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Thanks for your interest in Ascension. Here you’ll find press release archives, blog posts, resources, articles, (searchable by topic & date), downloadable press materials, and more.

This media center is intended to supplement the one-on-one services our press office provides. If you can’t find what you need here, please send an email to mediainquiry@ascensionins.com, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Thanks, and we look forward to working with you!

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Ascension Further Strengthens Agribusiness Operations in the West

Agro Crop joins Ascension’s Pan American Business Unit

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Providing a Skilled-Nursing Facility the Skills & Resources to Streamline Benefits Administration

A faith-based multi-level senior facility providing independent housing, assisted-living and skilled-nursing care options. Located in Southern California, the facility provides comprehensive medical services to residents, as well as recreational and leisure amenities.

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Protection for a Very Rainy Day

Traditionally, personal umbrella insurance policies have been reserved for the rich and famous. Today, however, “personal umbrellas” are becoming a standard purchase for many middle-class insurance buyers who understand their risk in a litigious economy.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Named to Insurance Journal’s 2017 Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies

Insurance Journal has named Ascension Insurance, Inc. to its 2017 list of the “Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies.”

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Self-Driving Vehicles: Who’s Behind the Wheel? Two Ways Autonomous Vehicles Are Impacting Auto Insurance & Driver Liability

The experts in Ascension's transportation practice group share their thoughts on how self-driving technology will disrupt the auto-insurance industry.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Named to Business Insurance’s Top 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business

Business Insurance has named Ascension Insurance, Inc. to its list of the “Top 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business.”

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What’s in Your Auto Policy? 6 Things You Should Check Before Pressing the Pedal

Kelly Tonsing, Personal Lines Manager at Ascension, discusses her experience learning the gaps in her auto coverage, arguably when it was too late.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Named Top 50 East Bay Private Company by San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco Business Times has named Ascension Insurance, Inc. to its list of the “Top 50 East Bay Private Companies.”

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Ascension Senior Loss-Control Consultant Dan Castillo Shares Harvest Safety Expertise in “Wines & Vines” Magazine

Wines & Vines Magazine highlights a July grape harvest safety seminar in Lodi, CA, and covers the presentation of Dan Castillo, one of Ascension's senior loss-control consultants.

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I’m Part of the Ascension Family. Will You Be Too?

The insider's perspective on what it's really like to work at Ascension, by our very own Kayla Berscheidt, Talent & Organizational Development Specialist.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Appoints New Corporate Legal Counsel

Rob Bauer will provide legal counsel on all matters related to Ascension’s operations.

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A Tale of Two Bags and Legendary Service

Ed Page, President and COO of Ascension, discusses his experiences with legendary, and not-so-legendary, customer service and how Ascension is further developing its customer-service initiatives.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Welcomes Michael Williams As Loss-Control Consultant

Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today that risk-control professional Michael Williams has joined the company as a Loss-Control Consultant.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Grows Salinas, CA Operations

Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today that Pan American Insurance Agency, Inc. acquired a personal and small commercial lines book of business from The Liberty Company’s Hollister, California location.

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It’s All About The People

Natalie Zensius, our new VP of Marketing and Communications and member of our leadership team, discusses her decision to leave a successful marketing communications consulting practice to join Ascension, full time.

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Momentum Prompts Ascension Insurance, Inc. to Expand Leadership Team and Invest in Strategic Marketing Communications and Information Technology

Natalie Zensius and Scott Machado to lead Marketing Communications and I.T.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Named Largest Insurance Brokerage and Largest Benefits Consulting Firm by SFBT

San Francisco Business Times has named Ascension Insurance, Inc. to its list of the Largest Benefit Consulting Firms and Largest Insurance Brokerages in the Bay Area.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Strengthens Operations in the West

Ascension's strategic acquisition of Yosemite Pacific Insurance Services bolsters the company’s presence in California with retail locations in Fresno, Santa Maria, and La Quinta.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Welcomes Kristine Fox as Account Executive

Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced that Kristine Fox has joined its Pan American business unit as an Account Executive. Her primary focus will be on bringing in new business in crop insurance.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Welcomes Jennie Hunsberger

Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today that Jennie Hunsberger has joined its western regional benefits team as Assistant Vice President and Producer in Walnut Creek, CA.

