety services. The company's 140+ professionals service clients across the US from offices in Westbrook CT, Darien CT, Newport RI, North Kingstown RI, and Marshfield, MA. Gowrie is endorsed by US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing.