Reliance Standard Names Andrew B. Davison Senior Vice President of Underwriting
August 14, 2012 by N/A
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 12, 2012 – Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance Standard), a leading group insurance carrier specializing in employee benefits solutions for companies of all sizes, named Andrew B. Davison senior vice president, underwriting.
In his new role Mr. Davison is chief underwriting officer for Reliance Standard, responsible for the overall planning and execution of underwriting strategies for the company’s group benefits product portfolio, including both employer paid and Voluntary lines. He is also responsible for oversight of the medical underwriting and contracts/policy issuance teams. A member of Reliance Standard’s executive leadership team, Mr. Davison reports directly to President and CEO Lawrence E. Daurelle.
Mr. Davison arrives with over 22 years of industry experience split between two of the largest US group disability carriers. His group employee benefits career has included broad-based leadership, managerial and technically-oriented positions in group underwriting, compliance, product development, contracts and enterprise-wide process improvement.
“Historically we count among our competitive strengths our underwriting discipline, enterprise-level agility and commitment to service excellence. These qualities are powerful recurring themes throughout Andrew’s professional history as well,” Mr. Daurelle said. “This, coupled with his demonstrated commitment to organizational development, makes for a great pairing. We are looking forward to a long, successful and productive future for Andrew at Reliance Standard.”
Prior to joining Reliance Standard, Mr. Davison held leadership roles in underwriting, compliance and product development at The Hartford and, earlier, at UnumProvident. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern Maine. He is a native of Granby, Connecticut.
About Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company
Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance Standard) is a leading insurance carrier specializing in innovative and flexible employee benefits solutions including disability income and group term life insurance, a suite of voluntary (employee paid) coverage options and fully integrated absence management. Reliance Standard markets these solutions through independent brokers and agents to employers of all sizes. Rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, Reliance Standard celebrated its centennial year in 2006.
Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company provides insurance products and services in all states (except New York), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In New York, insurance products and services are provided through First Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, home office: New York, N.Y. Product availability and features may vary by state. It distributes its products through independent agents and brokers.
Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company is a member of the Tokio Marine Group. Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., the ultimate holding company of the Tokio Marine Group, is incorporated in Japan and is listed on both the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges. The Tokio Marine Group operates in the property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and life insurance sectors globally. The Group’s main operating subsidiary, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire (TMNF), was founded in 1879 and is the oldest and leading property and casualty insurer in Japan.
For more information, visit www.reliancestandard.com or call (800) 351-7500.
PHOTO CAPTION: Andrew Davison, Senior Vice President, Underwriting, Reliance Standard Life
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