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Nuts to You (Not the Thieves!): A 360° Approach to Nut-Theft Risk Management

Nut theft is no joking matter—it’s a significant and growing threat to California’s $9 billion+ nut-tree business. There were more than 30 nut-theft events in 2015 alone. The price tag? $4.6 million.

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Filling Coverage Gaps and Lowering Premiums for a Trucking Company

A North Carolina-based trucking and transportation company that specializes in hauling produce to and from the West Coast was grossly overpaying for their coverage, until we stepped in and assessed their plan.

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The Right Rx for an Ailing Student Health Program

See how our team revamped and revitalized a failing student health program at a major university.

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Applying an Alternate Tax Code to Save Thousands for a Nonprofit

Discover how we helped this nonprofit find a way to reduce their ballooning operational costs.

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Ascension Named a “2016 Elite Agency” by IBA

The company has been honored by Insurance Business America as a “2016 Elite Agency.” The “Elite Agencies” report honors the top 50 independent agencies in the industry.

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Cutting Monetary Waste for a Plastic Recycler

See how a plastic-recycling client saved thousands after allowing us to close their coverage gaps.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Welcomes New Talent in Elissa Sanchez

Ascension Insurance, Inc. is pleased to announce that Elissa Sanchez has joined the company as a Servicing Agent for Ascension’s Sundance Insurance business unit, effective immediately. Working out of the Yuma, AZ office, Elissa will be responsible for working with clients to develop strategies to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries, such as implementing OSHA Compliance Programs and conducting bilingual safety training sessions for managers, supervisors, and employees.

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Workers’ Compensation Bulletin: New Computation Rules in California for Experience Modifications Coming January 1, 2017

For the first time since 2010, the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) is changing the formula for calculating experience modifications, effective January 1, 2017. This could impact your workers' compensation premiums.

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Ascension Donates Nearly $9K & 3K lbs of Food

Ascension’s Bringing Hope to the Table campaign came to a close this month with the announcement that employees collected nearly $9,000 and 3,000 pounds of food at 16 office locations.

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Hector Corona Takes on New Leadership Role at Ascension Insurance, Inc

Hector Corona, an agribusiness insurance specialist, has rejoined the company’s Pan American Insurance Agency business unit as an Account Executive in the Sacramento office. He first joined the Pan American team in 2010, spending almost two years as a loss-control consultant.

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David Hicks Joins Ascension Insurance, Inc.

Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today the addition of transportation industry specialist David Hicks as its Western Region Transportation Leader at its Sacramento office.

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Ascension Broadens Operations in the East

Strategic acquisition of four Greenpoint Insurance Group, Inc. locations further strengthens the company’s presence in North Carolina and expands Ascension’s footprint into Virginia.

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The Rotary Club of Santa Maria (Noontime) Joins Forces with Ascension in Food Drive Efforts

The Rotary Club of Santa Maria has joined forces with Ascension Insurance, Inc. in their Bringing Hope To The Table food drive.

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Life Happens Welcomes Michael Weintraub as Treasurer

Life Happens announced today that Ascension Insurance, Inc.’s Michael L. Weintraub will be joining its board of directors as its new treasurer effective January 1, 2017. Life Happens is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products.

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Sullivan Brokers Partners with Ascension Insurance, Inc. on Bringing Hope To The Table campaign

Sullivan Brokers, a wholesale insurance broker based out of L.A., has donated $500.00 to Feeding America as part of Ascension Insurance, Inc.’s Bringing Hope To The Table food drive.

