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ShelterPoint Receives “Insurance Team of the Year” Award

January 26, 2018

PFL ShelterPoint Team
ShelterPoint's Paid Family Leave Implementation Team

We are proud to announce we have been honored with the “Insurance Team of the Year” award issued by Insurance Advocate magazine.  The Insurance Advocate recognizes our extraordinary preparation, education, and communication of NY Paid Family Leave (PFL) throughout 2017.  Steve Acunto, Publisher of Insurance Advocate, explains, “ShelterPoint’s achievements in proactive, educational outreach have affected the community most favorably. This new law would have otherwise created disruption for the producer community, employers, and employees in New York State, were it not for ShelterPoint’s intelligent, careful approach to the implementation of the new law.”

Each year Insurance Advocate cites a company, person, or other leader who has distinguished themselves in service to the insurance industry itself and, by extension, the insuring public.

Richard White, our CEO, notes, “I am very proud of what we have accomplished as a team in regards to PFL thus far, and this is reflected in our recognition by the Insurance Advocate. While our 18-month build-up is winding down and all systems are a GO, this is just the beginning of PFL for New Yorkers. My sincere thanks to our PFL team for their tireless work to implement PFL and make this happen for the hundreds of New Yorkers who have already submitted a first claim to ShelterPoint. I also want to express my appreciation to the Department of Financial Services and the Workers’ Compensation Board for their hard work and cooperation in working with insurance carriers and employers during the critical Paid Family Leave roll-out stage.”

We were officially presented the award during an awards luncheon yesterday with select industry representatives at The Carltun at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

Check out some photos from the event:

PFL Award
Richard White (CEO, ShelterPoint Life) &
Steve Acunto (Publisher, Insurance Advocate)

Additionally, we received a Certificate of Recognition from New York Senator Todd Kaminsky for our outstanding service to the community with respect to Paid Family Leave awareness and education.

ShelterPoint PFL
David Melman (Chief Legal Counsel, ShelterPoint Life) presenting the Certificate of Recognition
on behalf of Senator Todd Kaminsky to Richard White (CEO, ShelterPoint Life)

ShelterPoint PFL
ShelterPoint Life Executive Team: David Melman (Chief Legal Counsel), DeWitt Smith
(Chief Sales & Marketing Officer), Jim Lasko (Chief Administrative Officer), Richard White
(CEO), Sonny Modi (Chief Financial Officer), Brian Dunham (Chief Actuary)


PFL ShelterPoint Content Team
ShelterPoint Life Content Team: Katrin Atienza (AVP Marketing) & Stephanie Haber
(Marketing Manager) with Rebecca Hanna (PFL Expert & Director Claims Administration) - We're the ones writing all these posts!

Want to see more pictures from the luncheon?  Check out the event album on our Facebook Page.



Photography by John Ellis Kordes and Gina Marie Balog

This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal counsel. Please consult with an appropriate professional for legal and compliance advice. Any PFL information is as of the blog post’s date stamp; it is based on the applicable statutes and regulation,  and may change as regulations evolve or NY State issues guidance regarding Paid Family Leave regulations. Have more questions? Email us at pflquestions@shelterpoint.com

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