We are very pleased to announce that Safegard Group’s Brian Courtney has been selected as a Business Insurance’s 40 Under 40 Broker Honoree for 2015. The 40 Under 40 program recognizes leadership attributes, client service skills and expertise among retail insurance brokers under age 40. The program is divided into four regions of the United States with 10 honorees per region. Candidates are nominated by their brokerages and honorees are selected by a panel of Business Insurance editors.
Brian Courtney joined The Safegard Group, Inc. in April 2005 and serves as the Healthcare Practice Leader for the company. He is primarily responsible for the direction of client services to the healthcare industry.
Brian began his career at the height of the medical malpractice crisis. Working with a large regional insurance broker, Brian served with the healthcare practice leader helping hospital systems and physician groups obtain medical malpractice coverage.
Prior to joining The Safegard Group, Brian joined a large national insurance brokerage firm where he gained considerable experience in healthcare risk management serving the needs of large physician groups, long-term care facilities, home healthcare providers, and allied health professional organizations.
Brian has completed the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) program, which was developed by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society as a specialized curriculum completely dedicated to professional liability risk management. Professionals who wish to obtain the RPLU designation are required to complete a rigorous, 13-Course curriculum comprised of eight core courses and five specialization courses.
Currently, Brian is helping many of his clients with Risk Management initiatives, such as Risk Assessments, Data Breach Incident Response Planning, Contractual Risk Transfer, Insurance Protection, Loss Control, Claims Management and a host of other related services. Brian has conducted seminars on topics, such as Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery Planning, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence and Group Captive Insurance. He was also a featured presenter at various state and regional industry associations, such as the Association of Personal Care Administrators, Medical Group Management Association, Institute of Accounting Managers, and Pennsylvania Ambulatory Surgery Association.
Brian lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with his wife Erin and three kids, Aidan, Carter & Chase. He is active in the community volunteering his time with the Lionville Youth Association and Continental Football Club. He is also a fitness & nutrition enthusiast recently competing in the Spartan Races, which was voted the Best Obstacle Course Race by Outside magazine.
You can view the full list of 40 Under 40 Broker Honorees in the article from Business Insurance here and the full article on Brian Courtney will be released online in October.