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USI Announces Combination of Regional PA Group Employee Benefits Offices

August 17, 2010 Philadelphia, PA -  USI Holdings Corporation ("USI"), announced the combination of its USI Retail Group Employee Benefits with USI Affinity Benefit Solutions Group effective immediately.  Under the leadership of Paul Tyer, President and COO of USI Affinity, this newly united group will have well over $300 million in benefit plan premiums, 25 Benefit Consultants and a team of 35 account management, service and enrollment specialists. USI Affinity will now be one of the leading benefits brokers in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware marketplace. 

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, USI Affinity Benefit Solutions Group markets and administers insurance programs for over 400 associations nationwide, representing more than 15 million members.  “This [consolidation] will bring additional benefits to our clients through expanded insurance expertise and will enable us to successfully compete in the small and large employer benefits segments,” said USI Affinity’s President/COO, Paul Tyer.


Doug Kreitzberg,  USI Affinity’s Regional CEO, also said, “I am pleased that we are now in a unique position to serve the comprehensive benefit needs of our community, from the sole practitioner to large firm, with solutions which address both the employer’s desire for cost effective benefit designs and the employee’s desire for education and advocacy."

About USI Holdings Corp and USI Affinity
Founded in 1994, USI is a leading distributor of property and casualty insurance and employee benefits products to businesses throughout the United States and is ranked 12th among global insurance brokers1.  USI is headquartered in Briarcliff Manor, NY, and operates out of 76 offices in 24 states. USI is a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, a private equity affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co.  Additional information about USI may be found at www.usi.biz.

For over 75 years, the divisions of USI Affinity have developed, marketed and administered insurance and financial programs that offer association clients unique advantages in coverage, price and service. USI Affinity’s reputation and market position provide the necessary leverage to ensure competitively priced, quality product offerings due to their close relationships with the most respected insurance companies nationwide.  Additional information about USI Affinity can be found at www.usiaffinity.com.

1Ranking taken from Best’s Review, July 2010

Media Inquiries Please Contact
Alicia Smith        
Phone:  800.265.2876
Email:  alicia.smith@usiaffinity.com

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