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Ascension’s Ed Bray, Coauthors New Benefits Article for WorldatWork

Members of the WorldatWork Benefits Advisory Council (BAC) recently engaged in a dialogue about the role/needed skill sets practitioners need to be successful now and into the future. The members identified three main areas of focus: laws and regulations; strategic alignment and leadership and the communication and management of feedback while still doing his/her day job of managing total rewards programs. Click on read more to see the full article.

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Western Region Benefits President, Keri Lopez, Named “Elite Woman, 2016”, by Insurance Business America

This is the second year in a row Lopez has been named to the prestigious annual report, which recognizes the industry’s best and brightest female professionals.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Launches Food Drive Campaign

“Bringing Hope to the Table” will donate volunteer hours, food and cash to local food bank partners in the Feeding America network.

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Mary Ann Romero Joins Ascension Insurance as Senior Claims Management Advocate

Mary Ann Romero, a licensed property and casualty professional, who previously worked in its Pan American business unit, has returned to the company as a Senior Claims Management Advocate. In this role, Mary Ann will work closely with managing principals and risk management teams to support the due diligence and advocacy resources Pan American provides its clients during the claims process.

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Ascension Named to Insurance Business America 2016 Specialty Broker List

Ascension has been named to Insurance Business America's first-ever compilation of agencies that have found their niche – and success. The list includes 148 agencies and brokers across the country who provide specialized services to insure their clients’ every need.

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Ascension Collegiate Solutions Hires Dr. James Yankech

Walnut Creek, Calif. – James Yankech, PhD, has joined the leadership team within Ascension Collegiate Solutions (ACS), in the role of Senior Vice President, Client Relations. Jim will be reporting to ACS President, Neil Majors. In his new role, Jim will be directing the account management team to strengthen relationships with clients by offering more consultative value and expertise.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Announces Senior Management Changes

Ascension Insurance, Inc., today announced two senior management changes, which took effect April 1, 2016. Keri Lopez has been promoted to President of Ascension’s Western Region Benefits division; she was previously Chief Operating Officer. Neil Majors, who has been Chief Operating Officer of Ascension’s Collegiate Solutions division since 2012, has been promoted to President of that division.

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First Cayman PIC Vehicle to Add Further Cells

As reported by Captive Review, California-based Ascension Insurance Services is expecting to add a second cell to its segregated portfolio company (SPC) in the Cayman Islands.

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Ascension Will Be At The CSLN Annual Leadership Conference 2016

Stop by and visit Ascension at the California Supported Living Annual Leadership Conference 2016 in San Diego, April 14th and 15th.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Promotes Ed Bray, JD to Employee Benefits Strategy & Execution Leader

Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today that Ed Bray, JD, has been promoted to Employee Benefits Strategy & Execution Leader. In his new role, Ed will be responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining company-wide employee benefit solutions and initiatives for Ascension’s employee benefits division.

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Come visit Ascension Insurance, Inc. at HR West 2016!

Come see Ed Bray, SVP, Compliance, and Tuan Nguyen, AVP, present The 2016 ABC’s of Employee Benefits (annually published in Employee Benefit News) on Monday, March 7th from 1:50pm - 3:05pm where he will provide a checklist of employee benefit to-do's for 2016!

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Pan American Business Unit

This month marks the beginning of 70th anniversary celebrations for Pan American Insurance Agency, Ascension Insurance, Inc.’s long established business unit.

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Upcoming Webinar – New Solution for Technology Companies Controlling Health Care Costs through a Captive

Join us for this free webinar to learn more about the timeline, opportunities, risks and rewards of funding your benefits through a Captive.

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Matt Veatch Joins Ascension Insurance as Vice President in its Collegiate Solutions Division

Walnut Creek, Calif., January 21, 2016 – Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today that Matt Veatch has joined Ascension Collegiate Solutions as Vice President in its Overland Park office, effective January 19.

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Ascension Insurance, Inc. Expands Yuma, AZ Operations

Strategic acquisition of Sundance Insurance, Inc. broadens the footprint of Ascension’s Pan American business unit in Arizona and further strengthens the company’s presence in both Arizona and the Imperial Valley region of California.

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